David Browse, the bodybuilder-turned-actor most famous for being the physical presence of Darth Vader in the original Star Wars films, died November 28 at the age of 85.
Discovery visits Star Trek‘s most famous alien world as they try to solve the mystery of the Burn.
“My sentiments exactly.”
–Saru, in response to Tilly losing her composure and swearing multiple times.
Burnham and Georgiou play action heroes in a serviceable Trek planet story while the rest of the crew adjust to upgrades and future realities.
John Scalzi’s blog always makes for interesting reading and, while he needs no help from guest-posts, he generously shares his audience with other writers, well-known and not-so-well-known.
For those of you interested, here’s a Bureau42 contribution to The Big Idea at Scalzi’s blog.
At 288 pages, Kent State definitely qualifies as a graphic novel. But it’s more than that. Derf Backderf has crafted an immersive experience on paper, released at a time when American society is, once again, politically polarized and awash in falsehoods, some of them emanating from the highest office in the land.
This week, Discovery finds the home base of what’s left of the Federation. It brings us a decent “mystery in space” episode with the usual character interaction, ethical issues, and technobabble. While that plot unfolds, several subplots engage the remainder of the cast. One makes an exit, while a surprising guest-star engages Georgiou.
How often does the Bureau get a shout-out in the acknowledgements of a novel?
The Con was released t Friday, November 13, 2020. The e-launch party will be streamed on Twitch-TV at 6:00 pm EST on November 14. Anyone can watch by clicking the link. If you create/have an account and log-in, you can participate. Has your favorite fan convention been canned due to COVID? Consider The Con: SF Fans meet the Jane Austen Society at a hotel that may also be hosting an actual alien presence. High tea, a robot battle, nerds gone wild, religious LARPERS, the Augur of Quaoar, and the quest to answer one of history’s great questions: does anything we do matter– or is it all just a con?
After a generally strong start to its third season, Discovery falters a little with a uneven ep that features a strong primary plot and a well-conceived but unconvincing secondary one.