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TV REVIEW: "Chuck" : Chuck vs. the Colonel

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When last we saw Chuck, he was escaping with Sarah because General Beckman had ordered the project terminated and the asset (Chuck) put under guard. This week started with (newly promoted to) Colonel John Casey going after Chuck and Sarah with orders to bring them back dead or alive.

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TV REVIEW: Chuck : "Chuck vs. the Dream Job"

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This may have been one of the single best “Chuck” episodes ever, and was (IMHO) definitely the best episode this season.

The most obvious place to start would be the quality of the guest stars. Scott Bakula as Chuck’s addle pated father with delusions of grandeur (and an opportunity to say, “Oh boy,” just like he used to say on NBC a long time ago)? Or how about Chevy Chase as an evil clone of Bill Gates? The only downside of having such big stars in guest roles is that it I kept seeing them as their previous roles.

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What is "Science Fiction"?

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What constitutes “Science Fiction”?

This is probably one of those questions you’ve never bothered to ask yourself. Fans of the genre, however, ask it a lot—and write about it a lot. Some of them even get angry about it.

Take a look at the following titles of movies and books (that I hope you have at least heard of): Star Wars; Plan 9 From Outer Space; Star Trek; Buck Rogers; Flash Gordon. Which of these would you consider science fiction?

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An Alternate View of Sci-Fi Criticism (best viewed from ... right ... over ... HERE!)

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At some point, all art is subjective.

As I read the arguments in favor of (or against) more vigorous critiquing of science fiction, accompanied by discussions of just what exactly is science fiction, what isn’t, what is fantasy, where they do or shouldn’t intersect and whether sentences like this can actually be diagrammed, I have many thoughts, which may or may not be arranged into a cogent article but … why not try?

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