I have always felt that Lwaxana Troi was an aweful character that, had she not been a vehicle for Majel Barrett, would've been - at most - a one off character we'd never have to see again. In the main, I found watching her perpetual mid-life crisis to be awkward and irritating ... though, occasionally, she would have a decent moment, or so. But these were infrequent and rarely worth suffering through. Partly, this has to do with the writing. What I find, however is that it's more to do with having been miscast. Even if she were only ever intended for Mrs. Roddenberry, Majel's often ill-considered performances made her scenes a chore to suffer through, rather than to be entertained by. I've said it before that Sophia Loren would've been a far better choice for the role. The writing, as a result would've improved appreciably and I'd probably look forward to her unannounced visits to the good ship Enterprise. So ... are you in full agreement with that assessment? Or ... do you see Lwaxana from a different perspective?