That Which Survives: That Which Inspires

‘That Which Survives’ is weird, guys. It actually sent me on an hour-long google-quest to find Parasite Eve, a 1997 horror film from Japan that I found more thoughtful than frightening when I stumbled across it years ago when it was going by a Different Name on IFC. The two really don’t have all that much…Read moreRead more

The Mark of Gideon: No Room at the Inn

While everyone aboard the Enterprise is forced to put up with bureaucratic hoopla, Kirk is stranded with a lovely blonde on a fake Enterprise. The episode — and you can look this up — was supposed to explore the issue of overpopulation, but they don’t actually do that til the end of the episode while the rest is just…Read moreRead more

Let That Be Your Last Battlefield: Two Sides to Everything

Today we get a lesson on the fatal futility of the race issue. Two beings from an unexplored planet, one has been chasing the other for about 50,000 Earth years (because beings from other planets always have extreme timelines). They are both half black and half white, just on different sides. Now, follow me on this: their…Read moreRead more

Whom Gods Destroy: None Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

This is our second foray-gone-wrong into a mental hospital. The first time, we were treated to a doctor gone crazy. This time? The patients have taken control. One of the inmates recites one of Shakespeare’s sonnets, and I just wanted to at least give that sonnet since I won’t be writing one. Also, can we just note…Read moreRead more

Elaan of Troyius: Some Tears Must Fall

Two warring planets are having their rulers marry to ensure peace before they go and destroy each other. As is so often the way, the bride is being ferried like a token/prize to a planet she has never visited and whose inhabitants she abhors. Her people have tempers and guess whose job it ends up…Read moreRead more