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A Book and Two Movies.

I recently finished reading the two-book series Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Avatar. Overall, I think the books were good. Towards the end of the second book it started to drag. The main conflict was solved with like twenty or thirty pages to spare yet the book went on, I think needlessly. This is the beginning of a relaunch, continuing where the TV series left off. I had previously read the third book of the series and was a bit confused so I went back. I can't say I'm pleased with how Star Trek books are written now. They are no longer as independent of one another. Not too mention how they hype originally created characters much the same way Corran Horn and Mara Jade are in Star Wars books now.

Because of the power outage the other night, my father and I went to see a late showing of the Bad News Bears remake. The movie wasn't bad but not as good as the original. It did, however, have some really good lines: "Baseball is like dating a German woman. It doesn't always love you back."


Because TV sucked last night, we went back to the video store and I picked up Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman. I have to say that, when her identity was revealed, I didn't see that coming. At several points, I was like "That's too obvious." or "Well, I guess it can't be her." but just as I thought I figured it out a new twist appeared. Who would have guess that from a cartoon and yet, watching the season finale of Justice League last week, you certainly can...

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