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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. Adam Riggio
    December 11, 2013 @ 3:41 am

    The remarkable element of the story is that Spock, before he travels back in time to save himself, remembers the event of saving himself slightly differently than what he would actually do once he travelled back in time. And I don't just mean that he realized that his adult self was his "cousin" Selek. His pet I-Chaya dies, and young Spock learns a lesson about the necessity of acknowledging his emotions that is a novel element of his own history.

    It's almost as though the past itself becomes more detailed through our interaction with it.


  2. BerserkRL
    December 22, 2013 @ 4:03 pm

    it's kind of nice to see a female officer wearing pants for the first time

    How can you tell it's her first time? Is she wearing them awkwardly or something?


  3. BerserkRL
    December 22, 2013 @ 4:07 pm

    Vulcan bullies make no sense to me, especially ones that base their torment on xenophobic attitudes

    That's always bugged me too. Actually what's even more puzzling than the xenophobia is taunting someone for not being emotionless; it's like punching someone for not being a pacifist.


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