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September 21

Podcast: The Adventure Zone: Live in San Diego!

The Tres Horny Boys are dropped into a deadly virtual training program modeled after a classic D&D adventure. With the help of the Chat, can they make it through Lucas' trap-filled dungeon before their lives run out?
posted by Tevin at 10:35 AM - 0 comments

You're the Worst: This is Just Marketing  Season 1, Episode 4

Gretchen does a podcast. Lindsay and Edgar babysit. And Jimmy does a book reading. [more inside]
posted by Thorzdad at 6:43 AM - 2 comments

Star Trek: Voyager: Year of Hell  Rewatch   Season 4, Episode 8

Welcome back my friends / To the ship that never ends / We've got histories to mend / Come inside, come inside / In the force field there / Sits my wife's lock of hair / As you pass by, take care / Move along, move along[more inside]
posted by CheesesOfBrazil at 2:40 AM - 3 comments

September 20

Mystery Science Theater 3000: THE HORROR OF PARTY BEACH  Season 8, Episode 17

"WEIRD Atomic Beasts Who Live Off Human BLOOD!!!" "The First Horror Monster Musical!" Suspeciously old teens gyrate while radioactive waste dumped off-shore creates mutant monsters, in what appear to be laughable costumes, that lumber ashore to eat straggers from their barely-clothed herd, until their special weakness is found: SODIUM. Another of those laughable 60s monster movies, with particularly ineffective monsters. In the subplot, the guys arrive in ancient Rome to spend a few episodes bumping around. YouTube (1h32m) Premiered September 6, 1997. [more inside]
posted by JHarris at 9:33 PM - 4 comments

Movie: Leap! / Ballerina

An orphan girl dreams of becoming a ballerina and flees her rural Brittany for Paris, where she passes for someone else and accedes to the position of pupil at the Grand Opera house. [more inside]
posted by one for the books at 9:02 PM - 2 comments

The Good Place: Chapter 15  Season 2, Episode 1

Everything is great! [more inside]
posted by everybody had matching towels at 8:04 PM - 18 comments

American Horror Story: Neighbors from Hell  Season 7, Episode 3

Ally finds herself branded "the lesbian George Zimmerman," Winter is somehow still employed, and Kai makes friends.
posted by kittens for breakfast at 7:16 PM - 1 comment

Movie: Kingsman: The Golden Circle

When their headquarters are destroyed and the world is held hostage, the Kingsman's journey leads them to the discovery of an allied spy organization in the US. These two elite secret organizations must band together to defeat a common enemy.
posted by sciatrix at 6:27 PM - 0 comments

Broad City: Twaining Day  Season 4, Episode 2

Abbi's brief return to Soulstice gets interesting when she's given the training opportunity that she's always dreamed of; Ilana gets a new job at a restaurant.
posted by Pendragon at 1:42 PM - 0 comments

SGU Stargate Universe: Subversion  Season 1, Episode 18

Dr. Rush and Homeworld Command investigate when Colonel Telford is suspected of spying for the Lucian Alliance. [more inside]
posted by zarq at 11:56 AM - 0 comments

Podcast: Ologies: Volcanology with Jess Phoenix

In this first episode of Ologies, Alie Ward chats with volcanologist Jess Phoenix who also happens to be running for Congress. Learn how hot magma is, how volcanoes are formed, how screwed the Pacific Northwest is, what thrills Jess about volcanoes, and what to do if surrounded by horse bandits. Also: some valuable information about haunted lava tubes. [more inside]
posted by jazon at 9:54 AM - 0 comments

The Great British Bake Off: Caramel Week   Season 8, Episode 4

Things get sticky in the tent as the bakers attempt to impress Pru and Paul with perfect millionaire's shortbread, crisp stroopwafels, and beautifully decorated caramel cakes.
posted by merriment at 9:21 AM - 4 comments

September 19

The Vietnam War: The River Styx (January 1964-December 1965)  Season 1, Episode 3

With South Vietnam in chaos, hardliners in Hanoi seize the initiative and send combat troops to the south, accelerating the insurgency. Fearing Saigon’s collapse, President Johnson escalates America’s military commitment, authorizing sustained bombing of the north and deploying ground troops in the south.
posted by homunculus at 9:48 PM - 4 comments

September 18

The Vietnam War: “Riding the Tiger” (1961-1963)  Season 1, Episode 2

President Kennedy inspires idealistic young Americans to serve their country and wrestles with how deeply to get involved in South Vietnam. As the increasingly autocratic Diem regime faces a growing communist insurgency and widespread Buddhist protests, a grave political crisis unfolds.
posted by Fizz at 5:35 PM - 6 comments

The Vietnam War: Déjà Vu (1858-1961)  Season 1, Episode 1

After a long and brutal war, Vietnamese revolutionaries led by Ho Chi Minh end nearly a century of French colonial occupation. With the Cold War intensifying, Vietnam is divided in two at Geneva. Communists in the north aim to reunify the country, while America supports Ngo Dinh Diem’s untested regime in the south.
posted by Fizz at 5:34 PM - 4 comments

Podcast: My Brother, My Brother And Me: MBMBaM 372: Face 2 Face: Sock-Based Target Crimes

Here's another one of our live shows from our recent tour of America's most Northeastern reaches -- this time from the Wilbur in Boston! This was our first of two shows that night, which is good, because this is before things went way, way off the rails.
posted by drezdn at 12:46 PM - 4 comments

The Strain: The Strain review thread, book friendly  Books Included   Season 4, Episode 1

Now that the show is over, time to compare plots.
posted by mordax at 11:51 AM - 1 comment

The Strain: The Last Stand  Season 4, Episode 10

The series finale. (For real this time.) [more inside]
posted by mordax at 11:47 AM - 6 comments

The Orville: Command Performance  Season 1, Episode 2

The Orville receives a distress call from another Union ship. Surprise, it's a trap, and Ed and Kelly find themselves imprisoned in a replica of their former home. Meanwhile, back on the ship,Bortus is on parental leave in his quarters after laying an egg. Alara is in command for the first time in her career. The crew discovers which system Ed and Kelly are located in, however they are informed by Union Command that system is off limits. Ed and Kelly are written off as lost in the line of duty and the Orville is ordered to return to Earth. Alara defies orders and heads up a rescue mission.
posted by fimbulvetr at 10:41 AM - 29 comments

Veronica Mars: Pilot  Rewatch   Season 1, Episode 1

Introductions all around! Veronica Mars is a junior at Neptune High, formerly popular with the rich kids, now an outcast. Her best friend was killed, her boyfriend dumped her, she was roofied. Her father used to be Sheriff, but now he's a private eye, and Veronica helps him while solving her own high-school drama mysteries. This week's episode introduces Wallace, a new student at Neptune who is targeted by the local biker gang. Veronica Mars was first broadcast in 2004, just after Buffy the Vampire Slayer ended, and in a lot of ways it directly took up the mantle of kick-ass blonde high school girl empowerment. Never a ratings success, it was a critical darling from the start. [more inside]
posted by rikschell at 10:34 AM - 9 comments

Podcast: Hello from the Magic Tavern: Season 2, Ep 27 - But What About Forever Girl?

Eternia the Forever Girl is back to let us know what life is like for her under the Dark Lord's reign. Also, believe it or not, part of the riddle gets solved. [more inside]
posted by FallowKing at 10:29 AM - 0 comments

Star Trek: Voyager: Scientific Method  Rewatch   Season 4, Episode 7

I always feel like somebody's watching me/And I have no privacy/ Whoa, I always feel like somebody's watching me/Who's playing tricks on me? [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack at 7:29 AM - 11 comments

September 17

Rick and Morty: Morty's Mind Blowers   Season 3, Episode 8

Hey Morty, let's watch some interdimensional cable. Remember how we used to do that?
posted by sebastienbailard at 11:23 PM - 34 comments

BoJack Horseman: What Time Is It Right Now  Season 4, Episode 12

Princess Carolyn pitches "Philbert" to company execs. Todd gets a better business idea. BoJack comes to a realization about Hollyhock. [more inside]
posted by rhizome at 10:25 PM - 6 comments

Podcast: Chapo Trap House: Episode 142 - The Schlock Doctrine feat. Naomi Klein (9/17/17)

Naomi Klein comes by to talk shock, climate, resistance, and how smart we are. We then do a reading of Peggy Noonan's column, written while she was high on anesthesia. [more inside]
posted by Space Coyote at 9:38 PM - 2 comments

Outlander: Surrender  Books Included   Season 3, Episode 2

Hiding in a cave, Jamie leads a lonely life until Lallybroch is threatened by redcoats pursing the elusive Jacobite traitor. In Boston, Claire and Frank struggle to coexist in a marriage haunted by the ghost of Jamie.
posted by olinerd at 4:23 PM - 14 comments

Movie: Shin Godzilla

Japan is plunged into chaos upon the appearance of a giant monster. [more inside]
posted by jazon at 4:12 PM - 13 comments

Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams: The Hood Maker  Season 1, Episode 1

In a world without advanced technology, mutant telepaths have become humanity's only mechanism for long distance communication. But their powers have unintended implications. [more inside]
posted by lmfsilva at 2:45 PM - 9 comments

BoJack Horseman: Time's Arrow  Season 4, Episode 11

In 1963, young socialite Beatrice Sugarman meets the rebellious Butterscotch Horseman at her debutante party.
posted by rhizome at 12:21 PM - 10 comments

Book: The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O.

From bestselling author Neal Stephenson and critically acclaimed historical and contemporary commercial novelist Nicole Galland comes a captivating and complex near-future thriller combining history, science, magic, mystery, intrigue, and adventure that questions the very foundations of the modern world. — Amazon [more inside]
posted by Major Clanger at 9:42 AM - 10 comments

American Vandal: A Parody of Deep Dive Documentaries: AV Club Investigates Vandalism  Season 1 (Full Season)

When the class troublemaker is blamed for the spraypainting of dicks on every car in the faculty parking lot, two intrepid reporters from the school's morning announcement program tear apart the case against him in this eight part mockumentary. Produced for Netflix and very reminiscent of it's Making a Murderer, this spot on parody of long form investigative docmunetaries distinguishes itself by allowing its characters to grow beyond the stereotypes of nerds, jocks, and burnouts. At some point after the first few episodes you realize it stopped being just a comedy and has become as complex and asorbing a mystery as the documentaries its meant to mock. [more inside]
posted by Stanczyk at 9:05 AM - 6 comments

Halt and Catch Fire: Nowhere Man  Season 4, Episode 5

Donna feels something is fishy with the sudden Rover breakthroughs and puts Boz and the team on the spot. Gordon watches Sneakers for the nth time with a special someone. Cameron gets an unexpected visit in the Airstream. Joe tries to make sense of things.
posted by lmfsilva at 8:31 AM - 6 comments

September 16

Movie: Mother!

A couple's relationship is tested when uninvited guests arrive at their home, disrupting their tranquil existence. [more inside]
posted by FatherDagon at 10:58 PM - 18 comments

BoJack Horseman: lovin that cali lifestyle!!  Season 4, Episode 10

Diane leaks damaging information on Jessica Biel, Todd's clown dentist business hits a snag, and Princess Carolyn finds hope in an unlikely place.
posted by rhizome at 10:50 AM - 5 comments

Supernatural: All Along the Watchtower  Season 12, Episode 23

Lucifer battles Sam, Dean and Castiel for control of his unborn son.
posted by terilou at 9:56 AM - 10 comments

Supernatural: Who We Are  Season 12, Episode 22

Sam and Dean only have each other to rely on when they're caught in a dangerous situation; the fight between the American hunters and the British hunters comes to a head.
posted by terilou at 9:56 AM - 0 comments

Supernatural: There's Something About Mary  Season 12, Episode 21

Sam and Dean are alarmed when they learn hunters are being killed by suspicious "accidents" all over the country. They decide it is best to find Mary and make sure she's safe. Meanwhile, Toni is back in the states and she and Mary face off.
posted by terilou at 9:55 AM - 0 comments

Supernatural: Twigs & Twine & Tasha Banes  Season 12, Episode 20

Alicia Banes calls Mary for help after her mother, Tasha goes missing. Sam answers Mary's phone and he and Dean head out to help Alicia and her twin brother, Max find their mother who was hunting a powerful witch. Meanwhile Mary starts to have some doubts about the British Men of Letters.
posted by terilou at 9:53 AM - 0 comments

Supernatural: The Future  Season 12, Episode 19

Sam comes up with a way to stop Lucifer's baby, but Castiel has something else in mind for Kelly. Dean is furious when he finds out someone stole the colt.
posted by terilou at 9:52 AM - 0 comments

Supernatural: The Memory Remains  Season 12, Episode 18

When Sam and Dean investigate the case of a missing person, the lead witness says the victim was attacked by a man with the head of a goat.
posted by terilou at 9:50 AM - 0 comments

September 15

Fear the Walking Dead: Minotaur / The Diviner  Season 3, Episode 9

In the aftermath of the Clark family's actions, new leadership assumes control of the Ranch. Daniel assists Lola in the distribution of water. / With the Ranch dangerously low on resources, Madison and Walker leave in search of a solution. Nick and Alicia struggle to keep the peace. [more inside]
posted by jimw at 8:40 PM - 3 comments

BoJack Horseman: Ruthie  Season 4, Episode 9

One one awful day, Princess Carolyn deals with rejection, deception and loss. BoJack and Diane try to track down Hollyhock's birth certificate.
posted by rhizome at 8:40 PM - 13 comments

Project Runway: Descending into Good and Evil  Season 16, Episode 5

Drawing inspiration from the hit film “Descendants 2,” the designers visit Lyndhurst Castle and are tasked with creating a look that represents “Good” or “Evil.” Most of the results are angelic, but as always, the devil is in the details. [more inside]
posted by TWinbrook8 at 9:57 AM - 12 comments

Better Things: September  Season 2, Episode 1

Sam throws a party. Max brings her boyfriend. Frankie sings the blues. And, four Monopoly houses equals a hotel. [more inside]
posted by Thorzdad at 9:44 AM - 3 comments

September 14

BoJack Horseman: The Judge  Season 4, Episode 8

Hollyhock starts dating an intern on BoJack's new show. Princess Carolyn meets Ralph's parents. Mr. Peanutbuter throws his support behind Woodchuck.
posted by rhizome at 9:41 PM - 11 comments

SGU Stargate Universe: Pain  Rewatch   Season 1, Episode 17

The ship's crew is plagued by hallucinations that manifest their fears and desires. [more inside]
posted by zarq at 1:38 PM - 0 comments

BoJack Horseman: Underground  Season 4, Episode 7

Mr. Peanutbutter's posh campaign fundraiser takes a terrifying turn. As chaos swirls around them. BoJack and Diane get drunk.
posted by rhizome at 1:01 PM - 7 comments

Broad City: Sliding Doors  Season 4, Episode 1

On a spring day in 2011, Abbi and Ilana meet for the first time.
posted by Pendragon at 9:26 AM - 12 comments

You're the Worst: Odysseus  Season 4, Episode 3

Gretchen meets the wine guard. Lindsay and Edgar do it everywhere. Gretchen responds to Jimmy's text. [more inside]
posted by Thorzdad at 6:23 AM - 4 comments

Podcast: My Brother, My Brother And Me: MBMBaM 371: Face 2 Face: A Lot About Horniness

Once again we are coming to you pre-recorded LIVE from beautiful Washington D.C.! We sure hope you enjoy! Suggested Talking Points: Train Murder Preparedness, What Kind Of Family You Got, King of Pranks, Toilet Mysteries, Emojis Can Die, Navitius, Buying Welcome Mats, How Money Works, Doctor Toboggan, Improv Nowhere, Ruined Cred
posted by drezdn at 5:27 AM - 4 comments

Star Trek: Voyager: The Raven  Rewatch   Season 4, Episode 6

Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there wondering, fearing, / Doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before… [more inside]
posted by CheesesOfBrazil at 3:06 AM - 11 comments

September 13

Mystery Science Theater 3000: PRINCE OF SPACE  Season 8, Episode 16

A guy working as a bootblack on the streets of Tokyo, who keeps a horde of kids with him also plying his trade, is secretly the interstellar hero Prince of Space! Defender of Earth from the dastardly chicken people of Krankor! Those who would invade us to obtain the athletic cup technology of which their own race is so woefully deficient! One of the most classic episodes of Season Eight, in terms all of riffing, of host segments, and of sublime movie weirdness. I like it very much! As for the show's "plot," all the guys go into a wormhole and strange things begin to happen.... Promo - YouTube (ih32m) Premiered August 16, 1997. [more inside]
posted by JHarris at 10:27 PM - 8 comments

BoJack Horseman: Stupid Piece of Sh*t  Season 4, Episode 6

Surrounded by family, BoJack spirals into self-loathing. Princess Carolyn and Rutabaga Rabitowitz plan Courtney and Todd's sham wedding.
posted by rhizome at 6:00 PM - 10 comments

American Horror Story: Don't be Afraid of the Dark  Season 7, Episode 2

Ally has an epiphany, and deals with her phobias by adopting a coping mechanism.
posted by kittens for breakfast at 5:41 PM - 9 comments

BoJack Horseman: Thoughts and Prayers  Season 4, Episode 5

A mass shooting at a mall creates a PR nightmare for Princess Carolyn. BoJack takes Hollyhock to visit his estranged mother.
posted by rhizome at 12:20 AM - 7 comments

September 12

I, Claudius: Some Justice  Season 1, Episode 5

Rome, AD 19–20. Tiberius, with Sejanus' help, is ruling with an iron fist. Only Germanicus is preventing total tyranny, but when he dies in Syria under mysterious circumstances, it is widely rumored that Tiberius is behind it. Germanicus' wife Agrippina accuses Piso, the governor of Syria, and his wife Plancina of murder and treason. At Claudius' suggestion, they are tried in the Senate, so as to avoid any backroom subversion of the courts by Tiberius' agents. [more inside]
posted by the man of twists and turns at 10:13 PM - 3 comments

BoJack Horseman: Commence Fracking  Season 4, Episode 4

The campaign takes a toll on Diane's love life. BoJack helps Hollyhock search for her mom. Princess Carolyn tries to get pregnant.
posted by rhizome at 8:50 PM - 3 comments

The Great British Bake Off: Bread Week  Season 8, Episode 3

Teacakes, cottage loaves, and multi-color bread sculptures (using only natural food coloring) challenge the bakers this week.
posted by merriment at 6:35 PM - 14 comments

The Strain: The Traitor  Season 4, Episode 9

Zack and Eph's reunion goes about as well as expected. [more inside]
posted by mordax at 6:25 PM - 9 comments

September 11

BoJack Horseman: Hooray! Todd Episode!  Season 4, Episode 3

Helpful to a fault, Todd is spread thin doing favors for Princess Carolyn, Mr. Peanutbutter, and a visitor with a potential connection to BoJack.
posted by rhizome at 11:47 PM - 5 comments