Interviews with Star Trek actors on Shuttlepod

Posted on January 28th, 2023 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

Shuttlepod is hosted by Connor Trinneer and Dominic Keating, Trip and Malcolm on Enterprise. They have outstanding interviews with people like Walter Koenig, Andrew Robinson, Nicole de Boer, and Nana Visitor. They’ve also talked to a small number of behind-the-scenes people, like Rick Berman and Brannon Braga. In addition to talking about Star Trek specifically, […]

Devs

Posted on January 27th, 2023 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

{5/5} “I sorta mentally prepped myself for a high-speed police chase and 20 years in jail, but… OK, let’s try it your way.” Devs, aired in 2020 Sergei is excited to move up to the top-secret Devs department at his company, Amaya. But when he finds out what they’re doing, he decides he has to […]

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (season 6)

Posted on January 25th, 2023 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

{5/5} “Lucky for you, space is big. There are a lot of other nice girls out there — with or without spots.” — Vic, to Bashir and Quark Star Trek: Deep Space Nine season 6, aired in 1997-98 Captain Sisko has temporarily abandoned Deep Space Nine, and it’s in the hands of the Dominion and […]

Children of Memory

Posted on January 23rd, 2023 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

{4/5} “Heorest Holt was forced to admit that nobody had thought it through properly back on Earth, because you couldn’t have, not really. Not being as ignorant as they had been of what was waiting out among the stars. And a lot of people had desperately bought into the idea of pre-prepared Edens because what […]

Oxygen

Posted on January 21st, 2023 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

{4.5/5} “Please provide the administrator password to continue.” Oxygen, released in 2021 A woman wakes up in a cryogenic chamber. She seems to be OK but she can’t get out. There’s a computer that can answer some questions. She doesn’t remember her name, and when she asks the computer he says Omicron 267. She gradually […]

Willow (season 1)

Posted on January 18th, 2023 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

“‘What are you doing?’ ‘I’m rescuing you.’ ‘Was no one else available?’” Willow season 1, aired in 2022-23 I don’t usually review TV shows that I didn’t watch all of, but I have things to say about this one. I would likely give it 3.5/5. The movie Willow was one of my favourites as a […]

Andor (season 1)

Posted on January 15th, 2023 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

{5/5} “We’ve grown reliant on Imperial tech and we’ve made ourselves vulnerable. There’s a growing list of things we’ve known and forgotten, things they’ve pushed us to forget. Things like freedom.” Andor season 1, aired in 2022 Cassian Andor kills 2 guards who are harassing him, and is worried people will be asking questions. A […]

China exhibiting control over Hollywood

Posted on January 15th, 2023 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

All Hollywood studios want to release their movies in China, because of the large market. But the Chinese government won’t allow you to say certain things — they won’t allow you to say Taiwan is a country, and they won’t allow you to say the Dalai Lama is a great guy. Richard Gere found out […]

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine — The 34th Rule

Posted on January 15th, 2023 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

{4.5/5} “Earlier, Quark had heard the shapeshifter come in, had heard the strange liquid rushing sound Odo made whenever he moved quickly, no matter his form. The sound, though nearly subaudible, was unmistakable to Ferengi ears. Quark had never let on to Odo that he could sometimes hear the internal flow of the changeling’s fluidal […]

Kimi

Posted on January 14th, 2023 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

{5/5} “Trust me, I know bad. I used to moderate for Facebook.” Kimi, released in 2022 Angela works for a company that makes Kimi, a device like Alexa but even better. She helps teach Kimi what phrases mean that she’s having trouble with, like new slang. She’s been staying in her apartment during the pandemic […]