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'''Original air date:''' April 20, 1992

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* MaliciousMisnaming: At one point, Mrs. Troi calls Erko, Campio's even stuffier aide, "the Jerko".


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* NoOntologicalInertia: Somehow removing the parasites from the ship is enough to bring life support back online, even though seconds before, everyone except Data was passing out from heat and lack of oxygen. (Although it doesn't magically fix everything; Picard states in his final log that they've had to carry out repairs.)


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* NotSoAboveItAll: At the end, Deanna and Worf both join Lwaxana and Alexander for a mudbath -- though Worf does seem nonplussed at the concept.
-->'''Worf''': You're just supposed to ''sit'' here?


And so the day is saved. Mrs. Troi has taught Alexander how to enjoy life, and Alexander has taught Mrs. Troi that there's never a time when you must '''stop''' enjoying life. Lwaxana, Deanna and Alexander celebrate with one final mudbath on Parallax Colony. Even Worf has joined then, sitting up to his chin in mud and grousing, "We just ''sit'' here?"

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And so the day is saved. Mrs. Troi has taught Alexander how to enjoy life, and Alexander has taught Mrs. Troi that there's never a time when you must '''stop''' ''stop'' enjoying life. Lwaxana, Deanna and Alexander celebrate with one final mudbath on Parallax Colony. Even Worf has joined then, sitting up to his chin in mud and grousing, "We just ''sit'' here?"



* HitlerCam: Used when Alexander peers aaaaalllll the way up at Mr. Holm.

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* HitlerCam: Used when Alexander peers aaaaalllll the way up at Mr. Holm.Homn.



* TalkingToThemself: {{Creator/Majel Barrett}}-Roddenberry plays both Lwaxana Troi and the ''Enterprise'' Computer, who interact in this episode. Apparently this is the only time in ''Franchise/StarTrek'' history where two Barrett characters interact directly.

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* TalkingToThemself: {{Creator/Majel Barrett}}-Roddenberry plays both Lwaxana Troi and the ''Enterprise'' Computer, who interact in this episode. Apparently this is the only time in ''Franchise/StarTrek'' history where two Barrett characters interact directly. Lwaxana is amusingly awkward when addressing the computer.

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* NoOSHACompliance: Picard warns Data that the whole bridge crew might pass out in the next few minutes due to a failure in life support. Apparently the bridge has no emergency backup suits or masks to keep the ship temporarily operational in case of a ship-wide life support malfunction. Even airliners have oxygen masks that drop from the ceiling.


[[InMediasRes Photon torpedoes armed! FIRE!]] An asteroid is about to ColonyDrop onto a nearby planet but, thanks to some judiciously AppliedPhlebotinum, the ''Enterprise'' averts the disaster. Well done, everyone; off to the next mission! Only, on the way out of orbit, the ship picks up a bit of sparkly space dust.

Hey, look who's back! It's none other than Lwaxana Troi, Deanna's PluckyComicRelief mother! And she has a big announcement: she's engaged! Seems Mrs. Troi met some highly important dude, name of Campio, on the 24th Century equivalent to Match.com and, still in the Betazoid "Phase" (essentially a mid-life sexual crisis), agreed to marry him. Picard agrees to hold the wedding aboard ship only when told that ''he'' gets to "give away Mrs. Troi!" Meanwhile, that sparkly dust is spreading through the ship...

Mrs. Troi also strikes up an IntergenerationalFriendship with Worf's son Alexander, who is having discipline problems and who, at Counselor Troi's suggestion, has entered into a "contract" with Worf to establish ground rules. Mrs. Troi sides with the boy on this issue, earning his trust but annoying everyone else in the process. For her part, Mrs. Troi seems to be deliberately trying to undermine their attempts to teach Alexander responsibility, but she sees it as teaching him to be a BlitheSpirit like herself and to enjoy life. To that end she takes him to a Holodeck representation of Parallax Colony, a whole camp of free spirits--except for one ComicallySerious dude who spouts {{Ice Cream Koan}}s in a ridiculously dire tone:

->'''Comically Serious Dude:''' Remember... "The higher, the fewer!"\\
'''Mrs. Troi:''' Now ''there's'' a conversation stopper if ever I heard one.

This gives Alexander an idea, and he runs up to a perpetually arguing couple (whom they had met a minute prior) and grinds their argument to a halt by interjecting said "conversation stopper"--an action which pleases Mrs. Troi. Also, during a mudbath, she tells Alexander that each person has a host of little people inside their heads, telling you what you should do, and you should never be afraid to listen to them.

In the meantime, Mrs. Troi admits to Deanna that she hasn't even met the man she's about to marry, but their online profiles are ''just so '''perfect''''' together! Deanna is further aghast that her mother won't follow the Betazoid tradition of going nude at the ceremony, seeing as how Campio is from a [[PlanetOfHats Planet of Prudes]]. It isn't like Mrs. Troi to subvert her own wishes and inclinations in deference to what others might think, but Lwaxana insists that everything is fine... except for the mug of sausage she gets from the food replicator instead of tea.

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[[InMediasRes "[[InMediasRes Photon torpedoes armed! FIRE!]] FIRE!]]" An asteroid is about to ColonyDrop onto a nearby planet but, thanks to some judiciously AppliedPhlebotinum, the ''Enterprise'' averts the disaster. Well done, everyone; off to the next mission! Only, on the way out of orbit, the ship picks up a bit of sparkly space dust.

Hey, look who's back! It's none other than Lwaxana Troi, Deanna's PluckyComicRelief mother! And she has a big announcement: she's engaged! Seems Mrs. Troi met some highly important dude, name Lwuxana announces that she's engaged to a mysterious aristocrat named Campio. However, she's incredibly cagey about the details of Campio, her romance when pressed by Deanna. At any rate, she plans on marrying him right on the 24th Century equivalent to Match.com and, still in the Betazoid "Phase" (essentially a mid-life sexual crisis), agreed to marry him. Picard agrees to hold the wedding aboard ship only when told ''Enterprise'' once it picks him up. Upon hearing that ''he'' gets he'll be about to "give away Mrs. Troi!" Meanwhile, that sparkly dust is spreading through away" Lwuxana (and finally be rid of her), Picard readily grants permission for the ship...

ceremony.

Mrs. Troi also strikes up an IntergenerationalFriendship with Worf's son Alexander, who is having discipline problems and who, at Counselor Troi's suggestion, has entered into a "contract" with Worf to establish ground rules. Mrs. Troi sides with the boy on this issue, earning his trust but annoying everyone else in the process. For her part, Mrs. Troi seems to be deliberately trying to undermine their attempts to teach Alexander responsibility, but she sees it as teaching him to be a BlitheSpirit like herself and to enjoy life. To that end she takes him to a Holodeck representation of Parallax Colony, a whole camp of free spirits--except for one ComicallySerious dude who spouts {{Ice Cream Koan}}s in a ridiculously dire tone:

->'''Comically Serious Dude:''' Remember... "The
tone: "Remember... 'The higher, the fewer!"\\
'''Mrs. Troi:''' Now ''there's'' a conversation stopper if ever I heard one.

fewer!'"

This gives Alexander an idea, and he runs up to a perpetually arguing couple (whom they had met a minute prior) and grinds their argument to a halt by interjecting said "conversation stopper"--an action which pleases Mrs. Troi. Also, during During a mudbath, she tells Alexander that each person has a host of little people inside their heads, telling you what you should do, and you should never be afraid to listen to them.

In the meantime, Mrs. Troi admits to Deanna that she hasn't even met the man she's about to marry, but their online marry. They've merely exchanged profiles are ''just so '''perfect''''' together! on the 24th century equivalent of a dating app. Deanna is further aghast that her mother won't follow the Betazoid tradition of going nude at the ceremony, seeing as how Campio is from a [[PlanetOfHats Planet of Prudes]].ceremony. It isn't like Mrs. Troi to subvert her own wishes and inclinations in deference to what others might think, but Lwaxana insists that everything is fine... except for the mug of sausage she gets from the food replicator instead of tea.



As the crew works on this problem, Mrs. Troi is having troubles with the truly hideous wedding dress Campio will have her wear. Alexander comes in to chat, and over the course of their visit, Lwaxana reveals the ''real'' reason she's so quick to marry. She may or may not still be under the sexual effects of Betazoid Phase, but one thing is certain: [[CharacterDevelopment she is desperately lonely in her old age]].

->'''Mrs. Troi:''' I'm all alone, Alex... and when you do get older, sometimes you can't pick and choose from whoever might come your way.

Now famed uber-prude Campio arrives, and he (and especially his hyperprotective aide) are completely unprepared for Lwaxana's free-wheeling-ness. Mrs. Troi, in turn, is clearly unimpressed with this [[BritishStuffiness stuffed shirt]] and ducks out of her own wedding-plan-a-thon to have a playdate with Alexander. On their playdate, Alexander intuits Mrs. Troi's lack of enthusiasm for the upcoming nuptuals and reiterates the ''Series/HermansHead'' theory, which Mrs. Troi quickly shoots down--and is just as quickly apologetic, realizing that he is in fact entirely correct.

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As the crew works on this problem, Mrs. Troi is having troubles with the truly hideous wedding dress Campio will have her wear. Alexander comes in to chat, and over the course of their visit, Lwaxana reveals the ''real'' reason she's so quick to marry. She may or may not still be under the sexual effects of Betazoid Phase, but one thing is certain: [[CharacterDevelopment she is desperately lonely in her old age]].

->'''Mrs. Troi:''' I'm all alone, Alex...
age]] and when you do get older, sometimes you can't pick and choose from whoever might come your way.

Now famed uber-prude
has become desperate for companionship of any kind.

Campio arrives, and he (and especially instantly proves to be both a bore and a prude. Both he and his hyperprotective aide) aide are completely unprepared for Lwaxana's free-wheeling-ness.free spirit. Mrs. Troi, in turn, is clearly unimpressed with this [[BritishStuffiness stuffed shirt]] and ducks out of her own wedding-plan-a-thon to have a playdate with Alexander. On their playdate, Alexander intuits Mrs. Troi's lack of enthusiasm for the upcoming nuptuals and reiterates the ''Series/HermansHead'' theory, which repeats back her own lesson about everyone being a collection of different people. Mrs. Troi quickly shoots down--and is him down and then just as quickly apologetic, apologizes, realizing that he is in fact entirely correct.



And so the day is saved. Mrs. Troi taught Alexander how to enjoy life; and Alexander, in turn, taught Mrs. Troi that there's never a time when you must '''stop''' enjoying life. [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking And Worf takes a mudbath.]]

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And so the day is saved. Mrs. Troi has taught Alexander how to enjoy life; life, and Alexander, in turn, Alexander has taught Mrs. Troi that there's never a time when you must '''stop''' enjoying life. [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking And Lwaxana, Deanna and Alexander celebrate with one final mudbath on Parallax Colony. Even Worf takes a mudbath.]]has joined then, sitting up to his chin in mud and grousing, "We just ''sit'' here?"



'''Mrs. Troi:''' Alexander? What a wonderful name! You know, I used to know a handsome warrior named Alexander. Oh, [[ItsAllAboutMe he utterly adored me]]! And we went everywhere, simply everywhere together! Have you ever been anywhere, my little-- CONTRACT, '''WHAT''' CONTRACT?

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'''Mrs. Troi:''' Alexander? What a wonderful name! You know, I used to know a handsome warrior named Alexander. Oh, [[ItsAllAboutMe he utterly adored me]]! And we went everywhere, simply everywhere together! Have you ever been anywhere, my little-- CONTRACT, '''WHAT''' ''WHAT'' CONTRACT?



* HitlerCam: Used when Alexander peers aaaaalllll the way up at Mr. Holm.



* IWasQuiteAFashionVictim: In all honesty, that wedding dress (which had belonged to Campio's mother) is objectively '''horrible'''. It's made of tinfoil, people!
-->'''Mrs. Troi:''' Oh, bad enough to have to wear anything to my own wedding; but '''THIS'''?

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* IWasQuiteAFashionVictim: In all honesty, that wedding dress (which had belonged to Campio's mother) is objectively '''horrible'''.''horrible''. It's made of tinfoil, people!
-->'''Mrs. Troi:''' Oh, bad enough to have to wear anything to my own wedding; but '''THIS'''?''THIS''?
* KickTheDog: When Picard extends his hand to welcome Campio onto the ship, Campio ignores it and bows. This is the first among many instances of him being rigid and stuck up.



* TheSilentBob: Mr. Homn, as usual. "[[SarcasmMode What a constant joy you are]]."

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* TheSilentBob: Mr. Homn, as usual. "[[SarcasmMode What a constant joy you are]]."usual, is limited to communicating with his expressions.


* ArtisticLicence - Therapy: Deanna behaves very strangely for a therapist here. Let's just start with her casually blabbing the details of her clients' case to her mother, in front of them. One presumes that ethics rules about confidentiality and dual roles still exist in the 24th century.

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* ArtisticLicence - Therapy: Deanna behaves very strangely for a therapist here. Let's just start with her casually blabbing the details of her clients' case to her mother, in front of them. One presumes that ethics rules about confidentiality and dual roles still exist in the 24th century.


The replicator malfunction, it turns out, is [[NotableNonSequitur not just a random incident]]; systems all over the ship are beginning to fall apart. In the course of investigating, La Forge and Data are bathed in a slimy goo which is the waste product from an unseen life form (the sparkly dust) eating metals out of the ship's systems.

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The replicator malfunction, it turns out, is [[NotableNonSequitur not just a random incident]]; systems all over the ship are beginning to fall apart. In the course of investigating, La Forge and Data are bathed in a slimy goo which is the waste product from an unseen life form parasites (the sparkly dust) eating metals the nitrate out of the ship's systems.
systems. The good news is, the parasites only eat that specific metal. The bad news is, nitrate is in ''every one'' of the ship's systems, including the life support.



The ''Enterprise'' is still suffering systemic failures all over, including life support and engines. But they've found an AsteroidThicket rich in metals, and Data manages to lure the sparkly dust creature over to the asteroids and out of the ship--after which [[NoOntologicalInertia everything starts working again]].

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The ''Enterprise'' is still suffering systemic failures all over, including life support and engines. But they've found an AsteroidThicket rich in metals, and Data manages to lure the sparkly dust creature parasites over to the asteroids and out of the ship--after which [[NoOntologicalInertia everything starts working again]].


* BeYourself

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* BeYourselfBeYourself: Mrs. Troi tries to fit with another race's ultra-conservative views to get married. Alex ends up pointing out that this will make her miserable, and she shows up to her actual wedding in the buff, as per custom for ''her'' people.

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* MetalMuncher: The alien parasite eats nitrium alloy, causing the ship's systems to fail.


* DatingServiceDisaster: Campio and Mrs. Troi are so unbelievably mismatched, you can only wonder what exactly the two of them said about themselves in their online profiles.
** It probably focused on their careers involving negotiations and diplomacy, and their family backgrounds, where the vast differences of style and personality were probably less obvious.

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* DatingServiceDisaster: Campio and Mrs. Troi are so unbelievably mismatched, you can only wonder what exactly the two of them said about themselves in their online profiles.
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profiles. It probably focused on their careers involving negotiations and diplomacy, and their family backgrounds, where the vast differences of style and personality were probably less obvious.

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* HatesBeingAlone: Lwaxana reveals this to be part of the reason she is so desperate to marry.

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* VerbalBackspace: Alexander tells Counselor Troi that he wants his father to stop yelling:
-->'''Worf:''' I DO N— I do not yell.


[[InMediasRes Photon torpedoes armed! FIRE!]] An asteroid is about to ColonyDrop onto a nearby planet but, thanks to some judiciously AppliedPhlebotinum the Enterprise averts the disaster. Well done, everyone; off to the next mission! Only, on the way out of orbit, the ship picks up a bit of sparkly space dust.

Hey, look who's back! It's none other than Lwaxana Troi, Deanna's PluckyComicRelief mother! And she has a big announcement: she's engaged! Seems Mrs. Troi met some highly important dude, name of Campio, on the 24th Century equivalent to Match.com and, still in the Betazoid "Phase" (essentially a mid-life sexual crisis) agreed to marry him. Picard agrees to hold the wedding aboardship only when told that '''he''' gets to "give away Mrs. Troi!" Meanwhile, that sparkly dust is spreading through the ship...

Mrs. Troi also strikes up an IntergenerationalFriendship with Worf's son Alexander, who is having discipline problems and who, at Counsellor Troi's suggestion, has entered into a "contract" with Worf to establish ground rules. Mrs. Troi sides with the boy on this issue, earning his trust but annoying everyone else in the process. For her part, Mrs. Troi seems to be deliberately trying to undermine their attempts to teach Alexander responsibility, but she sees it as teaching him to be a BlitheSpirit like herself and to enjoy life. To that end she takes him to a Holodeck representation of Paralax Colony, a whole camp of free spirits -- except for one ComicallySerious dude who spouts {{Ice Cream Koan}}s in a ridiculously dire tone:

-->'''Comically Serious Dude:''' Remember... "The higher, the fewer!"\\

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[[InMediasRes Photon torpedoes armed! FIRE!]] An asteroid is about to ColonyDrop onto a nearby planet but, thanks to some judiciously AppliedPhlebotinum AppliedPhlebotinum, the Enterprise ''Enterprise'' averts the disaster. Well done, everyone; off to the next mission! Only, on the way out of orbit, the ship picks up a bit of sparkly space dust.

Hey, look who's back! It's none other than Lwaxana Troi, Deanna's PluckyComicRelief mother! And she has a big announcement: she's engaged! Seems Mrs. Troi met some highly important dude, name of Campio, on the 24th Century equivalent to Match.com and, still in the Betazoid "Phase" (essentially a mid-life sexual crisis) crisis), agreed to marry him. Picard agrees to hold the wedding aboardship aboard ship only when told that '''he''' ''he'' gets to "give away Mrs. Troi!" Meanwhile, that sparkly dust is spreading through the ship...

Mrs. Troi also strikes up an IntergenerationalFriendship with Worf's son Alexander, who is having discipline problems and who, at Counsellor Counselor Troi's suggestion, has entered into a "contract" with Worf to establish ground rules. Mrs. Troi sides with the boy on this issue, earning his trust but annoying everyone else in the process. For her part, Mrs. Troi seems to be deliberately trying to undermine their attempts to teach Alexander responsibility, but she sees it as teaching him to be a BlitheSpirit like herself and to enjoy life. To that end she takes him to a Holodeck representation of Paralax Parallax Colony, a whole camp of free spirits -- except spirits--except for one ComicallySerious dude who spouts {{Ice Cream Koan}}s in a ridiculously dire tone:

-->'''Comically ->'''Comically Serious Dude:''' Remember... "The higher, the fewer!"\\



This gives Alexander an idea, and he runs up to a perpetually arguing couple (whom they had met a minute prior) and grinds their argument to a halt by interjecting said "conversation stopper" -- an action which pleases Mrs. Troi. Also, during a mudbath, they tell Alexander that each person has a host of little people inside their heads, telling you what you should do and you should never be afraid to listen to them.

In the meantime, Mrs. Troi admits to Deanna that she hasn't even met the man she's about to marry; but their online profiles are ''just so'' '''''perfect''''' together! Deanna is further aghast that her mother won't follow the Betazoid tradition of going nude at the ceremony, seeing as how Campio is from a [[PlanetOfHats Planet Of Prudes]]. It isn't like Mrs. Troi to subvert her own wishes and inclinations in deference to what others might think, but Mrs. Troi insists that everything is fine... except for the mug of sausage she gets from the food replicator instead of tea.

The replicator malfunction, it turns out, is [[NotableNonSequitur not just a random incident]]; systems all over the ship are beginning to fall apart. In the course of investigating, [=LaForge=] and Data are bathed in a slimy goo which is the waste product from an unseen life form (the sparkly dust) eating metals out of the ship's systems.

As the crew works on this problem, Mrs. Troi is having troubles with the truly hideous wedding dress Campio will have her wear. Alexander comes in to chat, and over the course of their visit, Lwaxana reveals the '''real''' reason she's so quick to marry. She may or may not still be under the sexual effects of Betazoid Phase, but one thing is certain: [[CharacterDevelopment she is desperately lonely in her old age]].

-->'''Mrs. Troi:''' I'm all alone, Alex... and when you do get older, sometimes you can't pick and choose from whoever might come your way.

Now famed uber-prude Campio arrives, and he (and especially his hyperprotective aide) are completely unprepared for Mrs. Troi's free-wheeling-ness. Mrs. Troi, in turn, is clearly unimpressed with this [[BritishStuffiness stuffed shirt]] and ducks out of her own wedding-plan-a-thon to have a playdate with Alexander. On their playdate, Alexander intuits Mrs. Troi's lack of enthusiasm for the upcoming nuptuals and reiterates the ''[[Series/HermansHead Herman's Head]]'' theory, which Mrs. Troi quickly shoots down -- and is just as quickly apologetic, realizing that he is in fact entirely correct.

The Enterprise is still suffering systemic failures all over, including life support and engines. But they've found an AsteroidThicket rich in metals, and Data manages to lure the sparkly dust creature over to the asteroids and out of the ship -- after which [[NoOntologicalInertia everything starts working again]].

On to the wedding! Naturally, Mrs. Troi is late to her own wedding; but when she finally does arrive, we see why: She has arrived in the full buff. Deanna and Alexander especially are quite pleased by this , but Campio and his aide are horrified by the lack of decorum and flee.

And so the day is saved. Mrs. Troi taught Alexander how to enjoy life; and Alexander, in turn, taught Mrs. Troi that there's never a time when you must '''stop''' enjoying life. [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking And Worf takes a mudbath]].


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This gives Alexander an idea, and he runs up to a perpetually arguing couple (whom they had met a minute prior) and grinds their argument to a halt by interjecting said "conversation stopper" -- an stopper"--an action which pleases Mrs. Troi. Also, during a mudbath, they tell she tells Alexander that each person has a host of little people inside their heads, telling you what you should do do, and you should never be afraid to listen to them.

In the meantime, Mrs. Troi admits to Deanna that she hasn't even met the man she's about to marry; marry, but their online profiles are ''just so'' '''''perfect''''' so '''perfect''''' together! Deanna is further aghast that her mother won't follow the Betazoid tradition of going nude at the ceremony, seeing as how Campio is from a [[PlanetOfHats Planet Of of Prudes]]. It isn't like Mrs. Troi to subvert her own wishes and inclinations in deference to what others might think, but Mrs. Troi Lwaxana insists that everything is fine... except for the mug of sausage she gets from the food replicator instead of tea.

The replicator malfunction, it turns out, is [[NotableNonSequitur not just a random incident]]; systems all over the ship are beginning to fall apart. In the course of investigating, [=LaForge=] La Forge and Data are bathed in a slimy goo which is the waste product from an unseen life form (the sparkly dust) eating metals out of the ship's systems.

As the crew works on this problem, Mrs. Troi is having troubles with the truly hideous wedding dress Campio will have her wear. Alexander comes in to chat, and over the course of their visit, Lwaxana reveals the '''real''' ''real'' reason she's so quick to marry. She may or may not still be under the sexual effects of Betazoid Phase, but one thing is certain: [[CharacterDevelopment she is desperately lonely in her old age]].

-->'''Mrs.->'''Mrs. Troi:''' I'm all alone, Alex... and when you do get older, sometimes you can't pick and choose from whoever might come your way.

Now famed uber-prude Campio arrives, and he (and especially his hyperprotective aide) are completely unprepared for Mrs. Troi's Lwaxana's free-wheeling-ness. Mrs. Troi, in turn, is clearly unimpressed with this [[BritishStuffiness stuffed shirt]] and ducks out of her own wedding-plan-a-thon to have a playdate with Alexander. On their playdate, Alexander intuits Mrs. Troi's lack of enthusiasm for the upcoming nuptuals and reiterates the ''[[Series/HermansHead Herman's Head]]'' ''Series/HermansHead'' theory, which Mrs. Troi quickly shoots down -- and down--and is just as quickly apologetic, realizing that he is in fact entirely correct.

The Enterprise ''Enterprise'' is still suffering systemic failures all over, including life support and engines. But they've found an AsteroidThicket rich in metals, and Data manages to lure the sparkly dust creature over to the asteroids and out of the ship -- after ship--after which [[NoOntologicalInertia everything starts working again]].

On to the wedding! Naturally, Mrs. Troi is late to her own wedding; wedding, but when she finally does arrive, we see why: She has arrived in the full buff. Deanna and Alexander especially are quite pleased by this , this, but Campio and his aide are horrified by the lack of decorum and flee.

And so the day is saved. Mrs. Troi taught Alexander how to enjoy life; and Alexander, in turn, taught Mrs. Troi that there's never a time when you must '''stop''' enjoying life. [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking And Worf takes a mudbath]].


mudbath.]]
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* BlitheSpirit: What Lwaxana Troi is, and what she thinks Alexander should be.
-->'''Deanna:''' We still have to live in the real world, Mother... all of us.\\

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* BlitheSpirit: BlitheSpirit:
**
What Lwaxana Troi is, and what she thinks Alexander should be.
-->'''Deanna:''' --->'''Deanna:''' We still have to live in the real world, Mother... all of us.\\



** Paralax Colony seems to be a whole society of these. Well, mostly.

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** Paralax Parallax Colony seems to be a whole society of these. Well, mostly.



* CharacterDevelopment: Annoying as many people find the character, and as offputting as her aggressive manhunting can be, this episode takes a moment to give Mrs. Troi genuine, relatable motivations besides her bizarre alien menopause: loneliness.

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* CharacterDevelopment: Annoying as many people find the character, and as offputting off-putting as her aggressive manhunting can be, this episode takes a moment to give Mrs. Lwaxana Troi genuine, relatable motivations besides her bizarre alien menopause: loneliness.



'''Mrs. Troi:''' Alexander? What a wonderful name! You know, I used to know a handsome warrior named Alexander. Oh, [[ItsAllAboutMe he utterly adored me]]! And we went everywhere, simply everywhere together! Have you ever been anywhere, my little -- CONTRACT, '''WHAT''' CONTRACT?

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'''Mrs. Troi:''' Alexander? What a wonderful name! You know, I used to know a handsome warrior named Alexander. Oh, [[ItsAllAboutMe he utterly adored me]]! And we went everywhere, simply everywhere together! Have you ever been anywhere, my little -- little-- CONTRACT, '''WHAT''' CONTRACT?



* {{Hypocrite}}: During one of Campio's and Mrs. Troi's wedding planning sessions, Campio's aide states, rather snootily, that 'a servant may not be present' (referring to Mrs. Troi's manservant Mr. Homn). And what, exactly, does the aide think '''he''' is? [[note]]It might technically be more a case of LoopholeAbuse, if the aide is some sort of government-appointed handler or staff or some such.[[/note]]

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* {{Hypocrite}}: During one of Campio's and Mrs. Troi's wedding planning sessions, Campio's aide states, rather snootily, that 'a "a servant may not be present' present" (referring to Mrs. Troi's manservant Mr. Homn). And what, exactly, does the aide think '''he''' is? [[note]]It ''he'' is?[[note]]It might technically be more a case of LoopholeAbuse, if the aide is some sort of government-appointed handler or staff or some such.[[/note]]



* ItsAllAboutMe: In addition to Mrs. Troi's ongoing habit of talking about her past lovers entirely in terms of how much they adored her, Picard objects to "that woman continuing to use this ship for her convenience just because her daughter happens to be one of my officers!" Of course, in Mrs. Troi's mind (and true to her self-serving bias), getting married on the Enterprise, in the presence of her daughter and all her "friends", is only logical.
* IntergenerationalFriendship: Lwaxana Troi and Alexander Son Of Worf.
* IWasQuiteAFashionVictim: In all honesty, that wedding dress (which had belonged to Campio's mother) is objectively '''horrible'''. It's made of tinfoil, people! "Oh, bad enough to have to wear anything to my own wedding; but '''THIS'''?"

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* ItsAllAboutMe: In addition to Mrs. Troi's ongoing habit of talking about her past lovers entirely in terms of how much they adored her, Picard objects to "that woman continuing to use this ship for her convenience just because her daughter happens to be one of my officers!" Of course, in Mrs. Troi's mind (and true to her self-serving bias), getting married on the Enterprise, ''Enterprise'', in the presence of her daughter and all her "friends", "friends," is only logical.
* IntergenerationalFriendship: Lwaxana Troi and Alexander Alexander, Son Of of Worf.
* IWasQuiteAFashionVictim: In all honesty, that wedding dress (which had belonged to Campio's mother) is objectively '''horrible'''. It's made of tinfoil, people! "Oh, people!
-->'''Mrs. Troi:''' Oh,
bad enough to have to wear anything to my own wedding; but '''THIS'''?"'''THIS'''?



* NotableNonSequitur: Mrs.Troi's woes with the food replicator clues us in on the B plot. "There is no mystery... except for this petrokian sausage. Tea, all I wanted was some tea!"
* {{OOC Is Serious Business}}: Lwaxana Troi, Daughter of the Fifth House, Holder of the Sacred Chalice of Rixx, Heir to the Holy Rings Of Betazed, is actually going to '''wear clothing''' to her own wedding??? Even Deanna, who often scoffs at these traditions, is taken aback by this and lampshades the trope. But it's only later that Lwaxana confides to Alexander that she's willing to do practically anything to allieviate her loneliness.
* OppositesAttract: Played with: Mrs. Troi is ready to marry Campio before ever meeting him, because her "online profile" seems to match up so very well with his. When they finally meet, however, it becomes patently clear that they are completely mismatched, and though they both try to work it through, the relationship ultimately falls apart -- although Campio does get a brief little light in his eye at their aborted wedding.

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* NotableNonSequitur: Mrs. Troi's woes with the food replicator clues clue us in on to the B plot. "There B-plot.
-->'''Mrs. Troi:''' There
is no mystery... except for this petrokian sausage. Tea, all I wanted was some tea!"
tea!
* {{OOC Is Serious Business}}: OOCIsSeriousBusiness: Lwaxana Troi, Daughter of the Fifth House, Holder of the Sacred Chalice of Rixx, Heir to the Holy Rings Of of Betazed, is actually going to '''wear clothing''' ''wear clothing'' to her own wedding??? Even Deanna, who often scoffs at these traditions, is taken aback by this and lampshades the trope. But it's only later that Lwaxana confides to Alexander that she's willing to do practically anything to allieviate alleviate her loneliness.
* OppositesAttract: Played with: Mrs. Troi is ready to marry Campio before ever meeting him, because her "online profile" seems to match up so very well with his. When they finally meet, however, it becomes patently clear that they are completely mismatched, and though they both try to work it through, the relationship ultimately falls apart -- although apart--although Campio does get a brief little light in his eye at their aborted wedding.



* StarfishAliens: The "sparkly dust" creature that eats the ship's cirtuitry out of the B-plot.
* TalkingToThemself: Majel Barrett-Roddenberry plays both Lwaxana Troi and the Enterprise Computer, who interact in this episode. Apparently this is the only time in ''Franchise/StarTrek'' history where two Barrett characters interact directly.
* VitriolicBestBuds: Pointed out with the perpetually arguing couple at Paralax Colony:

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* StarfishAliens: The "sparkly dust" creature that eats the ship's cirtuitry out of circuitry in the B-plot.
* TalkingToThemself: Majel Barrett-Roddenberry {{Creator/Majel Barrett}}-Roddenberry plays both Lwaxana Troi and the Enterprise ''Enterprise'' Computer, who interact in this episode. Apparently this is the only time in ''Franchise/StarTrek'' history where two Barrett characters interact directly.
* VitriolicBestBuds: Pointed out with the perpetually arguing couple at Paralax Parallax Colony:



'''Mrs. Troi:''' Well, who are you going to fight with if not your friends?

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'''Mrs. Troi:''' Well, who are you going to fight with if not your friends?friends?
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* GiveAwayTheBride: Picard is initially annoyed at Mrs. Troi having her wedding on the ''Enterprise'' as if it's her own private yacht. He changes his mind, though, when he hears that he's been requested to play the "father of the bride" role.
-->'''Picard:''' Nothing would give me greater pleasure than ''giving away'' Mrs. Troi.

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