Star Trek: Voyager (season 7)

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of TV shows

{5/5} “Two crews, Maquis and Starfleet, are going to become one, and they’ll make as big a mark on the Delta Quadrant as it’ll make on them, by protecting people like the Ocampans, curing diseases, encouraging peace. Children like Naomi and Icheb are going to grow up on this ship and call it home. And […]

Star Trek

Posted by Dave Switzer under My thoughts

Here’s an update to this list. The Original Series I don’t read all of these but I do pick up the ones that are written by authors I know or look particularly interesting. I’ve also reread a few of the best older ones. The Entropy Effect by Vonda N. McIntyre 1981 -> 4.5/5 Yesterday’s Son […]

The Doors of Eden

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of books

{5/5} “There were places you did not go casually that could transform you or vanish you away. There were valleys where monsters might brush your elbow, from the other side of a divide incomprehensible to the human mind. There were clawed tracks that led off in directions they had no name for, into impossible distances […]

Tenet

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of movies

{4/5} “What’s happened, happened.” Tenet, released in 2020 A man wakes up and finds he no longer works for the CIA, as he’s been declared dead. He’s needed for the most important of important tasks — stop World War III. When he meets the first person who explains any of it to him, he finds […]

Star Trek: Strange New Worlds III

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of books

{5/5} “When the bad memories rear up, I check to see if they have any relevance to my present circumstances. If they do, I learn whatever lesson they have to teach me. If they don’t, I summon happy thoughts and overwhelm the sadness, drowning my sorrows in joy.” (from “Dorian’s Diary”) Star Trek: Strange New […]

Ninefox Gambit

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of books

{4.5/5} “She was looking out of the window as they arced into the sky, so she saw the waiting Kel bannermoth drop two bombs, neat and precise, on the site they had just left. A day’s worth of hard battle and the entire objective rendered irrelevant by high explosives. She kept watching until the explosions’ […]

VOY String Theory: Evolution

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of books

{4.5/5} “While most of these hotshots around here act all blasé about rearranging planetary systems and making stars go nova, the truth is, simple games of chance entertain them endlessly. I’ve seen Q at the slots for days, shoveling in their chips and pulling the handle to see if the primordial DNA combinations the box […]

Star Trek: Voyager (season 6)

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of TV shows

{5/5} “Keep a docking bay open for us.” — Captain Janeway, to Admiral Paris on Earth Star Trek: Voyager season 6, aired in 1999-2000 When the Doctor starts daydreaming, he imagines that he becomes the Emergency Command Hologram when Janeway becomes incapacitated. Back on Earth, Reg Barclay has become obsessed with finding a way to […]

VOY String Theory: Fusion

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of books

{4.5/5} “Chakotay was not at all surprised to see that in the space of a breath, the jovial woman who had just lingered lovingly over a child’s drawing was gone and in her place stood the most determined leader to ever right point on a Federation vessel. Sometimes he thought they had survived this long […]

VOY String Theory: Cohesion

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of books

{4.5/5} “‘You would retain your individuality, Lieutenant, not become a member of the collective. You couldn’t because there is no collective here.’ Seven of Nine stopped then and considered, realizing she was not being completely accurate. ‘Actually, that is not true: we would be the collective — a collective of two.’” Star Trek: Voyager — […]