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L.I. Underhill is a media critic and historian specializing in pop culture, with a focus on science fiction (especially Star Trek) and video games. Their projects include a critical history of Star Trek told through the narrative of a war in time, a “heretical” history of The Legend of Zelda series and a literary postmodern reading of Jim Davis' Garfield.


  1. Amy Grace
    July 20, 2016 @ 2:10 pm

    I never knew these games existed (though it would have been a moot point since I owned neither a SNES nor a Genesis back then), but they sound hilariously similar to “Star Trek: The Next Generation: A Final Unity”, which Spectrum Holobyte released on CD-ROM in ’95 (the Chodak even show up again!), and which I played the ever-living shit out of. Thanks for the memories!


    • Josh Marsfelder
      July 20, 2016 @ 6:40 pm

      A Final Unity can definitely be seen as a bigger-budget reboot/reimagining of Future’s Past and Echoes from the Past that takes advantage of the new CD-ROM technology. I’ll be getting to that eventually!


  2. Steve
    July 24, 2016 @ 6:45 pm

    I didn’t know the Chodak turned up here first. I think I squealed in delight when they turned up in the (not very good) Generations videogame.


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