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Every Star Trek Series

After more than five years, I've finally finished watching every Star Trek film, television show, and... whatever we call Internet-native series like Star Trek: Discovery. At their best, they've been a companion, conscience, and inspiration: at their worst, they're just bad. In the interest of justifying all that time spent, I thought I should write down some of my impressions.

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Doctor Who's Regeneration

One of the joys of traveling is experiencing new things, things that you can't get in your home country.

I'm speaking, of course, of the vagaries of global television licensing. I've fallen behind on Doctor Who the last few years -- the show seemed to be losing momentum and it was increasingly difficult and expensive to keep up. It's not available through the subscription streaming services in the United States, so I would've had to pay by the episode or pick up the Blu-rays.

When I arrived in New Zealand, I was very happy to find that Netflix could suddenly provide me with every season of the revived series up to Peter Capaldi's finale, and that TVNZ, the local public broadcaster, let me stream the latest season, Jodie Whittaker's first, for free.

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