Engineering Log: Introduction to the Horological Epic

The word epic has a number of connotations; narrative poetry, super-long or -ambitious (creative) endeavors, tales of heroic feasts into and out of some sort of underworld (or not), grandiose, withstanding the test of time. Some years ago, I was watching time tick away on a clock and decided that if I got the bank-teller…Read moreRead more

Academy Log: Who said that?

If you can recall all those pesky pronouns you had to learn back in grade school, this particular lesson is going to be cake.

The Jihad: The Errant

Well, that was a fun little time-pocket episode. Admittedly I was torn between the prince and the coward as the saboteur, but the contrast between the beginning and ending of the whole thing was really rather striking. Individuals of various pronounced skills and personalities from various species are brought together for a heist. Except what needs…Read moreRead more

Eye of the Beholder: Children Will Listen

Once upon a time there was an episode of Twilight Zone that broke my heart because an astronaut with technology sufficient enough to travel to an alien world was then locked up in a zoo with no human companionship save the human-looking locals who stood outside his exhibit to gawk and to laugh. For that astronaut,…Read moreRead more

The Slaver Weapon: The Final Word

Goodness gracious. Spock dorked out so hard over a historic technological mystery that he got himself and Sulu and Uhura into trouble. Somebody hold me! Spock’s giving mission logs. Spock’s putting things into Vulcan terms and Sulu’s just going with it without making a fuss like any of it’s going over his head. Spock’s having…Read moreRead more