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Star Trek: The Next Generation (season 5)

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of TV shows

{5/5} “I understand your concerns… Request denied.” — Acting Captain Data Star Trek: The Next Generation season 5, aired in 1991-92 Ensign Ro Laren joins the crew but people aren’t sure about her since she’s been in prison. When Ambassador Spock is spotted on Romulus, Captain Picard receives orders to find out what he’s doing […]

Star Trek: Picard (season 1)

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of TV shows

{5/5} “People in the synthetic humanoid field tend to get a little… secret planny.” Star Trek: Picard season 1, aired in 2020 Jean-Luc Picard lives on the family farm in France, having left Starfleet years ago. At that time he thought that Starfleet wasn’t responding properly to the plight of the Romulan people. Now he’s […]

Emma.

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of movies

{5/5} “I have none of the usual inducements of women to marry. Fortune I do not want. Employment I do not want. Consequence I do not want.” Emma., released in 2020 Although Emma isn’t interested in marriage for herself, she prides herself on her ability to make matches for others. When her friend Harriett receives […]

Organisms

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of books

{5/5} “All that remained was to find the right partner: another interstellar entity who’d complete the Union’s life. An entity who was smart and fun to be with. An entity whose component orgs were carbon-based. (Some of the Union’s best friends were silicon-based, but still…) What the Union was looking for was an entity with […]

Murdoch Mysteries (season 13)

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{5/5} “Sir! I know what lurks in the heart of William Murdoch. It is a passion for justice, a respect for science, and a desire to create ingenious automated machines that might one day save us from doing housework.” — Crabtree Murdoch Mysteries season 13, aired in 2019-20 Julia is at a suffragette meeting when […]

Knives Out

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of movies

{5/5} “Physical evidence can tell a clear story with a forked tongue.” Knives Out, released in 2019 Harlan Thrombey is dead, and the police are trying to determine whether it was suicide or murder. Harlan was a wealthy author, and had just withdrawn his support from family members in various ways. The police, along with […]

Star Trek: The Next Generation (season 4)

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of TV shows

{5/5} “If there’s nothing wrong with me, maybe there’s something wrong with the universe.” — Dr. Beverly Crusher Star Trek: The Next Generation season 4, aired in 1990-91 When the Enterprise is unable to destroy the Borg ship, Riker must find a new plan — one that Picard isn’t aware of. When Data’s homing beacon […]

The Aeronauts

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of movies

{5/5} “Mr. Glaisher, you’re airborne for the first time in your life. I suggest you spend less time frowning at me and more taking in this beautiful world we’ve just left.” The Aeronauts, released in 2019 Amelia Wren is a balloon pilot who makes a spectacle of herself when she goes up. James Glaisher is […]

Batman Begins

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{5/5} “You start pretending to have fun, you might even have a little by accident.” Batman Begins, released in 2005 Bruce Wayne leaves Gotham to learn how criminals think. Ducard finds him in jail and invites him to join the League of Shadows, headed by Ra’s Al Ghul. But when Ra’s Al Ghul informs him […]

Word by Word

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of books

{5/5} “Lexicographers spend a lifetime swimming through the English language in a way that no one else does; the very nature of lexicography demands it. English is a beautiful, bewildering language, and the deeper you dive into it, the more effort it takes to come up to the surface for air.” Word by Word: The […]