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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. Dustin
    September 18, 2015 @ 1:50 am

    As much as my friends and I played with my Enterprise-D, I managed to keep it in pretty good shape. I removed the batteries when figured I wouldn't it be playing with it anymore, just to make sure nothing corroded. I'm sure it still works. It's sort of grungy looking, from all those kids' hands that handled it in its prime. We even made a short film featuring ourselves as crewmembers of a ship that just happened to be a flipped-upside-down Enterprise-D. Didn't have the know-how to remove my hand from the ship flyby shots, though, as this was just something we did on a home camcorder, one of those massive old shoulder-mounted things.

    What a fantastic toy line this was. One of the best.


  2. Daru
    October 15, 2015 @ 9:44 pm

    Thanks for this wonderful 3 part exploration of your figures and what they mean to you. Such a joy to read.

    I mainly had Star Wars figures as a kid, basically because that's what my parents bought for me. I never really had an ongoing interest in keeping them, but I can totally see why people are so into them, especially within the realms of where people are facilitating and creating their very own stories. A great way to open up the imagination and take control or your own narratives.


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