Star Trek: The Lives of Dax

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of books

{4.5/5} “It was that smile that won me, made me want to know the Trill more deeply. The humor was there, some joke that I could not quite see. And Dax was inviting me to open my eyes, as if he had greater confidence in my potential than I did.” (from “The Music Between the […]

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (season 4)

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{5/5} “Nice hat.” — Worf, meeting Kira for the 1st time as she’s exiting a holosuite Star Trek: Deep Space Nine season 4, aired in 1995-96 Sisko has been promoted to captain. General Martok brings a group of Klingons to the station — a lot of Klingons. He says they’re ready to fight the Dominion. […]

Immunity Index

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of books

{5/5} “She had good roommates — but would they want to live with a dupe? If clones weren’t physically handicapped, they were morally deficient, unnatural, and soulless. It would be like living with a known thief, and if the mutiny changed the law, it wouldn’t change minds about the things that everyone knew.” Immunity Index […]

Orbiter 9

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{3.5/5} “I know this is going to sound crazy to you, but we’re not where you think.” Orbiter 9, released in 2017 Helena is on a colony ship, alone and running out of oxygen — she only has the computer to keep her company. But a ship with an engineer is coming. Her parents left […]

A Prayer for the Crown-Shy

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{5/5} “The point of a peb exchange is to acknowledge someone’s labor and thank them for what they bring to the community. They didn’t give you thirty-eight pebs because they want you to go out and spend them. They gave you thirty-eight pebs because your work is as important as anybody else’s. It means they […]

Star Trek: Lower Decks (season 3)

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{5/5} “I’m going to go give them a tour of DS9 because without me they’ll probably get lost and end up in a mirror universe with Smiley.” Star Trek: Lower Decks season 3, aired in 2022 Captain Freeman has been arrested by Starfleet Security for destroying the Pakled capital. Mariner’s father tells her to trust […]

Idiocracy

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{4.5/5} “Evolution does not necessarily reward intelligence. With no natural predators to thin the herd, it began to simply reward those who reproduced the most.” Idiocracy, released in 2006 Joe is in the army and selected for an experimental project because of his averageness. He’s going to be frozen and awakened in one year. The […]

Pushing Ice

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{5/5} “Just one of the spars would have an internal surface area equivalent to fifty thousand Earths. And there are twenty of them. That’s a million Earths’ worth of living space — and that’s if they don’t utilise the cross-struts. If they do, you can easily double that figure… Is that enough room for you, […]

Waterworld

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{4/5} “Mutation!” Waterworld, released in 1995 The mariner survives on a world covered in water with no land by finding things at the bottom of the ocean and trading them. When he brings a jar of dirt to an atoll, he briefly becomes the richest man around. There’s not much to buy at the only […]

Station Eleven

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{5/5} “I don’t want to live the wrong life and die.” Station Eleven, aired in 2021-22 Jeevan meets 8-year-old Kirsten at a production of “King Lear” in which she’s acting. He helps her out. In the middle of helping her out, he finds out from his doctor sister that there’s a deadly flu and he […]