The Autobiography of Mr. Spock

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{5/5} “The universe is a vast and wild place, and in this chaotic variety lies not disintegration, but the means to realize a fuller, more sustained unity of self. In embracing what is different in others, we become more fully ourselves.” The Autobiography of Mr. Spock by Una McCormack, published in 2021 Before his mission […]

A Quiet Place Part II

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{4.5/5} “The people that are left, they’ve become… You don’t know, do you? I do. They’re not the kind of people worth saving.” A Quiet Place Part II, released in 2020 After the attack at their house, the family must move on. But moving is very dangerous. They must be quiet, of course, to avoid […]

3rd Rock from the Sun (season 3)

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{5/5} “Do you think I want to spend my weekend pretending to be engaged to a lunatic rather than tell my parents the truth? … I’ll pick you up in the morning.” — Mary 3rd Rock from the Sun season 3, aired in 1997-98 Sally, Harry, and Tommy have returned to the home planet — […]

Lost in Space (season 3)

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{4.5/5} “Danger, Will Robinson.” Lost in Space season 3, aired in 2021 After narrowly escaping rampaging robots the 97 children of the expedition, with Judy as captain, were supposed to end up at the colony at Alpha Centauri. But they ended up following a different radar signature to the Fortuna, a ship thought lost 20 […]

Black Widow

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{4.5/5} “What was I supposed to do? You’re the only superhero person that I know.” Black Widow, released in 2021 After the Sokovia Accords, Natasha Romanoff finds a secluded place in Norway to hang out. When a mysterious figure arrives to take something she doesn’t know she has, she finds a specific old photo of […]

The Silent City

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{4.5/5} “‘The cities are a relic of the past.’ The program has said it over and over. ‘A buried past, Elisa, a disastrous past. The humans now living don’t need them. They have the right to live their own lives, to decide their own fate. Some legacies can be crushing.’” The Silent City by Elisabeth […]

The Child Garden

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{4.5/5} “Milena sat on the bus in her boiled gloves and saw a nervous light in the eyes of the actors, a fervour for accomplishments completed in youth. She saw the unfailing smiles of people in the markets, and the smiles seemed to be symptoms of disease. It seemed to Milena that nearly everything she […]

Other TV shows I’ve watched lately

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This is the talk/late show edition of this list. These are some shows that I haven’t necessarily seen full episodes of, but I’ve seen lots of clips from. The Amber Ruffin Show Amber Ruffin, who also works on Late Night with Seth Meyers, gives her unique perspective on the week’s events. Not only is she […]

Industrial Magic

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{4/5} “Vamps are dead already, remember? So where do the dead go when they die? There’s a stumper. All I know is there are no dead vampires in the ghost world. My opinion? This is their afterlife.” Industrial Magic by Kelley Armstrong, published in 2004 Paige Winterbourne builds web sites for people — she’s also […]

Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom

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{4.5/5} “I knew what he was doing, distracting me with one of our old fights, but I couldn’t resist the bait, and as I marshaled my arguments, it actually helped calm me down some. Dan was that kind of friend, a person who knew you better than you knew yourself. ‘So you’re saying that if […]