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Under intense scrutiny by the Temporal Authorities, I was coerced into actualizing my capsule in this causality loop. Through no fault of my own, I am marooned on this dangerous yet lovely level-four civilization.Stranded here, I have spent most of my time learning what I can of the social norms and oddities of the Terran species, including how to properly use the term "Hipster" and how to perform a "perfect pour."Under the assumed name of "Michael Bedford," I have completed BA's with specialized honours in both theatre studies and philosophy, and am currently saving up for enough galactic credits to buy a new--or suitably used--temporal contextualizer ... for a friend.
Star Trek

Star Trek: Discovery – Thoughts on The First Nine Episodes

Following an action-packed mid-season finale on November 12th, Star Trek: Discovery is on break until January 7th, 2018. The show’s first nine episodes introduced...
Star Trek: Discovery

Star Trek: Discovery – One More Episode Until Its Mid-Season Break

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Lethe

Lethe – An Illogical Family Dispute in Star Trek: Discovery

This week’s episode of Star Trek: Discovery entitled Lethe, after the river of forgetfulness of Greek myth, showed viewers a lot but continued to suffer...
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Choose Your Pain – Star Trek: Discovery, Episode 5

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Back at the beginning of October, Hamilton-area pop-culture fans converged on the Canadian Warplane and Heritage Museum in Mount Hope to flip through back...
Star Trek

Star Trek: Discovery – Establishing a Narrative and Defining Roles

Well with its third and fourth episodes, Star Trek: Discovery’s prologue gave way to the show’s recurring narrative. Viewers now have a sense of...
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Star Trek: Discovery – An Odd Start for Cmdr. Michael Burnham

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The Star Trek: Discovery Premiere at Hollywood’s Arclight Cinerama Dome

Well, the world premiere of Star Trek: Discovery came and went. Cast, crew, and high-profile fans of the CBS’s latest iteration of Star Trek...
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Outlander Season 3: Surrender – Let’s All Give Fergus a Big Hand

Outlander’s third season premiere, The Battle Joined, gave viewers a sense of what to look forward to. A separated Claire and Jamie showed their...
“The Battle Joined”

Outlander Season 3: “The Battle Joined” – Impressions Of A New Season

Outlander Season 3 premiered with lots of action and the birth of a character that viewers met during the finale of Season 2. Written...
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A Klingon in Her Own Words – Mary Chieffo Discusses Discovery

With their US release date of September 24th approaching, CBS has already shown off a great deal of promotional material for its newest iteration...
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During his exceptional career, Jack Kirby co-created some of the most enduring superheroes, including a number of Marvel Comics favourites like Captain America, the...
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Jack Kirby: Krackling into the Unknown in the Late 1950s

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Louis Cifer Brew Works: Thai-PA – Thoughts on a 5-Day-Old Growler

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Hop City Brewing Company, previously the Niagara Falls Brewing Company until it was purchased in 2004 by Moosehead, has won a few awards since...
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Star Trek: Discovery Release Date Announced … For Reals This Time

Since CBS President and CEO Les Moonves’s vague announcement back in February that Star Trek: Discovery would premiere “sometime late summer, early fall we’re...
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