The Orb 35: The Most Awkward Make Out Scene Ever / by Trek fm

Lwaxana Troi on DS9.

During Deep Space Nine's first season, the writers attempted to woo fans of TNG by bringing familiar faces aboard. Picard appeared in "Emissary" while Miles and Keiko joined as regulars transferring over from the Enterprise. So far so good. But then came our beloved Q and Vash. These last two didn't quite work on DS9, and so when Lwaxana Troi, daughter of the Fifth House of Betazed, the Holder of the Sacred Chalice of Rixx, and Heir to the Holy Rings of Betazed, showed up in "The Forsaken" we braced for the worst. As it turns out, however, the experiment was successful; so much so that she came back two more times. In this episode of The Orb hosts Christopher Jones and Matthew Rushing discuss Mrs. Troi's appearances on DS9, what she added to the show, how she helped Odo become a more well-rounded character, and why—as it turned out—she is a character that is right at home on the station. 

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