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    Rating the Rocky Movies: Part I

    I love the Rocky franchise. The movies range from classics to great popcorn entertainment. When I was younger, the fights did it for me. It was just about the entertainment. But as I’ve gotten older it’s been about the substance. It’s a rare thing when a sporting movie can blend the two and find that balance. Over the next two weeks, I’m going to rate the Rocky-universe movies, going from my least favourite to my most favourite. There’ll be spoilers: so don’t read on unless you’ve seen all eight movies, or you don’t care about them being spoiled. Here goes …   8. Creed II Synopsis: Now champion, Adonis Creed…

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    Star Trek: Voyager

    Star Trek: Voyager is the worst Star Trek show. And by that I don’t mean it’s the fifth-best Star Trek show. I mean it’s just a bad show. And, yes, it’s worse than Star Trek: Enterprise, which wasn’t very good either. But at least Enterprise had some interesting crew and tried to do a few things, although it annoyingly ignored canon at times. Still, that’s better than Star Trek: Voyager, which was an exercise in the writers growing far too comfortable (read: complacent) with the genre and the era.   What Works Interesting premise, flinging the ship and crew seventy thousand light years from Federation space. One query with this…