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. […]

Blade Runner 2049

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{4.5/5} “I know what’s real.” Blade Runner 2049, released in 2017 It’s been 30 years since Deckard and Rachel left Los Angeles. K, a blade runner who knows he’s a replicant, is still hunting down illegal replicants. But then he finds out that a replicant has had a child — and everyone is very interested […]

Star Trek: Discovery — Desperate Hours

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{4.5/5} “Burnham headed for the transporter room, where her next official duty would be to welcome to the Shenzhou the one person in the galaxy she had hoped never to see again, and who would now be coming aboard at her invitation. I get the distinct impression this constitutes a working definition of irony.” Star […]

Star Trek: DTI — The Collectors

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{4.5/5} “Oh, for — Gariff, stand up and open your eyes. If it’ll make you feel better, I promise to wipe your memory before I send you back. But right now I may need you. This isn’t the right timeline.” Star Trek: Department of Temporal Investigations — The Collectors by Christopher L. Bennett, published in […]

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 […]

Orphan Black (season 5)

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{5/5} “You gave me life. I know you can take that away. You can’t take away my humanity.” Orphan Black season 5, aired in 2017 Sarah, Cosima, and Delphine are on the Island, where Susan has her laboratory. There’s also a settlement on the Island called Revival with people from around the world. Mrs. S. […]

Brightness Reef

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{4.5/5} “Are we unique? In some Galactic languages, the question does not even parse as sane. One can find a precedent for anything in the archives of a billion years.” Brightness Reef by David Brin, published in 1995 The world Jijo has been declared fallow by the Galactics. But members of 6 races landed there […]

Orphan Black (season 4)

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{5/5} “‘What is it, mother? What is our greater good?’ ‘To control human evolution, darling. To create a more perfect human being.’” Orphan Black season 4, aired in 2016 MK, a clone who’d been in contact with Beth, calls Sarah and tells her she’s not safe where she is — so once again she moves. […]

Star Trek: DS9 — Enigma Tales

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{4.5/5} “In the enigma tale as we have known it… we have evidence that literature — that art — encodes into itself, despite all attempts at extirpation, critiques of the world in which it is created. In the enigma tale these authors tried to address — through the medium of the puzzle, the riddle — […]

Star Trek: TNG — Hearts and Minds

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{4.5/5} “Having participated in numerous first contact situations over the course of his career, he always tried to wonder what the representatives of the other party were thinking during the opening moments of such a meeting. Fear? Uncertainty? Anticipation or hope? Picard had seen all of those reactions and everything in between.” Star Trek: TNG […]