Once again I find myself wondering what Mr Dalton has been smoking, because he quite liked episode 4. Sure, there were some “themes” and stuff, but other than that episode 4 really struggled. The episode title is ‘An Obol for Charon’. Charon is, of course, a reference to the mythical ferryman who carries the dead […]
‘Point of Light’ was an episode of two halves in which one half was compelling and very watchable and the other was, basically, a waste of time. I’ll get to the good bits, but first a brief rundown of the useless part. We open with Burnham trying, once more, as she has tried in both […]
Well, I didn’t think it would happen this soon into Season 2 but Mr Dalton and I already agree on something! New Eden was a great episode of Star Trek. It was fun, engaging and thought-provoking. In fact, Episode 2, New Eden, is so different from Episode 1 that I could almost imagine they were […]
First, let me lay out my stall. I’m a lifelong trek fan but I’m not wedded to the so-called Prime timeline, the Kelvin timeline, or any other timeline. I’m happy for new stories to be explored under the general umbrella of Star Trek, which I define as a philosophy of life and an optimistic vision […]
“I can tell you in less than fifty words how to get published…” So said Robert Heinlein and, whatever you think of his politics, Heinlein knew how to write (and sell) books. Way back in 1973 he gave a talk in which he fulfilled his promise in exactly 39 words and, frankly, nothing’s changed since.
If you had to define the single most important feature of a good book, what would you say? That a good book is not too long? Or that it’s got short sentences? Maybe it has characters who are just like you, or characters who you’d like to be. Perhaps it should have romantic vampires who […]
What is the present historic? The present historic tense is when you talk about the past as though it were happening now. So, instead of using appropriate time expressions like ‘had’ and ‘was’ you use ‘is’ and ‘are’. For example: 1. On Tuesday something strange happened. I was walking the dog when it started to […]