Essay

How ‘Horta-nomics’ can save Star Trek’s socialist utopia from the horrors of the dilithium mines

This moment — Spock’s mind-meld with the Horta in “Devil in the Dark” -- is the instant when the socialist Federation of "Star Trek: The ...
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What Poe can teach us about the pandemic

But Prince Prospero was happy and dauntless and sagacious. When his dominions were half depopulated, he summoned to his presence a thousand hale and light-hearted ...
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‘Dark Phoenix’ and the persistence of Jean Grey

Temptation, manipulation and gaslighting can’t keep Marvel’s mutant goddess down She’s a goddess of fire and destruction, dangerous and beautiful, the chosen vessel of an ...
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