Re: Did they ever explain how Geordi...
Yes, it was explained...
Very good. Take a look at the containment module our new chief engineer has designed.
"Chief engineer," that has a nice ring to it.
Answer: it had a nice ring to it.
"STAR TREK is... Action - Adventure - Science Fiction."
-- Gene Roddenberry, 1964, top of the first page of his original pitch and outline for Star Trek