Sadly, "equality, kindness, justice" are largely forgotten by the episode's end.
Boldly Rewatching the Voyages: The Empath
At some point the pro-human hyperbole becomes excessive, an over-the-top attempt to define humans as the chosen people among the entire galaxy.
Boldly Rewatching the Voyages: Spock’s Brain
There's nothing wrong, once in a while, with a little mindless entertainment.
Boldly Rewatching the Voyages: Mirror, Mirror
As preposterous as the mirror universe might seem, societies all too easily normalize cruelty that would have been unimaginable only a short time before.
Boldly Rewatching the Voyages: Space Seed
Khan is not so much a visionary as he is an opportunist
You Must Read
Welcome back to the Creative Life Adventure. Currently I'm reading The Fires of Vesuvius: Pompeii Lost and Found by scholar and classicist Mary Beard. Pompeii is briefly referenced in my current writing-project-in-progress, so I'm reading about the city primarily for research. Fundamentally, however, I'm reading a well-researched book by a respected historian about life in…
Sleep and Creativity
Welcome back to the Creative Life Adventure. As a lifelong insomniac, I looked forward to reading Benjamin Reiss' 2017 book Wild Nights: How Taming Sleep Created Our Restless World. I wasn't disappointed. Wild Nights is not a book about how to get a better night's sleep. Instead, it's a cultural study of the history of…
When does creative expression cross the line from an intriguing pushing of boundaries into crime?
The Right Tool with Limited Options
Sometimes we have to forge our own path