An incomplete list of media I’ve enjoyed in 2017

Honestly, although it’s been a trashfire for the world at large, and also for many of my friends, 2017 was … okay for me. Not outstanding, but fine. And one thing which has helped has been escapism through media.

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Star Trek catch-up: The Original Series

What is even life without fresh Disco every week? A slog, my friends. An unbearable slog. It’s been weeks since Jason Isaacs did anything morally ambiguous on my TV. How, I ask you, is a woman meant to live like this?

But it’s not all doom and gloom, right? I know that Disco has attracted a lot of new people to the Star Trek universe, or inspired people to take another look at the various flavours of canon.

This is part one of my Star Trek newbies guide, covering episodes from every series (eventually) which range from “classics” to “not classics, but solid examples of what Star Trek can do” to “if you liked Discovery, this is similar”.

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Housekeeping

The cat is out of the bag: No Award, my blogging home for the last few years, has been retired. Stephanie’s professional writing and other commitments have been taking off, and rather than let it decay into One White Lady’s Star Trek Blog, we agreed that it would would be better to close the door and move on.

Which is sad! Not least because now I don’t have Stephanie around to proofread all my blog posts.

On the other hand, it’s a chance to resurrect my personal blog, give it a shiny new domain name and appearance, and transform it into One White Lady’s Star Trek Blog.

Among other things. With No Award, we went for a specifically Australian focus, and generally didn’t review things unless we felt we could add something new to the conversation. Here, I’m more inclined to just … blog how I feel. I’ve made a commitment to myself to post at least once a week, so why impose artificial limits?

So later today, I’ll share a post I prepared earlier (the first in my series of Stuff You Could Watch If Disco Made You Want More Trek, But Don’t Feel Compelled Or Anything, I’m Not The Boss Of You posts). And I am absolutely trying to list my top 5 worst birbs, but it’s just so hard to choose between the magpie and the ibis, and yes, the entire country of Australia is wrong.

I’ve also added a ko-fi link to my sidebar. I don’t expect or require payment for blogging, but … look, I’m open to the possibility, and ko-fi seems like a low-stress, low-pressure way to make it an option. (Boy oh boy, are we glad we never got around to creating a Patreon for No Award!)