Did the world need a new streaming service? I’d say no, but for some reason Apple didn’t consult me before they launched Apple TV+. My flatmate got a year’s free access with her new phone, so we checked out For All Mankind, an alt-history series from Ronald D. Moore in which the USSR beats America to the moon, creating a world where the space race never ends.
It’s … interesting, but deeply flawed. I’ve watched all three episodes currently available, and plan to keep going with the series, but I desperately want to talk about it. And I could keep tweeting into the void, but, well, isn’t this what blogs are for?
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Star Trek tie-in novels have a gender problem.
Decade by decade, series by series, there has been a steady decline in the number of women writing Trek tie-ins. The percentage has dropped from a remarkable 60% in the 1980s to just 12% in the 2010s.
As the television series advances — and the Discovery writers room has the highest percentage of women of any Trek series — the tie-in novels are going backwards.
Continue reading “Infinite Dudes in Infinite Combinations: A very long post about Star Trek novels”
It turns out the real alliances are the principles we made along the way.
Continue reading “Voyager rewatch 2.14 – “Alliances””
Cylons Automated Units were created by man. The rebelled. They evolved. There are many copies. And they have a plan.
Continue reading “Voyager rewatch 2.13 – “Prototype””
Fighting fascism through the power of amazing hair and very special guest stars.
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Voyager‘s back, baby! And so’s Seska!
And, before I forget — this weekend, at Continuum 15, I was delighted and honoured to receive the Ditmar Award for Best Fan Writer. I’m well chuffed, and also (simultaneously) as pleased as a dog with two tails.
Thank you so much to everyone who voted for me! I plan to be absolutely insufferable for at least the next month.
Onto the blog post!
Continue reading “Voyager rewatch 2.11 – “Maneuvers””
Remember last week, when I thought it would be the pacing that ruined the season finale?
Ah, those were innocent days.
Continue reading “Star Trek: Discovery 2.14 – “Such Sweet Sorrow (part 2)””
Plot takes a back seat to some very welcome character development.
Continue reading “Star Trek: Discovery 2.10 – “The Red Angel””