The Last Movie

Recently I was asked, what is the last movie you’d request to watch? It’s a riff on the more-traditional “what would be your last meal” sort of question (short answer: Brinner), but it stopped me in my tracks.

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How Star Trek V Enhances Star Trek IV

In my endless quest to review Star Trek V: The Final Frontier into a respectable place in the franchise, I realized something. Our introduction to Sybok, Spock’s estranged half-brother long ago banished for eschewing logic to pursue emotional enlightenment, enhances a pivotal moment in its predecessor. In fact, it enhances Spock’s entire arc in Star […]

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Was Worf a Polygamist?

This springs entirely out of musings in my recent epistle, Hot Wookiee Love. There, I posited this fact: Worf the Klingon married a Trill female who had an asexual symbiont intellect living within her. For those who didn’t watch Deep Space Nine, please accept my harshest of judgments. Those that did, bear with me as […]

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Hot Wookiee Love

On the February 20, 2014 episode of Words With Nerds, I posited an ethical question rooted in Star Wars, the answer to which may carry implications for all of sci-fi, really. Is it bestiality to make love to a Wookiee? I suspect the initial response around the table would be an emphatic “no!” While I’m […]

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