Mars Is a Chocolate Bar: NASA Image of the Day

In absolutely stunning news the folks at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory have discovered that the surface of Mars is actually a giant candy bar - chocolate to be precise. Deep, flowing oceans of creamy milk chocolate swirl between vast chunks of solid chocolate smoothed into rounded edges over a millennia of churning goodness. It is [...]

Delta Redux: A Voyager Rewatch: Maneuvers

So I imagine the pitch meeting for this episode went something like this: In the writers room, around a long table, sat several glum and despondent writers desperate for ideas to enliven a plodding series. Suddenly one enterprising (see what I did there?) writer perked and said, "Hey guys, you know how this is [...]

Good Morning: NASA Image of the Day

Its always lovely to see the world from a different perspective. So far 2016 has been a year of loss, confrontation, violence and a bat-shit crazy election. It can be easy to think that everything falling apart; that all is not well. But up above you can't see the craziness, that hatred, you don't think [...]

Delta Redux: A Voyager Rewatch: Tattoo

Sometimes an episode means well.  It’s hard to criticize something that has its heart in the right place. Still, that can only carry an episode so far. Its flaws, if there are many, will overpower good intentions and leave just a bit of a mess. So it is with Tattoo, a well-meaning failure. Tattoo wants [...]

Delta Redux: A Voyager Rewatch: Persistence of Vision

Finally, a good episode. Not a great episode mind you, but an entertaining one. And at this point in the second season I'll take entertaining over pretty much anything. I'll admit I was tempted to let this project go, as you can see from the date on the last entry. This second season has been [...]

Delta Redux: A Voyager Rewatch: Parturition

This episode is terrible. Look, there is no reason to sugar coat it. As much as I want to find a redemptive reading in these episodes there is just nothing here. This is a cliched story, a contrived plot with absolutely nothing of interest to say. A real letdown after last week's episode. Twisted, while [...]

Delta Redux: A Voyager Rewatch: Elogium

Elogium is an episode that is trying really, really hard to be poignant and discuss a controversial subject. Sex in space. And it comes at it from many different positions...I mean angles. It wants to be about pregnancy, the right to have a child, sex and sexuality, the nature of fatherhood and what it would [...]