THE NULL SOLUTION = Episode 82
…Jean-Luc uses the time away from Switzerland for a sabbatical of sorts, if one considers conversation about speed-of-light or missing cattle a retreat…
The whole Martian affair should not merit any guesswork, fruitless from such a distance, certainly for King Ranch residents Roy, Francine, Gus, Mindy and recent migrants, Princess Cerella and attending physician Jean-Luc Picard.
Babies Marscie & Joyner make for a full house on the Texas prairie. Joyner can talk before he can walk and Marscie usually cannot wait for naptime. She will stretch it out as long as she can for a little peace and quiet. It is not his English, rather the copious doses of olde language melodies. He doesn’t shut up.
Jean-Luc uses the time for a sabbatical of sorts, if one considers conversation about speed-of-light or missing cattle a retreat. He has managed to occasionally slip away to Texas Children’s Hospital to check out stateside medicine, the main purpose of which is to feed his fascination with nurses of the female persuasion. American women are so American and until he figures out that certain someone on the pediatric ICU floor, he will keep coming back.–
“A film may have crossed a device of mine in the past. It is quite amusing. Why do you ask?”
“Tell me your parents didn’t name you after a certain starship captain. It has bugged me ever since I agreed to take your call.”
“Mon pére et mére are bookworms not video aficionados. I am sorry to disappoint you, monsieur.”
“My friends call me Locutus.”
It is hard to catch an astronaut off balance.
THE NULL SOLUTION