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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 - 6 comments

It: (entire 1990 miniseries)  

In 1960, seven pre-teen outcasts fight an evil demon who poses as a child-killing clown. Thirty years later, they reunite to stop the demon once and for all when it returns to their hometown. [more inside]
posted by We had a deal, Kyle at 7:40 PM - 10 comments

SGU Stargate Universe: Sabotage  Rewatch   Season 1, Episode 16

Destiny has entered the void between galaxies. When one of the FTL drives malfunctions, stranding the ship, an expert from Earth is brought in to help via the communications stones: Dr Amanda Perry, a quadriplegic woman who temporarily takes over Wray's body. [more inside]
posted by zarq at 2:15 PM - 1 comment

Book: My Favorite Thing Is Monsters

Set against the tumultuous political backdrop of late ’60s Chicago, My Favorite Thing Is Monsters is the fictional graphic diary of 10-year-old Karen Reyes, filled with B-movie horror and pulp monster magazines iconography.
posted by latkes at 11:12 AM - 6 comments

Outlander: The Battle Joined  Books Included   Season 3, Episode 1

Jamie's past provides his only hope of survival following the Battle of Culloden; a pregnant Claire attempts to adjust to life in 1940s Boston. [more inside]
posted by olinerd at 11:10 AM - 18 comments

BoJack Horseman: The Old Sugarman Place  Season 4, Episode 2

BoJack goes off the grid and winds up at his grandparents' dilapidated home in Michigan where he reflects on his family legacy and befriends another soul haunted by the past.
posted by rhizome at 9:35 AM - 19 comments

The Deuce: Pilot  Season 1, Episode 1

Twin brothers Vincent and Frankie Martino--one a double-shifting bartender with two kids and a wayward wife in Brooklyn, the second an insouciant gambler with piling mob debts--navigate their way through the rough-and-tumble world of 1971 Times Square. [more inside]
posted by gladly at 8:27 AM - 5 comments

The Orville: Old Wounds (Pilot Episode)  Season 1, Episode 1

Set in the year 2418, pilot Ed Mercer of the Planetary Union divorces from his wife Kelly after he catches her cheating on him. One year later Ed learns that he got promoted to be Captain of the U.S.S. Orville, a mid-level exploration ship. To Ed's annoyance the First Officer assigned to his ship is his ex-wife Kelly. While on their first mission, a routine re-supply delivery to a scientific station, the station and the Orville get attacked by aliens that want to steal a device that can accelerate time.
posted by fimbulvetr at 7:40 AM - 29 comments

Star Trek: Voyager: Revulsion  Rewatch   Season 4, Episode 5

"Yes, thinking meat! Conscious meat! Loving meat. Dreaming meat. The meat is the whole deal! Are you beginning to get the picture or do I have to start all over?" (per Terry Bisson) [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack at 7:06 AM - 12 comments

Podcast: Hello from the Magic Tavern: Season 2, Ep 26 - A Short One

I don't know... what if... we did a short one? [more inside]
posted by FallowKing at 3:33 AM - 2 comments

Halt and Catch Fire: Tonya and Nancy  Season 4, Episode 4

Joe cuts his hair and brainstorms with Gordon the next step for Comet as they deal with the internet's growth. Cameron has a number of small accidents that changes her life. Rover's team struggles with differences, until Donna steps in and Boz gets some help from an old friend.
posted by lmfsilva at 2:59 AM - 7 comments

September 10

Rick and Morty: The Ricklantis Mixup  Season 3, Episode 7

Want to hear what life is like for a Rick who's a beat cop in the Morty Town district of the rebuilt Citadel? Too bad, because Rick and Morty are going to Atlantis, baby!
posted by sebastienbailard at 10:27 PM - 62 comments

Podcast: The Adventure Zone: Live in Austin!

Earlier this year, Tres Horny Boys rolled up on Austin, Texas, and wove a tale of demons, dreamscapes and High School Drama. THIS IS THAT TALE.
posted by zeptoweasel at 7:32 PM - 8 comments

Podcast: Chapo Trap House: Episode 140 - DACA Flocka Flame feat. Karina Moreno (9/9/17)

"Our good pal Karina Moreno (@KaryinBrooklyn)comes by to talk DACA, immigration, and what to hope and dread about." This was especially informative about the history of the U.S. recruiting Mexican farm workers in the 1960s. [more inside]
posted by Space Coyote at 3:41 PM - 2 comments

The Strain: Extraction  Season 4, Episode 8

Reeling from loss, our heroes regroup. To defeat the Master, they must locate him first. Our heroes devise a new plan to track him through human collaborators, beginning at the blood farm with someone Dutch knows all too well. [more inside]
posted by We had a deal, Kyle at 12:26 PM - 4 comments

September 9

BoJack Horseman: See Mr. Peanutbutter Run  Season 4, Episode 1

Mr PeanutButter starts his campaign for Governor of California and starts by challenging the current governor to a ski race while Bojack is no where to be found. [more inside]
posted by rhizome at 12:46 PM - 13 comments

One Mississippi: Two Mississippi  Season 2 (Full Season)

Season two of Tig Notaro's Amazon series takes us deeper into the lives of Tig's step-father, Bill, and her brother, Remy. Meanwhile, Tig continues to speak honestly on her radio show as Tig and Kate's relationship perpetually redefines itself. Politics come into play, and a Mississippi changed by the election of Trump hangs grotesquely in the background. Also, trigger warning. Very upsetting but necessary discussions of molestation, abuse, and harassment, including scenes of deplorable men being deplorable, also occur this season. And in spite of all that, the show continues to be a funny, even joyous celebration of love and compassion. [more inside]
posted by Stanczyk at 6:12 AM - 6 comments

September 8

Project Runway: We're Sleeping Wear?  Season 16, Episode 4

It’s the Heidi Klum Sleepwear Challenge and the designers are feeling on top of the world, literally. If a slumber party on the roof of the Empire State Building doesn’t bring them the inspiration they need to impress Heidi, nothing will! [more inside]
posted by TWinbrook8 at 7:38 PM - 11 comments

Movie: Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home

Earth is threatened by a mysterious deep space voyager. To save the home planet of the Federation, the exiled James T. Kirk and his crew must boldly go to the year 1986 on a desperate mission. [more inside]
posted by CheesesOfBrazil at 10:42 AM - 34 comments

Podcast: StartUp Podcast: Sex Dot Con (Season 6, Episode 2)

Gary Kremen owned one of the most valuable domain names in the history of the internet. And then one day, he lost it in the most unusual way. For years, Gary fought to win back his domain "sex dot com." The legal battle transformed the way the courts treat virtual property. But in the end, was his lengthy and expensive crusade worth it? [more inside]
posted by radioamy at 9:00 AM - 3 comments

September 7

Movie: It

A group of bullied kids band together when a monster, taking the appearance of a clown, begins hunting children.
posted by Countess Elena at 7:13 PM - 25 comments

Movie: Stratton

Dominic Cooper is Stratton. A Special Boat Service agent who's doing Special Boat Service type stuff. Aided by a mid star cast of that guy, from that other thing, and Derek Jacobi.
posted by Just this guy, y'know at 3:02 PM - 2 comments

You're the Worst: It's Been  Season 4, Episode 1

It's now three months since Jimmy drove away from Gretchen in the one-hour season opener.
posted by Thorzdad at 11:53 AM - 6 comments

SGU Stargate Universe: Lost  Rewatch   Season 1, Episode 15

The off-world team (Chloe, Scott, Eli and Greer) continues its search for a way out of the tunnels. However a collapse traps Sgt. Greer and the team is forced to leave him behind to try to catch up to Destiny, which is close to leaving the galaxy. In his solitude, Greer relives memories of his abusive father. [more inside]
posted by zarq at 10:27 AM - 0 comments

Podcast: Reply All: #104 The Case of the Phantom Caller

A woman in New Jersey is getting strange phone calls to her office from unknown numbers. Every time she picks up, she finds herself eavesdropping on the life of a different stranger. Unsure what else to do, she calls in Super Tech Support.
posted by noneuclidean at 4:45 AM - 8 comments

Star Trek: Voyager: Nemesis  Rewatch   Season 4, Episode 4

"You can sway a thousand men by appealing to their prejudices quicker than you can convince one man by logic." - Robert A. Heinlein [more inside]
posted by CheesesOfBrazil at 3:50 AM - 13 comments

Mystery Science Theater 3000: AGENT FOR H.A.R.M.  Season 8, Episode 15

"A blast of blood-curdling terror from outer space!" "They used the world's deadliest weapons against this super-secret agent! Women! Women! Women!" A spy tries to stop the use of a flesh-decaying substance from being used for evil by commies. Generally a good episode I think, in the middle of a streak of good episodes. This is the one where Mike is put on cosmic trial for blowing up those planets. YouTube (1h31m) Premiered August 2, 1997. [more inside]
posted by JHarris at 2:21 AM - 6 comments

September 6

American Horror Story: Election Night  Season 7, Episode 1

An anxiety-prone woman is driven to the brink of madness when Donald Trump is elected president. Meanwhile, a psychopath is inspired.
posted by kittens for breakfast at 8:52 PM - 10 comments

Podcast: Within the Wires: Season 2, Cassette 1: Tate Modern (1971)

Museum Audio Guide #1: Tate Modern, 1971 [more inside]
posted by jazon at 6:58 PM - 1 comment

September 5

The Great British Bake Off: Biscuit Week  Season 8, Episode 2

Sandwich Biscuits, Fortune Cookies and a Biscuit Board Game!
posted by GuyZero at 9:57 PM - 15 comments

SGU Stargate Universe: Human  Rewatch   Season 1, Episode 14

Dr. Rush uses the neural interface chair to try and access Destiny's systems, causing him to recall the events which led to his recruitment into the Stargate program. A university professor whose wife was fighting cancer, he was asked by Dr. Daniel Jackson to join a project which would eventually be known as Icarus. [more inside]
posted by zarq at 1:24 PM - 0 comments

Killjoys: Wargasm  Season 3, Episode 10

The universe has a memory, that's all time really is. Our whole life to hold in moments; the sweet and the sour, the kisses and the scars, our beginnings and goodbyes. All written down in time, recorded, so the universe will know we were here, so we won't be forgotten. We are all made of memories and this is how I remember it ending. [more inside]
posted by jojo and the benjamins at 1:01 AM - 9 comments

September 4

Podcast: My Brother, My Brother And Me: MBMBaM 370: Dax Don't Care

Justin and Travis have returned from their annual pilgrimage to Margaritaville, and they've got plenty of stories from inside that challenging environment. Griffin wasn't invited, but only because he's forbidden from ever stepping foot into one of Jimmy's restaurants again for the rest of his life. He knows what he did. Suggested talking points: A Thorough Margaritaville Review, Accidental Bike Thief, Friendship Contract, Fish Vape, Forgotten Serendipity, Winning a Celebrity Twitter Argument
posted by bleep at 8:50 PM - 19 comments

Star Trek: Voyager: Day of Honor  Rewatch   Season 4, Episode 3

First, you must eat from the heart of a sanctified targ. Next, you will drink mot'loch from the Grail of Kahless. Then, we wlll sing of your glory earned during the annual cookie sale--oh, crap [drops index cards, grabs phone] Honey? It's me, are you with the Girl Scout troop? Hey, I think we got our index cards mixed up--honey, what's that noise? Are they--oh, no. Honey? Hello? Hello? [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack at 7:27 AM - 22 comments

Movie: The Handmaid's Tale

In a dystopicly polluted rightwing religious tyranny, a young woman is put in sexual slavery on account of her now rare fertility. [more inside]
posted by elgilito at 4:35 AM - 2 comments

Podcast: Hello from the Magic Tavern: Season 2, Ep 25 - Sit in a Circle

An especially lively night in the tavern with visits from a raven, a warrior elf, an ill child, a giant dwarf and a fairy decorator.(w/ Todd Barry, Janet Varney, Cole Stratton, Matt Besser & Danielle Schneider live from Outside Lands Fest) [more inside]
posted by FallowKing at 12:43 AM - 0 comments

September 3

Twin Peaks: The Return, Part 18  First Watch   Season 3, Episode 18

What is your name? (description from Showtime)
posted by infinitewindow at 7:19 PM - 229 comments

Twin Peaks: The Return, Part 17  First Watch   Season 3, Episode 17

The past dictates the future. (description from Showtime)
posted by infinitewindow at 7:19 PM - 19 comments

The Bold Type: Pilot  Season 1, Episode 1

Jane becomes unsettled after being asked to write a story about why her ex broke up with her; Kat's strong connection to an outspoken photographer confuses her; Sutton tries not to feel left behind as she toils in the assistant ranks.
posted by ellieBOA at 11:39 AM - 3 comments

The Strain: Ouroboros  Season 4, Episode 7

Setrakian vs. Eichhorst. [more inside]
posted by mordax at 11:04 AM - 6 comments

Book: Wicked

A megalomaniac has taken over the nation and launched pogroms against its most vulnerable members. Civic faith is at an all-time low, bringing the country to the brink of disunity. Party loyalists have been installed at the head of public schools, and the military is being built up anew for no reason known to the public. Not that anybody seems to care about any of that, except for the girl with no soul and green skin. Welcome to the land of Oz, roughly forty years B.D. (Before Dorothy). [more inside]
posted by queen anne's remorse at 8:26 AM - 8 comments

September 2

I, Claudius: Poison Is Queen  Season 1, Episode 4

Rome, AD 13–14. Germanicus has defeated the Germans and returns to Rome in triumph. Claudius tells him of Postumus' suspicions and Germanicus passes this information on to Augustus. On a trip to Corsica, Augustus stops to see Postumus and, now aware of Postumus' innocence, promises to pardon him. Augustus privately thanks Claudius for his role in opening his eyes, and informs him that he has already changed his will to favor Postumus. Livia, ever suspicious, tricks a Vestal Virgin into letting her inspect the revised will. Soon afterward Augustus falls ill. [more inside]
posted by the man of twists and turns at 11:33 PM - 6 comments

September 1

Dark Matter: Nowhere To Go  Season 3, Episode 13

Alliances shift, secrets are revealed, and the past becomes present in this third-season-ending quest to prevent intergalactic war. The Raza's crew attempt to unite Ferrous' enemies before their new fleet can be used, to put an end to the corporate war.
posted by zarq at 4:17 PM - 13 comments

Project Runway: A Leap of Innovation  Season 16, Episode 3

The designers are treated to a private screening of the film Leap! as well as a performance by Hiplet and must draw inspiration for an innovative and edgy design in order to survive another week. [more inside]
posted by TWinbrook8 at 1:31 PM - 11 comments

Movie: Star Trek III: The Search for Spock

On the dying Genesis planet, an incredible discovery awaits James T. Kirk, who must steal the U.S.S. Enterprise—only to face terrible sacrifice and an implacable foe. [more inside]
posted by CheesesOfBrazil at 4:07 AM - 28 comments

SGU Stargate Universe: Faith  Rewatch   Season 1, Episode 13

The Destiny arrives at a star system that should not exist. The crew discovers a planet there that could meet all of their needs. [more inside]
posted by zarq at 2:15 AM - 0 comments

August 31

Movie: What Happened to Monday

In a world where families are limited to one child due to overpopulation, a set of identical septuplets must avoid being put to a long sleep by the government and dangerous infighting while investigating the disappearance of one of their own.
posted by guiseroom at 1:53 PM - 8 comments

Book: The Stone Sky

The shattering conclusion to the post-apocalyptic and highly acclaimed New York Times bestselling trilogy that began with The Fifth Season, winner of the Hugo Award for Best Novel in 2016, and The Obelisk Gate, winner of the Hugo Award for Best Novel in 2017.
posted by dinty_moore at 7:49 AM - 12 comments

Book: Schrodinger's Cat Trilogy

The sequel to the cult classic The Illuminatus! Trilogy, this is an epic fantasy that offers a twisted look at our modern-day world--a reality that exists in another dimension of time and space that may be closer than we think.
posted by frimble at 4:15 AM - 1 comment

Star Trek: Voyager: The Gift  Rewatch   Season 4, Episode 2

"I HAVE TO GO NOW. MY PLANET NEEDS ME." Note: Kes died on the way back to her home planet [more inside]
posted by CheesesOfBrazil at 3:12 AM - 13 comments

Mystery Science Theater 3000: RIDING WITH DEATH  Season 8, Episode 14

"An Unforgettable Excursion Into Adventure." Two stories with little in common except that they deal with the adventures of a secret agent guy who can become invisible, stitched together from the 70s show Gemini Man. Why a guy who can become invisible is called Gemini Man escapes me. Another popular episode among fan reviewers, the most amazing thing about it is that TV's Frank wasn't on hand to select it. I like to think his spirit (having temporarily escaped his body) hovers over the episode. Lots of riffs on the actors (especially lead Ben Murphy) and their other roles. Sketches are weird but fun, including Mike as a teppanyaki chef and Crow as Turkey Volume Guessing Man. Promos - YouTube (1h30m) Premiered July 19, 1997. [more inside]
posted by JHarris at 12:26 AM - 12 comments

August 30

Podcast: My Brother, My Brother And Me: MBMBaM 369: Bro's Better, Bro's Best Ch. 122 - 133

Two-thirds of the brothers are on vacation this week, so they've prepared you this special trip down memory lane in their absence. We're not sure why the audio quality is so terrible on memory lane? Those cobblestone streets just have awful acoustics, we guess. [more inside]
posted by bleep at 5:58 PM - 8 comments

The Good Place: Season 1 (Rewatch)  Rewatch   Season 1 (Full Season)

Discuss what the fork was happening with Eleanor, Chidi, Tahani, and Jason in the Good Place. [more inside]
posted by gladly at 5:49 PM - 14 comments

People of Earth: Season 2 discussion  Season 2 (Full Season)

After the revelations at the end of season 1, Ozzie tries to get the group together. Meanwhile, the FBI comes to Beacon due to Walsh's financial crimes. [more inside]
posted by numaner at 11:26 AM - 19 comments

August 29

The Great British Bake Off: Cake Week  Season 8, Episode 1

Cake Week sees the bakers take on a fruity challenge. Prue sets her first technical - a kids' party favourite. Plus, the trickiest showstopper ever set in the first week of Bake Off: an illusion cake. [more inside]
posted by everybody had matching towels at 7:01 PM - 14 comments

Movie: The Hitman's Bodyguard

The world's top bodyguard gets a new client, a hit man who must testify at the International Court of Justice. They must put their differences aside and work together to make it to the trial on time. [more inside]
posted by jojo and the benjamins at 2:48 PM - 11 comments

August 28

SGU Stargate Universe: Divided  Rewatch   Season 1, Episode 12

Colonel Young's opponents launch a coup to take control of the ship, pitting the military against civilians. [more inside]
posted by zarq at 5:45 PM - 0 comments

Halt and Catch Fire: Miscellaneous  Season 4, Episode 3

Gordon gives Joe an eerily prescient lecture about train safety and Joe one to Cameron about tidyness. As CalNect is faced with no room to grow and losing theirs to AOL, Joe and Gordon sell and make their next move, and have a first taste of what the internet is about to become. Cameron gets bad news from Atari and the gaming industry in general. Donna struggles with a casual dinner and the development (and implications) of their web-crawler.
posted by lmfsilva at 10:48 AM - 7 comments

Rick and Morty: Rest and Ricklaxation  Season 3, Episode 6

After a particularly harrowing adventure, Rick and Morty take a much-needed break.
posted by prize bull octorok at 9:51 AM - 52 comments

Star Trek: Voyager: Scorpion, Part II  Rewatch   Season 4, Episode 1

"I speak for the Borg." -- Seven of Nine, Tertiary Adjunct of Unimatrix Zero One. [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack at 9:03 AM - 11 comments