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Star Trek: Burning Dreams

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of books

{4.5/5} “When, the Magistrate wondered, had they… ceased to think of the two human subjects as, well, subjects, as creatures, which was to say inferiors, and begun to think of them as co-equal? It was a puzzlement. Much of the Talosians’ certainty about what they were doing and why had been challenged by the arrival […]

Star Trek: Vulcan’s Glory

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of books

{4.5/5} “I can assure you that no mission is ever just routine. Every time we go out, we learn something. We blaze new trails into the unknown. But remember, space is not our ally. The Enterprise is This is a fine ship, and I insist on a superior crew. I know you’ll live up to […]

Star Trek: The Rings of Time

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of books

{4.5/5} “You know how the brass is frowning on time travel these days. They don’t want to risk changing history, not after some of the close calls we’ve had in the last few years. We’ll probably have some explaining to do to that new temporal investigation agency when we get back.” Star Trek: The Rings […]

Star Trek: Cast No Shadow

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of books

{4.5/5} “Their great leader Kahless knew there was a turncoat in his camp, so he made them all stand with their backs to a huge fire. When the light from the fire fell on them, one warrior, who was a spy for Kahless’s brother Molor, had no shadow. Kahless declared that because the man was […]

Star Trek: “The Mission” and Other Stories

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of books

{4.5/5} “He’s wishing for something he doesn’t have. Something he wants. If he is just a hologram programmed to react by a computer, how could he possibly wish for anything? All he would know, all he could know, is what he has. But to wish — ah, you have to be human to desire more […]

Star Trek: SNW — The Illyrian Enigma

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of books

{4.5/5} “So why does it feel like I’m betraying April’s trust? I’m upset about Una, it’s true. Am I letting that cloud my judgment? Putting my devotion to my crew above my duty as captain? I tell myself no. And try to believe it.” Star Trek: Strange New Worlds — The Illyrian Enigma by Kirsten […]

Star Trek: Discovery — Somewhere to Belong

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of books

{4.5/5} “We have survived as a civilization because each of us understands our commitment to the whole… Thanks to uncounted severe lessons, we have come to understand we can rely on no one but ourselves. In the end, we are the only ones who have never disappointed us — or betrayed us.” Star Trek: Discovery […]

Star Trek: DS9 — Prophecy and Change

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of books

{5/5} “Every one of us is so wronged and dishonored and inflicted with the deaths of those nearest and dearest to us that we righteously believe that we have the right to strike the last blow!… But let me ask you a serious question, my fellow long-suffering Cardassian: have you thought about what this world […]

Steve Shives’ videos about Star Trek & politics

Posted by Dave Switzer under From the web

I’ve mentioned Steve Shives’ videos before here and here and here. He has lots of videos about Star Trek and things of a political nature. He debunks conspiracy theories and has “Five Stupid Things About” all kinds of topics. He’s very articulate, and I agree with him often. Here he discusses some underutilized Star Trek […]

Star Trek

Posted by Dave Switzer under My thoughts

Here’s an update to this list. The Original Series I’ve read a lot of books in this series, and I’ve also reread a few of the best older ones. Spock Must Die! by James Blish 1970 -> 2/5 The Entropy Effect by Vonda N. McIntyre 1981 -> 4.5/5 Yesterday’s Son by A. C. Crispin 1983 […]