Breaking Bad can easily be argued as the best show on television. Vince Gilligan has created an amazing story that will be very bittersweet when it ends in 7 weeks. Today, I’m happy to share some fun stuff. The first is the rant that happened in episode S5.9, where Badger goes off on a Star Trek rant. Following that, is someone’s amazing Lego Meth Lab! Check out the goodies below!
As Vulture reports on the genesis of this little gem of a story idea:
Badger’s Star Trek pitch (fact-checked by a Trek expert here) was dreamed up early in the writing of this last half of the season, when Gould and fellow Breaking Bad writer Gennifer Hutchison got into it over the true operational nature of the Trek transporter. The debate between Badger and Skinny Pete over how it works was lifted straight from their conversation. Gould, who said he was “a real Trekkie” as a kid, said he was the Skinny Pete in the argument: “I don’t want to go on a transporter because it’s essentially taking you apart and putting you back together. But Genni made a pretty good argument that that would mean there were literally 100 Captain Kirks.” He decided their debate (which no one won) was a natural way to get Gilligan’s gory lesson in transporter abuse on the show. “It would be the ultimate diet, really. Eat anything you want, and then Scotty beams it out of your stomach,” Gould said. “But like with great technology, there are terrible things that can go wrong.”
Here’s that Lego meth lab. Includes figures of Walt, Mike, and Gus!