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Planet Earth II

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of TV shows

{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 by Dave Switzer under Reviews of books

{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 […]

Star Trek: TNG — Triangle: Imzadi II

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of books

{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 […]

To Be Taught, If Fortunate

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{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 by Dave Switzer under Reviews of movies

{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: First Contact

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{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 […]

Star Trek: The Next Generation — Imzadi

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of books

{5/5} “‘Saying things like “I think it’s clouding up” was always a good way to ease yourself into talking about something a bit more uncomfortable.’ Guinan inclined her head slightly toward the viewport. ‘But look at that. Not much to say, is there? “Hmm… looks like a vacuum today. And they predict more of the […]

The Boxtrolls

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{5/5} “‘Ever wonder what they’re thinking about, Mr. Trout?’ ‘I imagine they’re reevaluating their life choices.’” The Boxtrolls, released in 2014 The boxtrolls come out at night to steal little things from the humans that they find interesting. And once they stole a toddler — Eggs has been raised by the boxtrolls and doesn’t even […]

Battlestar Galactica

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of TV shows

{5/5} “So say we all.” Battlestar Galactica, aired in 2003 The Cylons haven’t been seen in 40 years, but now they’re back. They start by blowing up the station the humans built to function as a place for humans and Cylons to meet. Meanwhile, the Galactica under Commander Adama is an old ship that’s about […]

A Parks and Recreation Special

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{5/5} “Honey, did you put all the caps back on the cleaning supplies?” A Parks and Recreation Special, aired in 2020 While everyone is social distancing, Leslie Knope calls her friends regularly to make sure they’re OK. She also wants to get the word out about social distancing, washing hands, and paying attention to your […]