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Month: March 2020

Lyrical Storytelling: Recycling the Chorus

Telling a narrative through song is by no means a recent invention. In fact, one could argue the original purpose of both songs and poetry in a pre-paper world, was to convey stories and information in a way that would be more readily remembered by the listener. Recently, however, I’ve noticed a lyrical gem tucked away in several songs I enjoy (where storytelling is the focus). I’m not educated enough…

What I learnt from the “worst” episode of Star Trek

Credit to Star Trek: The Next Generation | Season 4 Episode 25: In Theory (Written by Joe Menosky & Ronald D. Moore). In Theory is an episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation, which has been relatively panned by critics. To be fair, it’s an episode of an interstellar TV series with zero exploration. It’s a romantic episode without any romance. Despite these flaws, I continue cherish this awkward, penultimate…