Infinite Diversity, Finite Combinations 6.1.9: “Star-Spangled Eyes”

Infinite Diversity, Finite Combinations 6.1.9: “Star-Spangled Eyes”

23 Nov, 2017

Another action-packed episode of Paramount’s sci-fi show Fortunate. This week, Captain Keene is injured, and Ryan has to stop an interfering Starfleet vessel from interfering in the freighter’s business.

Infinite Diversity, Finite Combinations 5.1.9: The Pleasure Principle

Infinite Diversity, Finite Combinations 5.1.9: The Pleasure Principle

16 Nov, 2017

Voyager gets its first sniff at a shortcut home. The only trouble is, the aliens holding it are more Federation than the Federation. Awkward!

Doctor Who: The Long Way Round: Marco Polo – Part 5

Doctor Who: The Long Way Round: Marco Polo – Part 5

12 Nov, 2017

I am going to argue the most important scene in this episode is Susan and Ping-Cho at the fish pond. Via the use of the fish we get to see how they see each other and those around them.

Infinite Diversity, Finite Combinations 4.1.9: Shout “Alamarain!” And Sit Down

Infinite Diversity, Finite Combinations 4.1.9: Shout “Alamarain!” And Sit Down

9 Nov, 2017

If you’re going to base an entire episode around a board game, perhaps you should try not to make that game terrible.

Doctor Who: The Long Way Round: Marco Polo – Part 4

Doctor Who: The Long Way Round: Marco Polo – Part 4

4 Nov, 2017

This episode’s title is perhaps the most curious so far; it’s filled with both walls and lies, enough to make me query which one is being referred to.

Infinite Diversity, Finite Combinations 3.1.9: “It’s Time For Some Game Theory”

Infinite Diversity, Finite Combinations 3.1.9: “It’s Time For Some Game Theory”

2 Nov, 2017

It’s time to break out the 20-sided dice and argue over the finer points of THACO as Q kicks off his new RPG campaign. Please note that participation is automatic and mandatory.

Doctor Who: The Long Way Round: Marco Polo – Part 3

Doctor Who: The Long Way Round: Marco Polo – Part 3

28 Oct, 2017

The other key aspect that has to be mentioned with Ping-Cho, of course, is the story she tells. This is interesting as it is both right in the centre of the story but also serves very little narrative purpose. As such I think it is worth unpacking a little bit.

Infinite Diversity, Finite Combinations 2.1.9: The IP AI

Infinite Diversity, Finite Combinations 2.1.9: The IP AI

26 Oct, 2017

One of the strangest episodes of Star Trek yet. Cards can kill, dragons can picnic, and computers can write… badly.

Doctor Who: The Long Way Round: Marco Polo – Part 2

Doctor Who: The Long Way Round: Marco Polo – Part 2

21 Oct, 2017

If the last episode was predominately about seeing our regulars in the new situation and how they are reflected in the members of Marco Polo’s caravan, The Singing Sands is much more about the original members of the caravan themselves.

Infinite Diversity, Finite Combinations 1.1.9: We Can Forget It For You Wholesale

Infinite Diversity, Finite Combinations 1.1.9: We Can Forget It For You Wholesale

19 Oct, 2017

Let’s talk about memory, peace, psychiatry, equality, and the need to remain ourselves no matter how many people tell us we need to be something else.