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‘Star Trek: Deep Space Nine' and War

Star Trek in most of its iterations presents a utopian future in which a more enlightened humanity has moved beyond discrimination, hatred, and violence. Deep Space Nine was an exception. It imagined, at least sporadically, a grimmer, darker tomorrow, and a grimmer darker Federation, where humans were still struggling with those old familiar bugaboos of…

A Grown-Up's Guide to the Ghostbusters Franchise

Ghostbusters (1984) is the kind of lightning caught in a bottle film that has remained difficult to duplicate, but there have been some admirable attempts over the years. The cast has changed across various media, but the central premise has remained much the same. In Ghostbusters, the question of “What happens to us when we…

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‘Star Trek: Deep Space Nine' and War

Star Trek in most of its iterations presents a utopian future in which a more enlightened humanity has moved beyond discrimination, hatred, and violence. Deep…