Tag: Note to self

  • Mudd’s Passion: Love Potion, No. Nein.

    First it was a placebo promising beauty. Then it was a planet of fembots (some pleasant, some less so, all sexist). Now a compound you rub into your skin to make anyone of the same sex become your friend and anyone of the opposite sex your lover (because 1960s heteronormativity). There are two things of…

  • Once Upon a Planet: In Wildest Dreams

    I’m a huge fan of the Shore Leave planet. And, apparently, it’s a fan of fairy tales (which I know and love and write). Which means if I and the planet (or, rather, the main computer in control of the planet) ever met, we would totally be best friends. Here’s how I know this to…

  • The Magicks of Megus-Tu: The Salem Human Trial

    I’m not saying I’ve hit my saturation point with the idea of one superior species or another having been an integral part of a major moment in human history. I’m not saying it’s never a compelling idea. But I think there’s a problem when a series (or a whole fictional version of the universe) keeps revisiting…

  • The Infinite Vulcan: Spock2

    In the last episode a shapeshifter had Bones saying that two Spocks would be unbearable while Spock said two of Bones would have made the medical staff sufficient. Oh, the banter! I don’t think the human race can actually get enough of Spock.* Spock Original-Flavor. Basket-case Spock. Lovesick Spock. “Evil” Spock with a goatee. Primal Spock.…

  • The Survivor: Who You Pretend to Be

    The idea of becoming the thing or person you pretend to be has clearly been around for a while and every iteration has its pluses and minuses. Rethinking your priorities, usually a plus. Losing touch with who or what you once were, a minus (for the character, but brilliant to experience as an audience member).…