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Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist (season 1)

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of TV shows

{5/5} “I don’t think we’re really joie de vivre people.” Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist season 1, aired in 2020 When Zoey is having an MRI while listening to music during an earthquake she gains a special power — she hears and sees people singing songs about their feelings. She tries to user her power to help […]

Her

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of movies

{5/5} “I can understand how the limited perspective of an unartificial mind would perceive it that way.” Her, released in 2013 Theodore works at a company that writes letters for people. On the street everyone is in their own little world, using their ear buds to do things they used to do on their phones […]

The Hunt for Red October

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of movies

{5/5} “Personally I give us one chance in three. More tea, anyone?” The Hunt for Red October, released in 1990 In 1984 American and Soviet Union submarines play a dangerous game under the water. The Soviets’ brand new submarine Red October has a caterpillar drive is virtually silent. Captain Marko Ramius wants to defect, but […]

Counterpart (season 2)

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of TV shows

{5/5} “It’s just a precaution. It should never be used.” Counterpart season 2, aired in 2018-19 The doors between the worlds are shut. In one world, Howard is in a small room with no windows. In the other, he is living with the other Howard’s wife — Emily has woken up from her coma but […]

Arrival

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of movies

{5/5} “Like their ship or their bodies, their written language has no forward or backward direction. Linguists call this non-linear orthography. Which raises the question: Is this how they think?” Arrival, released in 2016 Twelve alien ships come to Earth and park themselves in seemingly random places. Louise, a linguist, is summoned by the army […]

Exhalation

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of books

{5/5} “The universe began as an enormous breath being held. Who knows why, but whatever the reason, I am glad that it did, because I owe my existence to that fact. All my desires and ruminations are no more and no less than eddy currents generated by the gradual exhalation of our universe. And until […]

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

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{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 […]