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That’s not the voice of god, that’s just a ring modulator

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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.

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  1. Ozman Jones
    July 27, 2016 @ 1:31 pm

    A great read, thanks. As someone who’s never been an avid Trek watcher (or reader) I seem to spend an inordinate amount of time enjoying reading critical analysis of it.

    Particularly liked the brief discussion on the nature of genre fiction in the final paragraph, its basic ridiculousness and that in this genre, among the crazy and the camp can be gems of real insight.

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  2. David Brain
    July 29, 2016 @ 12:01 pm

    I went and dug this little run out from my files because I didn’t remember it at all (perhaps because it came shortly after the “Worst of Both Worlds”) but got sucked back in very quickly.

    The set-up is certainly weird (getting Alexander down onto the planet is a bit of a reach) but there are enough dangling hints that nothing in the subsequent issues feels like a terrible cheat.

    And yes, the Picard/Lwaxana scene is a joy.

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