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Oct 27
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One thing that was all too rare in TOS was expressions of how people feel about each other. It’s something we do in life, and it makes life worth living. The films occasionally did so, which gave them such warmth. It’s why the last scene in TNG was a perfect bookend to the introduction of the emotionally remote, Read more

Oct 26
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Smart, as in all their films in competition with each other?

Oct 25
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No. It’s supplemental material. They may refer it later, but if they need to contradict it later, future series writers are not bound to keep up with what happens in the novels.

Oct 25
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Though hardly the first to create them, Trek quite literally wrote the book on novels that riffed in its universe, with a lineage stemming from the adaptations written by James Blish for TOS. Anything perfected in the vast and varied Star Wars EU benefited from what was learned by trial and error in the Trek Read more

Oct 22
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I feel you, Doc. It would be like rebooting TOS for the third time...what good could it possibly accomplish? What’s more, Kinberg has been around the block long enough to know that. Can two consecutive mutant clunkers have made him so desperate to get back on the horse? I don’t have a sense of him well enough to know

Oct 21
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Worderful screed, James. “Take Me Out to the Holosuite” is a gem in a crown that is is encrusted with so very many.

Oct 21
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To summer of 1976, so I could tell my 15 year old self to stick to my guns, lest the heavens fall.

Oct 13
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Remember, Watchmen’s world may have costumed combatants, but actual metahumans and uncanny events are almost unheard of...that’s why the advent of Dr. Manhattan and the events of the Incursion were so shattering to their world. For someone with a personal connection to return from the dead after 35 years would be very Read more

Sep 22
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The original five (and the live action TV series) are nothing if not a mixed bag. Beneath suffers most from Hollywood’s inexperience with blockbuster sequels at that time...they hadn’t figured out that less restatement is more, and Beneath repeats itself more than Trump on an impromptu hour-long rant phoned in to Fox

Sep 19
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You called it this summer, Alex...and it’s a dirty shame. This from Disney/Marvel would have blown the doors off, mut they have mastered keeping the integrity ofncross media promotion and marketing. Once they started the pilfering of the platform, the wrong was of the wall. Read more

Sep 14
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Of course...but with Hank and Janet Pym in the Avengers, and more times than I have time or room to tell. He is, in fact, one of the original Avengers’ first foes.

Sep 3
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I adore Neicy Nash, and it delights me that she has been able to liberat herself from expectation and habit and strive for a higher, truer love. I also appreciate that she hasn’t taken this opportunity to dislodge venom about her ex...another sign of her emotional intelligence. She has put nothing but good out into Read more

Aug 29
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“Every one of us is, in the cosmic perspective, precious. If a human disagrees with you, let him live. In a hundred billion galaxies, you will not find another.”
Carl Sagan, Cosmos

Aug 7
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Thanks Charles. I’m grateful for your take on the things we all care about. It’s funny how the delicious, king-sized can of mixed nuts that make up IO9's writers and readership unite under what facinates us. Read more