CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: Season 9, Episode 20

A Space Oddity (16 Apr. 2009)

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Will a case involving a television producer killed during a sci-fi convention kindle an unlikely romance between Hodges and Wendy?

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Producer, actor and script writer Jonathan Danson is beaten to death at the SciFi convention where he presented a daringly 'realistic' remake of a highlighted cult series. Hodges and Wendy are on site, discovering to be both Questers (fans), which also kindles romantic space hero phantasms and clumsy dating attempts. Nick can use their expertise while investigating other fans who openly opposed the 'sacrilige' and academic SciFi mythology researcher Dr. Penelope Russell, who lies about her rapport with Danson. Written by KGF Vissers

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This episode spoofs Star Trek (1966). Wallace Langham, Liz Vassey, Kate Vernon, Bradley Thompson, David Weddle, Naren Shankar (who wrote the episode) and Ronald D. Moore (the man who shouts "You suck!") all worked on assorted Trek spin-offs in one capacity or another. Also, many of the "fantasy" sequences between Hodges and Simms are obvious spoofs of scenes from Star Trek. For example, the scene where Hodges and Simms are wearing "obedience collars" and Simms is running Hodges through training exercises is clearly an homage to the episode Star Trek: The Gamesters of Triskelion (1968), which has a scene that is nearly identical. See more »

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Wendy Simms: So if you're having some fantasies about me dressed up in a tin foil bikini dancing around in a casbah on a strange alien planet then... *good.*
David Hodges: Good?
Wendy Simms: Yes, *good.* Because it means you're not as oblivious as everyone around here seems to think you are.
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Spoofs Star Trek: The Gamesters of Triskelion (1968) See more »

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For Fans of ST:TOS and Both Versions of BSG...
28 January 2010 | by (Arlington, VA.) – See all my reviews

I know it's just my opinion (that's what IMDb reviews are for, right?), but of all the post-Grissom episodes, this might be far and away the best AND the funniest. The producers and the writers are obvious ST: TOS and BSG fans, because the care they took in lovingly spoofing the details in Hodges' and Bryce's fantasies is a dead giveaway. And throwing in cameos by Ron Moore and Grace Park? HUGE plus. If you are a fan of either or any of the imitated shows, but not necessarily a CSI watcher, this is the episode that may just get you hooked. Bravo to cast, crew and especially David Weddle, Bradley Thompson, Naren Shankar and Michael Nankin. Can we have more like this, please?


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