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Star Trek: Picard “Remembrance”

Star Trek may take place in the future, but like all science fiction, it’s really about the present. The original Star Trek was suffused with Kennedyan optimism and a very ’60s faith in the power of science, Western-style democracy, and…

All the President's Men vs. The Post

With Donald Trump now officially the third US president to be impeached, here’s a look at two movies that focused on events which came close to making him the fourth. Both of these films involve journalists from the Washington Post…

Star Trek: The Next Generation “Shades of Gray”

A long, long time ago, when the Agony Booth’s list of Star Trek recaps was called the Worst of Trek and only consisted of recaps of bottom-of-the-barrel episodes like “Spock’s Brain” and “The Outrageous Okona”, there was one episode that seemed like a no-brainer to be included on the list. Anyone even vaguely familiar with the franchise knows exactly which episode is the most hated...