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Michael Burnham, Poe Dameron and the Decline of the Maverick Hero

Science fiction has always been the genre of the maverick hero and occasionally, the maverick heroine. Han Solo, Malcolm Reynolds, Kirk and Spock, Riker, Worf, Kathryn Janeway, the Doctor (“Fine chaps, all of them” – and now a fine lady, … Continue reading

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Star Trek Discovery – Now with Sweet Gay Kisses, Full Frontal Nudity and Klingon Prison Rape

Yes, this is the obligatory rambling post about episode 9 of Star Trek Discovery a.k.a. the mid-season finale, though it’s more like the two thirds of a season finale. For those following along at home, previous posts in my mostly … Continue reading

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More Griping about Star Trek Discovery and Some Surprising Parallels to Raumpatrouille Orion

Yeah, to a certain degree another post about Star Trek Discovery. For previous installments in the loose series “Let me tell you of all the ways in which Star Trek Discovery sucks”, see here, here and here. Interestingly, by now … Continue reading

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Cannibalizing Star Trek: Yet More Star Trek Discovery Complaints

Yes, I know that I already wrote one long post and then a second to detail my issues with Star Trek Discovery, but I’m still not done. In fact, I haven’t been so angry about a TV show ever since … Continue reading

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Cultural Differences and Some Baseless Speculation about Star Trek Discovery

No, I still haven’t gotten around to watching Star Trek Discovery. And considering how much the trailers and reviews so far have repelled me, I’m not likely to bother with a show that will only make me angry. A pity … Continue reading

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Rest in Peace, Richard Hatch, the original Captain Apollo

2017 seems to be determined to continue where 2016 left off by slowly killing off the heroes of our youth. The latest casualty is actor Richard Hatch, who died yesterday aged 71. Richard Hatch was best known for playing Captain … Continue reading

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Of Outlander, Sex and the Female Gaze

I finally got around to watching the first few episodes of the TV adaptation of Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander series. I was rather sceptical, when the series was first announced, partly because I’m not the world’s biggest Outlander fan and partly … Continue reading

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Gotham, Agent Carter and expanding universes

We’re currently experiencing something of a golden age of comic book adaptations both on the big and the small screen. As a longtime comic book reader, I’m thrilled about this, though I realise not everybody is. For example, I just … Continue reading

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More Thoughts on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

I’m clearly not the only one who has issues with Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.. Dara of Crime and the Forces of Evil also has issues with the politics of S.H.I.E.L.D. and particularly the fact that the show expects us to sympathize … Continue reading

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More New Pulp and Ron Moore does Outlander

Over at the Pegasus Pulp blog, I take a further at the current discussion about the New Pulp Fiction and try to define for myself where I stand on this. In other news, it was announced today that Ron Moore … Continue reading

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