Worst episode becomes reality

… which turns out to be a good thing.

So there is a Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode entitled Melora that is so bad that I have banned anyone in my family from ever watching it. Basically, it is about a woman from a low gravity planet or something who is effectively wheelchair bound elsewhere and who Dr Bashir falls in love with (of course) and wants to ‘cure.’ She uses some exo-skeleton thing to get about and manages to engender so little sympathy it is not funny.

Well, the exo-skeleton thing appears to have become a reality three hundred years sooner than expected. That’s a good thing. Now please don’t go getting melodramatic as a result!