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Star Trek: New Earth — Rough Trails

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of books

{4.5/5} “They’re made at God, or fate, or Evan Pardonett for not protecting them from what everybody in Starfleet already knows — that the frontier isn’t romantic or poetic or glamorous. It’s just hard. Starfleet is just the easiest place to aim that anger, since they don’t want to aim it on themselves.” Star Trek: […]

Star Trek: New Earth — Belle Terre

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of books

{4.5/5} “But he couldn’t imagine spending his life here, either, no matter how beautiful it was. Space was too big, with too many mysteries to explore. He didn’t mind guarding this colony for a while, as long as they needed him and the Enterprise. It was a challenge unlike any he had had before. But […]

Star Trek: Wagon Train to the Stars

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{4.5/5} “Only with great bitterness did he cling to the tiny thread that this is what he counted on McCoy to do, this kind of seething honesty that burned every decision down to its core. Kirk depended on the doctor’s natural dissent to read the handwriting on every wall.” Star Trek: New Earth — Wagon […]

Ancillary Sword

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of books

{4.5/5} “The poet had been executed fifteen hundred years ago — her version of the event had cast Anaander as the villain and ended with the promise that the dead Nakaaia would return to revenge herself. It had been almost utterly forgotten inside Radch space, because singing it, possibly even knowing it existed, could easily […]

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of movies

{4.5/5} “I just need to destroy this big machine real quick before the space-time continuum collapses. Don’t move.” Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, released in 2018 Miles Morales is having normal teenager problems when he’s bit by a spider and gains the power of Spider-Man. But there’s already a Spider-Man, so who does that make him? […]

Star Trek: Double, Double

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{4.5/5} “He required food, oxygen, insulation from the cold of space. He could be stricken by disease, irreparably damaged through the use of force. And in time, he would simply die of old age. Androids, of course, had no such liabilities.” Star Trek: Double, Double by Michael Jan Friedman, published in 1989 Captain Kirk thought […]

Manifest (season 1)

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of TV shows

{4.5/5} “This is understanding what my life has become — our lives. If we can’t answer that, we’re never going to be able to get back to normal.” Manifest season 1, aired in 2018-19 A plane lands after experiencing nothing more unusual than turbulence. But when they start talking to the people on the ground, […]

Batman: Mask of the Phantasm

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of movies

{4.5/5} “That’s what I want to see, a nice big smile.” Batman: Mask of the Phantasm, released in 1993 The Phantasm is killing off bad guys and making it look like it was Batman. Some in the police force are ready to bring Batman down, but Jim Gordon knows it’s not him. Meanwhile, Bruce Wayne’s […]

Batman: Under the Red Hood

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{4.5/5} “I gotta say, I miss watching you work.” Batman: Under the Red Hood, released in 2010 Batman and Nightwing are concerned about a new masked man in town who goes by the name the Red Hood. He’s got all the drug lords working for him, but he has his own code of honour. But […]

Star Trek: The Shocks of Adversity

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{4.5/5} “Satrav did not misunderstand Sulu and Chekov; he refused to listen to them, or to accept their input as valid. This incident, as well as others, illustrate the Domain’s propensity for unilateral action, and an unwillingness to engage in the type of cooperative effort we had agreed to.” Star Trek: The Shocks of Adversity […]