Watched Star Trek a few days ago, disappointed. Not horrible, but underwhelming. Weird combination of reboot and tribute, alternate timeline to escape baggage, but a redshirt is quickly killed, there's "I'm giving her all she's got," feels like mistaking the superficial for the soul.
Was reading about fairy chess. I wonder if anyone's thought of this before, but how about orthodox chess with specific personalities, identities, names, for all the pieces. I always had trouble with how stark and abstract chess is, but I like the situationality of strategy videogames.