15 Years Later, Ratatouille’s Message About Art Still Inspires Me

It's my favorite Pixar movie. I usually think of it in terms of other movies about food -- Big Night, e.g. -- but I like this take on it, too....

---Keith R.A. DeCandido

 

Star Trek: Enterprise Rewatch: “Dead Stop”

I'm gonna repeat what I said in the article: not everyone there was a species Phlox was even familiar with. He has no basis whatsofuckingever for declaring all of them to be brain damaged beyond saving. 

I stand by calling it murder.

---Keith R.A. DeCandido 

 

Fairy Tale Fanfic — Star Trek: Strange New Worlds: “The Elysian Kingdom”

fullyfunctional: Again, that's Olusanmokun's natural speaking voice. He's not whispering.

---Keith R.A. DeCandido

 

Fairy Tale Fanfic — Star Trek: Strange New Worlds: “The Elysian Kingdom”

phillip_thorne: Olusanmokun isn't whispering, that's his natural speaking voice. 

---Keith R.A. DeCandido 

 

Star Trek: Enterprise Rewatch: “Detained”

terracinque: Christopher is correct. Speaking as someone who has served on five juries (four criminal, one civil), the best lawyers I've seen in court are ones who would make excellent Vulcans. Contrary to TV and movies, court cases are not about theatrics and emotion, it's about rule of law. 

---Keith R.A. DeCandido 

 

Fairy Tale Fanfic — Star Trek: Strange New Worlds: “The Elysian Kingdom”

Quoth Eric: "We haven’t seen SNW’s version of a Galileo shuttle yet, have we?"

Yes, we have, in "Children of the Comet" and "Memento Mori." The interior design is very similar to what we saw on TOS, including the globe-y thing on the console.

 

Quoth gwangug: "It strikes me that a lot of people have NEVER interacted with immigrant communities and their children."

Indeed. Kids of people who speak English with a thick accent almost never have the same accent. Like, ever. It'd be less realistic if Rukiya did speak with the same accent as M'Benga.

---Keith R.A. DeCandido

 

Slight of Hand — Mandrake

EP: I'll think about it. :)

---Keith R.A. DeCandido

 

Fairy Tale Fanfic — Star Trek: Strange New Worlds: “The Elysian Kingdom”

For the record, Babs Olusanmokun is Nigerian, not Kenyan.

---Keith R.A. DeCandido

 

Fairy Tale Fanfic — Star Trek: Strange New Worlds: “The Elysian Kingdom”

Uhura definitely had the best outfit, though M'Benga's is pretty fabulous also. Spock's was a little too on-the-nose, I thought -- "Let's make him look just like Viggo Mortensen in 2000!" 

---Keith R.A. DeCandido

 

Slight of Hand — Mandrake

rstreck: glad you caught it.....

---Keith R.A. DeCandido 

 

Star Trek: Enterprise Rewatch: “Minefield”

Christopher: while I see your point, I also see cap-mjb's. In 56 years there's never been any indication that the Romulans call themselves anything other than the Romulans -- ditto the Vulcans. It's a trope of Trek that we're pretty much stuck with, and to lament it at this point is veering into old-man-yells-at-cloud territory......

---Keith R.A. DeCandido

 

Slight of Hand — Mandrake

Folks, the superhero movie rewatch needs to take a week off, as there are too many other things competing for my attention this week (among other things, marathoning season 3 of The Umbrella Academy, my review of which will go up here on this site in the next day or two). We'll be back on the 29th with Timecop and Timecop 2: The Berlin Decision, then we'll spend July (and a bit of August) with the new releases: Spider-Man: No Way Home, The King's Man, The Batman, Morbius, and Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.

---Keith R.A. DeCandido

 

Slight of Hand — Mandrake

Asterix doesn't really fit the rubric of the rewatch.

---Keith R.A. DeCandido

 

ARRRRRRRRR! — Star Trek: Strange New Worlds: “The Serene Squall”

Quoth mary: "Both my sister and I (she didn’t like the episode, either) found lots of contradictions in the way Vulcan society was presented here compared to the way it was in TOS."

Quoth mary again: "And, for those who aren’t movie completists, the idea that Spock has a brother, AND that he’s a criminal, comes right out of left field."

So it's okay to not be a movie completist, but not at all okay to be a TOS completist. Got it.

---Keith R.A. DeCandido, who is just taking the piss, as the Brits say, as I was amused by the paralogia there....

 

ARRRRRRRRR! — Star Trek: Strange New Worlds: “The Serene Squall”

Laird: I'm not talking about what Roddenberry might have done on TOS, I'm specifically talking about what he did on TNG later in life when he started to believe his own bullshit. Those beliefs are well documented by people who worked with him, including David Gerrold, D.C. Fontana, and Melinda Snodgrass, among others. 

---Keith R.A. DeCandido 

 

ARRRRRRRRR! — Star Trek: Strange New Worlds: “The Serene Squall”

One thing I meant to mention in the review but forgot to was that I adored the conversation between Spock and "Aspen" when discussing his halfbreed nature, with Spock saying, "That's genetics" when talking about his being half human and when he says he was raised on Vulcan, "Aspen" countering with, "That's geography."

It's also yet another case of introducing some interesting psychological notions early on in a story and then making it less relevant later, as with Data's foreknowledge of being beheaded in "Time's Arrow" and his burgeoning emotions in "Descent" and the crew's grief over Picard in "Gambit" and Chakotay's concern over his kid in "Basics."

---Keith R.A. DeCandido

 

ARRRRRRRRR! — Star Trek: Strange New Worlds: “The Serene Squall”

Both Aspen/Angel's pronouns and the spelling of Sybok's alias have been fixed.

---Keith R.A. DeCandido, remaining grateful for the edit function

 

Obi-Wan Kenobi Has an Extremely Relevant Flashback in Part V

The flashback in this episode did more in five minutes or so than two movies did to actually show the Obi-Wan/Anakin relationship. Prior to this, the only time we saw the pair of them together for any significant length of time to display the friendship that would become sundered (and culminate in their fight in Star Wars) was in The Clone Wars. it's about damn time.

---Keith R.A. DeCandido

 

Slight of Hand — Mandrake

John C. Bunnell: YouTube.

---Keith R.A. DeCandido

 

Star Trek: Enterprise Rewatch: “Carbon Creek”

Bob: I'd argue that it does illuminate the character of T'Pol.

---Keith R.A. DeCandido 

 

Slight of Hand — Mandrake

EP: accounts differ regarding the relationship between Leon Mandrake, nee Giglio, and the comics character of Mandrake the Magician,  and I didn’t feel like getting into it. There was definitely a resemblance, but whether Falk and Phil Davis knew about him before creating the character is not entirely clear, and some accounts have Leon changing his name to Mandrake after the strip became a hit. 

Certainly, both parties agreed to encourage the resemblance, as they regularly cross promoted each other….

As for your suggestions, I’m sticking with English-language films for this Rewatch, and I’ve already decided that Brenda Starr doesn’t qualify as a superhero. 

However, Barbarella and Vampirella are distinct possibilities…..

—Keith R.A. DeCandido 

 

Star Trek: Enterprise Rewatch: “Carbon Creek”

Don S.: I didn't say it was a small amount, and please read the entire paragraph. My point isn't that it was inexpensive, my point is that Mestral, Stron, and T'Mir's earnings over six months could easily have covered it, given what plumbers and miners made in Pennsylvania at the time, and given that they were unlikely to have been profligate spenders generally.

---Keith R.A. DeCandido

 

Star Trek: Enterprise Rewatch: “Carbon Creek”

David Young: The current plan is to have it out around the end of June, yes, pending final approval of everything by Zorro Productions inc.

---Keith R.A. DeCandido

 

Star Trek: Enterprise Rewatch: “Carbon Creek”

Yeah, but the whole reason why one of the Vulcans was named Mestral is because the inventor of velcro was named de Mestral, and they were trying to be cute and showing that he was really a Vulcan, except they didn't actually do the work to make that in any way plausible.....

---Keith R.A. DeCandido

 

Star Trek: Enterprise Rewatch: “Carbon Creek”

garreth: I was basing it on Memory Alpha's listing, which had his two Enterprise Nazis as different characters. 

---Keith R.A. DeCandido

 

Star Trek: Enterprise Rewatch: “Carbon Creek”

noblehunter: It really wouldn't have been. Baseball reference works and magazines were a dime a dozen in 2002, and have been going back to when I was a goofy young baseball fan in the late 1970s. Certainly the fact that, in 1957, the only professional baseball being played in October was the World Series is not arcane knowledge..........

---Keith R.A. DeCandido

 

Childhood’s End — Star Trek: Strange New Worlds: “Lift Us Where Suffering Cannot Reach”

BTW, I should be clear that I totally had forgotten about "Omelas" when I first wrote the review. I edited in the mention of it later when two separate friends of mine instant-messaged me with variations on, "OMG that's Omelas!" But in general, I saw it coming as being the trope of the innocent life sacrificed for paradise, of which Le Guin's story is but one example. I edited in the reference because it was important to cite that. But I'm not dinging the episode for using that same storyline specifically, but for using it in a way that I saw coming a mile off and which didn't do anything to leaven it. Particularly since nobody on the Enterprise ever actually asked what ascension meant in this context.....

---Keith R.A. DeCandido

 

Childhood’s End — Star Trek: Strange New Worlds: “Lift Us Where Suffering Cannot Reach”

Mary: the lack of explanation was part of why this was such a tragedy, though. They had no idea how it got started or why it has to be a child. If they did know, they'd probably be able to find a way to fix it. I don't think the story would have had anywhere near the same heaviness and impact it did on you if they provided an explanation for it.

---Keith R.A. DeCandido

 

Star Trek: The Next Generation Rewatch: “Disaster”

SunEagle: I assumed that something forced an evacuation of engineering when they hit the quantum filament. That was the assumption under which I proceeded when I told the story of this episode from the POV of Gomez and Duffy in the Starfleet Corps of Engineers novella Many Splendors.

---Keith R.A. DeCandido

 

“We need him, we need him” — It’s a Bird… It’s a Plane… It’s Superman!

Athersgeo: Bill Cosby was lampooning the changes-clothes-in-a-phone-booth bit in 1963, so it predates this musical.

---Keith R.A. DeCandido

 

Star Trek: Enterprise Rewatch: “Shockwave, Part II”

Thank you, everyone, for wishing my Mom a happy birthday. She texted me earlier to tell me that she is enjoying the birthday greetings mightily, and also to reinforce that her name is GraceAnne, not "Grace." :)

---Keith R.A. DeCandido

 

Obi-Wan Kenobi Finds Friends (and Enemies) in Unexpected Places in Part III

princessroxana: She's the daughter of the people who run Alderaan. I'm sure she has someone who's sole job is to do her hair.....

---Keith R.A. DeCandido

 

“Hijinks are the most logical course of action” — Star Trek: Strange New Worlds: “Spock Amok”

I have to admit, I totally missed the bit where La'An called bad cop. Mea culpa. 

Having said that, Mastadge and bad_platypus are both correct: good cop/bad cop doesn't work in separate interrogations except perhaps as an intellectual exercise. But as an actual interrogation tool, it only works with two interrogators and one subject.

---Keith R.A. DeCandido

 

Obi-Wan Kenobi Finds Friends (and Enemies) in Unexpected Places in Part III

Quoth supermanmoustache: "The post-Jedi novels were seen as continuing the saga to a lot of people,"

"A lot" is a very vague term. Yes, the post-ROTJ novels did continue the saga for the segment of the fan base that read the novels, but that's not "a lot," at least in Hollywood terms.

The best-selling media tie-in novel reaches less than 10% (often less than 1%) of the audience of the thing it ties into. The vast majority of people who go to see Star Wars in the theatres and who watch Obi-Wan Kenobi are utterly unaware that the novels even exist, and a lot of the ones who do know they exist don't actually read them. 

---Keith R.A. DeCandido

 

“Hijinks are the most logical course of action” — Star Trek: Strange New Worlds: “Spock Amok”

Christopher: Yeah, but T'Pring said, "We meet at the appointed place" in "Amok Time" when she was on Vulcan (presumably in her house) and Spock was in orbit on the bridge of the Enterprise

---Keith R.A. DeCandido

 

“Hijinks are the most logical course of action” — Star Trek: Strange New Worlds: “Spock Amok”

BTW, I misread "durian fruit" as "duran fruit" -- an artifact of the font they used -- and my first thought was that you would only eat that fruit if you were hungry like the wolf. It was my wife, Wrenn Simms, who patiently pointed out that it was durian fruit, thus ruining my joke, but also making it much more fitting for Enterprise Bingo (durian fruit smells nasty.....).

---Keith R.A. DeCandido

 

“Hijinks are the most logical course of action” — Star Trek: Strange New Worlds: “Spock Amok”

Rdclark53217: it wasn't "implied" that I liked it, I said so right there in the second paragraph of the review.........

---Keith R.A. DeCandido

 

Obi-Wan Kenobi Finds Friends (and Enemies) in Unexpected Places in Part III

Quoth Em: "Also, we need to talk about the fact that Obi-Wan keeps insisting that Leia reminds him of Padmé when her behavior has been just as much (or more) like Anakin throughout these episodes."

Yes and no. Little Leia reminds me a lot of the Padme of the Clone Wars series. And, at least, of the climax of Attack of the Clones when she got out of the trap on her own without any help from the two Jedi she was trapped with........

---Keith R.A. DeCandido 

 

Star Trek The Original Series Rewatch: “The Conscience of the King”

Michael Booth: Those are all fair criticisms. I thought that the performances and the way the episode first set up Kodos and then revealed him in Kirk's scene with Karidian worked beautifully as a meditation on criminality and in showing us an old man who was trying to run away from his horrid past. It worked for me, and that outweighed the plot holes. :shrug:

That's what makes horse races....

Also I must reiterate, the warp factor rating is the least important part of any rewatch entry.

---Keith R.A. DeCandido

 

Giant Gas Cloud of Death — Star Trek: Strange New Worlds: “Memento Mori”

Quoth C.T.: "* Basically, they’re just the copyright friendly version of the Kzinti (where the name comes from)"

This is a common misconception, but it's been debunked by Robert Hewitt Wolfe. There was never any connection between the Tzenkethi and the Kzinti, it was just a coincidence of vaguely similar names. 

---Keith R.A. DeCandido 

 

Giant Gas Cloud of Death — Star Trek: Strange New Worlds: “Memento Mori”

I had a ten-hour drive to Columbus today, after which I crashed for a couple hours, so I haven't had a chance to comment. I will say that Number One's lack of healing ability is a very good point that I should've mentioned.....

---Keith R.A. DeCandido

 

Star Trek: Enterprise Rewatch: First Season Overview

Quoth David Pirtie: "(and that, unlike me, you hate the Ferengi episodes)"

This is a false statement. There are plenty of Ferengi episodes that I like very much, including "Little Green Men," "Business as Usual," "The Magnificent Ferengi," "Ferengi Love Songs," "The Price," "The Battle," "Bar Association," "Inside Man," "Peak Performance," and a bunch more. 

I like good Ferengi episodes, is what I'm saying. But, as I said in my rewatch of "Acquisition," the bad Ferengi episodes are all really bad because they don't take the Ferengi seriously, which makes it impossible to take the episodes themselves seriously. 

---Keith R.A. DeCandido

 

Secrets and Lies — Star Trek: Strange New Worlds: “Ghosts of Illyria”

Yes, I was talking about what was in Vulcan's Glory in the second paragraph of the review. I'm glad Mary got that. :sigh:

---Keith R.A. DeCandido

 

Secrets and Lies — Star Trek: Strange New Worlds: “Ghosts of Illyria”

Christopher: as I said in the very review you're commenting on, M'Benga is able to keep his daughter in the buffer because he rematerializes her regularly, so her pattetn won't degrade. 

---Keith R.A. DeCandido 

 

“They Loved Each Other”: Director Deborah Chow Reveals Why Vader Was Brought Back in Obi-Wan Show

I agree that The Clone Wars did a lot of the work that the movies really didn't do to show us the relationship between Anakin and Obi-Wan, as the pair of them spent almost no time together in the prequel movies -- Anakin is with Qui-Gonn for most of The Phantom Menace, the two are separated less than a third of the way through Attack of the Clones, not reunited until the climax, and Anakin spends most of Revenge of the Sith with Palpatine. We hear about the relationship but we don't see it hardly at all until TCW.

Which is a big reason why I'm looking forward to this series. It finally gives Ewan MacGregor and Hayden Christiansen to show that sundered friendship the way that James Arnold Taylor and Matt Lanter did.

---Keith R.A. DeCandido

 

Star Trek: The Next Generation Rewatch: “Tapestry”

C.T.: Christopher is correct, your proposed alternative would ruin the entire purpose of "Tapestry," which was to show that the people we become is formed by the people we were, and that making mistakes as a youth is sometimes a route to becoming a better older person. It has absolutely nothing to do with choosing "dashing lives," whatever that means, it has to do with being able to learn from your mistakes -- but also the teaching value of making those mistakes in the first place.

---Keith R.A. DeCandido

 

Sophomore Slump — Star Trek: Picard Second Season Overview

Jaime: my pleasure, it was a great piece, and everyone should read it....

https://www.tor.com/2022/05/12/transgender-reading-star-trek-picard-season-2-jurati-borg-queen/

---Keith R.A. DeCandido 

 

Star Trek: Enterprise Rewatch: “Shockwave”

Ecthelion of Greg, Austin, and Drunes: I'm sorry if my comment came across as harsh. Best I can say in my defense is that I've constantly heard people complain about having to pay for Trek when they also had to pay for it when it was on Netflix. Or, for that matter, when it was on cable. Certain recurring bills become so commonplace that people forget they're actually paying money for it. And Ecthelion's initial comment was, in fact, incorrect -- the Trek shows haven't been removed from all streaming services, they've simply been removed from the ones Ecthelion subscribes to. 

But this isn't unique to Trek -- balkanized streaming services is how things are right now, just as being stuck with eight million cable channels 90% of which you never watched used to be how things are and people complained that they couldn't pick and choose what they wanted. Now they can pick and choose, and there are more complaints about too many choices.....

Anyhow, sorry for being overly pedantic. Blame the Jesuits (I'm a graduate of Fordham University...).

---Keith R.A. DeCandido, Pedant

 

Star Trek: Enterprise Rewatch: “Shockwave”

Ecthelion: it wasn't removed from "all" streaming services, as it's on Paramount+. Which is a streaming service, just like Netflix and Hulu and Disney+ and Amazon Prime. 

---Keith R.A. DeCandido 

 

Star Trek: Enterprise Rewatch: “Shockwave”

C.T.: Yeah, I mean, it sucks when the network forces you into a plotline, but the solution is to write the best story you can out of that directive, not throw nonsense ideas out there without rhyme or reason and hope for the best.

---Keith R.A. DeCandido

 

“Must it always have galactic import?” — Star Trek: Picard’s “Farewell”

There's been a bit of a delay in the season two overview of Picard, but it'll go up next week. Sorry about that....

---Keith R.A. DeCandido

 

“We’ve got a planet to save before breakfast” — Star Trek: Strange New Worlds: “Children of the Comet”

davidjcochrane: They are not going to do that. They've already gone to great lengths to make it clear that all the shows are in the same timeline. They're not going to branch just SNW off into a new one.

---Keith R.A. DeCandido

 

“We’ve got a planet to save before breakfast” — Star Trek: Strange New Worlds: “Children of the Comet”

Uhura is a fourth year cadet doing field work. We also saw Nog doing this on DS9 and Elnor doing it on Picard. 

---Keith R.A. DeCandido 

 

“We’ve got a planet to save before breakfast” — Star Trek: Strange New Worlds: “Children of the Comet”

Quoth Eric: "I’m surprised you didn’t mention the plot’s jarring similarity to 'The Paradise Syndrome,'”

I'm not surprised, because I try very hard to never think about "The Paradise Syndrome." If anything, I should've mentioned the similarities to S.P. Somtow's TNG novel Do Comets Dream? which came out in 2003........

---Keith R.A. DeCandido 

 

“Must it always have galactic import?” — Star Trek: Picard’s “Farewell”

Sketchy: Gee, if only the article you're commenting on mentioned the name of the actor in question..............

---Keith R.A. DeCandido, laying on the sarcasm

PS: It's Eric Menyuk.

 

Star Trek: Enterprise Rewatch: “Two Days and Two Nights”

Kirk had to be conned into taking shore leave by rhetorical trickery from Spock. Picard had to be bullied into it by the entire bridge crew. Janeway just needed her doctor to tell her "you need a break" once. Sisko took vacations without any prompting from anyone.

---Keith R.A. DeCandido

 

“Must it always have galactic import?” — Star Trek: Picard’s “Farewell”

Chase: Actually, I've found that the final season of Clone Wars makes Revenge of the Sith a great deal more watchable. It's still a mediocre film, but adding in what happened in the final half-dozen CW episodes makes it all work so much better....

---Keith R.A. DeCandido

 

Star Trek: Enterprise Rewatch: “Two Days and Two Nights”

o.m.: T'Pol said that to Archer specifically when he was trying to come up with excuses not to take shore leave. And one can argue that he does need it more than anyone else because, as the saying goes, the fish stinks from the head down. If the captain is fatigued and underperforming, it almost doesn't matter if the rest of the crew is rested. The guy in the center seat needs to be at his best.

---Keith R.A. DeCandido

 

“Welcome back and welcome aboard” — Star Trek: Strange New Worlds: “Strange New Worlds”

Ditchwitch: Spock wasn't naked, he was shirtless, and we've seen Spock shirtless before, in the original series' "Patterns of Force," complete with Leonard Nimoy's lovely thatch of chest hair......

---Keith R.A. DeCandido

 

“Welcome back and welcome aboard” — Star Trek: Strange New Worlds: “Strange New Worlds”

Quoth Clint: "Love the review other than the part about Trekkies showing how racist they are. I simply don’t believe this to be the case."

Then you've missed a lot of the fulminating I've seen online from alleged Trek fans on the subject. Trust me, it's completely racist. Be grateful that you've missed it, it's pretty fucking ugly.

---Keith R.A. DeCandido

 

Star Trek: Voyager Rewatch: “The Killing Game, Part I”

Rationing happened in the UK because the government's money was going toward the war effort, so there needed to be belt-tightening elsewhere.

---Keith R.A. DeCandido

 

“Must it always have galactic import?” — Star Trek: Picard’s “Farewell”

What I especially love is the people saying that the Secret Hideout shows aren't real Trek, like the stuff that aired up until 2005, either ignoring or forgetting that there was also a vocal contingent of the fan base who said the exact same thing for the exact same reasons about Enterprise in 2001, yet now it's gleefully embraced as part of the "good" Trek shows. Sigh.

---Keith R.A. DeCandido

 

“Must it always have galactic import?” — Star Trek: Picard’s “Farewell”

princessroxana: But then they couldn't save all that money by filming in contemporary Los Angeles!

---Keith R.A. DeCandido

 

“Must it always have galactic import?” — Star Trek: Picard’s “Farewell”

Orla Brady was also magnificent in Into the Badlands.

---Keith R.A. DeCandido, unabashed ITB fangoober

 

“Must it always have galactic import?” — Star Trek: Picard’s “Farewell”

Based on absolutely no inside knowledge whatsoever, it wouldn't surprise me in the least if the disconnect between seasons one and two is very much related to Michael Chabon's departure and the arrival of Terry Matalas, who got his start working on Voyager and Enterprise twenty years ago.

---Keith R.A. DeCandido

 

“Welcome back and welcome aboard” — Star Trek: Strange New Worlds: “Strange New Worlds”

Bob: I only do rankings out of 10 for the rewatches, not the real-time reviews. 

---Keith R.A. DeCandido

 

“Welcome back and welcome aboard” — Star Trek: Strange New Worlds: “Strange New Worlds”

princessroxana: I didn't say that everyone who objects to the casting of Adrian Holmes is racist, I said the casting of Holmes has served to reveal many racists among Trek fans, who are purists of a different sort than you meant. 

---Keith R.A. DeCandido 

 

“Must it always have galactic import?” — Star Trek: Picard’s “Farewell”

C.T. Phipps: Cochrane wasn't the point of divergence between the two universes. The universes diverged long before that, but that's the part that was relevant to Federation/Terran Empire history.

---Keith R.A. DeCandido

 

“Welcome back and welcome aboard” — Star Trek: Strange New Worlds: “Strange New Worlds”

Antipodeanaut: The external security just to get in the building was sufficiently strong that I have no trouble believing they don't bother much with internal security once you get past that. 

JamesB: I think it's helpful to watch season two of Discovery, but it's not overwhelmingly necessary.

---Keith R.A. DeCandido

 

“Must it always have galactic import?” — Star Trek: Picard’s “Farewell”

cap-mjb: What makes you think he ever stopped being a Traveler? One brief silent cameo in Nemesis is low on real information about Wesley's status. 

Anyhow, I covered that in my novel A Time for War, a Time for Peace. *cheeky grin*

---Keith R.A. DeCandido

 

“Welcome back and welcome aboard” — Star Trek: Strange New Worlds: “Strange New Worlds”

lacomina: When Pike was going over the crew roster, he saw they had a new chief medical officer, and then he said, "Oh, good, we need one." That implies Boyce's retirement or departure or some damn thing....

---Keith R.A. DeCandido

 

Star Trek: Voyager Rewatch: “The Killing Game, Part I”

Quoth David Sim: "Why is there a WW2 scenario on Voyager’s Holodeck? Who would want to relive that?"

You seem to be blissfully unaware of the HUGE numbers of people who do re-creations of various wars. The Civil War and the American Revolution are particularly popular right now (especially the former). So the answer to your question is, "lots of people."

Quoth David Sim again: "There are still shops open in Nazi occupied France – yeah, right!"

Of course there were. How do you think people got food and things? That's not how occupations work....

---Keith R.A. DeCandido

 

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