Delta Redux: A Voyager Rewatch: Meld

After the ill-conceived cluster that was Threshold, Voyager serves up a truly great episode in Meld. In complete contrast to the previous episode Meld is well written, well-acted and tells a story with real consequences that will last throughout the series run.  That right there is a welcome change. As I’ve said multiple times season [...]

Ultraman Mash-Up On Jupiter: NASA Image of the Day

Okay, so I have to admit something...I'm a bit strange. Now most of the people who know me well will look at that statement and think, "yes, and...?" So let me elaborate a bit on what pops into my mind when I see certain things and maybe you can get a glimpse into how my thinking [...]

Twi’leks Last Gleaming: Star Wars Books: Ahsoka

The Star Wars extended universe is vast and sprawling. It consist of movies (obviously), TV shows, games, comics, and many, many, many books. Just so many books. And if I’m honest it was a bit daunting. I’ve always considered myself a Star Wars fan but mostly confined myself to the movies and TV with an [...]

Delta Redux: A Voyager Rewatch: Resistance

The interesting thing about Resistance is that it could be a completely different show.  This in and of itself is not uncommon for Star Trek - or sci-fi in general for that matter. The melding of genres and the use of allegory is typical for science fiction and the Star Trek franchise as a [...]

Brilliant Star Death in “Rotten Egg” Nebula: NASA Image of the Day

Goodnight Miss Calabash Nebula, wherever you are! (If you get that joke, congratulations! You're old). So here is another example of the universe being beautiful in the throws of death. I mean, if you're a sun and you're gonna die it might as well be spectacular right? Also, this particular "star death" smells like rotten eggs. [...]

Cosmic Winter Wonderland: NASA Image of the Day

Normally I would say something snarky or goofy here but this image speaks for itself really, no need to embellish with my customary silliness. It's stunning. Just a great example of the Universe being awesome. And here, at the end of a particularly terrible, tragic, unhappy year, we could all use a little awesome. So please sit [...]