Links for March 30, 2016

An Open Letter to Supergirl Stars Melissa Benoist and Chyler Leigh

But it’s our oldest daughter that has gained the most from Supergirl. She identifies strongly with Kara Danvers. Like Kara, our girl has long blonde hair; she wears glasses; she was adopted.... Her relationship with her younger sisters is complicated. They are our biological daughters, and this creates deep and unavoidable conflict for her.... During the scenes in Supergirl where Alex and Kara explore the painful aspects of their relationship as sisters through adoption, our whole family absorbs every word, every expression, because seeing this dynamic on mainstream television makes our family feel less alone.

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)

It’s about branding the bad guys like cattle, deep in their flesh, so they get “justice” in the prison yard. The word “justice” is so cynical a euphemism that you can only say it now with a sneer. BVS is about wholesale murder for the greater good, and the word “fear” is used so much that it should actually be the picture’s subtitle instead.... Batman’s entire battle cry is how Superman is a naïf, a child, and how he’s going to make him into a man by beating him to death. He crystallizes the struggle as offense that Superman’s code is borrowed from a dead Kansas farmer, while Batman’s is forged in the understanding that people die for no reason and that the only sense in the Universe is the sense one tries to impose on it.

Star Trek TNG Ambient Engine Noise (Idling for 24 hrs)