Author Archives: DilDev

First Impressions (Arbiter Watch) – FROM THE ARCHIVES

ORIGINALLY POSTED ON MY TUMBLR, April 2015 Reposted without edits, save navigational issues. Partner piece to First Strike review and analysis. Remember last time on Arbiter Watch how some updated canon put to rest an old theory regarding the identity of the Arbiter? … Continue reading

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First Strike (Definitive Edition) – FROM THE ARCHIVES

ORIGINALLY POSTED ON THE OLD HALO ARCHIVE, APRIL 2015 Reposted without edits, save navigational issues. Review and analysis of First Strike by Eric Nylund Alpha Halo was not the end of the war. The Covenant continue their genocidal campaign, the Master … Continue reading

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When Sanghelios Feels Like Home – FROM THE ARCHIVES

ORIGINALLY POSTED ON THE OLD HALO ARCHIVE, NOVEMBER 2015 Reposted without edits. It’s through Locke’s visor, watching Locke’s feet, by which I first land on Sanghelios’ soil. The water of the river rises past our calves and suddenly everything is … Continue reading

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#RebelsRemembered – Five Superb Qualities of the Show

March 5th is the anniversary of the finale of Star Wars Rebels. In celebration of that, I have a list of five superb qualities about this beloved show.

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The Complimentary Arcs of Jurassic Park

With four out of five installments running as big-budget monster B-movies, it can be easy to forget how much of a character-focused story the first Jurassic Park was (the movie that is, not Crichton’s original novel). As a kid, I enjoyed it … Continue reading

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Leonard McCoy: The Mom Friend

Back in 2016, when I rewatched Star Trek (2009) and Star Trek: Into Darkness in anticipation for the Blu-Ray/DVD release of Star Trek: Beyond, I began noticing parallels between scenes in the first two Kelvin timeline films and Beyond. Parallels … Continue reading

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Poorly-Placed Blame (Arbiter Watch) – FROM THE ARCHIVES

ORIGINALLY POSTED ON MY TUMBLR, MARCH 2015 Reposted without edits, save navigational issues. Partner piece to The Flood review and analysis. Welcome again to the companion series for my reading journal, where I take a look at where Thel ‘Vadam shows … Continue reading

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