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The Future Will Be Carpeted: An Analysis of ‘Deep Space Nine (S2E5)’ “I believe in coincidences. Coincidences happen every day. But I don’t trust coincidences.”
    -- Garak


There is lively debate amongst Niners as to where the show takes the turn into quality. Most will argue that this occurs with the increase in serialization, and mark Season Three as the jumping off point. Others will look to Sisko’s hair: when the head is shaved and the goatee grown, we have good DS9. Others point to the second season, with the opening three-parter, the introduction of the series’ defining villain, and the return of guest stars. The truth is more complicated. There’s no real one point when DS9 becomes great. There’s a lot of little turns that happen at different times, all combining and reinforcing one another until you look around and realize you’re watching the best Star Trek has to offer and you barely noticed.
‘Verge #2:’ Comic Book Review (Back with a Vengeance) Like a creature in a B-movie sequel, the indie anthology comic, Verge, has returned, and it has . . . evolved! Published by Identity Comics, Verge #2 has been revamped, including making the jump from back and white to vivid color, and, as a result, delivers a second issue that is even stronger than the first.

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‘The End is Nigh: The Apocalypse Triptych Book 1’ - Book Review How would you like the world to end?

The End is Nigh, the first installment of The Apocalypse Triptych, a collection of short story anthologies from editors John Joseph Adams (Wastelands, The Living Dead) and Hugh Howey (Wool,  I, Zombie), gives us a deep menu from which to choose.  Alien invasion, artificial intelligence takeover, collision with celestial body, mass suicide (as recommended by THE VOICE OF GOD), drought, killer nano-bots, EMP, all manner of plague (including the zombie variety) . . . and in at least one case, apocalypse by unknown event.
‘Imitation:’ Book Review When I'm asked what supernatural power I would choose for myself, the ability to clone myself has always seemed very tempting.  Let my clones do all those things I don't enjoy . . . working out, public speaking, washing the car, etc.  Whatever my intent, speculation about the benefits of this power always diverts very quickly into some very questionable moral ground.

Imitation by Heather Hildebrand, takes this selfish impulse and explores the implications of using clones in the larger society. When created by a super-secretive corporation, at the whims of megalomaniacal sociopaths, there are going to be serious moral issues.
‘Tales to Admonish #3:’ Comic Book Review I’m happy to say that, after a bit of a hiatus, we now have another issue of Tales to Admonish, Andrez Bergen and Matt Kyme’s loving send-up of/tribute to the Silver Age of comic books. This issue features only two stories instead of three or four, but they provide plenty of entertainment.

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