Star Trek: The Next Generation (season 5)

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{5/5} “I understand your concerns… Request denied.” — Acting Captain Data Star Trek: The Next Generation season 5, aired in 1991-92 Ensign Ro Laren joins the crew but people aren’t sure about her since she’s been in prison. When Ambassador Spock is spotted on Romulus, Captain Picard receives orders to find out what he’s doing […]

Vivarium

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{4.5/5} “You’re a mystery and I’m going to solve you.” Vivarium, released in 2019 Gemma and Tom are looking to buy a house. When they go to the real estate office, a guy named Martin tells them all about a new subdivision called Yonder. They aren’t expecting to buy a house there but they take […]

Star Trek: Picard (season 1)

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{5/5} “People in the synthetic humanoid field tend to get a little… secret planny.” Star Trek: Picard season 1, aired in 2020 Jean-Luc Picard lives on the family farm in France, having left Starfleet years ago. At that time he thought that Starfleet wasn’t responding properly to the plight of the Romulan people. Now he’s […]

Star Trek: TNG — The Last Stand

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{4.5/5} “We’ve been seeing the Krann only as wanderers, as rootless transients. We’ve been thinking that Krann society must have been affected in any number of bad ways by their ceaseless traveling. We forgot that the Krann live here. They’re used to being transients — except that they don’t think of themselves as that.” Star […]

Organisms

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{5/5} “All that remained was to find the right partner: another interstellar entity who’d complete the Union’s life. An entity who was smart and fun to be with. An entity whose component orgs were carbon-based. (Some of the Union’s best friends were silicon-based, but still…) What the Union was looking for was an entity with […]

Star Trek: Titan — Absent Enemies

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{4.5/5} “It was one more occupational hazard of travel by transporter. Yes, beaming had no harmful effects on the body. But human lungs weren’t accustomed to dramatic changes in the temperature and composition of consecutive breaths.” Star Trek: Titan — Absent Enemies by John Jackson Miller, published in 2014 Captain Christine Vale and the Titan […]

Star Trek: TNG — The Stuff of Dreams

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{4.5/5} “Frankly, I didn’t want Enterprise to be a part of this. I told Starfleet that your personal experience with the nexus might cloud your judgment. But Command felt your insight would be valuable. I have operational authority here, Picard. I’ve made my decision and Starfleet has authorized it.” Star Trek: TNG — The Stuff […]

Star Trek: Shadow of the Machine

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{4.5/5} “There’ll always be a neural parasite or a V’Ger entity for us to deal with, but they only serve to remind us how important Starfleet is. We extend the hand of friendship on behalf of the Federation to everyone we meet. It’s who we are.” Star Trek: Shadow of the Machine by Scott Harrison, […]

Star Trek: The Next Generation (season 4)

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{5/5} “If there’s nothing wrong with me, maybe there’s something wrong with the universe.” — Dr. Beverly Crusher Star Trek: The Next Generation season 4, aired in 1990-91 When the Enterprise is unable to destroy the Borg ship, Riker must find a new plan — one that Picard isn’t aware of. When Data’s homing beacon […]

Star Trek: TNG — Mirror Broken

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{4.5/5} “The Empire’s resources are strained to the breaking point. Without some different kinds of thinking, I don’t know how much longer Earth can hold out. We’re going to have to start making our own new opportunities.” Star Trek: TNG — Mirror Broken by David Tipton & Scott Tipton, published in 2018 Star Trek: TNG […]