An entryist coup for your subconscious

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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. K. Jones
    October 9, 2015 @ 6:29 am

    My first thought was also, "Home Soil, again?"

    I rather like every scene Beverly appears in here, with the poker game open peaking and things never quite being that fun again, except threatening to whenever she turns up. So whether we discover that she has taken up bat'leth duels with Worf or noticing that she's in full life sciences mode here, her appearances steal the scene.


  2. Daru
    December 8, 2015 @ 8:26 pm

    "Both Riker and Picard are off-puttingly out of sorts when it comes to the possibility the Exocomps might be thinking life-forms, Picard especially."

    Yup this was way off for these two and I can never buy in to Picard's scepticism over AI.

    "Star Trek is way more similar to Dirty Pair in this respect that it seems to think it is…Or perhaps it's more accurate to say how it wants us to think it is."

    O yeah! Absolutely true for me too. All of the stuff I love about the show and how it affected me as a teen (resonating into my so-called adulthood) is where it touches the mystical and spiritual realms.

    Good call on the Nanmo reference – I had never seen that as a kid or even after as only this blog had shown me the Dirty Pair. It's so blatant!


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