Take your mama out! We look at our two favorite matriarchs of Trek, Lwaxana Troi, and Ishka, aka Moogie. We watched The Next Generation "The Cost of Living," (S5:E20), and Deep Space Nine's "Family Business" (S3:E23)
Lwaxie looks great, no matter which lace front wig she wears.
Read about how Lwaxana Troi Became Our Space Aunt at StarTrek.com. You should also look up the film Auntie Mame if you didn't know what we were talking about. Ditto for Designing Women and The Golden Girls, which are both on Hulu right now. You can read more about Mrs. Troi's fashion at Women At Warp.
Surprisingly, this collage is not of Burning Man.
Ryan talked about Burning Man a lot in this episode. Burning Man is a festival where people you might consider hippies build a temporary city in the United States' dustiest desert. You could read this beginner's guide, or check out these National Geographic photos, if you want to evaluate the similarities between Burning Man and Lwaxana's holodeck program for yourself. Also, here is a video of a man at Burning Man juggling while riding a unicycle, which would definitely happen at this holodeck hippie spa.
Ishka aka MOOGIE
To learn more about our favorite Ferengi, check out her Memory Alpha page. Moogie was played both by Andrea Martin, who is best known for her role in My Big Fat Greek Wedding, and Cecily Adams, who died of lung cancer in 2004. Both women were trained in improv before their work on Star Trek.
This is Andrea Martin
READ THE RULES OF ACQUISITION OMG and have a good laugh.
This is Cecily Adams
If you want to see something really amazing, watch this vintage Regis and Kathy Lee video where Armin Shimmerman appears with and without is makeup and is shown in the makeup chair. It is a great insight into what Andrea Martin and Cecily Adams went through to become Moogie. It’s also awkward and hilarious as only a morning show can be.
BOTH OF THESE IMAGES ARE FROM REGIS AND KATHY LEE WE SHIT YOU NOT.