First published: May, 1990. First posted online: August 11, 2005.

She knew she was going to see her friends as microbes, but Blag was already there ahead of her.

Apart from being a sally into our then-private passion for time travel (by way of prophetic visions), this episode is one of Barbara’s favorites. She has, unfortunately, had several occasions to quote it, if only silently, to herself. This has brought her comfort in the face of the stupid.

Chris is not to blame for all of these occasions, only a healthy plurality.

Which, to his mind, means he wins.