Cosmos: Possible Worlds (season 2)

Posted on June 19th, 2020 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

{4.5/5} “It will not be we who reach Alpha Centauri and the other nearby stars. It will be a species very like us, but with more of our strengths and fewer of our weaknesses.” — Carl Sagan Cosmos: Possible Worlds (season 2), aired in 2020 We learn about Baruch Spinoza, and the Polynesian voyagers. We […]

Star Trek: TNG — Double or Nothing

Posted on June 17th, 2020 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

{4/5} “You see on that screen a dazzling array of species… but as year upon year has gone by, they have slowly lost that which made them unique, special. The Federation must pay for that loss. And the Federation must, and shall, pay for the disservice that it has done to you. You, the outcasts, […]

Question This

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

99% of the improv that I’ve watched has been the American version of Whose Line is it Anyway? But there’s one game that they don’t play on there that’s very funny: Question This. They played it on Drew Carey’s Improv-A-Ganza (which aired for one season in 2011). In this game the audience gives an answer […]

Star Trek: TNG — Double Helix: Quarantine

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

{4.5/5} “One of the drawbacks of being in a loose-knit organization like the Maquis was that orders were not always followed immediately. Sometimes a commander had to explain the situation in order to convince his subordinates to act. Of course, fighting a guerrilla war against two vastly superior forces would make anyone cautious, and Maquis […]

Julie Nolke’s funny videos

Posted on June 8th, 2020 by Dave Switzer  |  2 Comments »

Here’s a comedian I just discovered: Julie Nolke. She has some hilarious videos on her YouTube channel. I particularly like the ones where she plays two versions of herself. Here’s a 2-part video where she explains the pandemic to her past self: Explaining the Pandemic to my Past Self Explaining the Pandemic to my Past […]

Star Trek: TNG — Double Helix: Red Sector

Posted on June 6th, 2020 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

{4.5/5} “Unfortunately, the empress must walk a very thin tightrope. For her own survival as a ruler, after nearly two hundred years of anti-Federation propaganda, she must not be seen as cowardly or complacent toward the Federation. The Romulan people on the outskirts, including those in command of ships, have been told all their lives […]


Posted on June 5th, 2020 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

{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 […]

Counterpart (season 1)

Posted on June 3rd, 2020 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

{4.5/5} “And in the end, that, that capacity for love, the ability to love someone unselfishly is the only thing that will separate me from you.” Counterpart season 1, aired in 2017-18 Howard discovers that his world is not the only one. He works for a spy organization in Berlin but doesn’t have any context […]

Star Trek: TNG — Double Helix: Vectors

Posted on May 31st, 2020 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

{4.5/5} “‘The Cardassian fleet will destroy this station and everyone on it — and all of Bajor — to stop this,’ Kellec said. Again the Cardassian doctor nodded, as if destroying an entire planet’s population was something they talked about every day.” Star Trek: TNG — Double Helix: Vectors by Dean Wesley Smith & Kristine […]

Star Trek: TNG — Double Helix: Infection

Posted on May 29th, 2020 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

{4/5} “Solomon still had no idea why the General wanted to kill off so many innocent people. Not that it was his problem. But secretly, he half-wished the Federation would find the cure a little faster. He might be a member of the largest criminal organization in human space, but he didn’t consider himself a […]