Star Trek – The Next Generation: 1×11 – Haven
This episode is notable as it marks the first appearance of one Lwaxana Troi, daughter of the fifth house, holder of The Sacred Chalice of Rixx, and heir to The Holy Rings of Betazed, and probably a whole bunch of other titles. Played of course by Majel Barrett-Roddenberry, who played Number One in the original Star Trek pilot ‘The Cage’, as well as Christine Chapell in TOS. She was also very often the voice of computers in Trek, making her, I believe, the only actress to have had roles in all Star Trek TV shows to date, as well as the Abramsverse. There you go – those are some actual nerdy Star Trek facts. Can I have my Spock ears and combadge now?
Anyway, I think Lwaxana is the only reason I didn’t puke at this episode. I can understand her being grating and annoying to some people, but despite all her eccentricity and posturing, I think Majel-Barrett managed to portray a warmth to her which I find endearing. She’s like my favourite aunt – it’s always really fun when she visits, just so long as she doesn’t too long.