I saw this mentioned on Tumblr recently and thought I’d spend some time toying with it. I don’t have time to dig into it and it’s not the kind of project that’d be satisfying, even if I did. So here are my notes from a few hours’ work.

The Whiteboard – The Whiteboard is a list of the ideas that should be included when exploring an idea. Reference here (https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/feature/cmon-innistrad-part-2-2011-09-12)

Duels
Horses
Cattle Drives
Cattle
Cowboys
Bandits
Small Towns
Natives
Civil War Veterans
Gold Mines and Boomtowns
Sheriffs
Hangings
Stagecoaches
Federal Agents
Trains
Jail
Crooked Families
Deeds
Jail Sieges (Rio Bravo)
Homesteads/Farms
Trappers/Frontiersmen
Telegraphs
Wildlife
Mountains, Forests, Plains, Deserts, Mesas
Rivers
Steamboats
Gambling
Saloons
Liquor
Madams and ladies of the evening
Deeds

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Should the Romulan they found have had some well-buried desire to live? Oh yeah. Derek was even right about Worf reading between the lines on that one. Alas.

Still though, I really like this episode because it’s good to have a Geordi episode which lacks a certain level of…romantic complexity.

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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.

I feel like this episode has really lost itself, despite having Guinan pitch the lesson across the plate in the first fifteen minutes. I complain about Star Trek fans not getting Star Trek, but this seems like an episode where even Star Trek doesn’t get the message that it’s saying.

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Also, I’m not saying episodes of Moonlighting are on YouTube, but it sure as heck isn’t on Netflix.

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