“Rock and Roll Suicide” may not be the absolute best ever episode of the short-lived Roderick Taylor series, Otherworld (1985), but it sure as hell is the most fun.
Hal (Sam Groom) worries that his kids are drawing too much attention to themselves, but when the Church crosses the line from censorship to violence, he realizes the battle being waged here is not about music, but “free speech." Unfortunately, the Praetor sends Commander Kroll (Jonathan Banks) to Centrex, thus ending the promising rock careers of the Sterling kids once and for all. With the help of Trace and Gina's agent, Billy Sunshine (Michael Callan), the Sterlings escape Centrex.
Even the final shot of "Rock and Roll Suicide" is a wondrous and funny put-on. Trace and Gina, together in concert, are superimposed and immortalized over a panoply of night stars. Yes, they are as timeless as the constellations themselves. I love it. It's a wonderful jab at music fans who consider their ephemeral favorites the greatest thing on Earth.