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Star Trek: TNG — Collateral Damage

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{4.5/5} “You might think yourself guilty, only to discover exculpatory factors. Or you might think yourself not guilty, only to find out that you’ve committed crimes of which you were unaware. But most important of all: It’s irrelevant. Because all that matters when this mess is done is what the state can prove — and […]

Star Trek: TNG — Available Light

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{4.5/5} “Our search for the truth must be unrelenting. We have to use every legal means at our disposal, shine all available light into every corner, so that no one can hide. It all has to come out. Every last distasteful shred of truth has to be laid bare for all to see. Otherwise, we’ll […]

The Oppenheimer Alternative

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{4.5/5} “I mean, look, if someone said we should put a man on the moon within a decade, I’d balk. But men — and women and children — on Mars, within eight decades? A massive space habitat far enough from the sun to survive the photospheric purge within the same timeframe? Easy.” The Oppenheimer Alternative […]

Star Trek: TNG — The First Virtue

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{4.5/5} “Listen to yourselves! … Squabbling like children tearing at a new toy! You are diplomats, every one of you. You represent the highest virtues your people have to offer. I understand that tempers are running high, but let us move forward with our eyes open — so that we may truly see and understand […]

Cosmos: Possible Worlds (season 2)

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{4.5/5} “It will not be we who reach Alpha Centauri and the other nearby stars. It will be a species very like us, but with more of our strengths and fewer of our weaknesses.” — Carl Sagan Cosmos: Possible Worlds (season 2), aired in 2020 We learn about Baruch Spinoza, and the Polynesian voyagers. We […]

Star Trek: TNG — Double Helix: Quarantine

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{4.5/5} “One of the drawbacks of being in a loose-knit organization like the Maquis was that orders were not always followed immediately. Sometimes a commander had to explain the situation in order to convince his subordinates to act. Of course, fighting a guerrilla war against two vastly superior forces would make anyone cautious, and Maquis […]

Star Trek: TNG — Double Helix: Red Sector

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{4.5/5} “Unfortunately, the empress must walk a very thin tightrope. For her own survival as a ruler, after nearly two hundred years of anti-Federation propaganda, she must not be seen as cowardly or complacent toward the Federation. The Romulan people on the outskirts, including those in command of ships, have been told all their lives […]

Counterpart (season 1)

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{4.5/5} “And in the end, that, that capacity for love, the ability to love someone unselfishly is the only thing that will separate me from you.” Counterpart season 1, aired in 2017-18 Howard discovers that his world is not the only one. He works for a spy organization in Berlin but doesn’t have any context […]

Star Trek: TNG — Double Helix: Vectors

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{4.5/5} “‘The Cardassian fleet will destroy this station and everyone on it — and all of Bajor — to stop this,’ Kellec said. Again the Cardassian doctor nodded, as if destroying an entire planet’s population was something they talked about every day.” Star Trek: TNG — Double Helix: Vectors by Dean Wesley Smith & Kristine […]

Star Trek: The Next Generation — Crossover

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{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 […]