In the premiere episode of Off Topic:
- Professor Stillman is thrust into the world of the Harlem Shake only to visualize himself as Death in the Danse Macabre.
- Steven Hayward speaks with Steven Pustay about the digital logic of death.
- Kathy Giuffre speaks with poet, Jane Hilberry, about the poetic embrace of death.
- Steven Hayward discusses the demise of Lego Universe with his children.