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A Whale of an Island

There are many tales of gigantic sea monsters, perhaps because what’s under the sea is pretty mysterious, and some of what people see really IS pretty monstrous. Northern Europe has many such legends, and this is where people really did encounter … Continue reading

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Life’s Too Short to Be a Crab

The Provolone Ranger – I distinctly remember this being the first Super Show episode I ever saw, and I don’t even think I had a Nintendo or was that familiar with Mario at the time. The usual suspects are riding … Continue reading

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Just Keep Swimming

Finding Dory – The much later sequel to Finding Nemo focuses on Dory searching for where she came from. She’s still living with Marlin and Nemo and still has short-term memory loss, but starts having flashbacks when triggered by certain … Continue reading

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Everybody Loves a Clownfish

Finding Nemo – I saw this one in the theater when it was new, but haven’t watched it since then. The animation of animals under the sea is quite impressive. Pixar humans still looked weird at this point, but we … Continue reading

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There’s Klingons on the Starboard Bow, Starboard Bow, Jim

Continuing my Star Trek movie rewatch, here are my thoughts on the third and fourth ones. If you missed the first two, you can find them here. The Search for Spock – I don’t think this one has a particularly … Continue reading

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Riding the Whales

Fluke: Or, I Know Why the Winged Whale Sings, by Christopher Moore – The story concerns a group of whale researchers working in Hawaii. The main protagonist, Nathan Quinn, is interested in finding out why whales sing. When he gets … Continue reading

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