Counterpart (season 2)

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of TV shows

{5/5} “It’s just a precaution. It should never be used.” Counterpart season 2, aired in 2018-19 The doors between the worlds are shut. In one world, Howard is in a small room with no windows. In the other, he is living with the other Howard’s wife — Emily has woken up from her coma but […]

Star Trek: TNG — The First Virtue

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{4.5/5} “Listen to yourselves! … Squabbling like children tearing at a new toy! You are diplomats, every one of you. You represent the highest virtues your people have to offer. I understand that tempers are running high, but let us move forward with our eyes open — so that we may truly see and understand […]

Star Trek: TNG — Double or Nothing

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{4/5} “You see on that screen a dazzling array of species… but as year upon year has gone by, they have slowly lost that which made them unique, special. The Federation must pay for that loss. And the Federation must, and shall, pay for the disservice that it has done to you. You, the outcasts, […]

Star Trek: TNG — Double Helix: Quarantine

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{4.5/5} “One of the drawbacks of being in a loose-knit organization like the Maquis was that orders were not always followed immediately. Sometimes a commander had to explain the situation in order to convince his subordinates to act. Of course, fighting a guerrilla war against two vastly superior forces would make anyone cautious, and Maquis […]

Star Trek: TNG — Double Helix: Red Sector

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{4.5/5} “Unfortunately, the empress must walk a very thin tightrope. For her own survival as a ruler, after nearly two hundred years of anti-Federation propaganda, she must not be seen as cowardly or complacent toward the Federation. The Romulan people on the outskirts, including those in command of ships, have been told all their lives […]

Arrival

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{5/5} “Like their ship or their bodies, their written language has no forward or backward direction. Linguists call this non-linear orthography. Which raises the question: Is this how they think?” Arrival, released in 2016 Twelve alien ships come to Earth and park themselves in seemingly random places. Louise, a linguist, is summoned by the army […]

Counterpart (season 1)

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{4.5/5} “And in the end, that, that capacity for love, the ability to love someone unselfishly is the only thing that will separate me from you.” Counterpart season 1, aired in 2017-18 Howard discovers that his world is not the only one. He works for a spy organization in Berlin but doesn’t have any context […]

Star Trek: TNG — Double Helix: Vectors

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{4.5/5} “‘The Cardassian fleet will destroy this station and everyone on it — and all of Bajor — to stop this,’ Kellec said. Again the Cardassian doctor nodded, as if destroying an entire planet’s population was something they talked about every day.” Star Trek: TNG — Double Helix: Vectors by Dean Wesley Smith & Kristine […]

Star Trek: TNG — Double Helix: Infection

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{4/5} “Solomon still had no idea why the General wanted to kill off so many innocent people. Not that it was his problem. But secretly, he half-wished the Federation would find the cure a little faster. He might be a member of the largest criminal organization in human space, but he didn’t consider himself a […]

Star Trek: The Next Generation — Q-Squared

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{5/5} “Then Guinan did something extraordinary. She actually vaulted over the bar, her long red robe swirling around her. She did it effortlessly, as if gravity had little or no interest in her. She stood toe-to-toe with Trelane, and Beverly started to take a step forward. Without looking at her, Guinan put out a commanding […]