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October 9

Movie: Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones

Ten years after initially meeting, Anakin Skywalker shares a forbidden romance with Padm��, while Obi-Wan investigates an assassination attempt on the Senator and discovers a secret clone army crafted for the Jedi.
posted by PigheadedGnu at 6:48 AM - 0 comments

Movie: The 36th Chamber of Shaolin (Shaolin Master Killer)

"The anti-Ching patriots, under the guidance of Ho Kuang-han, have secretly set up their base in Canton, disguised as school masters. During a brutal Manchu attack, Lui manages to escape and..." The classic about learning from monks and maybe teaching a little something to monks, too. With the greatest training scenes of all time.
posted by ignignokt at 6:01 AM - 1 comment

Avatar: The Last Airbender: Sozin's Comet  Rewatch   Season 3, Ep 18

Everything comes to an end when Sozin's comet is in the sky. Lines are drawn, people choose sides, power is discovered, and we end on a balcony with a single kiss. [more inside]
posted by Katemonkey at 1:00 AM - 2 comments

October 8

Supernatural: Out of the Darkness, Into the Fire  Season 11, Ep 1

Sam and Dean face the consequences of unleashing the Darkness. Castiel prays for help to deal with the spell Rowena cast on him and remembers his battle with Crowley.
posted by cfoxhi at 11:58 PM - 3 comments

Sleepy Hollow: Whispers in the Dark  Season 3, Ep 2

Crane and Abbie are forced to face their pasts in surprising ways when a new form of evil is unleashed. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 7:33 PM - 3 comments

Downton Abbey: Season 6, Episode 3  Season 6, Ep 3

Mr Carson and Mrs Hughes' wedding is fast approaching, but a misunderstanding threatens to derail the occasion, and when the big day arrives it also brings a few unexpected guests. Meanwhile, Edith reconnects with an old acquaintance, who comes to her aid in her hour of need, and over at the Dower House, Spratt has something to hide, meaning Denker is hot on his trail. Daisy jumps to conclusions and tensions mount over the hospital takeover, prompting Isobel to offend a friend. [more inside]
posted by TWinbrook8 at 4:33 PM - 2 comments

Arrow: Green Arrow  Season 4, Ep 1

Oliver and Felicity's blissful getaway comes to an abrupt end when Laurel and Thea ask for their help; Diggle is opposed to working with Oliver. [more inside]
posted by kittensofthenight at 3:34 PM - 9 comments

Steven Universe: Back to the Barn  Season 2, Ep 23

When Pearl and Peridot clash over who should build a drill to get to the Cluster, Steven has them compete with giant robots.
posted by Small Dollar at 3:19 PM - 7 comments

Fresh Off the Boat: Shaquille O'Neal Motors   Season 2, Ep 3

Louis tries to finally get the right anniversary present for Jessica, while Evan declares it’s “party time,” inviting his brothers out to the lawn to hang with him and his Beanie Babies, except Eddie and Emery think a water slide would be more fun.
posted by filthy light thief at 10:51 AM - 5 comments

Nashville: How Can I Help You Say Goodbye?  Season 4, Ep 3

Scarlett, Avery and Will are all faced with difficult decisions.
posted by drezdn at 10:44 AM - 2 comments

Podcast: Reply All: #41 What It Looks Like

Jamie Keiles is a writer who decided to photograph something that's practically invisible. Her story plus a new Yes Yes No. [more inside]
posted by lunch at 10:19 AM - 4 comments

Survivor: We Got a Rat  Season 31, Ep 3

Just days into the game, castaways drop their buffs and switch from two to three tribes. Also, a castaway’s future in the game is in jeopardy when they’re caught sending a message to another tribe.
posted by The Gooch at 8:54 AM - 7 comments

American Horror Story: Checking In  Season 5, Ep 1

American Horror Story is back, this time in Los Angeles at the Hotel California Cortez! There's a detective who's looking for his lost son, there's a man in a bed, there's a pair of things that seem like vampires but may or may not be, there's a host of creepy lost children, there's a lady who loves heroin and her drill bit accented friend! There's Lady Gaga! Oh, and there's the carpet from The Shining... remember that! The first episode has everyone checking in (get it?), and introduces our primary players... [more inside]
posted by codacorolla at 7:21 AM - 9 comments

Angel: To Shanshu in L.A.  Rewatch   Season 1, Ep 22

The first-season finale brings us the Shanshu Prophecy, the destruction of the Angel Investigations offices, the death of the Oracles, Lindsey losing a hand, and the rise of the Beast (or at least, someone dangerous). [more inside]
posted by Etrigan at 6:22 AM - 1 comment

Angel: Blind Date  Rewatch   Season 1, Ep 21

Lindsey can't quite bring himself to let three children die, so he enlists Angel to protect them against a blind assassin hired by Wolfram & Hart. Lindsey's supervisor then offers him a big promotion, because that's how evil law firms work, apparently. And Wesley finds a very interesting scroll. [more inside]
posted by Etrigan at 6:17 AM - 0 comments

Movie: Die Another Day

James Bond is sent to investigate the connection between a North Korean terrorist and a diamond mogul who is funding the development of an international space weapon. [more inside]
posted by doctornecessiter at 4:57 AM - 16 comments

October 7

Empire: Fires of Heaven  Season 2, Ep 3

Lucious gets out of jail, declares himself a god, and attempts to sign Freda as an artist, much to Jamal's annoyance. Jamal has musician's block. Lyon Dynasty declares war on Empire, Empire fires right back. [more inside]
posted by jenfullmoon at 11:00 PM - 2 comments

Mystery Science Theater 3000: SPACE TRAVELERS  Season 4, Ep 1

AKA Marooned. American astronauts become stranded in space when their ship suffers a malfunction, and their wives on Earth are put through the dramatic wringer worrying about them. The surprise heroes turn out to be the Russians. Here it is: the first episode of Season Four, the only MST3K movie to have Gene Hackman, and -- yes! -- the only Oscar-winning movie covered by Mystery Science Theater 3000, although not in the form in which it won, and for Effects. This is another Film Ventures International production, a company that specialized in low-budget knockoffs of better-known films. FVI puttered along for a while, but when it failed in 1984 boss Edward Montoro disappeared with a million dollars of company money and his whereabouts remain unknown to this day. YouTube (1h34m) Premiered June 6, 1992. [more inside]
posted by JHarris at 10:13 PM - 2 comments

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Restless  Rewatch   Season 4, Ep 22

Called on by the Scoobies conjoining spell, a representation of the first Slayer stalks them in their dreams.
posted by yellowbinder at 9:14 PM - 6 comments

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Primeval  Rewatch   Season 4, Ep 21

A loose lipped Spike leads Buffy to reunite the splintered Scoobies. Adam's plan to incite a large human/demon battle to insure lots of body parts for new friends is brought to light, and Riley finds himself under the cyberdemonman's control. Buffy, Willow, Xander and Giles combine their strengths to take Adam down.
posted by yellowbinder at 9:09 PM - 7 comments

Fringe: The End Of All Things  Rewatch   Season 4, Ep 14

Olivia wakes up with Nina Sharp(?!) , the prisoners of David Robert Jones. Walter, Astrid, Nina Sharp(?!) and Lincoln race to find them, while Peter tries to enlist the help of a man in a gray flannel suit.
posted by the man of twists and turns at 7:34 PM - 0 comments

The Great British Bake Off: The Final  Season 6, Ep 10

Only three of the original twelve bakers remain. They've made it to the final. Over 27 challenges, they've worked their way through every baking discipline Mary and Paul have thrown at them - from cakes to bread, pastry to puddings, and biscuits to chocolate. Along the way they have tackled recipes from the 70s and 80s, they've gone back to the Victorian era, they've made gluten-free bread, strange meringue concoctions, incredible constructions out of biscuits, bread and choux... They have all survived, and now they face their last three challenges. [more inside]
posted by showbiz_liz at 5:19 PM - 14 comments

The Mindy Project: The Bitch Is Back  Season 4, Ep 4

Mindy is coming to the end of her maternity leave and grappling with returning to the office and leaving her baby (maybe). Danny has his ideas of what would be best for the both of them (and looks for an appropriate "push present"), while the practice embraces their newest doctor (Garret Dillahunt) and nurse (Fortune Feimster).
posted by filthy light thief at 11:28 AM - 0 comments

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Purpose in the Machine  Season 3, Ep 2

Fitz and the team enlist the aid of an Asgardian to unlock the secrets of the ancient monolith that swallowed Simmons; Agent May is at a crossroads in her personal and professional life and we catch with Ward's rebuilding of Hydra [more inside]
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 10:26 AM - 21 comments

Late Show with Stephen Colbert: Senator John McCain, Yo-Yo Ma, Misty Copeland  Season 1, Ep 20

Stephen welcomes Senator John McCain, Cellist Yo-Yo Ma, plus an interview with and performance by ballerina Misty Copeland. [more inside]
posted by numaner at 9:46 AM - 2 comments

Scream Queens: Haunted House   Season 1, Ep 3

Grace and Pete visit a former Kappa sister to learn more about the mysterious baby; Zayday sets up a haunted house as part of her campaign to become Kappa president; Chad and Hester draw closer over their kinks.
posted by DRoll at 9:01 AM - 1 comment

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: The House of Quark  Rewatch   Season 3, Ep 3

When a Klingon warrior is accidentally killed in Quark's Bar, Quark becomes the unwilling steward of a Klingon Great House. [more inside]
posted by zarq at 8:34 AM - 9 comments

Podcast: Jordan, Jesse GO!: Ep. 397: My Brother, My Brother and Me Switcheroo with Chuck Bryant

Justin, Travis and Griffin McElroy from fellow MaxFun podcast My Brother, My Brother and Me take over for Jordan and Jesse this week!  They're joined by Chuck Bryant of the Stuff You Should Know podcast for a discussion of the war on cargo shorts, Justin's children's book ideas, Travis's new favorite fall TV show The Grinder.  Plus, Griffin shares a moving story about the time he learned a hard lesson about sweet cream.
posted by drezdn at 7:25 AM - 7 comments

Podcast: My Brother, My Brother And Me: MBMBaM Presents: The Great Switcheroo of 2015

Oh no! All the hosts of all the podcasts on Maximum Fun done got ate up by a twister, and ended up landing in each other's podcasts this week! We didn't let inclement weather slow us down, though -- we're just going to go on ahead and do the podcasts where we ended up. That means this episode of MBMBaM features MaxFun proprietor Jesse Thorn, Wham Bam Pow co-host Rhea Butcher and International Waters host Dave Holmes, who are here to talk about corn mazes, blood moon demon babies and, naturally, ghosts. If you're looking for the McElroy brothers this week, it looks like the tornado set them gently down into the studio of Jordan, Jesse, Go!
posted by drezdn at 7:06 AM - 13 comments

The Flash: The Man Who Saved Central City  Season 2, Ep 1

Picking up months after the singularity threatened Central City, Barry is struggling to deal with the aftermath. [more inside]
posted by Ivan Fyodorovich at 5:04 AM - 22 comments

iZombie: Grumpy Old Liv  Season 2, Ep 1

Liv consumes the brains of a cantankerous old man to help gain insight into his death. [more inside]
posted by Ivan Fyodorovich at 4:53 AM - 3 comments

The Muppets: Bear Left Then Bear Write  Season 1, Ep 3

Miss Piggy receives a "gift" from the annoyingly perfect Christina Applegate, Kermit avoids talking to Fozzie because of a terrible sketch and the situation escalates to the point Nick Offerman has to replace him, while Gonzo has a situation with his online dating profile and Pepe, Rizzo, and Liam Hemsworth help him out.
posted by lmfsilva at 2:46 AM - 15 comments

Farscape: Picture If You Will  Rewatch   Season 2, Ep 6

Chiana is given a picture that predicts the future. It depicts the death of Chiana, followed by the rest of the crew who appear to die one by one in self-fulfilling prophecies. Maldis from "That Old Black Magic" makes his return and the picture is a part of his plan. [via]
posted by along came the crocodile at 12:14 AM - 5 comments

October 6

The Grinder: A Hero Has Fallen  Season 1, Ep 2

Dean's faced with brutal reality (in the form of Natalie Morales, Voice Of Reason) when he finds out that solving a case like he did on TV doesn't work in real life. OR DOES IT?! [more inside]
posted by jenfullmoon at 9:07 PM - 2 comments

Grandfathered: Dad Face  Season 1, Ep 2

Jimmy has to juggle P. Diddy's White Party with Gerald's desire for a family day, and if he can tolerate anyone staring at his skinny legs in shorts. Meanwhile, his mom attempts to have conversations with the selfie-snapping baby momma, who at one points goes nutterpants on a band on a beach. Is this admirable? Is it more admirable if all of her selfie snaps are designed for her to start a YouTube makeup video business? [more inside]
posted by jenfullmoon at 9:01 PM - 0 comments

The Americans: Pilot  First Watch   Season 1, Ep 1

We are introduced to Elizabeth and Phillip, two KGB spies under deep cover as a married couple in suburban DC. They have an unexpected houseguest, and Phillip goes shopping for cowboy boots. Their new neighbor Stan takes an interest in their garage. [more inside]
posted by computech_apolloniajames at 7:32 PM - 3 comments

Homeland: Separation Anxiety  Season 5, Ep 1

Almost two years after the Embassy attack in Islamabad, Carrie is building a new life in Berlin. But her peace is threatened when a request from her boss forces her back into the dangerous world she left behind.
posted by LizBoBiz at 10:25 AM - 6 comments

Blindspot: Eight Slim Grins  Season 1, Ep 3

A jewel thief--a member of an infamous crew--is caught after a nearly perfect heist and he has a connection to Jane Doe. Meanwhile, the question of whether she is the missing Taylor Shaw is solved.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 6:54 AM - 7 comments

October 5

The Strain: Night Train  Season 2, Ep 13

Setrakian and Fet battle for possession of the Occido Lumen, and gain a surprising new ally. A massive attack imperils Eph, Nora, and Zack's escape from New York. [more inside]
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome at 9:22 PM - 5 comments

Once Upon a Time: The Price  Season 5, Ep 2

Regina steps up in an unexpected way to protect Emma; a celebration at Camelot turns deadly; Hook tries to bring Emma back to the light. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 8:52 PM - 4 comments

Gotham: The Last Laugh  Season 2, Ep 3

Things start to go full Burton in Gotham City. Theo has a plan for Jerome and Barbara. Bruce takes in a magic show. Alfred makes a friend. Jim and Bullock pursue their investigation into the new crazier breed of crime in Gotham. And it looks like the crazy is spreading.
posted by codacorolla at 7:45 PM - 15 comments

Movie: Pygmalion

The film adaptation of George Bernard Shaw's play in which a Victorian dialect expert bets that he can teach a lower-class girl to speak proper English and thus be taken for a lady. [more inside]
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome at 5:56 PM - 3 comments

The Leftovers: Axis Mundi  Season 2, Ep 1

In the second season opener, the focus shifts to the town of Miracle, where zero people disappeared during Sudden Departure. But first, a deeply disturbing opening involving a mother and child, many years ago.
posted by jbickers at 2:33 PM - 10 comments

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: The Search, Part II  Season 3, Ep 2

We can't all just get along. Also, Odo's first family reunion becomes rather awkward. [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack at 11:47 AM - 12 comments

Rick and Morty: The Wedding Squanchers  Season 2, Ep 10

When Rick gets invited to Bird Person's wedding, he initially turns it down, but the family convinces him to go, and they join him for all the hijinks! [Season finale]
posted by filthy light thief at 10:51 AM - 42 comments

Avatar: The Last Airbender: The Ember Island Players  Rewatch   Season 3, Ep 17

The Avatar saga told and performed by the Ember Island Players, a trip through memory lane based on reliable information, partly obtained from a merchant of cabbages. As Sozin's Comet approaches, the gang get to reflect on the past, while preparing for the future and final showdown with the Fire Lord Ozai.
posted by Atreides at 9:36 AM - 12 comments

Movie: The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution

This documentary tells the rise and fall of the Black Panther Party, one of the 20th century's most alluring and controversial organizations that captivated the world's attention for nearly 50 years.
posted by latkes at 9:12 AM - 1 comment

Adventure Time: Susan Strong  Rewatch   Season 2, Ep 18

Finn is excited to discover a tribe of "humans" living underground, but gets more than he expected when he tries to teach one of them about the surface world.
posted by drezdn at 7:56 AM - 0 comments

Saturday Night Live: Miley Cyrus  Season 41, Ep 1

The 41st season premiere brings us Miley Cyrus hosting for the third time (and musical-guesting for the second), only one new cast member (Jon Rudnitsky), and a not-at-all-surprise cameo from Hillary Clinton. [more inside]
posted by Etrigan at 7:15 AM - 8 comments

Movie: Breathless

Wanted by the authorities, a small-time thief reunites with a hip American journalism student and attempts to persuade her to run away with him to Italy. [more inside]
posted by Ian A.T. at 7:00 AM - 2 comments

Fishing with John: Thailand with Dennis Hopper  Season 1, Ep 5

John Lurie and Dennis Hopper travel to Thailand in search of the deadly, hypnotic Giant Squid in this two part episode. [more inside]
posted by Elementary Penguin at 3:09 AM - 5 comments

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Mental Health, Peeple  Season 2, Ep 29

Vladimir Putin launches air strikes against ISIS in Syria. Quick takes from the United Nations general debate: Zimbabwe leader Robert Mugabe defends their anti-homosexuality laws; Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declaims the Iran nuclear deal by silently staring them down for 45 seconds; dictator of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko brings his 11-year-old son to sit beside him in the General Assembly. The Secret Service hits scandal yet again by trying to embarass Congressman Jason Chaffetz by leaking his old job application to their agency. And Now: People On Television Talking Shit About Their Producers. Main story: the horrifying plight of the mentally ill in the United States. YouTube (12m) And Now: Newscasters Stretching The Definition Of The Word "Exclusive." And finally, the new "Yelp for people" app, Peeple... wait that sounds a bit familiar. Last Week Tonight launches a website to facilitate people saying awful things on the internet without actually hurting anyone: screamintothevoid.com. Or consider another suggestion by LWT: Peeble, an app which rates people according to the opinion of Mario Van Peebles. [more inside]
posted by JHarris at 2:57 AM - 3 comments

October 4

Last Man on Earth: The Boo  Season 2, Ep 2

Will Phil find any of the people he's lost in this strange new world? In the meantime, we finally see some corpses! [more inside]
posted by jenfullmoon at 10:21 PM - 4 comments

The Good Wife: Bond  Season 7, Ep 1

Alicia scrambles for work. Peter gets the okay to "run for vice president" and makes a whopping hiring and firing mistake. Agos Lockhart isn't "hip" and "cool." [more inside]
posted by jenfullmoon at 9:02 PM - 14 comments

The X-Files: Jose Chung's From Outer Space  Rewatch   Season 3, Ep 20

An alien abduction of two teenagers with different versions of the same facts prompts a science-fiction novelist to write a book about the incident. However, no one involved with the investigation can tell him the full story with any accuracy. [more inside]
posted by town of cats at 8:41 PM - 14 comments

Fear the Walking Dead: The Good Man  Season 1, Ep 6

As civil unrest grows, and the dead take over, Travis and Madison try to devise ways to protect their families.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 7:13 PM - 27 comments

Brooklyn Nine-Nine: The Funeral  Season 3, Ep 2

(Official Fox synopsis) The Nine-Nine gets another personnel change that could put Jake and Amy’s budding relationship at risk. Meanwhile, Terry assists Holt with an important public relations matter, and Rosa and Gina try to convince Charles to rethink his affection for a fellow officer (guest star Archie Panjabi). [more inside]
posted by Strange Interlude at 6:07 PM - 9 comments

Continuum: Zero Hour  Season 4, Ep 4

Kellog starts to realize that everything is not as it seems. Alec prepares to meet his destiny.
posted by zarq at 2:06 PM - 3 comments

Fringe: A Better Human Being  Rewatch   Season 4, Ep 13

A young man in a mental asylum, diagnosed with schizophrenia, learns that the voices he's been hearing may not be just in his head after all. Olivia gets some extra memories, Lincoln tries to be menacing, Walter's drug experimentation continues unabated, and Peter looks concerned
posted by the man of twists and turns at 9:09 AM - 1 comment

October 3

Doctor Who: Under the Lake  Season 9, Ep 3

When an underwater base comes under attack, the Doctor and Clara must save the frightened crew and defeat an impossible threat. But what is behind these terrifying events? And can they really be haunted by ghosts? [more inside]
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 3:50 PM - 45 comments