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Literary Logic

I came across this article on how Spock and Sherlock Holmes aren’t really as rational as they pretend to be, and other characters often acknowledge them as being. Spock applies logic to situations where it doesn’t really apply, and doesn’t … Continue reading

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I’m Only Humanoid

Why do so many stories about life on other planets have the aliens looking like humans? Part of it has to do with the limitations on costumes in alien movies, but I think there’s more to it than that. Humans … Continue reading

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The Long Khan

Star Trek: Into Darkness – This review contains some pretty major spoilers for the film, although it does seem like I was one of the last people to see it anyway. So if you haven’t seen it and want to, … Continue reading

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Lands of Logic

We all know that Gulliver’s Travels is both an adventure story and a satire, but one thing that seems to confuse critics is how much we’re supposed to read into Gulliver’s worship of the Houyhnhnms. The Houyhnhnms are sentient horses … Continue reading

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Zim City

Today’s Oz character is a star in Melody Grandy’s Seven Blue Mountains of Oz trilogy. There are spoilers for these books in the post, and I would definitely recommend reading them if you haven’t yet. They really are good books, … Continue reading

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