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Pitch Perfect 3

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of movies

{4.5/5} “‘Well, I just got kicked out of flight school for killing 300 fake people.’ ‘I hate fake people.’” Pitch Perfect 3, released in 2017 The Bellas who have graduated all have disappointing jobs. They get back together to sing at a USO tour in Europe. It turns out to be a competition — the […]

The Medusa Chronicles

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of books

{4.5/5} “We’re both in the same boat, aren’t we? Both having lived long enough to become more than a little embarrassing to our peers. Me because I’ve shown a touch too much sympathy for Machines over the years, you maybe because you’ve spent much too long in the presence of ideological contaminants like me.” The […]

Black Panther

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{4.5/5} “Like an antelope in headlights.” Black Panther, released in 2018 T’Challa, King of Wakanda, is also the Black Panther. Their country keeps their vibranium-based technology a secret from the rest of the world. T’Challa is upset to discover that his father killed his uncle — and left his cousin behind. Then his cousin shows […]

Ysabel

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{4.5/5} “You were sitting where you could grab a Coke from the fridge and listen to U2 on your headphones, and then you were in a place where a bull had just been sacrificed and a man had drunk its blood and summoned a woman to life, between fires.” Ysabel by Guy Gavriel Kay, published […]

Coco

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{4.5/5} “I thought it might have been one of those made-up things that adults tell kids, like vitamins.” Coco, released in 2017 Miguel’s family makes shoes but all he wants to do is play music. Unfortunately the one thing his family forbids is music, so he does it in secret. Then he finds out that […]

Star Trek: Discovery — Drastic Measures

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{4.5/5} “Ribiero simply wasn’t suited to crisis management. On the other hand, Kodos acted as though he was born to do it. Looking back on it, he came off somewhat less emphatic than I remember. Instead, he was cool, almost detached in a way… If only one of us had been smart enough to see […]

Star Trek: Titan — Fortune of War

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{4.5/5} “If you’re selling flotation devices, you add a markup when the customer’s drowning. Any Ferengi child knows that… At least they used to, before Nagus Rom and all his fairness and equality claptrap.” Star Trek: Titan — Fortune of War by David Mack, published in 2017 Twenty years ago the Husnock were obliterated — […]

Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams (season 1)

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of TV shows

{4.5/5} “Like… a coherent dream. Stable, rational. Longer I was there the more familiar it became. I remembered it — I remembered my life there. That’s the eerie part, like I was remembering my real life for the first time.” Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams season 1, aired in 2017-18 In “The Hood Maker” telepaths […]

Star Trek: Discovery (season 1)

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{4.5/5} “I look around here and I just… I see people living their lives. Maybe it’s not normal to us but in their own way ordinary. The emperor was wrong, this is a home. And if we give the Federation targets to attack it won’t ever be the same.” Star Trek: Discovery season 1, aired […]

Star Trek: DS9 Gamma — Original Sin

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{4.5/5} “He wondered how he would be remembered, and what history would say about his role in ending the tyranny that the Avatar brought with her. Many had interpreted The Book of Ohalu, but none had read the prophecies with the clarity and understanding that he finally had.” Star Trek: DS9 Gamma — Original Sin […]