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A Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra: Leadership in Discovery

“You reminded us of what we are to each other… that’s leadership.” — Sylvia Tilly One of the most important things to have in a crisis is strong leadership. Whether

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On the Strength of a Song: A Review of Uhura’s Song

“We’re looking for a planet on the strength of a song.” — Captain James T. Kirk There are a few early Star Trek numbered novels that have gained a cult

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Star Trek: First Contact review

I had a strong conviction that the eighth Star Trek film, which would be the first solo big-screen production for the main cast of Star Trek: The Next Generation, needed to be

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The Strong One: What Discovery’s “The Examples” Taught Me About Self-Care

“It is difficult to ride two valebeasts with only one set of buttocks.” — The wit and wisdom of Mister Saru Almost two years into this pandemic, I think it’s

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She’s a Queen!”: A Catty Review of The Book of Grudge

“She’s heavy, and she’s all mine.” — Book, with regard to Grudge the Cat I was so excited when I first learned we were getting a cat as a main

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The Five Worst Times to Be a Child on the Enterprise-D

As a kid, there was nothing cooler to me than the Enterprise. All I wanted was to get beamed aboard and wander the ship. I’m sure most fans who got

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Voyager‘s “Caretaker” in Review

Star Trek: Voyager’s pilot episode, the two-part “Caretaker”, had to accomplish several goals. It needed to introduce nine regular characters, plus the premise of the series, as well as getting

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A Far-Out Review of Shadows Have Offended

Cassandra Rose Clarke’s Star Trek novel debut, Shadows Have Offended, was exactly the wildly fun ride I needed to start the year off on a light-hearted note. A new writer

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You’ve Never Had A Friend Like Me

Although I love Robin Williams’ version of the classic Aladdin song and admittedly get a bit winded near the end, my thoughts gravitate towards how Star Trek has shaped the

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Why Pel Was My 1990s Queer Icon

A Short Reflection on My Favorite Ferengi A lot of fuss has been made of having openly gay, trans and nonbinary characters on Star Trek: Discovery. Even though I knew

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