ST:TNG Mirror TV Guide S3E48: Evolution

ST:TNG Mirror TV Guide
by the Enigmatic Miss Sunbeam
read by Karmen Ghia

NEW NONFICTION: MIRROR TV GUIDE LISTINGS, TNG, SEASON 3 (O3/07) AKA Through a Sunbeam Darkly Author: The Enigmatic Big Miss Sunbeam Code: TNG Rating: R for Language and Suggestive Situations.

48. Evolution. Thanks to Wesley, nanites run amok. See, it’s his science project but it got out of hand! Oh, Wes, you asshole! The director of this episode, Winrich Kolbe, calls this the “kudzu” episode because science goes crazy and does evil instead of good. Not unlike kudzu. What? Yall don’t know what kudzu is! Even as I type, I am looking out my office window at a big old mess of kudzu, the Japanese plant brought to the American South sometime in the 1940’s to stop erosion. Turns out kudzu LOVED the American South, loved it so much it wants to cover every damn inch of us with its harmless but excitable vinery (most reminiscent of the Andrew Marvell line: “my vegetable love should grow vaster than empires”). Kudzu grows an inexorable six or seven inches a night, but it still has a baffling loveliness. Say, wouldn’t that make a great Klingon name! Captain Kudz’U! (Here you go: a nice kudzu site: http://www.alltel.net/~janthony/kudzu/) [1]

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1. Here’s some kudzu references: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kudzu and http://biology.duke.edu/bio217/2002/bmm10/kudzu.htm.