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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. Daru
    January 10, 2016 @ 9:19 am

    "Because what the Borg have done here in “Descent” is, terrifyingly, assimilate the very concepts of individual positionality and human empathy themselves. They've taken two of the most sacred tenets by which Star Trek operates, ground them into the engines of capitalism and turned them back against us in an attempt to quell any resistance we could offer before we reached a point where we were prepared to effect change."

    Sorry, not much to say except brilliant! Look forwards to what comes next. I never had an issue with the Borg apparently acting out of character, as really that is what I imagine they would do – change.


  2. Daru
    January 10, 2016 @ 8:23 pm

    And it makes sense actually for the Borg to change of they are representative of the forces of Capitalism – adapting to the market and all that, then arguing that they are simply responding to customer demands, there's no way they would ever see themselves as giving the customers other than what they need.


  3. BIGO LIVE App
    June 26, 2020 @ 7:34 am

    Descent… I never had an issue with the Borg apparently acting out of character…Till the sun grows cold


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