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March 15

Mystery Science Theater 3000: THE BEAST OF YUCCA FLATS  Season 6, Episode 21

"Special Guest Star playing a double Role TOR JOHNSON as the Beast" A Soviet scientist wanders the titular flats after getting subjected to moviedom's favorite evil-causing MacGuffin, radiation. Coleman Francis narrates most of his misadventures as he strangles his way through the wasteland while chased by policemen. At the end, dying, he caresses a rabbit. With two shorts: Money Talks, Because there's not a lot to do in the afterlife, the silhouetted ghost of Benjamin Franklin lectures a kid about saving and spending money wisely; and Progress Island U.S.A., Have you considered Puerto Rico? Because this short really, really thinks you should consider Puerto Rico. The last of the Coleman Francis trilogy. Although Paste Magazine's recent list (Metafilter) put this one near the bottom, both Satellite News and Mighty Jack think this is one of the best episodes. YouTube (1h32m) Premiered January 21, 1995. [more inside]
posted by JHarris at 10:37 PM - 18 comments

Legion: Chapter 6  Show Only   Season 1, Episode 6

David goes back to where it all started. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 9:15 PM - 37 comments

Podcast: Welcome to Night Vale: 104 - The Hierarchy of Angels

Let's start the news with something happy. Weather: "Qualified" by Sammus feat. Open Mike Eagle sammusmusic.bandcamp.com The second Welcome to Night Vale Novel It Devours! is available now for presale! http://www.welcometonightvale.com/books/ Live US/Canada Tour of "All Hail" (April 2017) welcometonightvale.com, click on live shows Welcome to Night Vale: The Novel (now in paperback) welcometonightvale.com, click on book. Stay tuned to the end of this episode for a sneak preview of Alice Isn't Dead, Part 2, beginning April 4. Music: Disparition, disparition.info. Logo: Rob Wilson, robwilsonwork.com. Produced by Night Vale Presents. Written by Joseph Fink & Jeffrey Cranor. Narrated by Cecil Baldwin. More Info: welcometonightvale.com, and follow @NightValeRadio on Twitter or Facebook. [more inside]
posted by jenfullmoon at 1:36 PM - 3 comments

Legends of Tomorrow: Moonshot  Season 2, Episode 14

The Legends track Commander Steel to NASA headquarters in 1970 and learn where Nate's grandfather hid the last fragment of the Spear of Destiny. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 5:39 AM - 12 comments

The Flash: Into the Speed Force  Season 3, Episode 16

Barry, desperate to stop Savitar and save his friends, turns to the speed force for answers. Meanwhile, H.R. gives Jesse some advice. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 5:36 AM - 17 comments

March 14

The Americans: Pests  Season 5, Episode 2

Stan makes some progress with "gym lady" Renée and expresses his concerns about both Oleg and Paige, Alexei keeps complaining about Russia, Elizabeth goes on a field trip, new Food Police Agent Oleg gets an unwelcome message, Paige punches her mother, Elizabeth and Philip are concerned about where and with whom Paige is sleeping, and Henry sleeps. [more inside]
posted by orange swan at 9:58 PM - 27 comments

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: The Republicans' American Health Care Act  Season 4, Episode 5

During the past 168 hours....
  • International Women's Day and reactions it it from around the globe, from Russian President Vladimir Putin, from Brazil President Michel Temer, and a particularly clueless San Antonio TV morning show host.
  • Wikileaks leaked documents concerning the CIA, although this batch is rather less alarming than Snowden's. It is filled with ridiculous program names though. Program Weeping Angel investigated the possibility of hacking into Samsung TVs to use them as listening devices, which, after two notorious recalls, is everything that company needed. LWT presents a message on behalf of Samsung to try to salvage their reputation, but it doesn't go too well.
  • Main story: The Republican response to the Affordable Healthcare Act, the American Health Care Act (YouTube 19m), and the many ways in which it's terrible. The piece concludes with another visit from LWT commercial proxy, the Catheter Cowboy.
[more inside]
posted by JHarris at 4:12 PM - 5 comments

Big Little Lies: Push Comes to Shove  Season 1, Episode 4

Nathan invites Madeline and Ed for couples' dinner, to discuss Abigail; Ms Barnes suggests Ziggy be medically evaluated, in light of further evidence of bullying.
posted by LizBoBiz at 10:41 AM - 4 comments

Elementary: Fidelity   Season 5, Episode 16

Joan and Kitty try to prove that a string of murders, stemming from an old case Sherlock and Kitty solved in London, is connected to an international government conspiracy with the Defense Intelligence Agency at its center. [more inside]
posted by CMcG at 10:35 AM - 2 comments

Podcast: My Brother, My Brother And Me: MBMBaM 346: Blue Eyes, White Dragon, Can't Lose

The joke that constitutes the title of this episode is absolutely the best thing in this episode, and I'm very, very sorry for ruining it, but I can't imagine titling this episode anything else. This joke is important. This joke is historically meaningful. Suggested talking points: Justin's Nautical Secrets, Coupon Flirting, Bad At YuGiOh, Soup Rules, Shoes Off!, Guy Another Day, True Beef Season 3, Hamilton in a Hurry
posted by Tevin at 7:09 AM - 8 comments

The Bachelor: Finale/After the Final Rose  Season 21, Episode 11

Nick chooses between the last of the two women, but will she say yes, or will she open a small bed and breakfast in Finland instead?
posted by drezdn at 5:36 AM - 4 comments

March 13

Homeland: Alt.Truth  Season 6, Episode 8

Carrie and Saul present evidence to Keane. Quinn tracks a mark.
posted by roolya_boolya at 2:53 PM - 7 comments

Billions: The Oath  Season 2, Episode 4

Rhoades develops a new strategy. Axelrod considers a major charitable pledge.
posted by roolya_boolya at 1:19 PM - 4 comments

Girls: Gummies  Season 6, Episode 5

Adam and Jessa begin shooting scenes for their film; Hannah's mother has a hard time accepting the next phase of her life; Marnie does a less-than-stellar job of being there for a grieving Ray.
posted by roolya_boolya at 1:18 PM - 6 comments

The Walking Dead: Bury Me Here  Season 7, Episode 13

During a supply drop between the Kingdom and the Saviors, things don't go as planned.
posted by cfoxhi at 9:48 AM - 5 comments

FEUD: The Other Woman  Season 1, Episode 2

Joan manages to get Bette on her side about dismissing a young blond starlet who they're sure will be flirting with the director to enlarge her part. Studio boss Jack Warner urges Aldrich to fan the tension between the two stars to feed the gossip columns for publicity, and the Bette & Joan united front tumbles faster than it started. [more inside]
posted by dnash at 9:04 AM - 7 comments

Star Trek: Voyager: Non Sequitur  Rewatch   Season 2, Episode 5

Life is apparently pretty good for a talented young Starfleet officer fresh out of the Academy: nice San Francisco apartment (small, but with a hell of a view), beautiful fiancée, promising budding career as a propulsion engineer with the Starfleet Engineering Corps, even a local barista who knows his favorite drink order by heart. Sure, he didn't get that shipboard assignment that he wanted, but given Voyager's disappearance in the Badlands with all hands missing, even that's for the best. So... what's the matter with Harry? [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack at 7:22 AM - 11 comments

March 12

You're the Worst: Third Season (all episodes)  Season 3 (Full Season)

The gang simultaneously falls apart and grows up. Some do more of the former than the latter. [more inside]
posted by lunasol at 8:47 PM - 7 comments

Podcast: Chapo Trap House: Episode 90 - Gorka's Revenge feat. Sebastian Gorka (3/12/17)

Last week's guest exercises his right of reply and challenges Mr. Traphouse to join him in his lair for tea and conversation. The boys and Amber deride the "Bluëxit"(?) fantasy and hunt the AEI's natty duck Arthur Brooks. They end with another pre-taped call-in show, which includes a tragically short Metal Gear analysis and some tantalizing hints of a Chapo future.
posted by grobstein at 6:41 PM - 2 comments

Nashville: If Tomorrow Never Comes  Season 5, Episode 9

After her life-changing experience and terrifying event, Rayna scrambles to write one more song for the album with Deacon. Meanwhile, Juliette's leg starts to hurt unexpectedly; and Gunner fights for Scarlett. [more inside]
posted by unliteral at 4:10 PM - 2 comments

Colony: Eleven.Thirteen  Season 2, Episode 1

Will's an FBI agent with some strange feelings about his partner. Katie's a bar owner with a strange encounter with a recently-repatriated customer. Alan works in education and has a strange meeting with textbook reps. Broussard gets a strange phone call about where and when he's supposed to be somewhere. [more inside]
posted by Thistledown at 2:24 PM - 7 comments

Samurai Jack: XCII  Season 5, Episode 1

"Oh, there it is, babe, the world-famous scowl. Well, come on, Sammy baby, whip it out. You know what I'm talking about, that crazy sword. Let's get slicin' and dicin', swingin' and bashin, hackin' and slashin', babe. Wait, back up, beardsly. Where. Is. Your sword?"
posted by filthy light thief at 9:02 AM - 11 comments

Saturday Night Live: Scarlett Johansson, Lorde  Season 42, Episode 16

Host: Scarlett Johansson, Musical Guest: Lorde [more inside]
posted by DizzyOnBugSpray at 12:12 AM - 14 comments

March 11

Podcast: Chapo Trap House: EPISODE 89: BUSINESS SECRETS OF NAPOLEON feat. @Trillburne

The boys discuss Ridley Scott's The Duellists, and the historical significance of Napoleon, with guest Twitter's Trillburne, who's starting his own all-Napoleon podcast.
posted by grobstein at 7:43 PM - 4 comments

March 10

Grimm: Blood Magic  Season 6, Episode 10

A string of brutal deaths may be tied to an unlikely perpetrator found by Nick and Hank in a local nursing home... [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 7:32 PM - 7 comments

Steven Universe: Room for Ruby  Season 4, Episode 20

Another Gem comes to Earth.
posted by Small Dollar at 4:58 PM - 8 comments

Love: On Lockdown  Season 2, Episode 1

Season 2 opens seconds after season 1 ends, with Gus and Mickey at the gas station where they first met.
posted by drezdn at 2:49 PM - 4 comments

Supernatural: Stuck in the Middle (With You)  Season 12, Episode 12

Sam, Dean, and Castiel help Mary and her hunter friend Wally on what first appears to be a standard demon case. Mary has her own agenda, as part of her secret work with the British Men of Letters.
posted by cfoxhi at 1:48 AM - 3 comments

Supernatural: Regarding Dean  Season 12, Episode 11

Sam and Dean seek out Rowena's help after a spell begins to erase Dean's memory.
posted by cfoxhi at 1:38 AM - 3 comments

Supernatural: Family Feud  Season 12, Episode 13

Sam and Dean investigate a ghost bent on murdering teachers. Kelly Klein recieved unexpected help after being attacked by an angel.
posted by cfoxhi at 1:30 AM - 2 comments

Supernatural: The Raid  Season 12, Episode 14

Sam and Dean feel betrayed by their mother. Mary brings Sam into a British Men of Letters plan to take out a nest of Vampires, but the hunters become the hunted.
posted by cfoxhi at 1:20 AM - 2 comments

Supernatural: Somewhere Between Heaven and Hell  Season 12, Episode 15

Sam and Dean to investigate a hellhound attack. As Crowley continues to hold Lucifer, his King of Hell duties require his attention. Castiel gets a lead on Kelly Kline and an offer of help.
posted by cfoxhi at 1:12 AM - 7 comments

March 9

Survivor: Gamechangers  Season 34 (Full Season)

A diverse cast of previous survivors who could be considered "game changers" rendezvous in Fiji to duke it out. [more inside]
posted by smoke at 10:39 PM - 24 comments

Nashville: Love Hurts  Season 5, Episode 5

The Exes shoot their video. Scarlett and the director, Damien George, fight as he pushes Scarlett to limits she's not comfortable with. Clay and Maddie grow closer as he shows Maddie a different part of town. Carl Hockney approaches Rayna at Highway 65. [more inside]
posted by unliteral at 8:09 PM - 0 comments

Riverdale: In a Lonely Place  Books Included   Season 1, Episode 7

New rumors circulate as to who was really behind Jason's murder after a major piece of evidence is mysteriously destroyed; Jughead's father returns to the fray; Veronica takes matters into her own hands after her fight with Hermione. [more inside]
posted by litera scripta manet at 8:01 PM - 11 comments

Podcast: Welcome to Night Vale: 103 - Ash Beach

After a dozen years of restoration, Ash Beach has reopened. [more inside]
posted by ckape at 3:19 PM - 0 comments

Podcast: The Adventure Zone: Ep. 58. Lunar Interlude V: Reunion Tour - Part One

Our heroes' party has just undergone a fairly shocking expansion. They're now tasked with an infiltration mission that hits close to home. As the pieces move into place for the endgame, what do our heroes hope to find -- and where do their allegiances lie? Merle goes along for the ride. Magnus faces a difficult decision. Taako makes one last deal.
posted by drezdn at 3:15 PM - 27 comments

The Expanse: The Seventh Man  Season 2, Episode 7

Earth and Mars prepare for a peace conference. Bobby recounts the events on Ganymede. Belter politics on Tyco Station. Anderson Dawes makes a move.
posted by fimbulvetr at 11:34 AM - 40 comments

Legion: Chapter 5  Season 1, Episode 5

David, having escaped the Astral Plane, returns to Summerland. The crew begins to plan an assault on Division 3 to rescue Amy. However, David is frustrated with the cautious approach that Melanie has proposed. After finally finding a way to be physically close with Syd, David takes off on his own, leaving the other mutants to follow in his wake. Back at Summerland, Cary continues to uncover the murky truth of David's powers. [more inside]
posted by codacorolla at 10:10 AM - 39 comments

The Magicians: Plan B  Show Only   Season 2, Episode 7

"Well, we are magicians, why don't we just go and rob a bank?" Yes, it's a bank heist episode! With magic! And dancing!
posted by filthy light thief at 9:07 AM - 8 comments

The Magicians: Plan B  Books Included   Season 2, Episode 7

"Well, we are magicians, why don't we just go and rob a bank?" Yes, it's a bank heist episode! Completely off-book, but maybe things will loop back around.
posted by filthy light thief at 9:06 AM - 3 comments

Mystery Science Theater 3000: DANGER! DEATH RAY  Season 6, Episode 20

aka "Il Raggio Infernale" A scientist invents a death ray--purely for peaceful purposes of course--and wouldn't you know it, its inventor gets kidnapped. It's up to James Bond expy Bart Fargo (Bart Fargo Bart Fargo Bart Fargo) to rescue him, to the tune of an unusually catchy soundtrack. Ba dup ba dup ba da da! While not as silly as 504 SECRET AGENT SUPER DRAGON or 508 OPERATION DOUBLE 007, that darn soundtrack, and the guys' fixation on it, help carry us through. YouTube (1h32m) Premiered January 7, 1995. [more inside]
posted by JHarris at 8:22 AM - 7 comments

Star Trek: Voyager: Elogium  Rewatch   Season 2, Episode 4

Ahh, springtime in the Delta Quadrant. When the suns are shining their brightest… the leola plants are in bloom… and a young Ocampa woman's fancy turns to inflating her neck sac, getting foot massages from holograms, and coating her hands in mustard. [more inside]
posted by CheesesOfBrazil at 3:29 AM - 20 comments

March 8

Underground: Contraband  Season 2, Episode 1

In the Season 2 premiere, the remaining members of the Macon 7 have made it North, but they've learned that freedom is not as simple as crossing a line. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 8:23 PM - 4 comments

Bates Motel: Bad Blood  Season 5, Episode 3

Chick begins to understand what's really going on. Romero makes a decision. [more inside]
posted by kittens for breakfast at 6:35 PM - 0 comments

Nashville: Leap of Faith  Season 5, Episode 4

Rayna receives a stunning and generous offer from tech guru Zach Welles regarding Highway 65, but Rayna wonders if it's too good to be true. Meanwhile, she and Bucky struggle to find the perfect director for the music video that will launch the Exes' new single. Juliette seeks treatment that is more advanced than her physical therapist recommends. Juliette considers that she might need healing of a more spiritual nature. Will and Kevin look for an apartment together. [more inside]
posted by unliteral at 5:53 PM - 0 comments

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: The Dalai Lama  Season 4, Episode 4

Over the last seven day period....
  • The good will President Trump earned addressing Congress in a manner unlike a madman is burnt away by continuing revelations that his pick for Attorney General perjured himself in his confirmation hearing by claiming never to have met with the Russians.
  • Trump also claims Obama tapped his phone, an allegation apparently gotten from the Breitbart website, then asks Congress to investigate whether it is true, reversing the usual order of investigations.
  • And Now: Does Anyone Know If CNN's Brooke Baldwin Would Consider Herself A Nerd?
  • Main Story: The Dalai Lama (YouTube 19m), and China's attempts to surpress his influence over Tibet. The bit concludes with an interview between Oliver and the Dalai Lama himself.
[more inside]
posted by JHarris at 5:41 PM - 4 comments

Movie: Mike Birbiglia: Thank God for Jokes

Birbig's latest movie/performance/stand-up thing. Mike explores the nature of jokes while riffing on cats, bears, mice, God, yoga, cops, and that time he hosted the Gotham Awards.
posted by Stanczyk at 2:04 PM - 8 comments

Legends of Tomorrow: Land of the Lost  Season 2, Episode 13

Rip forces the Waverider to crash, which strands the Legends seventy million years in the past.... [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 4:55 AM - 10 comments

The Flash: The Wrath of Savitar  Season 3, Episode 15

Wally has visions of Savitar while training with Barry, but he hides them from the team. Meanwhile, a dangerous secret threatens Barry and Iris' happiness. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 4:54 AM - 13 comments

March 7

The Americans: Amber Waves  Season 5, Episode 1

In this first episode of the fifth season, Philip and Elizabeth begin a new mission in a new place with a new agent, Oleg begins a new job in Moscow, Mischa begins a journey, Paige begins combat training, Stan begins going to the gym every day, and Hans and William complete their last operation.
posted by orange swan at 10:05 PM - 58 comments

Book: Mort

Book 4 in our Publication Order read through of the Discworld novels by Terry Pratchett. [more inside]
posted by lazaruslong at 6:43 PM - 7 comments

Nashville: Let's Put It Back Together Again  Season 5, Episode 3

Maddie begins an internship at a recording studio and meets a street musician. Avery struggles producing a young YouTube sensation. Juliette meets her guardian angel. [more inside]
posted by unliteral at 5:51 PM - 0 comments

The Bachelor: Fantasy Suites/The Women Tell All  Season 21, Episode 10

Nick spends some quality time with each of the remaining contestants. The women tell their side of the story.
posted by drezdn at 7:56 AM - 6 comments

March 6

Supergirl: Exodus  Season 2, Episode 15

As Alex searches for Jeremiah and Kara investigates a series of alien kidnappings, the sisters realize they must break the rules to foil a new Cadmus plot. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 6:51 PM - 13 comments

Elementary: Wrong Side of the Road  Season 5, Episode 15

Holmes' former protege, Kitty Winter (Ophelia Lovibond), returns to New York after a three-year absence to warn him that a killer is eliminating everyone involved with a case they worked on together in London, and they're the next targets. [more inside]
posted by CMcG at 1:50 PM - 13 comments

Last Man on Earth: Got Milk?  Season 3, Episode 10

We finally learn who was behind the drone: Pamela (Kristen Wiig) was a wealthy socialite whose frenemy had a bunker reserved but didn't get to it in time. Three years into the plague, she finds the group and leaves the bunker. [more inside]
posted by Etrigan at 12:37 PM - 9 comments

Podcast: My Brother, My Brother And Me: MBMBaM 345: Face 2 Face: Candlenights in September

Okay, so, let's get conceptual for a bit. This episode, which we're releasing in Justin's absence, is our annual holiday live show, which we recorded in the decidedly non-holiday month of September, and are releasing in the absolutely non-holiday month of March. It was also the live show featured in the MBMBaM TV show! We hope you like it. Suggested talking points: All the Carols, The Worst Day of Griffin's Life, Gift Card Etiquette, Sexy Santa, Museum Regifting, Munch, Sad Libs, Dolls, My Big Ball, Christmas Nicknames, Justin's Goof-Up
posted by Tevin at 12:17 PM - 4 comments

Victoria: Young England  Season 1, Episode 8

Victoria goes for rides, shots are fired, no more cakes for Nancy, Victoria smacks-down a King, and birthin' babies is apparently a spectator sport.
posted by Thorzdad at 11:33 AM - 7 comments

Star Trek: Voyager: Projections  Rewatch   Season 2, Episode 3

Once upon a time, I, the Emergency Medical Hologram, dreamt I was a man, walking hither and thither, to all intents and purposes a man. I was conscious only of my happiness as a man, unaware that I was the EMH. Soon I awoke, and there I was, veritably myself again. Now I do not know whether I was then a hologram dreaming I was a man, or whether I am now a man, dreaming I am a hologram. Or maybe it's just another damn holodeck malfunction? And what the hell was Lieutenant Broccoli doing there? [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack at 10:05 AM - 8 comments