Serenity: No Power in the ‘Verse

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{5/5} “Now, why don’t you explain just what Bea told you about our operation, and maybe I’ll consider not killing you all on the spot.” Serenity: No Power in the ‘Verse by Chris Roberson et al, published in 2017 Bea has been taken by the Alliance. In order to free her Mal decides to temporarily […]

Last Week Tonight (season 4)

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{5/5} “For now let’s move on to President Trump, the silver lining for anyone who died in 2015.” Last Week Tonight season 4, aired in 2017 John Oliver continues to bring us stories we need to hear, in a funny-yet-serious way: Tibetan sovereignty and human rights gerrymandering net neutrality vaccines local news nuclear waste presidential […]

The Theory of Everything

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{5/5} “Your glasses are always dirty.” The Theory of Everything, released in 2014 Stephen Hawking is a physics student and Jane Wilde is an arts student at Cambridge in 1963. Just as they start to pursue a romance, Stephen finds out that he has motor neuron disease. The doctor gives him only 2 years to […]

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

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{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. […]

DaCapo Choir’s “The Colour of Freedom”

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of music

I went to DaCapo Chamber Choir’s concert titled “The Colour of Freedom.” This concert is the start of DaCapo’s “three-year series inspired by the global refugee situation. The series is organized around general themes of Displacement (this season), Resettlement (18/19), and Renewal (19/20). Motivating the plan is the conviction that art is necessary and possibly […]

Infinity’s Shore

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{4.5/5} “The Tabernacle colonists dreamed of escaping to some place out of sight of bureaucrats and Galactic clans — a place to breed freely and fulfill the old romance of colonizing a frontier. In contrast, your Danik forbears rushed to embrace a tall tale they were told by a band of smooth talkers. A flattering […]

Dark Matter (season 3)

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{5/5} “Why do you want to come through anyway — grass is always greener on the other side of the interdimensional portal?” Dark Matter season 3, aired in 2017 An explosion aboard a station housing important diplomats has started a war. Five stopped a bomb from going off on the station. But Ryo, formerly known […]

Looper

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{5/5} “I don’t want to talk about time travel because if we start talking about it then we’re going to be here all day talking about it, making diagrams with straws.” Looper, released in 2012 Joe is a looper. He works for the mob, killing people they send from the future at a specific time […]

Star Trek: DTI — Shield of the Gods

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{4.5/5} “You wound me, Miss — ah, Agent Garcia. I learned my lesson the last time. Rule of Acquisition Number 248: ‘The definition of insanity is trying the same failed scheme and expecting different results.’” Star Trek: Department of Temporal Investigations — Shield of the Gods by Christopher L. Bennett, published in 2017 Daiyar, a […]

Star Trek: DTI — Time Lock

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{4.5/5} “I have just activated the Vault’s time lock protocol. This is a time dilation field designed to slow time within the facility at a geometrically progressing rate… That means that, from our perspective, those Starfleet reinforcements are coming faster by the moment.” Star Trek: Department of Temporal Investigations — Time Lock by Christopher L. […]