Last Year

Posted on December 7th, 2017 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

{4.5/5} “But visitors don’t get into the City for free, do they? The price is paid in gold and silver, and all that gold and silver goes straight to the so-called future, where it lines somebody’s pocket. How they came here is difficult to understand; what they want of us is not.” Last Year by […]

DC Extended Universe

Posted on December 3rd, 2017 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

DC upped its game in 2017 — now that it knows how to make great movies hopefully it will continue doing so. Here’s an update to this list. Man of Steel 2013 -> 4.5/5 Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice 2016 -> 4/5 Suicide Squad 2016 -> watched the first half Wonder Woman 2017 -> […]

Justice League

Posted on December 3rd, 2017 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

{4.5/5} “One misses the days when one’s biggest concerns were exploding, wind-up penguins.” Justice League, released in 2017 Steppenwolf has returned after thousands of years to put the three Mother Boxes together and take over the world. Bruce Wayne puts together a team to confront him — he knows Diana Prince will be with him, […]

Those Explosions Were Someone Else’s Fault

Posted on December 2nd, 2017 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

{4.5/5} “Elaine might look like an eighteen-year-old with a fifty-year-old’s haircut, but on a scale of ambition from one to ten, where one was a doorknob and ten was a great white shark, Elaine would use the doorknob to beat the shark to death.” All Those Explosions Were Someone Else’s Fault by James Alan Gardner, […]

Star Trek: Unspoken Truth

Posted on December 1st, 2017 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

{4.5/5} “‘Unpleasant truths are best left unspoken…’ She raised one hand in a gesture her mentor T’Pau was noted for, but T’Saan wore it more gently than the old aristocrat ever had. ‘Your concern for her safety is noted. You are as protective of her today as you were when you were children.’” Star Trek: […]

Star Trek Continues (season 1)

Posted on December 1st, 2017 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

{4.5/5} “I estimate our odds at 492.031 against us succeeding. But the captain would consider those odds manageable.” Star Trek Continues season 1, aired in 2013-17 The Enterprise meets Apollo again — this time he looks old and frail, but Kirk is suspicious. They rescue an Orion slave girl, but Starfleet Command says they have […]

Stranger Things (season 2)

Posted on November 20th, 2017 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

{5/5} “Don’t you think it’s weird… how we only seem to hang out when the world’s about to end?” Stranger Things season 2, aired in 2017 Mike, Dustin, Lucas, and Will are back to playing Dungeons & Dragons. But they haven’t heard from Eleven. There’s a new girl named Max who moved from California — […]

There’s a Story about That

Posted on November 20th, 2017 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

David Brin has created a website to gather together science fiction solutions to real-world problems. The idea is that governments and organizations could look here when they have an unusual problem to deal with. By learning from the thought science fiction authors have already given to these problems, they could avoid mistakes and think about […]

Heaven’s Reach

Posted on November 19th, 2017 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

{4.5/5} “It occurred to me that I was privileged at that moment to witness four of the great Orders of Life in action at the same instant. Hydrogen breathers, machine intelligences, oxy-creatures like myself, and the ‘retired’ phylum — beings who built on such a scale that they thought nothing of husbanding a star like […]

The Marvel cinematic universe

Posted on November 18th, 2017 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

Here’s an updated version of this list. Marvel will undoubtedly be able to keep to their schedule all the way to 2020 given what they’ve done so far. Here are my mini-reviews of the first 5 movies. Iron Man 2008 -> 4.5/5 The Incredible Hulk 2008 -> 4/5 Iron Man 2 2010 -> 4/5 Thor […]