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Star Trek Discovery dishes up more shocking twists (TM) in the hunt for “The Red Angel”

Before we get to our regularly scheduled Star Trek Discovery coverage (for my takes on previous episodes, go here), I first have some links to share. For starters, I have a new article up at Galactic Journey. This one is … Continue reading

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Star Trek Discovery suddenly remembers that season 1 existed with “Point of Light”

“Point of Light”, the latest episode of Star Trek Discovery, aired on Thursday (if you can call “running on a streaming service” airing). For my comments on previous episodes of Star Trek Discovery, go here. “Point of Light” feels more … Continue reading

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Star Trek Discovery – Now with even more Shocking Twists (TM) and a Side Order of Fried Rubberhead

One of the many reasons I dislike Star Trek Discovery (for others, see here) is perhaps not entirely fair, since this is something entirely outside the control of anybody involved with the show. Because Star Trek Discovery premiered on the … Continue reading

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The Darth Vader Parenthood Award for Outstandingly Horrible Fictional Parents

Last week, I came across a Tor.com post by Emily Asher-Perrin, in which she claimed that we can safely say that Sarek of Vulcan is science fiction’s worst dad. Both the headline and the post left me baffled, for while … Continue reading

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The Great Westeros Wedding Massacre

So the axe came down on Game of Thrones last week. The much anticipated and feared Red Wedding happened. And a lot of people are bothered. Warning, spoilers behind the cut!

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Dynasty and socially acceptable homophobia

An obscure satellite station has started rerunning Dynasty in a late night slot, one episode per night, and so I recently came across it. Now I haven’t watched Dynasty – and I always have to force myself not to refer … Continue reading

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A killer is captured, politicians plagiarise and the soap opera is dying

I have got a couple of mixed news links for today, two serious and one not so much. The good news first: The paedophile serial killer who killed at least three young boys in North Germany in the past twenty … Continue reading

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Channel Surfing Weirdness

Sometimes, while flipping through the channels on the TV remote, you can come across some really weird stuff. I had two or rather three moments of channel surfing weirdness today: Suddenly coming across what was undoubtedly the Eleventh Doctor chatting … Continue reading

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Oh Joy! – Yet more on Plagiarism, Nihilism and Prescriptive Linguists – Oh, Joy!

The spam catcher plug-in I use is normally fairly effective, but it also has its moments of fail. Today, it let through an obvious spam comment (for online shoe shops of all things), while a legitimate comment got caught in … Continue reading

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Superhero Soap

As a longtime X-Men reader, I found this amusing: The many graves of Jean Grey. Though I would have thought there would have been even more graves. After all, I remember Jean experiencing a fairly brief “death” around 1991/92. Though … Continue reading

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