Merrystar and I are watching a few of our favorite Stargate and Star Trek episodes tonight:
- Stargate SG-1: “Fail Safe”
- Stargate SG-1: “Window of Opportunity”
- Star Trek TNG: “Cause and Effect”
We’ve both watched these episodes dozens of times over the years, and every time — every time — Data says, “a collision is eminent,” Merrystar yells “Imminent! Imminent!”
And every time, I wish Data would talk faster when he talks about depressurizing the main shuttle bay, and clearer when he talks about the collision. Every. Single. Time.
As it is clear that these television episodes about time loops have caused time loops within my own life, with the addition of “Yesterday’s Enterprise” and “Groundhog Day”, I hereby dub this the Infinite Recurrence series.
(Yes, I know “Fail Safe” has no time loop in it. We still love it. Deal.)
This is: brett's logjam → imminent! imminent!.