Wink of an Eye: In Forty Winks

Einstein’s theory of relativity basically means the faster you go the slower everything seems. Go fast enough and the world will seem to have been set on pause while to the world you will be moving too quickly for their eyes to perceive. So long as you’re moving you would be invisible to the naked, non-accelerated eye….Read moreRead more

Plato’s Stepchildren: All Play & No Work

… makes so-called followers of Plato’s ideals into dicks … or — you know — centuries-old telekinetics with some less-than-awesome atrophy and a penchant for not giving a fig about the free will of non-telekinetics. Just another day for everyone’s favorite landing party. With this sonnet I tried to cover the varying aspects of anger felt by the non-telekinetic characters…Read moreRead more

The Tholian Web: Much Ado About No Captain

A ship has disappeared into an unexplored region of space, only it turns out it hasn’t disappeared; it’s become trapped in the space between universes and — wouldn’t you know it — Kirk has gotten himself trapped right along with it. Spock is calculating time issues for getting the captain back, Scotty is calculating engine issues, and McCoy — while being…Read moreRead more

For the World is Hollow and I Have Touched the Sky: There’s a Blood Moon on the Rise

McCoy is dying; a planet will die if an asteroid hits it; and, the asteroid is a generation ship full of people who will die if the crew of the Enterprise can’t figure out how to change it’s course other than blowing it up (for the sake of the planet it’s headed toward destroying). I’m…Read moreRead more

Day of the Dove: Spock-Eating Toaster

Ignoring the way the show is more-and-more toeing the line of the race issue via Klingons; ignoring the fact that Klingons are violent because they have to be in order to survive because their home-worlds are less-than-stellar (pun intended); and, ignoring the ever problematic issue of the treatment of women on this show and every…Read moreRead more