Interference

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of books

{4.5/5} “I still do not know why fires keep appearing at the edge of the plains. I have too many mysteries, and they have all come at the same time, like fruit that ripens at once. They might be the same kind of fruit, then, perhaps from the same tree. Which tree?” Interference by Sue […]

Contact

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of movies

{4.5/5} “My hope is that we can find a common ground, break through any obstacles that may have kept us apart.” Contact, released in 1997 Ellie Arroway is a SETI researcher — she listens for signals from space using a series of giant telescopes. One day she hears a pattern — and it’s determined that […]

Noumenon Ultra

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{4.5/5} “I think about the lives of my ancestors and what they have meant to the future. Life itself may have a greater purpose. I know the creation of more means something, though I can’t say what. Maybe each civilization is a piece of the purpose, and when one affects another we are all closer […]

The Thirteenth Floor

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{3/5} “He made himself a god, and it corrupted him.” The Thirteenth Floor, released in 1999 Douglas Hall works at a computer software company where they’ve been working on something revolutionary — an artificial world where the characters think they’re real people. His boss, Hannon Fuller, was murdered and Douglas can’t remember what he was […]

Star Trek: Voyager (season 1)

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of TV shows

{4/5} “Well now, aren’t you contentious for a minor bipedal species?” Star Trek: Voyager season 1, aired in 1995 Captain Kathryn Janeway and the USS Voyager are searching for a Maquis ship in the Badlands when they’re transported 70 000 light years away to the Delta Quadrant. It will take 75 years to get back […]

Semiosis

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{5/5} “Uri had been in an army, but I had been in a war. Soldiers win victories, but civilians merely survive, if they are lucky and clever. That can be enough, but the civilians may hate both sides, and I did. I had left Earth to escape them all, every side in every war.” Semiosis […]

Hieroglyph

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{4.5/5} “Audacious projects like the Great Pyramids, the Hoover Dam, or a moon landing didn’t just happen by accident. Someone had to imagine them and create a narrative that brought that vision to life for others. They are dreams that became real not because they were easy, but because they were hard… Big dreams — […]

Star Trek TNG: The Q Continuum — Q-Strike

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{4.5/5} “You can’t be rid of me so readily… I’ll be back if I have to wait a million years, just wait and see… I won’t be forgetting you, Q. We’ll meet again, count on it… I hope you like games, young Q, because I know whom I’m testing next. You, Q, you.” Star Trek […]

Star Trek TNG: The Q Continuum — Q-Zone

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{4.5/5} “I’ll try, Q thought, settling back into a comfortable curvature of space-time, adjusting the gravity until it fit just right and resting his head against a patch of condensed dark matter. He had to admit, in spite of his occasional reservations, there was something exceptionally stimulating about not knowing what was going to happen […]

Star Trek TNG: The Q Continuum — Q-Space

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{4.5/5} “It’s too bad, Troi thought, that the rest of the crew can’t sense Captain Picard’s passion and commitment the same way I can. Then she looked around the conference table and saw the glow of the captain’s inspiration reflected in the faces of her fellow officers… On second thought, maybe they can.” Star Trek […]