The Autobiography of Mr. Spock

Posted on January 18th, 2022 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

{5/5} “The universe is a vast and wild place, and in this chaotic variety lies not disintegration, but the means to realize a fuller, more sustained unity of self. In embracing what is different in others, we become more fully ourselves.” The Autobiography of Mr. Spock by Una McCormack, published in 2021 Before his mission […]

A Quiet Place Part II

Posted on January 17th, 2022 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

{4.5/5} “The people that are left, they’ve become… You don’t know, do you? I do. They’re not the kind of people worth saving.” A Quiet Place Part II, released in 2020 After the attack at their house, the family must move on. But moving is very dangerous. They must be quiet, of course, to avoid […]

3rd Rock from the Sun (season 3)

Posted on January 15th, 2022 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

{5/5} “Do you think I want to spend my weekend pretending to be engaged to a lunatic rather than tell my parents the truth? … I’ll pick you up in the morning.” — Mary 3rd Rock from the Sun season 3, aired in 1997-98 Sally, Harry, and Tommy have returned to the home planet — […]

DC Extended Universe

Posted on January 15th, 2022 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

Here’s an update to this list. DC has announced a couple of exciting movies and some question marks. Man of Steel 2013 -> 4.5/5 Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice 2016 -> 4/5 Suicide Squad 2016 -> watched the first half Wonder Woman 2017 -> 5/5 Justice League 2017 -> 4.5/5 Aquaman 2018 -> 4.5/5 […]

The Marvel Cinematic Universe

Posted on January 15th, 2022 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

Here’s an updated version of this list. Here are my mini-reviews of the first 5 movies. As usual, Marvel has announced a bunch of exciting movies for the next couple of years. Iron Man 2008 -> 4.5/5 The Incredible Hulk 2008 -> 4/5 Iron Man 2 2010 -> 4/5 Thor 2011 -> 4/5 Captain America: […]

Best soundtracks by year

Posted on January 13th, 2022 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

Here’s an updated version of this list. I have added soundtracks that I heard first in 2018. The big winner of 2018 is Lorne Balfe for his masterpiece Mission: Impossible — Fallout. Year Winner Runner Ups Honourable Mentions 2018 Mission: Impossible — Fallout Avengers: Infinity War Freaks     Ocean’s Eight Soul     Solo: […]

Lost in Space (season 3)

Posted on January 12th, 2022 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

{4.5/5} “Danger, Will Robinson.” Lost in Space season 3, aired in 2021 After narrowly escaping rampaging robots the 97 children of the expedition, with Judy as captain, were supposed to end up at the colony at Alpha Centauri. But they ended up following a different radar signature to the Fortuna, a ship thought lost 20 […]

Best soundtracks by year

Posted on January 9th, 2022 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

Here’s an updated version of this list. I decided to add some to the bottom of the list, going back to 1959. Many of the old soundtracks are from John Barry or Henry Mancini. Year Winner Runner Ups Honourable Mentions 2017 Star Wars: The Last Jedi Justice League Blade Runner 2049     Pitch Perfect […]

Star Trek

Posted on January 9th, 2022 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

Here’s an update to this list. The Original Series I don’t read all of these but I do pick up the ones that are written by authors I know or look particularly interesting. I’ve also reread a few of the best older ones. Spock Must Die! by James Blish 1970 -> 2/5 The Entropy Effect […]

Best fantasy novels by decade

Posted on January 8th, 2022 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

Here’s an update to this list.   Winner Runner Ups Decade Author Title Author Title 2020s Matt Haig The Midnight Library Robert Jackson Bennett Shorefall       Claire North Notes from the Burning Age       Jo Walton Or What You Will 2010s Claire North The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August Julie […]