We’re jumping ahead because it seemed like a good time to cover this episode right after David Ogden Stiers passed instead of interjecting, a “remember when this guy died a year ago?” when we actually got to the episode. Especially given the nature of the episode, it seemed apropos to jump around. I don’t expect we’ll be doing this for anyone else.*
I wouldn’t really trade Lwaxanna Troi’s ‘Auntie Mame in space’ schtick for anything, but I’m so glad this show decided to add some depth to her. The character deserves it and Majel Barrett-Roddenberry deserved it.
Oh, and I checked the numbers; it takes light hundreds of thousands of years to move from the sun’s core to its surface. We accept Star Trek’s various sun bombs for dramatic purposes, but they are silly. Suns are big and writers don’t know scale.
And Rizzoli and Isles isn’t from the eighties and David Ogden Stiers wasn’t a title character; he played the adoptive father of one of the title characters. Research is important, kids.
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*When I say, “anyone else,” if a main cast member does die while we’re making these, we’ll probably jump to one of their best episodes like we did with Nimoy.