November 3rd, 2015

OCLT, crazed writer, dark forces, ellie, command & conquer

reviews of The X-Files: Trust No One

Found three reviews of The X-Files: Trust No One, one of which I'd already read, but here they all are because I'm feeling complete-ish.

First there's Chasing Monsters with Butterfly Nets, which has mini-reviews of all the stories, including some nice things said about my story. Then we've got Dustimus Prime, where the reviewer was disappointed with my story, but softened the blow by referring to me as someone who "writes some of the best pop sci-fi fiction around." And then we have the one I'd already read, but will link again, on Sci-Fi Pulse.

Money quote from Rain Knight's review on Chasing Monsters...:
It’s an interesting change of pace, and it’s fun to see a case from the point of view of one of the other agents who’s been working on it. Mulder and Scully are in character, and the case has a nice mystery to it that keeps you wondering until the end. It did feel like it could have been an episode of the show.
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TOS Rewatch

Star Trek The Original Series Rewatch: "Who Mourns for Adonais?"

To-GA, to-GA, to-GA, to-GA! Apollo lends the crew a hand as the TOS Rewatch asks "Who Mourns for Adonais?"

An excerpt:
So much of rewatching the original Star Trek requires filtering for the time period. Most of the time, it’s easy to do. Sometimes it’s a lot harder to get past it.

This is one of the latter. The general storyline is excellent. The notion of alien beings who were worshipped by ancient humans as gods is hardly new—the Marvel Comics character of Thor was built on it prior to this, the entire Stargate franchise will be built on it, and your humble rewatcher has used it as the spine of a cycle of short stories, to name but three of hundreds of examples—but it recurs because it’s a good one. It helps that Michael Forest puts in a bravura performance here, lending regal dignity to a role that absolutely requires it (especially while wearing that hilarious toga).
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