Star Trek TNG: Indistinguishable from Magic

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of books

{4.5/5} “It’s a sad truth, and one with no consolation to it, that someone must always be the last casualty of a war. All too often it’s an even more unfortunate truth that the last casualty of a war occurs after the armistice has been signed.” Star Trek: The Next Generation — Indistinguishable from Magic […]

Star Trek: Enterprise (season 4)

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of TV shows

{5/5} “My targ won’t even recognize me.” Star Trek: Enterprise season 4, aired in 2003-04 A group of genetically engineered humans has commandeered a Klingon ship and rescued the man they think of as their father, Arik Soong. Meanwhile, when T’Pol returns to Vulcan she finds her ex-betrothed still wants to marry her. When Trip […]

Okja

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of movies

{4/5} “I admire your conviction, Silver, but your pallid complexion concerns me.” Okja, released in 2017 Mija and her superpig Okja have been inseparable for the last 10 years. Now Mirando, the company that genetically engineered superpigs, is taking Okja back. The whole point of superpigs, according to Mirando, is for them to be food […]

Next Gen

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of movies

{4/5} “What a team we make. A broken robot and a broken little girl.” Next Gen, released in 2018 Mai is a teenager who is always angry. Her mom pays more attention to her robot than to her, and her dad is gone. She comes across a robot that’s different than others — it seems […]

Cloud Atlas

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of movies

{5/5} “I will not be subjected to criminal abuse.” Cloud Atlas, released in 2012 In 1849 an escaped slave stows away on a boat, revealing himself to a lawyer who he believes is a good man — unbeknownst to the lawyer, his doctor is trying to kill him to get his money. In 1973 a […]

Crosstalk

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of books

{4.5/5} “Marie Claire thought he spent too much time on his smartphone (and not enough listening to her fret about Maeve), Kathleen thought he was too rich and good-looking to still be single and therefore had to be hiding something, and even Maeve, who usually sided with Briddey in family debates, had made a face […]

Counting Heads

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of books

{4.5/5} “Bogdan dismissed the bee and continued his stroll along the arcade yelling ‘Desist, desist’ every few meters. The bees weren’t the only annoyance. There were more hollyholo sims than real people, and they cleverly tried to lure him into their public melodramas by asking him for directions to this or that building.” Counting Heads […]

Star Trek: Enterprise (season 3)

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of TV shows

{4.5/5} “‘We keep doing each other favours.’ ‘Isn’t that how alliances are born?’” — Archer & Shran Star Trek: Enterprise season 3, aired in 2003-04 The Xindi attacked Earth and killed millions, and they will be back. Silik’s friend from the future told Archer that the Xindi found out that humans destroyed their world 400 […]

Star Trek: Enterprise — Surak’s Soul

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of books

{4.5/5} “This is why we study the teachings of Surak, that we might avoid our natural impulse to wreak violence. We struggle daily, we meditate, we utilize our intelligence to the maximum, all in order to master that impulse.” Star Trek: Enterprise — Surak’s Soul by J. M. Dillard, published in 2003 Archer leads a […]

Star Trek: Enterprise (season 2)

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of TV shows

{4.5/5} “Maybe we’re not out here just to scan comets and meet new species. Maybe we’re out here to prove that humanity’s ready to join a much larger community.” Star Trek: Enterprise season 2, aired in 2002-03 T’Pol reveals to Archer and Tucker that her great grandmother was secretly one of the first Vulcans to […]