Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance (season 1)

Posted on March 13th, 2020 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

{4.5/5} “Upset balance. Seek life eternal. Bah! Everything grows old. Everything passes on. Hm. All, it seems, but Aughra. Ah, Aughra born old.” The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance season 1, aired in 2019 Aughra entrusted the Crystal of Truth to the Skeksis in return for an orrery that she can use to travel the […]

Star Trek: Titan — Absent Enemies

Posted on March 10th, 2020 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

{4.5/5} “It was one more occupational hazard of travel by transporter. Yes, beaming had no harmful effects on the body. But human lungs weren’t accustomed to dramatic changes in the temperature and composition of consecutive breaths.” Star Trek: Titan — Absent Enemies by John Jackson Miller, published in 2014 Captain Christine Vale and the Titan […]

Murdoch Mysteries (season 13)

Posted on March 10th, 2020 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

{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 […]

Star Trek: TNG — The Stuff of Dreams

Posted on March 9th, 2020 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

{4.5/5} “Frankly, I didn’t want Enterprise to be a part of this. I told Starfleet that your personal experience with the nexus might cloud your judgment. But Command felt your insight would be valuable. I have operational authority here, Picard. I’ve made my decision and Starfleet has authorized it.” Star Trek: TNG — The Stuff […]

DaCapo Choir’s “Life and love and wings”

Posted on March 8th, 2020 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

I attended the DaCapo Chamber Choir’s concert “life and love and wings.” The title is from a poem by e. e. cummings. Here’s the program: Lux aeterna — Edward Elgar From a Distant Star — Jeff Enns Let My Love Be Heart — Jake Runestad I thank You God for most this amazing day — […]

Star Trek: Shadow of the Machine

Posted on March 7th, 2020 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

{4.5/5} “There’ll always be a neural parasite or a V’Ger entity for us to deal with, but they only serve to remind us how important Starfleet is. We extend the hand of friendship on behalf of the Federation to everyone we meet. It’s who we are.” Star Trek: Shadow of the Machine by Scott Harrison, […]

Knives Out

Posted on March 2nd, 2020 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

{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 on February 28th, 2020 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

{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 […]

Star Trek: TNG — Mirror Broken

Posted on February 27th, 2020 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

{4.5/5} “The Empire’s resources are strained to the breaking point. Without some different kinds of thinking, I don’t know how much longer Earth can hold out. We’re going to have to start making our own new opportunities.” Star Trek: TNG — Mirror Broken by David Tipton & Scott Tipton, published in 2018 Star Trek: TNG […]

Star Trek: TNG — Hive

Posted on February 25th, 2020 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

{4/5} “We pursued total assimilation of the galaxy. We attained the power to do this, but lost the ability to ask why it was worth doing.” Star Trek: TNG — Hive by Brannon Braga, published in 2013 The Borg are back, but this time they have a different message — they don’t want to assimilate […]