Bortus's fellow officers are puzzled why he's so distant, even uninterested in the rare observation of a planet about to be swallowed by its exploding sun. His Moclean partner Klyden and their son are getting annoyed, even suspicious of his frequent long absences, falsely blamed on duty assignments. In fact Bortus is addicted to simulator porn role-plays, and discovering his infidelity, Klyden attempts to murder him, but is stopped and the pair sent to couples therapy. The planet's residue population is contacted to radio and found in urgent need of evacuation by shuttle, but there's insufficient time given its capacity and a damage to the spaceship puts it I danger of being fatally attracted by the expanding star itself.
Did You Know?
This was a holdover episode that was production coded as 1LAB12 from season one. See more
It is shown that the planet's oceans boil away very fast. In reality when a planet would be this close to a star the oceans would be long gone and the surface of the planet would have become one lava ocean. See more
Cmdr. Kelly Grayson
What a dick.
Capt. Ed Mercer
He's a glorified Speak & Spell; screw him.
References Raiders of the Lost Ark