Reamde

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of books

{4.5/5} “Large swaths of the global economy were, it now seemed, being remapped onto their T’Rain equivalents so that they could be transacted in a Medieval Armed Combat setting. Demonstrable improvements in productivity were being trumpeted every day on the relevant section of Corporation 9592’s website (by a medieval herald, naturally, and with an actual […]

Supreme Power

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{4.5/5} “With all the things I can do, all the ways things can go wrong, I think it would be a really good idea if I learned to relate to other people. What do you think?” Supreme Power (3 volumes) by J. Michael Stracynski & others, published in 2004-05 A baby from another planet lands […]

Major Crimes (season 6)

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of TV shows

{5/5} “It’s great that you understand the way Commander Raydor thinks but it might be better for… well, everyone, if you let her talk first. I mean, since she’s in charge.” Major Crimes season 6, aired in 2017-18 Rusty was a witness at Philip Stroh’s trial years ago. Stroh later escaped custody, and Sharon believes […]

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

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{5/5} “Impressive. Every word in that sentence was wrong.” Star Wars: The Last Jedi, released in 2017 Rey wants Luke Skywalker to train her, but he isn’t interested after what happened with Ben Solo — who became Kylo Ren. Meanwhile, the Resistance is on the run from the First Order. When General Leia Organa is […]

Dian Fossey: Secrets in the Mist

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{4.5/5} “Digit really looks forward to the daily contacts as a source of entertainment. He often invites play by flopping over onto his back, waving his stumpy legs in the air, and looking at me smilingly as if to ask, ‘How can you resist me?’” Dian Fossey: Secrets in the Mist, aired in 2017 Dian […]

All Clear

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{5/5} “Maybe England was the front, and the real heroes were the Londoners sitting in those tube stations night after night, waiting to be blown to smithereens… And everyone on this train, waiting patiently for it to being moving again, not giving way to panic or the impulse to call Hitler and surrender just to […]

Star Trek: Aurora (season 1)

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{4/5} “Never speak ill of your ship. Your ship is your life.” Star Trek: Aurora season 1, aired in 2006-15 Kara and T’Ling take their cargo ship Aurora through a nebula to save time — other ships wouldn’t be able to do it because they don’t have armor plating. When another ship foolishly follows them […]

Superman: Grounded

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{5/5} “If we do the same things, in the same way, over and over, in time, we fall asleep in our own lives.” — Jonathan Kent Superman: Grounded (2 volumes) by J. Michael Straczynski, G. Willow Wilson, Chris Roberson & others, published in 2011 Superman is having some doubts and decides to slow things down […]

Superman: Earth One

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{4.5/5} “They’ll need to see your face so they can see there’s no evil in it… to see the gentleness and decency in you… and know that they have nothing to fear.” — Martha Kent Superman: Earth One (3 volumes) by J. Michael Straczynski, Shane Davis & others, published in 2010-15 Clark Kent has decided […]

What Happened to Monday

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{5/5} “‘Do you have a plan?’ ‘I am the plan.’” What Happened to Monday aka Seven Sisters, released in 2017 Because of overpopulation there’s now a one child policy. Of course, that doesn’t stop some people. Terrence has 7 granddaughters, septuplets. In order to not get caught by the police, they pretend to be the […]