Star Trek TNG: Indistinguishable from Magic

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{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)

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{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 […]

Star Trek: Enterprise (season 3)

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{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

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{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)

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{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 […]

Star Trek: Enterprise — By the Book

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{4.5/5} “It was clear that the Vulcans disapproved of many human traits, much in the same way Archer disapproved of the Fazi need for structure. Was this part of first contact as well, learning to step over your own likes and dislikes to see a culture for what it was, not what you wanted it […]

Star Trek: Enterprise (season 1)

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{4.5/5} “You have yet to embrace either patience or logic. You remain impulsive carnivores.” Star Trek: Enterprise season 1, aired in 2001-02 It’s been 100 years since Vulcans landed on Earth. Now Earth is heading out to the stars, with a ship called Enterprise that can go warp 4.5. Captain Archer reluctantly takes a Vulcan […]

Star Trek: Strange New Worlds

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{5/5} “This is the best life I could ever have possibly chosen, Captain. This is what I joined Starfleet for — to see the galaxy, to go where no one’s gone before. I’ve tasted the fruits of planets I couldn’t have even dreamed of, seen places and people no human may ever see again.” (from […]

Star Trek: TNG — Q are Cordially Uninvited…

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{4.5/5} “It’s not easy having relationships with people when you’re intrinsically so much more interesting than everyone else.” — Q Q are Cordially Uninvited… by Rudy Josephs, published in 2014 Jean-Luc Picard and Beverly Crusher are finally getting married. Q shows up and sends Picard and Vash to Myndra to search for the fabled Treasure […]

The Autobiography of Jean-Luc Picard

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{4.5/5} “Will… they put us in charge of these vessels, they train us as best they can to be emissaries of peace, to avoid conflict… but there will always be those who look to war and violence for their solution, who operate out of greed and self-interest. We can’t blame ourselves for their occasional success. […]