There’s a delightful (if not disconcerting) moment near the middle of “Broken Pieces,” where Agnes Jurati asks Jean-Luc Picard if he believes in hell. Picard’s breathy sigh and casually lifted eyebrow are a wonderful piece of subtle acting from Patrick…

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There are certain things in this episode that cannot go unaddressed. To begin with, it sees the return of Will Riker and Deanna Troi. This provides us with a new vision of one of the most beloved and archetypal symbols…

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Star Trek: Picard feels like a fever dream. It’s a big ball of nostalgia bouncing around a very modern sci-fi playground; a reboot of sorts that’s not quite a retcon nor a sequel. It’s Earl Grey that’s decaf now, an…

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Frozen II is quite honestly an amazing sequel, as far as sequels go. The animation is gorgeous, the musical sequences are entertaining and thought provoking, and the messages of trust, family solidarity, and real loyalty are all delivered. Through the…

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Note: I can’t very well begin this article any other way than the episode did: with spoilers. Make sure you’ve seen “Stardust City Rag” before reading any further, as well as Voyager’s season 7 episode “Imperfection.” Picard still thinks there’s…

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The first Superman comic was published in 1938, kick-starting the superhero genre and introducing the world to a new hero who would eventually come to fight for “truth, justice, and the American way”. There have been many iterations of the…

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It’s so empty. I mean, of course, right? It’s right there in the name: “space.” It’s not like it’s called “vast quantities of stuff.” Although, come to think of it, there are over three billion stars in our galaxy alone…

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There is ample evidence for the therapeutic utility of a shared mythical framework… —Soji Asha It took three full episodes for us to get the first command to “Engage” from the former captain of the Enterprise, but it sure was…

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Dr. Moritz Benayoun: You really want to go back out into the cold…knowing… Jean-Luc Picard: More than ever, knowing. —“Maps and Legends” In stories, there are two types of rest: a state of rest or calm, usually temporary, where a…

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“Pathetic earthlings. Hurling your bodies out into the void, without the slightest inkling of who or what is out here. If you had known anything about the true nature of the universe, anything at all, you would have hidden from…

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