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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. Daru
    December 5, 2014 @ 12:07 am

    Beautiful episode, yeah. I love the fact that the climax includes the destruction symbolically of a faith structure ossified into a tool used for power over others, and one that's revealed to be run by corrupt individuals.

    The character of Madam Varo (?) fascinated me. She shows Gooley up for being the idiot masculine with delusions of being control as she easily trumps him with age, wisdom, skill and experience. Clearly she is on of the elder deities and can still hold herself in a fight. She added more layers to the world for me. Additionally I enjoyed seeing the doctor as an agent of chaos too.

    One moment I adored was when Kei screamed at Yuri during the wedding through the stained glass window – mirroring a scene from The Graduate almost exactly for me!

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  2. Christopher Brown
    November 6, 2020 @ 7:17 am

    I love most of your Dirty Pair writings but this essay in particular is really fantastic. 🙂

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