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Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of movies

{4/5} “I’m sorry, you’re a great driver. You’re the best driver in the entire universe.” Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, released in 2017 Valerian and Laureline are special operatives who undertake dangerous missions in the far reaches of the galaxy. They return to Alpha, a huge space colony, after another successful mission. […]

Other TV shows I’ve watched lately

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of TV shows

Here is the previous iteration of this list. These are shows I’ve watched some of but not every episode. {4.5/5} The Daily Show (season 22) Trevor Noah and his team continue to amuse and inform. Noah talks a lot about Donald Trump, of course. Desi Lydic has a segment called “What the actual fact?” Guests […]

OtherLife

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{4/5} “As far as the brain is concerned, fantasy and reality are chemically identical.” OtherLife, released in 2017 Ren is a co-founder and programmer at OtherLife, a company that’s developing software that gives you a new memory — of a perfect day. She’s also testing it on herself, and it doesn’t always work right. They’re […]

Alien: Covenant

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{4/5} “One wrong note eventually ruins the entire symphony.” Alien: Covenant, released in 2017 The Covenant is on its way to a planet that’s already been chosen for colonization. When an accident happens the crew is awakened to join their synthetic, Walter. Soon they pick up a startling transmission, seemingly human in origin. They have […]

The Cat Returns

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{4/5} “Always believe in yourself.” The Cat Returns, released in 2002 Haru saves a cat from being run over. It turns out that cat is a prince. In return for saving him the king wants to shower her with gifts — but they aren’t gifts that she really wants. Then the king decides that Haru […]

Zygote (volume 1)

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{4/5} “I was born to die, Class Ones were born to live.” Zygote volume 1, released in 2017 Quinn and Barklay, a synthetic, are all that’s left of a crew of 98. The creature who has killed everyone else is after them. When Quinn ran into the creature before there was a light that was […]

Life

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{4/5} “‘What is the primal instinct of any lifeform?’ ‘To survive.’” Life, released in 2017 A satellite with samples from Mars is retrieved by the International Space Station. When they start studying one sample it moves — and then it grows. And then things get out of control. The six astronauts must pit their wits […]

Sundiver

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{4/5} “To my knowledge, mankind is the first case in which there exists the intriguing possibility of evolved intelligence. As I am sure you know, this idea violates several well-established principles of our biological science. Yet some of your anthropologists’ arguments possess startling self-consistency.” Sundiver by David Brin, published in 1980 It’s been reported that […]

The Black Unicorn

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{4/5} “It had been necessary to become the Paladin in order to survive, and he had therefore done what was necessary. But the transformation had been a frightening thing, a shedding of his own skin, a crawling into someone else’s — someone or something.” The Black Unicorn by Terry Brooks, published in 1987 Ben, Questor, […]

Magic Kingdom For Sale — Sold!

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{4/5} “Sterling Silver, like Landover, is in need of a King. The castle fails without one. Your presence within the castle renews her life. When you make her your home, that life will be fully sustained once more.” Magic Kingdom For Sale — Sold! by Terry Brooks, published in 1986 Ben Holiday lost his wife […]