People of Earth: Season 2 discussion Season 2, Ep 0
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]
Dark Matter: The Dwarf Star Conspiracy Season 3, Ep 11
Two and her crew head to the planet owned by Dwarf Star Technologies. Was this a setup by Victor?
Back at the Ozark Mountains UFO Conference, Ross and Carrie learn that owls can often be aliens in disguise! Delighted, they go looking for owls everywhere. Then, David Marler steps up to the microphone to tell us all about the Battle of Los Angeles, a 1942 event in which air raid wardens fired on an object in the sky that might have been a flying saucer... or might have been a lost weather balloon. But PROBABLY a flying saucer. Clap your hands, folks, it's more UFO time!
Mystery Science Theater 3000: LASERBLAST Season 7, Ep 6
"Billy was a kid who got pushed around... Then he found the power" When a picked-on kid suddenly realizes he's not hopeless but finds "the power," what happens?
Gamergate! Why he takes his new laser gun and, goes out on an explodey rampage, whoo! AN THEN THE CLAYMATION ALIENS ATTACKED..... We have arrived at the end of another age, the short Fifth Age of the show, that brief period Post-Frank yet Pre-SciFi. In a host segment, we have the joke... you know, that one. The one where they try to get beyond something. Also, Mike becomes Captain Janeway. Then, finally, the SOL reaches the end of the universe.... YouTube (1h32m) - Annotated - Promo (with Penn Jilette voiceover & promo for TV Wheel!) - Movie trailer [more inside]
A group of elite scientists prepare for the last conversation humans might ever have. Plus, we meet a corporate attorney who mediates family Thanksgivings. [more inside]
People of Earth: Season 1 (full show) Season 1, Ep 0
Ozzie Graham (Wyatt Cenac) is a reporter who has worked for The Wall Street Journal, New York Times and Glint Enterprises, but when he goes up to the small town of Beacon, New York to report on StarCrossed, a support group for people who believe they've been abducted by aliens and... meet in a Catholic church for some reason, he finds more than an interesting story. He decides to move to Beacon and spend more time with the “experiencers” (do NOT call them “abductees”). [Airs/ streams on TBS, the final two episodes will air Monday, Dec. 19, 2016] [more inside]
The aliens are coming and their goal is to invade and destroy Earth. Fighting superior technology, mankind's best weapon is the will to survive.
Welcome to the High Strangeness Bookclub! For our first book, we're discussing John Keel's classic The Mothman Prophecies. [more inside]
Mystery Science Theater 3000: ATTACK OF THE THE EYE CREATURES Season 4, Ep 18
Badly-designed aliens invade a small town, and the adults won't believe the smoocher teens who seen 'em! It's up to them to save the world with the timely application of their car headlights. This movie is below-average in quality even by MST standards. The title, by the way, is not a typo, or at least it's not my typo. YouTube (1h32m) Premiered December 5, 1992. This movie is largely a shot-by-shot remake of Invasion of the Saucer Men! [more inside]
Get your chlorophyll on as we enter a vine-choked version of the Gaming Hut to riff an alien species that feeds via photosynthesis. / Ken gets you started on your collection of books about maps in a bibliographic Cartography Hut. / It’s been a while since Ask Ken and Robin had a lightning round, so let’s have a lightning round. / Then the Eliptony Hut blows up real good with a look at the Martian nuclear armageddon theory.
Childhood's End: Mini-Series Books Included Season 1, Ep 0
Written by Arthur C. Clarke and hailed as a revolutionary work of science fiction since its publishing in 1953, Childhood’s End follows the peaceful alien invasion of Earth by the mysterious “Overlords.” But the true implications of the Overlords’ arrival are far from clear.
Students suspect that their teachers are aliens after bizarre occurrences. [more inside]
Mystery Science Theater 3000: TEENAGERS FROM OUTER SPACE Season 4, Ep 4
"Teenage Hoodlums from Another World on a Horrendous Ray-Gun Rampage!" "Before...A Beautiful Girl. One Moment Later...A Skeleton!" Despite the ad lines, the titular teenagers number only two, and one of them is the milquetoast "Derek." Their mission: to prepare Earth for the coming of their lifestock, which naturally take the form of gigantic lobsters. It's a good episode! This is the movie that gives us the infamous "TORCHAA!!" catchphrase, beloved of MSTies everywhere. It's also Mary Jo Pehl's first episode writing! YouTube (1h33m) Premiered June 27, 1992. [more inside]
On October 30th, let's check out this 1998 high school alien invasion flick! It's got a strong cast, cool effects, and all the body snatching you can handle! [more inside]
Falling Skies: Reborn Season 5, Ep 10
The final standoff begins in the series finale. Here, the Masons, the 2nd Mass and their newfound allies face unforeseen obstacles in the core of an iconic American location, as they try to persevere with hopes of reclaiming Earth and humanity. [more inside]
Farscape: That Old Black Magic Rewatch Season 1, Ep 8
On a commerce planet, Crichton finds himself lured into an alternate reality controlled by Maldis, a being who feeds off negative energy. He is pitted against Crais in a fight to the death, leaving Zhaan to tap into her old darkness to try and help him. [via]
Farscape: Thank God It's Friday, Again Rewatch Season 1, Ep 6
D'Argo, after threatening the crew with Luxan hyper-rage, is later found docile and happy on a planet and decides to stay. Crichton discovers that the planet's food contains a drug, with the help of a small band of rebels immune to its effects, and must determine a way to convince the others of the truth and the true nature of the drug. [via]
Farscape: Throne for a Loss Rewatch Season 1, Ep 4
Rygel's plot to appear regal backfires when he, along with a much needed part of Moya's propulsion system, are snatched by Tavlecs who possess drug-dispensing power gauntlets. [via]
Farscape: Exodus from Genesis Rewatch Season 1, Ep 3
Moya is invaded by spawning space bugs, which produce clones of the crew. To complicate matters, a Peacekeeper retrieval squad arrives and Aeryn begins to suffer heat delirium. [via]
Farscape: I, E.T. Rewatch Season 1, Ep 2
A Peacekeeper beacon goes off and Moya has to land on an alien planet to prevent its signal being intercepted and Moya being discovered. Crichton, D'Argo and Aeryn leave Moya and explore the planet in search of a substance that can be used to numb Moya's senses so the beacon can be removed but Crichton gets separated from the group and meets up with some inhabitants of the planet who hide him from the authorities. [via] [more inside]
Farscape: Through the Eye of the Needle Rewatch Season 1, Ep 1
Present day human John Crichton is unexpectedly sucked through a wormhole and flung to "...some distant part of the universe on a ship, a living ship, full of strange alien life forms", where he becomes trapped with a group of escaped prisoners after he accidentally kills one of the local law enforcements. [via]
“It was the same night, over and over…” A true story of the time it wasn't, from Lithium Springs, Georgia in 1953. [more inside]
Rick and Morty: M. Night Shaym-Aliens! Rewatch Season 1, Ep 4
Rick and Morty awake to find themselves trapped inside an alien simulation, part of an overachieving plot to trick Rick into divulging the recipe for his special black matter spaceship fuel. Meanwhile, Jerry, also trapped in a separate simulation, has the best day of his life. [more inside]
Mystery Science Theater 3000: POD PEOPLE Season 3, Ep 3
aka The Unearthling, Extra-Terrestrial Visitors, Tales of Trumpy, The Return of E.T. and Los Nuevos Extraterrestres. (1983, Color, Spain, Aliens, Science Fiction, Knockoff, Horror) Movie A: Poachers in the woods incur the wrath of a mysterious entity who starts hunting them. Movie B: A singing group in the city decides to go on vacation. Movie C: A lonely adopted boy grows from a huge egg a magic aardvark he names Trumpy. The movies collide, people get killed, cut, wrap, print. A particularly beloved episode of our favorite movie-mocking cowtown puppet show, and the source of one of its most enduring catchphrases. (YouTube 1h37m) First aired June 15, 1991. [more inside]
American Dad!: Blagsnarst, A Love Story Season 10, Ep 3
Roger looks for love, finds it. But will the CIA ruin it before Roger can? [more inside]
Star Trek: The Cage Rewatch Season 1, Ep 1
Capt. Pike is held prisoner and tested by aliens who have the power to project incredibly lifelike illusions. [more inside]
In this bold adaptation of a 2000 sci-fi/surrealist novel, a visitor to Scotland combs the cities and countryside for unattached men. [more inside]