好些人話要尋找人生中的 soul mate, 既然是soul mate 心靈之侶﹐當然應該不計較外表﹐外形的美醜喇﹐高矮肥肥瘦﹐應該不是考慮之因素﹐祇要求心靈上的互通﹐但人不竟是人﹐是否真的能夠做到呢。 Let me push that to an extreme by telling you this story.
這篇故事是發生在 STAR TREK - THE NEXT GENERATION
Captain Jean-Luc Picard - Patrick Stewart
Commander William Riker - Jonathan Frakes
Dr. Beverly Crusher - Gates McFadden
Lt. Commander Geordi LaForge - LeVar Burton
Counselor Deanna Troi - Marina Sirtis
Lt. Worf - Michael Dorn
Odan - Franc Luz
The trip is for the most part uneventful, marked only by Bev receiving a bit of ribbing from Deanna about her new flame. Once they arrive at the planet in question, however, things happen very fast. Odan and Riker attempt to shuttle down to the planet (Odan claiming he's not comfortable with transporters), but the shuttle is fired on. Riker manages, barely, to get it back to the Enterprise, but Odan is critically injured. Or rather, Odan's host body is critically injured-as it happens, the Trill are a joint species, and the parasite within the host body is the true Odan.
The body dies, and a replacement host from the Trill is 40 hours away, far longer than Odan could survive alone, even in stasis. Since Odan might be able to survive in a human host, Riker volunteers to be that host temporarily. The process is a little bumpy, but it works.
The aftermath is a problem, however. First, Riker/Odan must convince both Governor Leka and the two representatives of the factions that he's legitimate. Secondly, Riker's body is slowly but surely rejecting Odan, and it's unclear how long he can last. Thirdly, Beverly is very...uncomfortable with this situation, particularly when Riker/Odan says he still loves her, and still wants her.
All three problems are resolved, more or less. Odan is accepted as negotiator by all three parties, and Beverly manages to accept that the man she loves is still there, inside Riker's body. Unfortunately, the rejection continues, and Odan makes Beverly swear to remove him at the end of the day's negotiations, regardless of whether the new host has arrived. Fortunately, his negotiations are successful, and while Odan has to spend a little time in stasis between hosts, both Odan and Riker survive.
Saying "I can't keep up," she tells Odan that although she still loves him and will never forget him, it's over.
太空船 Enterprise 接待一位男性的外星俊男 Odan，船上的女醫生 Crusher，迅即和 Odan 熱戀起來，但在一次的意外 Odan 受了重傷，發現 Odan其實是一條蟲形生物，寄生於一個 Humanoid 人型的外星男性體內，控制了寄生體的身體和思維，包括去愛和被愛。
但那個寄生主受到重傷要死了，為了拯救 Odan，女醫生要把蟲蟲 Odan 移植到另一自愿借出身體的船員身上，等候新的外星人到來，才把蟲蟲 Odan，放回去。
寄生在船員身上的 Odan再向 Crusher 求愛，Crusher 本來就跟那自愿的船員祇是朋友關係，她不能產生愛意。
到最後，很可惜﹐那個新來的寄生主是個女的﹐寄生的 蟲蟲 Odan 雖然依然深深的愛著 Dr. Crusher, 但人不竟是人﹐Dr. Crusher 不能投入和一個女的發生愛的感覺﹐還有下次呢﹐下次 Odan又要換寄生主時﹐會變成甚麼樣子呢?
那麼究竟 Soul Mate 究竟是甚麼呢???
Soul Mate 心靈伴侶 心靈之侶 是否真的存在？
還是祇是叫 Body Mate 好了！
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