Big Lipped Alligator Moment: In one of Ratliff's later stories, 'Winning Love By Daylight', while Jay Gordon and another character are talking about Marrissa in a restaurant, the following occurs:
"Anyway, Marrissa is going to have to face the fact that there are some things beyond her control," Martin said, as a monster appeared just outside the restaurant's door.
- What follows is the monster then being attacked by two of the 24th Century's version of the Sailor Scouts (this particular Sailor Mars is a half-Klingon girl). The two scouts (who, like the monster, just appear out of nowhere) vanquish the monster and then leave. Jay and Martin actually lampshade the absurd situation after the two Sailor Scouts leave, and of course the whole thing is never mentioned again. Indeed, even in the context of a Ratliff story, this scene was 'way over the top in terms of ridiculousness'.