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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. Daru
    September 1, 2014 @ 10:29 pm

    Love the article thanks Josh. Great framing device of the storyteller round the campfire. Yes the real story in this tale is a human one of a broken relationship with the real twist being that the plot flagged as the main one is actually secondary, and the mystery of the plane is just the backdrop for the real drama. The voice acting at times in this episode is pretty wonderful and full of sensitivity.


  2. Christopher Brown
    October 16, 2020 @ 7:13 am

    Wonderful campfire atmosphere and good write-up, but I would’ve appreciated some warning about the “comedy” moment where Kei offers to show her body to an underage boy to cheer him up, almost as bad a nerfing of her as the sidelining and bumbling in other bad episodes. Not gonna lie, that destroyed the two-parter for me.


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