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Chaos on the Bridge

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of movies

{4.5/5} “Some writers chafed at Gene’s vision of a better future where there was no conflict… I liked the dramatic constraints it put on me as a writer… I had to find new ways to tell stories.” — Brannon Braga Chaos on the Bridge, released in 2014 When Paramount decided they were going to create […]

The Man from UNCLE

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{4.5/5} “Don’t ever make the calamitous error of mistaking my deliberate shortsightedness for blindness.” The Man from UNCLE, released in 2015 Napoleon Solo works for the CIA, after having gone on a spree of art theft across Europe. He’s in East Berlin to grab the daughter of a scientist whose knowledge of nuclear weapons they […]

The Raven Tower

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{4.5/5} “The office of Raven’s Lease offered many privileges and a share (along with the Council of the Directions) in the rule of Iraden, as well as the rule of Ard Vusktia across the strait. But there was a price: two days after the death of the Raven’s Instrument — the bird embodying the god […]

Ninefox Gambit

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{4.5/5} “She was looking out of the window as they arced into the sky, so she saw the waiting Kel bannermoth drop two bombs, neat and precise, on the site they had just left. A day’s worth of hard battle and the entire objective rendered irrelevant by high explosives. She kept watching until the explosions’ […]

Batman: Hush

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{4.5/5} “Bruce Wayne, this is Clark Kent.’ ‘I believe we’ve met.’” Batman: Hush, released in 2019 Hush shoots Batman out of the sky and he’s hurt badly. At Hush’s request, Bane and Poison Ivy were working together to get a bunch of cash from a kidnapping. Catwoman helped too, because Ivy was controlling her. Meanwhile, […]

VOY String Theory: Evolution

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{4.5/5} “While most of these hotshots around here act all blasé about rearranging planetary systems and making stars go nova, the truth is, simple games of chance entertain them endlessly. I’ve seen Q at the slots for days, shoveling in their chips and pulling the handle to see if the primordial DNA combinations the box […]

VOY String Theory: Fusion

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{4.5/5} “Chakotay was not at all surprised to see that in the space of a breath, the jovial woman who had just lingered lovingly over a child’s drawing was gone and in her place stood the most determined leader to ever right point on a Federation vessel. Sometimes he thought they had survived this long […]

Every Heart a Doorway

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{4.5/5} “Most of us are here because we want to be able to open our doors at will, at least at first. Sometimes the desire goes away. Sometimes the door comes back. Sometimes we just have to learn to deal with being exiles in our home countries.” Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire, published […]

VOY String Theory: Cohesion

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{4.5/5} “‘You would retain your individuality, Lieutenant, not become a member of the collective. You couldn’t because there is no collective here.’ Seven of Nine stopped then and considered, realizing she was not being completely accurate. ‘Actually, that is not true: we would be the collective — a collective of two.’” Star Trek: Voyager — […]

Silver in the Wood

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{4.5/5} “At once slow deep green rolled over him. He took a breath, and another, smelling old rotting leaves and healthy growth and autumn light. He felt almost as though he could have planted his feet and become a tree himself, a strong oak reaching up to the sky, brother of the old oak who […]