Star Trek: Discovery — Fear Itself

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{4.5/5} “The simulation helped to keep Saru focused and , more importantly, it was a constant reminder of the singular truth that he believed above all others — the universe was an inherently dangerous place, which would kill the unwary and the unprepared in a heartbeat.” Star Trek: Discovery — Fear Itself by James Swallow, […]

The Crossing (season 1)

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{4.5/5} “If you tell the truth about where we’re from, we will become a commodity. There are many wonderful things about this time but it isn’t without dangers, and we have to be very careful. No one can know the truth.” The Crossing season 1, aired in 2018 A small town sheriff finds a bunch […]

Solo: A Star Wars Story

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{4.5/5} “Everything you heard about me is true.” Solo: A Star Wars Story, released in 2018 Han Solo escapes from Corellia by falling in with some smugglers. They run into some trouble completing their job, and the boss demands that they take someone along on the next job — Qi’ra, the woman Han left behind. […]

Star Trek: Sarek

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{5/5} “Amanda Grayson Sarek possessed great strength, fortitude, and courage: the strength to survive a world that poses great hardships for outworlders; the fortitude to endure the suspicion and distrust in which humans were frequently held; and the courage to forever alter the way Vulcans view the people of Terra. She changed us, not through […]

Annihilation

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{4/5} “Something here is making giant waves in the gene pool.” Annihilation, released in 2018 Lena is a professor of medicine. She thought her husband, who was in the military, was dead but he returns after a year. He behaves oddly and she eventually finds out he’s the only one who survived entering a mysterious […]

Gotham (season 4)

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{5/5} “An invitation? After I killed your father’s last remaining loyalists? Perhaps you overestimate the pleasure of your company.” Gotham season 4, aired in 2017-18 The Penguin has made a deal with the Commissioner and the Mayor — criminals with “licenses” will be ignored by the GCPD. Jim isn’t happy about this but Harvey asks […]

Star Trek: The Lost Years

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{4.5/5} “What if I made you an admiral without chaining you to that desk? If I made you a special envoy, put you in Admiral Ciana’s department as a troubleshooter? If it’s excitement you want, we could have you warping all over the galaxy again.” Star Trek: The Lost Years by J. M. Dillard, published […]

The Good Place (season 2)

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{5/5} “Tahani — it’s such a pretty name. My name is super boring. Gen. Which is short for hydrogen. Which was the only thing in existence at the time when I was born.” The Good Place season 2, aired in 2017-18 When Eleanor deduced that they were in the Bad Place, Michael erased their memories […]

Star Trek: Spock’s World

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{5/5} “‘Doctor,’ Spock said, ‘in the modern Vulcan language, the word for “idiot” is derived directly from an older compound word that means “one who fails to participate in civil affairs.”‘” Star Trek: Spock’s World by Diane Duane, published in 1988 Vulcan is having a referendum on whether to secede from the Federation. Sarek has […]

Agents of SHIELD (season 5)

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{5/5} “An old woman tells you that she was your daughter and that you’ll save the planet from cracking apart — doesn’t happen every day.” Agents of SHIELD season 5, aired in 2017-18 The team unexpectedly finds themselves aboard a spaceship, sent there by a monolith. One of the people on the ship says they’re […]