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LiterRohde
Macbeth | Shakespeare
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"Out, out, brief candle!
Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage
And then is heard no more: it is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
Signifying nothing."

#StarTrekSummerMay | 31: #AllGoodThings

?: Made with Typorama

Megabooks 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 Perfect to end Next Gen with a Shakespeare quote! I‘m looking forward to what you do with DS9 3w
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RamsFan1963
All Good Things | Michael Jan Friedman
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That was my feelings at the end of Star Trek: The Next Generation run. I was sorry to see it go, but I was happy for the lasting memories it gave me. For me, the best scene was the final one, when Picard joins the crew to play poker. It summed up the series perfectly, not just crewmates but family.

#StarTrekSummerMay #AllGoodThings @Megabooks

Branwen I still cry every time I watch that episode! 3w
Megabooks I love the poker scene, and when Picard says, “The sky‘s the limit.” It was an ending worthy of the series. Not my favorite, but probably the most satisfying. What do you think of Star Trek: Picard? 3w
RamsFan1963 @Megabooks It looks interesting, I'm curious what tragedy had him leave Star Fleet. I'm glad to hear Jonathan Frakes is directing some episodes. I hear a rumor Brent Spiner might appear as Data but I don't know anything for sure 3w
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Megabooks @RamsFan1963 Wouldn‘t Data have to be B4 because they killed him off on that (crappy) last TNG movie? Maybe Data dying is what got him out of Starfleet? Frakes is a fantastic director. I like some of Burton‘s and RD McNeill from VOY‘s as well. I will always say Spiner is the finest all-around character actor in ST. 3w
RamsFan1963 @Megabooks The article said Brent Spiner was rumored to appear, could be B4 or could be a flashback to Data before the disaster that killed the TNG movie franchise. 3w
Geeklet I was 10 or so when that episode aired. I recorded it on VHS and I swear, I probably watched it 3 times a week that entire summer. I had more or less grown up with TNG. It was such a beautiful ending to the show but man, 10 year old Erica was just crushed. 3w
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khooliha
The Shepherd's Crown | Terry Pratchett
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Another grand universe that has been important to me since I was a child, but the difference between The Shepherd's Crown and All Good Things is that I haven't been brave enough to say goodbye to the Disc yet...

I adore All Good Things! A truly wonderful finale that brings me to the edge of tears when I do so much as think about that last scene. I love TNG, flaws and all, and this is a great endpoint for that crew.
#startreksummermay

khooliha (Yes, I am ignoring the movies.) 3w
khooliha As for the upcoming Picard show? I am excited at the prospect of a show dealing with what happened with Romulus and at seeing Picard again, but the ultimate arc of season 2 of Discovery has left me wary. 3w
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tournevis
Encounter at Farpoint | David Gerrold
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TNG 7.25&26 #AllGoodThings Excellently written finale, just enough call backs to episodes & charaters to please fans, but not enough to make it tacky. Good aging makeup, Denise Crosby and a clever wrap up to the pilot Encounter at Farpoint. I cried a lot. I'm tagging a call back to the pilot too.

TNG‘s not my fav ST series (it's too uneven) but it established the ST universe like not other. Looking forward to Star Trek: Picard. #startreksummermay

Megabooks I‘m going to bite the bullet and rewatch this today. I haven‘t seen it in years. I don‘t want to cry. But I know it‘s not my favorite. That‘s DS9. Worst goes to ENT!! 3w
twohectobooks Which one is your favourite?! 3w
tournevis @twohectobooks TOS is my favourite, DS9 is the best written, no question. 3w
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tournevis @Megabooks ENT was an unfortunate series. They were badly served by Paramount, the producers and the series bible. They painted themselves into a corner and that's largely why they had the finale they had. The acting was good, the production was shallow and tentative. 3w
twohectobooks TNG is my favourite from growing up with it, but I also say DS9 was best. 3w
tournevis @twohectobooks 20 years on, DS9 holds up exceptionnally well. 3w
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Megabooks
Station Eleven: A novel | Emily St. John Mandel
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Station Eleven is my all-time favorite book. I love the seamless blending of past, present & future. I love “Survival is insufficient.” I have read it either on audio or in print many times.

#AllGoodThings on ST:TNG is not my fav final episode, but it is the one that nicely blends past, present, and future. Q, the omnipotent being that gave humanity a test in the pilot, tells Picard the test was never over, but Picard passes the final test. 🎉🍾

Megabooks #StarTrekSummerMay I really need to rewatch this episode, but I hate watching the final ones!! 😢 3w
Cathythoughts I only read this very recently... love it ♥️💔 3w
BestDogDad Everything about this post is awesome. 👍🏼 3w
Megabooks @Cathythoughts It‘s fantastic! I‘m glad you loved it. 👍🏻 3w
Megabooks @BestDogDad Thank you!! 😊 3w
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RamsFan1963
Journey's End | Rachel Hawkins
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Ever seen this movie? I bawled my eyes out at the end, when Chance and Sassy came over the hill without old Shadow, I thought he was dead, then he appears. 😭😭😭

I don't even like Wesley Crusher, but even I have to admit he got totally shafted by this episode. I don't care for the whole Traveler concept, and shuffling Wesley off to be some kind of higher being was lame.

#StarTrekSummerMay #JourneysEnd @Megabooks

Megabooks Agreed. It was a lame episode, with a lame ending. It‘s a good prompt though. 😉 And I loved Homeward Bound! Such a great movie! 3w
LibrarianRyan I prefer the original version from the 50s 3w
Birdsong28 Love this! 😍📚📖 3w
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LiterRohde
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“If your dream is at the end of a rainbow you‘ll never reach it.”

#StarTrekSummerMay | 30: #JourneysEnd

📷: Made with Typorama

Megabooks Once again, I find your quote intriguing. My first thought: Given that I am a woman of reproductive age, I‘ve had a lot of friends lose pregnancies, and then call the next child their rainbow baby. There does seem to be happiness with the new child, but it seems one can never make up for the other(s). All of this is strange to me given that I‘m ace and have never wanted kids. But that‘s what immediately came to mind. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 3w
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4thhouseontheleft
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In this essay, Silko starts off with a direct attack of one of Barbara Kingsolver‘s books, The Bean Trees. Silko makes the point that when an author writes about another culture or community, in this case the Cherokee, and engages in stereotypes, this type of representation has real-life impacts. Silko puts the adoption story in the cultural context of detribalization.

As it happens, I hated The Bean Trees when I read it.

JanuarieTimewalker13 Wow, I can‘t see BK doing that!! That‘s shocking to me. 3w
Emilymdxn Never read any Kingsolver but this is making me really want to read Silko! Is that the author of Ceremony??? I‘ve got it on a shelf somewhere 3w
Megabooks @tournevis Weren‘t we just talking about this today? Smh. 3w
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tournevis @Megabooks Yup! It doesn't rain. It pours. 3w
4thhouseontheleft @Megabooks @tournevis Now I‘m curious about what you were talking about earlier. 😃😃 3w
4thhouseontheleft @JanuarieTimewalker13 I think Bean Tree is BK‘s first book. It wasn‘t very good. And yes, she does play to stereotypes in that book. 3w
4thhouseontheleft @Emilymdxn Yes, she is the author of Ceremony! 3w
Megabooks It was the episode of #StarTrekSummerMay, which is one of the worst episodes of the series. tournevis's post on Litsy https://litsy.com/p/c3BmandhTFVz 3w
JanuarieTimewalker13 Yikes, that‘s so disappointing to me, I own the book. I will have to check that out! 3w
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khooliha
Love Beyond Body, Space, and Time: An Indigenous Lgbt Sci-Fi Anthology | Hope Nicholson, Daniel Heath Justice, Richard Van Camp, David Alexander Robertson
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Oh, Journey's End. You're not very good, are you? The movie writers ignore the climatic choice Wes maked and everyone would like to ignore the Indigenous botch job (and I'm including Voyager in this sad shake of my head). Do better, franchise!
Tagged book is one that has been on my tbr for awhile! I hear nothing but good things.
#startreksummermay

khooliha Also, I feel some kind of way about conflating being Indigenous with colonizing a planet, but I'd need to rewatch the ep to get my hands around the right words. 3w
khooliha I also acknowledge that, as a white person, I may be coming at this feeling in an entirely inappropriate way. 3w
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Megabooks
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This #JourneysEnd is one of the most tragic that I‘ve read about and watched documentaries about. Jim Jones‘ decent into delusions and paranoia led to tragic consequences in the jungles of Guyana. Heartbreaking! Excellent #audiobook.

The episode is probably one of the worst of the series. It‘s basically to write Wesley off of all future (cannon) storylines. And Beverly giving him the blanket - lame! #StarTrekSummerMay