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Mystery Science Theater 3000: DEATHSTALKER AND THE WARRIORS FROM HELL  Season 7, Ep 3

"The Most Action-Packed Deathstalker Yet!" A smug sword guy roams a standard fantasy realm trying to overthrow an evil wizard or something. General consensus is this is a terrific episode. The movie is deeply cheesy and bad, and yet the others in its series are just as bad but also contain tons more nudity, so count yer blessings! Plus great riffing, classic movie lines like "Potatoes are what we eat!", and a bunch of Lord of the Rings references before they were cool. Host segments take on Renaissance festivals and romance novels. YouTube (1h31m) Premiered February 17, 1996. [more inside]
posted by JHarris on May 3, 2017 - 12 comments

The Magicians: We Have Brought You Little Cakes  Show Only   Season 2, Ep 13

Ember recaps things so far as only Ember can, which brings us to now: "a crisis comes to a head when the true power behind the troubles comes to party. Battles are won and wars are lost, as Q and the others must protect their kingdom. Alice makes a startling revelation and things may never be the same." Now, let's debate the merits of an open, informed democracy versus an authoritarian monarchy! [Season Finale; Season 3 due out in 2018]
posted by filthy light thief on Apr 20, 2017 - 11 comments

The Magicians: We Have Brought You Little Cakes  Books Included   Season 2, Ep 13

Ember recaps things so far as only Ember can, which brings us to now: "a crisis comes to a head when the true power behind the troubles comes to party. Battles are won and wars are lost, as Q and the others must protect their kingdom. Alice makes a startling revelation and things may never be the same." Your books mean nothing here! [Season Finale; Season 3 due out in 2018]
posted by filthy light thief on Apr 20, 2017 - 5 comments

The Magicians: Ramifications  Show Only   Season 2, Ep 12

Julia, Kady and Penny each make sacrifices to finally face Reynard, while Quentin and Eliot learn a disturbing truth about Fillory, where Josh tries to manage the kingdom. And there are a number of people dealing with abandonment.
posted by filthy light thief on Apr 13, 2017 - 2 comments

The Magicians: Ramifications  Books Included   Season 2, Ep 12

Julia, Kady and Penny each make sacrifices to finally face Reynard, while Quentin and Eliot learn a disturbing truth about Fillory, where Josh tries to manage the kingdom. And jokes are made about books being made (poorly) into movies.
posted by filthy light thief on Apr 13, 2017 - 10 comments

The Magicians: The Rattening  Show Only   Season 2, Ep 11

Quentin accompanies Julia to the underworld on a journey to help her recover her shade. Penny tries to use his Neitherlands Library position to gain access to a mysterious room that houses literature about god killing, for Kady. Eliot and Margo discover that a strange spell has been cast over Fillory. Senator Gaines begins to understand his powers. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Apr 7, 2017 - 12 comments

The Magicians: The Rattening  Books Included   Season 2, Ep 11

Quentin accompanies Julia to the underworld on a journey to help her recover her shade. Penny tries to use his Neitherlands Library position to gain access to a mysterious room that houses literature about god killing, for Kady. Eliot and Margo discover that a strange spell has been cast over Fillory. Senator Gaines begins to understand his powers. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Apr 7, 2017 - 3 comments

The Originals: Haunter of Ruins  First Watch   Season 4, Ep 3

Everyone tries to decide what they most want out of life, and some people's past decisions come back to haunt them. [more inside]
posted by Faintdreams on Apr 5, 2017 - 1 comment

The Magicians: The Girl Who Told Time  Show Only   Season 2, Ep 10

The Royal Court of Fillory prepares for Eliot's nuptials as he endeavors to win over the Fillorians with the extravagant event. Penny begins his contractual obligations to the Neitherlands Library as Kady searches for any information about god killing. Quentin experiences a mind-bending vision while on a drug-laced trip that sends him and Julia on a mysterious quest. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Mar 30, 2017 - 9 comments

The Magicians: The Girl Who Told Time  Books Included   Season 2, Ep 10

The Royal Court of Fillory prepares for Eliot's nuptials as he endeavors to win over the Fillorians with the extravagant event. Penny begins his contractual obligations to the Neitherlands Library as Kady searches for any information about god killing. Quentin experiences a mind-bending vision while on a drug-laced trip that sends him and Julia on a mysterious quest. And we're heading back into book territory ... [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Mar 30, 2017 - 1 comment

The Magicians: Lesser Evils  Show Only   Season 2, Ep 9

Dean Fogg and Professor Lipson attempt to rid Quentin of Alice's Niffin but he refuses to let Alice go. Meanwhile, with magic fading in Fillory, Eliot agrees to a risky duel with King Idri of Loria, in lieu of a war, in the hopes that it will gain the respect of the Fillorians in the process, while Margo makes a deal to fix the wellspring. Julia, Penny and Kady locate Reynard's son in an effort to lure Reynard to them. Not everything goes according to the various plans. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Mar 23, 2017 - 8 comments

The Magicians: Lesser Evils  Books Included   Season 2, Ep 9

Dean Fogg and Professor Lipson attempt to rid Quentin of Alice's Niffin but he refuses to let Alice go. Meanwhile, with magic fading in Fillory, Eliot agrees to a risky duel with King Idri of Loria, in lieu of a war, in the hopes that it will gain the respect of the Fillorians in the process, while Margo makes a deal to fix the wellspring. Julia, Penny and Kady locate Reynard's son in an effort to lure Reynard to them. Not everything goes according to the various plans. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Mar 23, 2017 - 13 comments

The Magicians: Word as Bond  Show Only   Season 2, Ep 8

Julia and Kady search for alternate solutions to Reynard, with some assistance from Penny and Quentin, while Q and Alice fight for control. High Queen Margo struggles with ruling a kingdom on the brink of war, while trying to revive the unconscious High King Eliot. Julia, bored in Fillory, and with a new sense of purpose, helps in her own unique way. Also, Penny has a new path to regain his magic. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Mar 16, 2017 - 5 comments

The Magicians: Word as Bond  Books Included   Season 2, Ep 8

Julia and Kady search for alternate solutions to Reynard, with some assistance from Penny and Quentin, while Q and Alice fight for control. High Queen Margo struggles with ruling a kingdom on the brink of war, while trying to revive the unconscious High King Eliot. Julia, bored in Fillory, and with a new sense of purpose, helps in her own unique way. Also, Penny gets an offer from the librarian! [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Mar 16, 2017 - 5 comments

The Magicians: Plan B  Show Only   Season 2, Ep 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 on Mar 9, 2017 - 9 comments

The Magicians: Plan B  Books Included   Season 2, Ep 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 on Mar 9, 2017 - 3 comments

The Magicians: The Cock Barrens  Show Only   Season 2, Ep 6

Quentin sees a ghost. Margo is thrust into a dicey situation. Julia seeks an answer, but does not like it when she gets it. Penny looks for magic moss, among other things.
posted by purpleclover on Mar 2, 2017 - 10 comments

The Magicians: The Cock Barrens  Books Included   Season 2, Ep 6

Quentin sees a ghost. Margo is thrust into a dicey situation. Julia seeks an answer, but does not like it when she gets it. Penny looks for magic moss, among other things. [more inside]
posted by purpleclover on Mar 2, 2017 - 6 comments

The Magicians: The Flying Forest  Books Included   Season 2, Ep 4

Quentin and Penny embark upon a quest and bond a little. Margo works on a way to help Eliot. Julia seeks out an old friend's help. Magic might be in trouble. But at least we get Abigail the Sloth!
posted by filthy light thief on Feb 17, 2017 - 9 comments

The Magicians: The Flying Forest  Show Only   Season 2, Ep 4

Quentin and Penny embark upon a quest and bond a little. Margo works on a way to help Eliot. Julia seeks out an old friend's help. And magic might be in trouble.
posted by filthy light thief on Feb 17, 2017 - 3 comments

The Magicians: Divine Elimination  Books Included   Season 2, Ep 3

The Brakebills Royalty (and Penny) prepare to face The Beast, again, while Julia conspires with The Beast and their new ally. Nothing goes as planned, but we saw some of this coming via the books, right? [Warning: fake magic violence to an animal] [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Feb 9, 2017 - 18 comments

The Magicians: Divine Elimination  Show Only   Season 2, Ep 3

The Brakebill Royalty (and Penny) prepare to face The Beast, again, while Julia conspires with The Beast and their new ally. Nothing goes as planned, but it's not all bad, is it? [Warning: fake magic violence to an animal]
posted by filthy light thief on Feb 9, 2017 - 2 comments

The Magicians: Hotel Spa Potions  Books Included   Season 2, Ep 2

What's worse than a magical, murdering beast? A magical, murdering beast who sings. Julia turns to an old enemy, while the gang looks for help from a tricky Pixie and some cacodemons, continuing to pull in elements from the books for inspiration. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Feb 2, 2017 - 3 comments

The Magicians: Hotel Spa Potions  Show Only   Season 2, Ep 2

What's worse than a magical, murdering beast? A magical, murdering beast who sings. Julia turns to an old enemy, while the gang looks for help from a tricky Pixie and some cacodemons.
posted by filthy light thief on Feb 2, 2017 - 7 comments

Movie: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

The adventures of writer Newt Scamander in New York's secret community of witches and wizards seventy years before Harry Potter reads his book in school. [more inside]
posted by GhostintheMachine on Nov 19, 2016 - 37 comments

Book: The Obelisk Gate

Continuing the trilogy that began with the multi-award-nominated The Fifth Season. The season of endings grows darker as civilization fades into the long cold night. [more inside]
posted by prefpara on Aug 24, 2016 - 14 comments

Book: The Fifth Season

THIS IS THE WAY THE WORLD ENDS... FOR THE LAST TIME. A season of endings has begun. It starts with the great red rift across the heart of the world's sole continent, spewing ash that blots out the sun. It starts with death, with a murdered son and a missing daughter. It starts with betrayal, and long dormant wounds rising up to fester. This is the Stillness, a land long familiar with catastrophe, where the power of the earth is wielded as a weapon. And where there is no mercy. [more inside]
posted by dinty_moore on Aug 14, 2016 - 33 comments

Podcast: TLDR: #49 - Do URL Believe in Magic?

What happens when you buy a magic spell on Etsy? [more inside]
posted by radioamy on Mar 15, 2015 - 8 comments

Podcast: The Complete Guide to Everything: Kanye West

This week we talk about polarizing musician Kanye West because the world needs to hear more opinions about him. This episode contains the most passionate defense of Kanye from a guy who doesn't really care from him that you'll hear all week. Also Tim goes to a high class magic show and Tom tries to get him to explain all the tricks. [more inside]
posted by unliteral on Feb 17, 2015 - 1 comment

Constantine: Quid Pro Quo  Season 1, Ep 10

John, Zed and Chas race to save Chas's daughter after her soul is taken by an evil wizard.
posted by Brandon Blatcher on Jan 25, 2015 - 3 comments

Constantine: Non Est Asylum  Season 1, Ep 1

"Based on the wildly popular comic book series 'Hellblazer' from DC Comics, seasoned demon hunter and master of the occult John Constantine (Matt Ryan, 'Criminal Minds') is armed with a ferocious knowledge of the dark arts and a wickedly naughty wit. He fights the good fight - or at least he did. With his soul already damned to hell, he's decided to abandon his campaign against evil until a series of events thrusts him back into the fray, and he'll do whatever it takes to protect the innocent. With the balance of good and evil on the line‎, Constantine will use his skills to travel the country, find the supernatural terrors that threaten our world and send them back where they belong. After that, who knows... maybe there's hope for him and his soul after all." Series premiere.
posted by homunculus on Oct 25, 2014 - 55 comments

Houdini: Part 1 & 2  Season 1, Ep 1

Follow the man behind the magic as he finds fame, engages in espionage, battles spiritualists and encounters the greatest names of the era, from U.S. presidents to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Grigori Rasputin. [more inside]
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome on Sep 15, 2014 - 6 comments

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