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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. K. Jones
    March 22, 2016 @ 8:06 am

    Of course we'd already had empath-con-men, back in The Price, with Devinoni Ral. And at least he was meant to be a foil to Troi and Riker's empathy. By juxtaposing him with Quark we don't really get that kind of thematic. There were better choices of DS9 regulars to contrast El-Aurians with that would allow them to delve proper into the spacetime witchcraft thematics of Guinan's species … and there were better ways to give Quark a con-man foil, too.


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