TBR & BEYOND: December 2021

Welcome to the latest edition of TBR & BEYOND, a regular feature where I take a look at my TBR, run through my reading plans for the month ahead, and talk about science-fiction related things I’m excited about for the coming month. A fair bit of this is similar to the previous month, but I’llContinue reading “TBR & BEYOND: December 2021”

MONTHLY ROUNDUP: November 2021

November has been a fairly quiet month for me. Aside from work I’ve had no real commitments to stick to, which has resulted in more reading and blogging than anticipated. I hope you don’t hold that against me, and that you enjoy this breakdown of the month just gone. Book Haul As the Christmas seasonContinue reading “MONTHLY ROUNDUP: November 2021”

Star Trek Crew Builder: Security

Welcome to the fifth in a series of articles wherein I attempt to build the ideal crew for a ship, using characters from the many variations of Star Trek. To be a candidate, all you need is to be a series regular on one of Star Trek‘s TV incarnations, from The Original Series onwards. We’ve already assembledContinue reading “Star Trek Crew Builder: Security”

Star Trek Crew Builder: Crew Morale

Welcome to the fourth in a series of articles wherein I attempt to build the ideal crew for a ship, using characters from the many variations of Star Trek. To be a candidate, all you need is to be a series regular on one of Star Trek‘s TV incarnations, from The Original Series onwards. Space takes itsContinue reading “Star Trek Crew Builder: Crew Morale”

Star Trek Crew Builder: At The Helm

Welcome to the third in a series of articles wherein I attempt to build the ideal crew for a ship, using characters from the many variations of Star Trek. To be a candidate, all you need is to be a series regular on one of Star Trek‘s TV incarnations, from The Original Series onwards. Every good shipContinue reading “Star Trek Crew Builder: At The Helm”

TV REVIEW: Space: Above and Beyond

Starring: Morgan Weisser, Kristen Cloke, Rodney Rowland, Lanei Chapman, Joel de le Fuente, James Morrison Seasons: 1 Episodes: 23 Genre: Military SF Broadcaster: Fox First Aired: 1995-96 Verdict: 5/5   Talk to a science fiction enthusiast for more than a few minutes and you’re likely to get into the topic of cancelled TV shows. ObviouslyContinue reading “TV REVIEW: Space: Above and Beyond”

TV REVIEW: Star Trek: Lower Decks, Season 2

–click here for a full index of all my Star Trek reviews–   Starring: Tawny Newsome, Jack Quaid, Noel Wells, Eugene Cordero, Dawnn Lewis, Jerry O’Connell, Gillian Vigman, Fred Tatasciore Episodes: 10 Genre: Space Opera, Comedy Broadcaster: Amazon Prime (UK) First Aired: 12/08/21 (UK) Verdict: 4/5   By their second season, most TV shows haveContinue reading “TV REVIEW: Star Trek: Lower Decks, Season 2”

Star Trek Crew Builder: Engineers

Welcome to the second in a series of articles wherein I attempt to build the ideal crew for a ship, using characters from the many variations of Star Trek. To be a candidate, all you need is to be a series regular on one of Star Trek‘s TV incarnations, from The Original Series onwards. Whether you’re onContinue reading “Star Trek Crew Builder: Engineers”

Ethics of Trek: Should Janeway Have Saved Tuvix?

The Episode: ‘Tuvix’ – Voyager, Season 2, Episode 24 The Dilemma: The USS Voyager is stranded in a remote region of space.  During a freak transporter accident, the ship’s tactical officer (Lieutenant Commander Tuvok) and their local guide (Neelix) are converted into a single being. Calling himself Tuvix, this being shares the memories of both NeelixContinue reading “Ethics of Trek: Should Janeway Have Saved Tuvix?”

Star Trek Crew Builder: Medical Professionals

Welcome to the first in a series of articles wherein I attempt to build the ideal crew for a ship, using characters from the many variations of Star Trek. To be a candidate, all you need is to be a series regular on one of Star Trek‘s TV incarnations, from The Original Series onwards. Space is a dangerousContinue reading “Star Trek Crew Builder: Medical Professionals”