My weekly TV column is up at Torontoist.
Also, to answer a question a bunch of people have asked in email: because the Deep Space Nine and Voyager covers are, respectively, boring and boring plus ugly.
…because the Deep Space Nine and Voyager covers are, respectively, boring and boring plus ugly.
Sorta like the shows themselves! HEY-O!
Man, Bitsy, you could not be more wrong about Deep Space Nine.
DS9 has aged much better than Voyager. Voyager was, arguably, the last of the ‘episodic’ sci-fi shows; DS9 was one of the first of the new wave of arc-based shows. That’s a simplification, but in DS9 you can see narrative ideas and structures that would eventually become standard practice for modern space sci-fi (especially BSG, which, perhaps because of Moore, owes a great debt to DS9).
Seconding the motion that Inside Man is a good movie. Clive Owen has yet to disapoint me. I haven’t seen every film he’s made, but out of the ones I have they’ve all been good.
I thought that part of the theme of DS9 was technology was less reliable and user-friendly than TOS and TNG made it seem (holodecks aside), so things were often a lot less pretty than before.
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