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Star Trek: Voyager (season 7)

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of TV shows

{5/5} “Two crews, Maquis and Starfleet, are going to become one, and they’ll make as big a mark on the Delta Quadrant as it’ll make on them, by protecting people like the Ocampans, curing diseases, encouraging peace. Children like Naomi and Icheb are going to grow up on this ship and call it home. And […]

Star Trek: Voyager (season 6)

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{5/5} “Keep a docking bay open for us.” — Captain Janeway, to Admiral Paris on Earth Star Trek: Voyager season 6, aired in 1999-2000 When the Doctor starts daydreaming, he imagines that he becomes the Emergency Command Hologram when Janeway becomes incapacitated. Back on Earth, Reg Barclay has become obsessed with finding a way to […]

Star Trek: Discovery (season 3)

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{5/5} “You had me at ‘unsanctioned mission.’” — Philippa Georgiou Star Trek: Discovery season 3, aired in 2020 Burnham arrives 930 years in the future, and immediately runs into Book, a courier. He reveals that the Federation is gone, having fallen after a tragedy called the Burn. Discovery finally arrives as well, but it crashes […]

Star Trek: Voyager (season 5)

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{5/5} “There are three things to remember about being a starship captain: keep your shirt tucked in, go down with the ship… and never abandon a member of your crew.” Star Trek: Voyager season 5, aired in 1998-99 When Seven and the Doctor beam back from a nebula, Borg nanoprobes create a new drone who […]

The Mandalorian (season 2)

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{4.5/5} “‘There’s no such thing as an abandoned Sarlacc pit.’ ‘There is if you eat the Sarlacc.’” The Mandalorian season 2, aired in 2020 The Mandalorian is attempting to take the child to others of its kind. In order to do that, he’s looking for other Mandalorians to help him. He hears about one on […]

11.22.63

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{5/5} “The past doesn’t want to be changed. There are times when you feel it push back.” 11.22.63, aired in 2016 Jake is a teacher who’s just gotten a divorce. His friend Al, who owns a diner, shows him something astonishing — a portal to 1960. Al, who now has cancer, wants Jake to take […]

Star Trek: Voyager (season 4)

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{5/5} “‘So what’s it like out there in Galactic Cluster 3?’ ‘Beyond your comprehension.’” — Harry & Seven Star Trek: Voyager season 4, aired in 1997-98 When Voyager’s alliance with the Borg comes to an end, Seven of Nine is left on board with her link to the collective severed. Janeway hopes that she can […]

Last Week Tonight (season 7)

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{5/5} “Time simply does not function the same way for Mitch McConnell as it does for everyone else. For instance, for us today is June 28th. But for him — based on the way that he generally thinks, speaks, and behaves — the current date is somewhere around May 12th, 1853.” Last Week Tonight season […]

The Queen’s Gambit

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{5/5} “Though I’m no longer a wife, except by a legal fiction, I believe I can learn to be a mother.” The Queen’s Gambit, aired in 2020 Beth’s mom commits suicide when she’s 9 and she goes to live in an orphanage. She becomes interested in the game of chess, and learns it from the […]

Star Trek: Voyager (season 3)

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{4.5/5} “I don’t know what happened to you, but there can be any number of explanations: hallucination, telepathic communication from another race, repressed memory, momentary contact with a parallel reality — take your pick. The universe is such a strange place.” Star Trek: Voyager season 3, aired in 1996-97 When Janeway mind melds with Tuvok […]