Star Trek: “The Mission” and Other Stories

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of books

{4.5/5} “He’s wishing for something he doesn’t have. Something he wants. If he is just a hologram programmed to react by a computer, how could he possibly wish for anything? All he would know, all he could know, is what he has. But to wish — ah, you have to be human to desire more […]

Star Trek: SNW — The Illyrian Enigma

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{4.5/5} “So why does it feel like I’m betraying April’s trust? I’m upset about Una, it’s true. Am I letting that cloud my judgment? Putting my devotion to my crew above my duty as captain? I tell myself no. And try to believe it.” Star Trek: Strange New Worlds — The Illyrian Enigma by Kirsten […]

Star Trek: Discovery — Somewhere to Belong

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{4.5/5} “We have survived as a civilization because each of us understands our commitment to the whole… Thanks to uncounted severe lessons, we have come to understand we can rely on no one but ourselves. In the end, we are the only ones who have never disappointed us — or betrayed us.” Star Trek: Discovery […]

Star Trek: DS9 — Prophecy and Change

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{5/5} “Every one of us is so wronged and dishonored and inflicted with the deaths of those nearest and dearest to us that we righteously believe that we have the right to strike the last blow!… But let me ask you a serious question, my fellow long-suffering Cardassian: have you thought about what this world […]

The Autobiography of Benjamin Sisko

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{4.5/5} “The future isn’t built with technology or even by engineers. The future is built by teachers. Every mind that is educated, every consciousness that is opened to new ideas and different ways of thinking, is a brick paying the way toward tomorrow.” The Autobiography of Benjamin Sisko by Derek Tyler Attico, published in 2023 […]

Steve Shives’ videos about Star Trek & politics

Posted by Dave Switzer under From the web

I’ve mentioned Steve Shives’ videos before here and here and here. He has lots of videos about Star Trek and things of a political nature. He debunks conspiracy theories and has “Five Stupid Things About” all kinds of topics. He’s very articulate, and I agree with him often. Here he discusses some underutilized Star Trek […]

Star Trek

Posted by Dave Switzer under My thoughts

Here’s an update to this list. The Original Series I’ve read a lot of books in this series, and I’ve also reread a few of the best older ones. Spock Must Die! by James Blish 1970 -> 2/5 The Entropy Effect by Vonda N. McIntyre 1981 -> 4.5/5 Yesterday’s Son by A. C. Crispin 1983 […]

Tie-in books

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Here’s an update to this list. Novels Best of the best ENT: Rise of the Federation — Live by the Code by Christopher L. Bennett VOY: Full Circle by Kirsten Beyer VOY: A Pocket Full of Lies by Kirsten Beyer B5: The Passing of the Techno-Mages #1 — Casting Shadows by Jeanne Cavelos B5: The […]

Best tie-in novels by year

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Here’s an update to this list.   Winner Runner Ups Year Author Title Author Title 2023 SNW: John Jackson Miller The High Country     2022         2021 David Mack ST: Coda — Oblivion’s Gate Christopher L. Bennett TOS: Living Memory   Una McCormack The Autobiography of Mr. Spock Cassandra Rose Clarke […]

Star Trek: Lower Decks (season 4)

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of TV shows

{5/5} “This ship is outdated and smells like Borg.” — T’Lyn, on the USS Voyager Star Trek: Lower Decks season 4, aired in 2023 When the USS Voyager is being prepared to be a museum the crew of the Cerritos visits and they find it’s still a dangerous place. Mariner, Boimler, and Tendi all get […]