Planet Earth II

Posted on May 24th, 2020 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

{5/5} “The limited food and space on small islands can often lead to intense competition. But some islands are immense, more like miniature continents, and these provide opportunities for life to experiment and evolve.” Planet Earth II, aired in 2016 This is really season 2 of Planet Earth. The 6 episodes focus on: islands, mountains, […]

Star Trek: The Next Generation — Q-Squared

Posted on May 23rd, 2020 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

{5/5} “Then Guinan did something extraordinary. She actually vaulted over the bar, her long red robe swirling around her. She did it effortlessly, as if gravity had little or no interest in her. She stood toe-to-toe with Trelane, and Beverly started to take a step forward. Without looking at her, Guinan put out a commanding […]

The interview you need right now

Posted on May 22nd, 2020 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

Here’s Stephen Colbert interviewing Vice President Joe Biden. Biden reminds you what “presidential” looks like and gives you hope for the future: Joe Biden: Trump Put The Country In A Terrible Spot By Failing To Act – EXTENDED INTERVIEW

Star Trek: TNG — Triangle: Imzadi II

Posted on May 21st, 2020 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

{5/5} “I suggest you read the works of Shakespeare… preferably in the original Klingon. You will find Romeo and Juliet, in particular, most instructive. Warring houses, murder, suicide… I tell you, Alexander… it makes you proud to be a Klingon.” Star Trek: TNG — Triangle: Imzadi II by Peter David, published in 1998 After the […]

Star Trek movies

Posted on May 17th, 2020 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

Here’s an update to this list. The original series Star Trek: The Motion Picture 1979 -> 3.5/5 Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan 1982 -> 5/5 Star Trek III: The Search for Spock 1984 -> 5/5 Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home 1986 -> 5/5 Star Trek V: The Final Frontier 1989 -> 4/5 […]

Star Trek: Nemesis

Posted on May 17th, 2020 by Dave Switzer  |  1 Comment »

{3.5/5} “Will Riker, you have been my trusted right arm for fifteen years. You have kept my course true and steady. Deanna Troi, you’ve been my guide… and my conscience. You have helped me recognize the better parts of myself.” Star Trek: Nemesis, released in 2002 The Enterprise-E detects a positronic signature and they head […]

To Be Taught, If Fortunate

Posted on May 17th, 2020 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

{5/5} “As an astronaut, you know conceptually that you’re going to another world, that you’re going to see alien life. You know this, and yet there is nothing that can prepare you for it. It’s going to the zoo and seeing an animal you’ve never heard of. It’s seeing footage of a deep sea jelly […]

Star Trek: Insurrection

Posted on May 16th, 2020 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

{5/5} “Do you remember when we used to be explorers?” Star Trek: Insurrection, released in 1998 Data has been part of a Starfleet mission on the planet of the Ba’ku. But Admiral Dougherty contacts the Enterprise-E asking for Data’s specifications, because Data has gone rogue and fired on his comrades. Dougherty tells Captain Picard not […]

Star Trek: The Next Generation — Crossover

Posted on May 15th, 2020 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

{4.5/5} “Pausing dramatically, the governor waited for a response from the crowd — the sort of approval that greeted him earlier in the proceedings. But this time, silence was his only answer. And in that silence, Spock believed he saw the eventual end of the Romulan Empire.” Star Trek: The Next Generation — Crossover by […]

Star Trek: First Contact

Posted on May 15th, 2020 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

{5/5} “You broke your little ships.” Star Trek: First Contact, released in 1996 The Borg have returned to Federation space, and this time they travel into the past in order to assimilate Earth. Captain Picard and the Enterprise-E follow them to the past, where they encounter Zephram Cochrane. Cochrane is the first person to fly […]