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SGU Stargate Universe: Subversion  Season 1, Ep 18

Dr. Rush and Homeworld Command investigate when Colonel Telford is suspected of spying for the Lucian Alliance. [more inside]
posted by zarq on Sep 20, 2017 - 0 comments

The Expanse: Here There Be Dragons  Season 2, Ep 11

Bobbie makes a decision that changes her life forever. [more inside]
posted by zarq on Apr 6, 2017 - 32 comments

Podcast: Undone: The Ancient One

In 1996, two teenagers stumbled across some very old human remains. The struggle to identify them and determine who owns them kicked off a fight that has lasted 20 years -- and is finally about to be resolved. [more inside]
posted by sparklemotion on Nov 16, 2016 - 3 comments

Podcast: Radiolab from WNYC: From Tree to Shining Tree

Forests feel like a place of great stillness but dig deeper and there's a hidden world beneath your feet as busy and complicated as a city. [more inside]
posted by jazon on Jul 31, 2016 - 3 comments

Mystery Science Theater 3000: THE BRAIN THAT WOULDN'T DIE  Season 5, Ep 13

"Fantastic! Weird! Horrifying!" "Alive...Without A Body... Fed By An Unspeakable Horror From Hell!" How gifted does a doctor have to be that, when his GF is decapitated in a crash, his thought is, "I can fix this!" Two-for-two on a bad idea streak, he goes out and tries to kill attractive women so he can get her a new chassis. This movie teaches us that not only are free-standing heads capable of speech, they can communicate with horrible monsters. It's Mike Nelson's first episode as host, and boy, they change a lot of things with this episode, including updating the set and changing the door sequence! It's a pretty good episode riffing-wise, too. YouTube (1h31m) Premiered October 30, 1993. Did you know there is a stage musical based on the film, "Head: The Musical!" (Vimeo 1h40m) [more inside]
posted by JHarris on Jul 6, 2016 - 5 comments

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Science  Season 3, Ep 11

This week.... [more inside]
posted by JHarris on May 10, 2016 - 10 comments

Houdini and Doyle - now or in May?

Houdini & Doyle (and Constable Adelaide Stratton) have started up on ITV, and will be coming to the US on Fox in early May. Should we chat now, or wait until it hits state-side? [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Mar 15, 2016 - 6 comments

Podcast: The Infinite Monkey Cage: The Infinite Monkey Cage USA Tour: New York

The Infinite Monkeys return for a new series, the first of which will see them head to the USA for their first live tour. This week [physicist] Brian Cox and [comedian] Robin Ince can be found on stage in New York asking the question, Is Science a Force for Good Or Evil? They are joined on stage by Bill Nye the Science Guy, cosmologist Janna Levin, actor Tim Daly and comedian Lisa Lampanelli.
posted by metaBugs on Jul 9, 2015 - 1 comment

Podcast: Radiolab from WNYC: The Trust Engineers

How a tiny group of social engineers are making our online relationships kindler and gentler, whether we like it or not. [more inside]
posted by jazon on Feb 10, 2015 - 1 comment

Movie: Jupiter Ascending

Jupiter Jones, an undocumented immigrant working as a maid in Chicago, finds out she's the heir to an interstellar fortune including the ownership of Earth. This is the latest film by the Wachowski siblings.
posted by Small Dollar on Feb 8, 2015 - 130 comments

Helix: Densho  Season 2, Ep 4

The CDC team continues to not get off the island of Brother Michael and his scary disciples, insisting that they have to find the source of the virus that turns people stabby. Alan, the team's former leader, doesn't care much as he has own reasons for pretending to be a member of the cult. In the future, Hatake tries to bond with his daughter Julia, but she'd prefer her mummy. This continues to anger her dead brother. Sadly, Doreen from season 1 remains dead.
posted by Brandon Blatcher on Feb 7, 2015 - 7 comments

Helix: Scion  Season 2, Ep 3

As the CDC team continues to investigate the mystery viral breakout on the island of the culty people, the creepiness factor gets upped with fraternizations, confrontations, beautifully large ornate windows, drugs, a very unBrady Bunch like gang of children in the woods and a family reunion with the world's greatest dad.
posted by Brandon Blatcher on Jan 31, 2015 - 7 comments

Helix: San Jose  Season 2, Ep 1

There's a pandemic on an island with virtually no communications. Let's go there right now! And wander around! Oh, there's a cult there, that's going to go well.
posted by Brandon Blatcher on Jan 18, 2015 - 6 comments

Podcast: Radiolab from WNYC: Radiolab Presents: Invisibilia

Radiolab brings a preview of Invisibilia . The lines between boy and girl can be blurry but NPR's Invisibilia introduces us to someone with a very new idea of how blurry they can be. [more inside]
posted by jazon on Jan 11, 2015 - 2 comments

Ascension: Night Three  Season 1, Ep 6

Just sit right back and you'll hear a tale, a tale of a fateful trip, that started from Cape Kennedy aboard a colony ship. Six hundred peeps set sail that day for a ten-decade tour. A ten-decade tour! [more inside]
posted by Ik ben afgesneden on Dec 23, 2014 - 18 comments

Podcast: Radiolab from WNYC: Blood

The metaphor, magic, and money coursing through our veins... [more inside]
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome on Dec 11, 2014 - 1 comment

Podcast: Radiolab from WNYC: Shorts: Happy Birthday, Good Dr. Sacks

One of our favorite human beings turns 80 this week. To celebrate, Robert asks Oliver Sacks to look back on his career, and explain how thousands of worms and a motorbike accident led to a brilliant writing career. [more inside]
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome on Dec 11, 2014 - 1 comment

Movie: The Theory of Everything

A look at the relationship between the famous physicist Stephen Hawking and his wife. [more inside]
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome on Nov 12, 2014 - 4 comments

Under the Dome: In The Dark  Season 2, Ep 6

A dust storm hits Chester's Mill; Barbie and Sam explore the tunnels; Julia and Rebecca co-operate. [more inside]
posted by We had a deal, Kyle on Aug 5, 2014 - 15 comments

Movie: Particle Fever

The efforts of theoretical physicists around the world come to fruition at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), where experimental physicists bring their theories to life on the largest scale possible. Particle Fever tracks passionate scientists from both camps from 2008 to 2012, as the LHC fires up in an effort to discover the Higgs boson -- an elusive particle that may hold the key to our understanding of the universe, not to mention the future of physical science itself. [more inside]
posted by Mothlight on Jul 31, 2014 - 14 comments

Orphan Black: By Means Which Have Never Yet Been Tried  Season 2, Ep 10

In which Sarah makes a sacrifice for her daughter, Kira learns about Science! Cosima and Scott try to help Sarah and Rachel see eye to eye, a new dimension of the conspiracy behind Dyad is revealed, and the Clone Club has a dance party. Season finale.
posted by homunculus on Jun 21, 2014 - 151 comments

Cosmos: A Space-Time Odyssey: Unafraid of the Dark  Season 1, Ep 13

Victor Hess discovers cosmic rays, and Fritz Zwicky explains them. Tyson moves on to current questions in cosmology — just what are dark matter (also first proposed by Zwicky) and dark energy? The Voyager spacecraft are discussed, along with Sagan's role in designing the "golden record" they carry, and his suggestion that Voyager 1 take the "Pale Blue Dot" photograph of earth.
posted by DevilsAdvocate on Jun 8, 2014 - 8 comments

Cosmos: A Space-Time Odyssey: The World Set Free  Season 1, Ep 12

Tyson shows the result of a runaway greenhouse effect on Venus. The earth has been getting warmer since the industrial revolution — but it's not too late.
posted by DevilsAdvocate on Jun 2, 2014 - 13 comments

Cosmos: A Space-Time Odyssey: The Immortals  Season 1, Ep 11

On the possibility of life elsewhere in the universe. How meteorites may carry life between worlds, as well as allow earthly life to have survived the scouring of the earth's surface in its early history. The possibility and potential problems of communicating with intelligent extraterrestrial life. How civilizations die, and how ours may survive.
posted by DevilsAdvocate on May 19, 2014 - 18 comments

Cosmos: A Space-Time Odyssey: The Electric Boy  Season 1, Ep 10

Michael Faraday, with little formal education, makes incredible discoveries regarding electromagnetism. [more inside]
posted by DevilsAdvocate on May 13, 2014 - 6 comments

Orphan Black: Governed as It Were by Chance  Season 2, Ep 4

Sarah investigates Mrs. S's mysterious past while Cosima investigates the mysterious photograph, and Alison and Helena each awaken to find themselves under someone else's control.
posted by homunculus on May 11, 2014 - 75 comments

Cosmos: A Space-Time Odyssey: The Lost Worlds of Planet Earth  Season 1, Ep 9

We travel through Earth's past, glimpsing at how different the world used to be and learning what processes and events caused (and continue to cause) its changes. [more inside]
posted by meese on May 10, 2014 - 6 comments

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