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Star Trek: The Next Generation: Time Squared Rewatch Season 2, Episode 13
I get that the 24th century is different from ours, but who serves scrambled eggs at a dinner party? Also: time travel. [more inside]
In 1983, a cosmonaut is involved in an incident in space and crash-lands back to the Soviet Union. A nervy psychiatrist (Oksana Akinshina, Lilya 4-ever) is recruited to help him recover from his amnesia about the incident in this sci-fi horror movie. [more inside]
The X-Files: Via Negativa Rewatch Season 8, Episode 7
While Scully takes time off to deal with a medical issue relating to her pregnancy, Doggett and Skinner investigate a religious cult leader who kills his followers in their sleep.
It's Okay to Not Be Okay: It's Okay to Not Be Okay (Saikojiman Gwaenchanha, Psycho But It's Ok) Season 1 (Full Season)
A road to emotional healing opens up for an antisocial children's book writer and a selfless psych ward caretaker when they cross paths. (tvN Korea, Netflix) [more inside]
A brilliant scientist on the cusp of inventing time travel finds himself tormented by his unhinged future self (Daniel Stern) who wants him to give up his work for a normal life. When he doesn't go along with the plan, it becomes a wicked battle of man vs. himself--literally. [more inside]
Star Trek: Lower Decks: Envoys Season 1, Episode 2
Boimler has a very important escort mission that he's done an awful lot of work to prepare for and that he absolutely can't mess up under any circumstances; then, he tells Mariner about it. Smooth move, purple hair! Also, Rutherford considers other jobs. [more inside]
In today's episode, Justin goes on a righteous and important quest to claim the Birdman's special burrito, but instead ends up claiming nothing but heart-rending shame. It's a TOUGH LISTEN.Suggested talking points: Big Eyes Watch, Under the Table and Phishing, The Three-Hat Problem, A Recipe for You, Tony Hawk's Pro Burrito, Nostalgia Per InchFor more ways to support Black Lives Matter and find anti-racism resources: https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co/
Mystery Science Theater 3000: WAR OF THE COLOSSAL BEAST Rewatch Season 3, Episode 19
Re-rewatch! The sequel to Bert I. Gordon's Amazing Colossal Man, shown in episode 309. The episode would probably be regarded as a sleeper if it wasn't for the short before it: MR. B NATURAL. Previously, first time - Second time [more inside]
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: The End is at Hand (episode 12) and What We're Fighting For (episode 13) Season 7, Episode 13
Coulson wants to see the world. May shares her feelings. Deke is the new man in charge. Sousa gets the duct tape. Mack passes the ammo. Yo-Yo is in favour of punching. Daisy plays her part. Simmons remembers what they're fighting for. This post covers episodes 12 and 13--the two parts that make up the series finale. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D will not return in a moment. [more inside]
The X-Files: Redrum Rewatch Season 8, Episode 6
A happily married and successful lawyer, who is a friend of John Doggett's, wakes up on a Friday morning in jail for the murder of his wife, an incident he has no memory of. He is shot to death by his father-in-law during his transfer to another prison, only to wake up back in his jail cell on Thursday morning.
Iwaoka Tetsu invites fellow student Mogumo to work at his family’s café for “cross-dressing boys,” but he makes an incorrect assumption: Mogumo is non-binary and doesn’t identify as a boy or a girl. However, Mogumo soon finds out that the café is run by LGBT+ folks of all stripes, all with their own reasons for congregating there. [more inside]
An immigrant worker at a pickle factory is accidentally preserved for 100 years and wakes up in modern day Brooklyn. [more inside]
A screenwriter desperate to overcome writer's block resorts to extreme means to produce a script. [more inside]
The X-Files: Invocation Rewatch Season 8, Episode 5
Scully and Doggett investigate after a missing seven-year-old boy reappears... ten years after his disappearance at age seven.
Stargirl: Stars & S.T.R.I.P.E. Part Two Season 1, Episode 13
Courtney and the rest of the JSA face Icicle and the ISA villains in a battle. (Season Finale) [more inside]
Star Trek: The Animated Series: Bem Rewatch Season 2, Episode 2
Ari bn Bem, an erratic observer from the planet Pandro, secretly watches the crew of the USS Enterprise to determine whether the Federation is ready to open diplomatic relations with his advanced species. [more inside]
Critical Role: Rumble at Rumblecusp Season 2, Episode 105
Armed with knowledge and an amorphous plan, the Mighty Nein prepare to confront Rumblecusp's dangerous overlord...
A Marxist, transmasculine re-imagining of the life of Jack Sheppard, notorious 18th century English thief, as a rollicking and bawdy historical adventure-romance, with a side of academic satire. By Jordy Rosenberg. New York Times editors choice and a New Yorker best book of the year.
The X-Files: Roadrunners Rewatch Season 8, Episode 4
When Utah police find a murder victim with inexplicable medical issues and contact the FBI for help, Scully decides to handle the assignment on her own, but when she stops in a tiny, backward town a few miles away from her destination in order to get gas, the townspeople don't want her to leave.
Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Royale Rewatch Season 2, Episode 12
Riker, Data, and Worf get trapped on a mysterious away mission. Apparently, what happens on Theta VIII stays on Theta VIII. [more inside]
The X-Files: Patience Rewatch Season 8, Episode 3
Scully and Doggett go to Idaho to investigate the gruesome murder of an elderly couple by an unidentified creature that has four toes and leaves footprints twenty feet apart.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: STAR FORCE: FUGITIVE ALIEN II Rewatch Season 3, Episode 18
Re-rewatch! Tonight (Sunday).... Get your forklifts warmed up, it's the further adventures of Ken, Captain Joe, Rocky (again!) and Tammy, in the last of MST3K's nine Sandy Frank movies. Previously, and again
The X-Files: Without (Part 2/2) Rewatch Season 8, Episode 2
While searching for Gibson Praise, Scully, Skinner, and Doggett encounter the Alien Bounty Hunter.
First contact happens in the year 2007. Cora Sabino, a college dropout and daughter of a famous whistleblower, unwillingly ends up in the center of it all, acting as an interpreter for the aliens.
The X-Files: Within (Part 1/2) Rewatch Season 8, Episode 1
Newly promoted Deputy Director Alvin Kersh organizes a taskforce to hunt for the missing Mulder, and assigns Special Agent John Doggett to lead it, but Scully, who is haunted by visions of what might be happening to Mulder, searches for him with Skinner's help.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Brand New Day Season 7, Episode 11
Daisy worries the team is becoming people who used to work together. Mack explains '80s telephone usage to a millennial. Yo-Yo owes Mack $20. Sousa has no intentions. Computer genius Coulson tries to convince May it's a brand new day. [more inside]
Star Trek: The Next Generation: Contagion Rewatch Season 2, Episode 11
Picard is baffled when the sister ship of the Enterprise explodes after its survey of the planet Iconia. Riker is baffled when Picard decides to repeat its every step prior to exploding. [more inside]
The second volume of Tamsyn Muir's Locked Tomb trilogy. [more inside]
Doom Patrol: Wax Patrol Season 2, Episode 9
The team tries to save Dorothy (and the world) from the Candlemaker.
The X-Files: Requiem Rewatch Season 7, Episode 22
Mulder and Scully investigate an abduction in Bellefleur, Oregon, the site of the first investigation of their partnership.
Star Trek: Lower Decks: Second Contact Season 1, Episode 1
These are the voyages of the USS Cerritos... on an ongoing mission to do stuff around the galaxy that needs doing, to distribute agricultural supplies, to have really disturbing encounters with giant spider-things, to ignore that pesky insect bite that we got on the planet (because what could possibly go wrong?), to get drunk, to have parental issues, to deal with annoying cybernetic implants, to, uh [insert inspiring phrase here when I think of one] [more inside]
Mystery Science Theater 3000: VIKING WOMEN AND THE SEA SERPENT Rewatch Season 3, Episode 17
Rewatch! Roger Corman movie about viking women who go looking for their captive husbands. The sea serpent in the title is not a huge presence. Also contains a short about home economics. But in host segment terms, this episode is about one thing: waffles. I'd like to remind you that "TV's" Frank Conniff would go on to be a writer on Invader Zim, which also featured a prominent waffle episode.
The X-Files: Je Souhaite Rewatch Season 7, Episode 21
When a man whose mouth has disappeared from his face comes to Mulder and Scully looking for justice, they investigate and find that his case involves a disaffected and sardonic genie who grants too-literal wishes.
Mike tells Sarah how a silly sports promotion galvanized a reactionary movement. Digressions include "Charlotte's Web," Jane Fonda and German-language musicals. Songs are dissected; the honor of David Bowie and late-night salad bars are defended. [more inside]
Star Trek: The Animated Series: The Pirates of Orion Rewatch Season 2, Episode 1
While Spock lies ill, Orion pirates hijack the drug shipment desperately needed to save his life. (Season premiere) [more inside]
The X-Files: Fight Club Rewatch Season 7, Episode 20
Mulder and Scully investigate a pair of women who look identical and cause mayhem to break out whenever they're near each other.
Stargirl: Stars & S.T.R.I.P.E. Part One Season 1, Episode 12
With the ISA on their trail, Courtney, Pat and the team regroup to figure out their next steps. [more inside]
Perry Mason: Chapter Seven Season 1, Episode 7
Alice's bitter past revealed; Perry links conspirators and financial motive. [more inside]
It's the final week of the MaxFunDrive, so we've pulled out all the stops! By which we mean, we talked about Olive Garden, again, for like twenty minutes.Suggested talking points: Old Bill, College Shirt, Toilet Book, Liquid Benefits, Olive Garden Hacks, Wine and CheeseBecome a MaxFun supporter: https://maximumfun.org/join
The X-Files: Hollywood A.D. Rewatch Season 7, Episode 19
Mulder and Scully are assigned to investigate a bombing in the crypt of Christ Church Cathedral in Washington, and Skinner informs them that a old college friend of his, who is now a Hollywood writer/producer, will be tagging along with them in order to research a movie he's writing about the X-Files.
Critical Role: The Ruined Sliver Season 2, Episode 104
Seeking answers, the Mighty Nein continue to delve into forbidden areas of Rumblecusp in order to learn more about their powerful foe...
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: U.S. History Season 7, Episode 20
This week, from the white void: Coronavirus spreads like crazy due to idiotic mass gatherings by US Americans, enabled by powerful idiots who refuse to take it seriously. And Now: For An Extra $150, Steve Gutenberg Brainstorms Names For Our Co-Worker's New Dog. The main story is on U.S. history, and many US Americans' ignorance of it, especially its history of slavery. On YouTube (28m) LWT is off next week. [more inside]
Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Dauphin Rewatch Season 2, Episode 10
Wesley is bitten by the love bug. Well, less of a bug, and more of a bioluminescent…pink sasquatch…thing. [more inside]
The X-Files: Brand X Rewatch Season 7, Episode 18
Skinner calls in Mulder and Scully after a research scientist and former employee of Morley Tobacco who intended to testify against the company is found dead in his bathroom with his mouth, trachea, and lungs eaten away, the night before his court appearance, though the house had been under close guard by Skinner and a team of FBI agents, and there were no signs of forced entry or a struggle.
Critical Role: Maritime Mysteries Season 2, Episode 103
Wrestling with the dangers of spending too much time on Rumblecusp, the Mighty Nein travel to the Heavenfalls, seeking a weak point in the island that could be used against Vokodo...
Mystery Science Theater 3000: GAMERA VS. ZIGRA Rewatch Season 3, Episode 16
Re-rewatch! Evil alien. Colorful Trix cereal spaceship. Mind controlled lady villain. Shouting "AAA!" at people. Shark monster. Last MST Gamera movie. 8th of 9 Sandy Frank films. Pretty silly. Previously - More Recently
The Umbrella Academy: The Umbrella Academy season two (full season) Season 2 (Full Season)
Based on the comic book by Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá, the Hargreeves are back... in 1963, and have brought the apocalypse with them.
The X-Files: all things Rewatch Season 7, Episode 17
While Mulder takes a trip to England to investigate crop circles, Scully remains behind, and a series of coincidences lead her to a meeting with a former medical school professor and lover, a near car accident, a woman who researches crop circles for a living, a Buddhist temple, and Mulder himself.
A Chinese-American lesbian and her traditionalist mother are reluctant to go public with secret loves that clash against cultural expectations. (Written and directed by Alice Wu) [more inside]
A short and heartfelt documentary about the competition and friendship between two young Rubik’s Cube world champions.
The Light Brigade: it’s what soldiers fighting the war against Mars call the ones who come back…different. Dietz, a fresh recruit in the infantry, begins to experience combat drops that don’t sync up with the platoon’s. And Dietz’s bad drops tell a story of the war that’s not at all what the corporate brass want the soldiers to think is going on. Is Dietz really experiencing the war differently, or is it combat madness? [more inside]
The X-Files: Chimera Rewatch Season 7, Episode 16
Skinner sends Mulder to Bethany, Vermont, after the daughter of a federal judge disappears from her home and the only clues are a broken mirror and four deep claw marks on a mantelpiece. Meanwhile Scully toughs it out on an uncomfortable stakeout and tries to figure out the connection between six missing prostitutes and a mystery blond woman who is seen entering clubs, but never leaving them.
Visual album from Beyoncé inspired by 'The Lion King', a young African king is cast out from his family into an unforgiving world. He subsequently undergoes a journey "through betrayal, love and self-identity" to reclaim his throne, utilizing the guidance of his ancestors and childhood love. The story is told through the voices of present-day Black people. [more inside]
Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Measure of a Man Rewatch Season 2, Episode 9
It's Data's day in court when Starfleet scientist Bruce Maddox, eager to dissect and replicate him, argues that androids don't have rights. Picard, naturally, has a response to this. [more inside]
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Stolen Season 7, Episode 10
In this episode, which plays like a season finale of Dallas, Sousa is a square, Coulson is hilarious, Deke is happy to be stuck in the '80s, May is not an open-minded gal and Daisy earned a B+ with room for improvement. [more inside]
The X-Files: En Ami Rewatch Season 7, Episode 15
After a young boy who had cancer, and was denied medical treatment by his religious parents, is miraculously cured by what he says was a visitation of angels, the Cigarette Smoking Man tells Scully he is the one who cured the boy, and promises her that he will give her the cure for all human illness if she will take a road trip with him.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: TEENAGE CAVEMAN Rewatch Season 3, Episode 15
Rewatch! Post a little late this time... a caveteen disagrees with the dogma and taboos of his tribe and ventures into the forbidden zone to discover a the Secret Twist Ending! With the short Aquatic Wizards. Previously
Doom Patrol: Dad Patrol Season 2, Episode 8
Niles and Dorothy set out to have one perfect day together; Jane and Larry try to appease Kay.
The X-Files: Theef Rewatch Season 7, Episode 14
Mulder and Scully investigate after a successful, award-winning doctor's father-in-law is found hanged and with his throat slit, and the only two clues are a figure made of graveyard soil in his bed, and the word "THEEF" written on the walls in his blood.
Perry Mason: Chapter Six Season 1, Episode 6
The trial begins and a damning witness testimony takes center stage. [more inside]