Star Trek: Voyager (season 4)

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{5/5} “‘So what’s it like out there in Galactic Cluster 3?’ ‘Beyond your comprehension.’” — Harry & Seven Star Trek: Voyager season 4, aired in 1997-98 When Voyager’s alliance with the Borg comes to an end, Seven of Nine is left on board with her link to the collective severed. Janeway hopes that she can […]

Mirage

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{4/5} “All we know is that the brain truly believes the experiences we feel.” Mirage, released in 2018 In 1989 on the day of a storm Nico discovers that his neighbour has killed his wife — but when he runs into the street he’s hit by a car and killed. Twenty-five years later Vera lives […]

The Lego Star Wars Holiday Special

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{4.5/5} “‘Death Star 2 feels kind of… derivative.’ ‘Mmm hmm, I suppose you have a better name?’ ‘How about Starkiller Base?’ ‘Pfft, that’s the stupidest name I ever heard.’” — Darth Vader & the Emperor The Lego Star Wars Holiday Special, released in 2020 It’s Life Day and Rey, Finn, Poe, and their friends are […]

Last Week Tonight (season 7)

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{5/5} “Time simply does not function the same way for Mitch McConnell as it does for everyone else. For instance, for us today is June 28th. But for him — based on the way that he generally thinks, speaks, and behaves — the current date is somewhere around May 12th, 1853.” Last Week Tonight season […]

A Hidden Place

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{4/5} “She took a chance, you know, telling us anything at all. But she needs somebody. She can’t live out these two weeks without somebody to bring her food, somebody to help her through the Changes — somebody who’ll know and somebody who’ll do it anyway. You know anybody else who’d do that?” A Hidden […]

The Queen’s Gambit

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{5/5} “Though I’m no longer a wife, except by a legal fiction, I believe I can learn to be a mother.” The Queen’s Gambit, aired in 2020 Beth’s mom commits suicide when she’s 9 and she goes to live in an orphanage. She becomes interested in the game of chess, and learns it from the […]

Star Trek: Voyager — Seven of Nine

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{4.5/5} “Seven now realized what a violation she had been a part of. The destruction of the individual. She had heard and, to borrow a human phrase, rolled her eyes at Captain Janeway’s ranting about humans and other sentient beings would rather be dead than assimilated. Now, she realized that the captain was right.” Star […]

Star Trek: Voyager — Marooned

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{4.5/5} “The crewmen now assembled had long since learned to live under Starfleet rules and tender their own talents to all their benefit. Chakotay wanted to tell them, these rough-and-tumble upstarts from once upon a time, how very proud he was of them.” Star Trek: Voyager — Marooned by Christie Golden, published in 1997 Voyager […]

Freaks

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{5/5} “I brought dessert.” Freaks, released in 2018 Chloe stays in the house all the time. Her dad says people are trying to kill them. He has trained her on what to do if he doesn’t return from one of his trips to get food. She plays with her friend Harper, but only when dad […]

Star Trek: Voyager — The Murdered Sun

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{4.5/5} “A few rulers throughout the ages had been hard, or as Linneas might have put it, ‘wise,’ enough to be trusted with the secret — that the great glory of Blessing was obtained only with slave labor and killing a system’s sun. But there had not been many. For the most part, the truth […]