Classic vs. modern: SF & fantasy movies

Posted by Dave Switzer under My thoughts

Here are the best 20 SF movies from the classics (up to 2000) and the best from the modern period (2001+). Classic Modern 12 Monkeys The Adjustment Bureau 2001: A Space Odyssey Arrival Aliens Batman Begins Back to the Future Cloud Atlas Back to the Future Part II Donnie Darko Back to the Future Part […]

Classic vs. modern: SF & fantasy novels

Posted by Dave Switzer under My thoughts

It’s nearly impossible to come up with the best 20 SF novels — but 40 is doable. I thought it might be interesting to split them into 2 groups, old vs. new. Here are the best 20 SF novels from the classics (up to 1990) and the best from the modern period (1991+). Classic Modern […]

Stealing Worlds

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of books

{5/5} “Rivet Couture‘s an alternate reality game where colonialism wasn’t as successful as in the real world. In Rivet Couture, the American Revolution never happened, and the lands west of the Adirondacks were never annexed by European settlers… There are Indian and Chinese empires, free African nations, and places like Dreamtime, which is unexplored Australia. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Star Trek: Voyager — The Escape

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{4.5/5} “Only a few people in each Period knew the truth about the future in Real Time. That was one of the many reasons why it was so forbidden to travel instead any 500,000 year Period. If knowledge of the Near Future got out, it would destroy the society.” Star Trek: Voyager — The Escape […]