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November 20

The Crown: Terra Nullius  Season 4, Episode 6

Charles and Diana tour Australia and New Zealand, and their marriage buckles further under the strain of Diana's celebrity and approachability. The Queen struggles with the idea of opening up a bit and maybe showing some affection.
posted by nubs at 9:01 AM - 11 comments

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Captain's Holiday  Rewatch   Season 3, Episode 19

Forced manual labor in a dank cave? Pestering and posturing from a Ferengi rogue? A time-travelling superweapon? Not what Picard expected on his first visit to the pleasure planet Risa. [more inside]
posted by CheesesOfBrazil at 4:35 AM - 18 comments

The Mandalorian: Chapter 12: The Siege  Season 2, Episode 4

The Mandalorian rejoins old allies for a new mission. [more inside]
posted by EndsOfInvention at 2:14 AM - 74 comments

November 19

Supernatural: Carry On  Season 15, Episode 20

It's the final ride for saving people and hunting things - SERIES FINALE
posted by oh yeah! at 6:57 PM - 35 comments

The Crown: Fagan  Season 4, Episode 5

The Queen has an unexpected caller, as the show takes some time to explore the impacts of Margaret Thatcher's domestic policy while she celebrates the end of the war with Argentina.
posted by nubs at 12:22 PM - 8 comments

Star Trek: Discovery: Scavengers  Season 3, Episode 6

After receiving a message from Book, Burnham and Georgiou embark on a rogue mission to find him, leaving Saru to pick up the pieces with Admiral Vance. Meanwhile, Stamets forms an unexpected bond with Adira. [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack at 9:01 AM - 48 comments

November 18

The Crown: Favourites  Season 4, Episode 4

Thatcher's son (and favourite child) goes missing during the Paris-Dakar rally, prompting the Queen to question her relationships with her children. She finds that all of her children are unhappy in their own way. Argentina makes trouble in the Falkands.
posted by nubs at 12:43 PM - 11 comments

November 17

The Crown: Fairytale  Season 4, Episode 3

Diana accepts a proposal, and we all know how this fairytale ends.
posted by nubs at 9:47 PM - 12 comments

The Great British Bake Off: Patisserie Week  Season 11, Episode 9

It's the semi-final and the bakers' patisserie skills are tested in a booze-soaked signature, a tricky technical and a delicate showstopper showcasing their finesse and precision
posted by jeather at 5:00 PM - 28 comments

Movie: I Am Greta

Documentary follows teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg on her international crusade to get people to listen to scientists about the world's environmental problems. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown at 5:32 AM - 1 comment

November 16

The Crown: The Balmoral Test  Season 4, Episode 2

Balmoral Castle hosts two guests during the Queen's vacation, with two very different outcomes. [more inside]
posted by nubs at 9:21 PM - 22 comments

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Trump & Election Results  Season 7, Episode 30

This week, it's one more installment from the White Void of Sad Facts. The main story is about Trump's refusal to concede the election and the webs of conspiracy theories he, his supporters and right-wing media have woven to claim that there was massive voter fraud. On YouTube (18m) And Now: 2020 Bingo. Finally... John Oliver takes a FaceTime call from Adam Driver. Uh-oh.... We find out what's outside the White Void! And we get some vengenance against the hellish, hateful year we're now nearing the end of. On YouTube (11m) This is the final episode of Season 7 of Last Week Tonight. [more inside]
posted by JHarris at 8:38 PM - 11 comments

His Dark Materials: The City of Magpies  Books Included   Season 2, Episode 1

In the Season 2 premiere, Lyra and Will explore a new world; the Magisterium take action on past events; and Lee Scoresby embarks on a mission. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 8:00 PM - 5 comments

Bob Hearts Abishola: On a Dead Guy's Bench  Season 2, Episode 1

Bob enlists Tunde's help to buy an engagement ring, but his plans to propose to Abishola are upended by her belief that a traditional marriage is more trouble than it's worth. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 6:48 PM - 1 comment

Movie: Rebecca

After a whirlwind romance with a wealthy widower, a naïve bride moves to his family estate but can't escape the haunting shadow of his late wife. [more inside]
posted by rhizome at 6:02 PM - 5 comments

Mystery Science Theater 3000: MANOS: THE HANDS OF FATE  Rewatch   Season 4, Episode 24

Re-rewatch! It's been only a little more than a year since the last time we hit this, the movie most identified with Mystery Science Theater 3000, as part of the "best of" sequence we did. It's still one of the very worst movies they riffed, although it's a lot better known now than it was when they first aired this episode in 1993. Previously and again
posted by JHarris at 5:00 PM - 3 comments

Critical Role: Under Timeless Ice  Season 2, Episode 116

The Mighty Nein delve into their first of Eiselcross's excavation sites, hot on the heels of their mysterious quarry...
posted by nubs at 12:25 PM - 2 comments

Special Event: Blaseball Coffee Cup

I don't quite understand what's been going on during the extended siesta, but soon a mid-siesta Coffee Cup tournament will be held on the Blaseball site. It seems like a one-off All-Star + special guests tournament, with 16 brand-new teams. [more inside]
posted by Ampersand692 at 10:02 AM - 11 comments

Fargo: East/West  Season 4, Episode 9

Rabbi and Satchel hit the road. [more inside]
posted by Grangousier at 9:39 AM - 22 comments

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Allegiance  Rewatch   Season 3, Episode 18

Captain Picard and three other people are abducted and imprisoned by an unknown force and replaced by duplicates. [more inside]
posted by hanov3r at 9:06 AM - 18 comments

November 15

The Crown: Gold Stick  Season 4, Episode 1

As Elizabeth welcomes Britain's first woman prime minister and Charles meets a young Diana Spencer, an IRA attack brings tragedy to the royal family.
posted by Cash4Lead at 10:47 PM - 14 comments

Mystery Science Theater 3000: BRIDE OF THE MONSTER  Rewatch   Season 4, Episode 23

Rewatch! An Ed Wood movie with Bela Lugosi and Tor Johnson that isn't Plan 9 From Outer Space, it's still quite, quite awful. This episode also has part 1 of "Hired!", the Chevrolet/Jam Handy short. Previously
posted by JHarris at 8:38 AM - 1 comment

November 14

Movie: Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey

An imaginary world comes to life in a holiday tale of an eccentric toymaker, his adventurous granddaughter, and a magical invention that has the power to change their lives forever. (Netflix, musical) [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 1:54 PM - 7 comments

Movie: The Dead Center

A hospital psychiatrist's sanity is pushed to the edge when he encounters a mysterious patient. [more inside]
posted by miss-lapin at 3:50 AM - 1 comment

Movie: Black Box

After losing his wife and memory in a car accident, a single father undergoes an experimental treatment that makes him question who he really is. [more inside]
posted by miss-lapin at 1:20 AM - 3 comments

November 13

Movie: Back to the Future Part II

Marty and Doc are at it again in this wacky sequel to the 1985 blockbuster as the time-traveling duo head to 2015 to nip some McFly family woes in the bud. But things go awry thanks to bully Biff Tannen and a pesky sports almanac. In a last-ditch attempt to set things straight, Marty finds himself bound for 1955 and face to face with his teenage parents -- again. [more inside]
posted by hanov3r at 1:35 PM - 13 comments

Podcast: Heavyweight: #35 Rachel and Jon

Rachel and Jon are siblings who were separated as young children. Jonathan helps them confront the woman responsible... fifty years later.
posted by Gin and Broadband at 11:05 AM - 1 comment

Movie: Rio Lobo

After the Civil War, Cord McNally searches for the traitor whose perfidy caused the defeat of McNally's unit and the loss of a close friend. [more inside]
posted by valkane at 8:24 AM - 1 comment

Movie: El Dorado

Cole Thornton, a gunfighter for hire, joins forces with an old friend, Sheriff J.P. Hara. Together with an old indian fighter and a gambler, they help a rancher and his family fight a rival rancher that is trying to steal their water. [more inside]
posted by valkane at 8:16 AM - 0 comments

Movie: Rio Bravo

The sheriff of a small town in southwest Texas must keep custody of a murderer whose brother, a powerful rancher, is trying to help him escape. After a friend is killed trying to muster support for him, he and his deputies - a disgraced drunk and a cantankerous old cripple - must find a way to hold out against the rancher's hired guns until the marshal arrives. In the meantime, matters are complicated by the presence of a young gunslinger - and a mysterious beauty who just came in on the last stagecoach. [more inside]
posted by valkane at 8:02 AM - 9 comments

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Sins of the Father  Rewatch   Season 3, Episode 17

The honor of Worf and his entire family is at stake when his deceased father is accused of moderate to heavy treason. [more inside]
posted by CheesesOfBrazil at 5:47 AM - 24 comments

The Mandalorian: Chapter 11: The Heiress  Season 2, Episode 3

The Mandalorian braves high seas and meets unexpected allies.
posted by EndsOfInvention at 1:52 AM - 72 comments

November 12

Supernatural: Inherit the Earth  Season 15, Episode 19

Everything is on the line as the battle against God continues, and a familiar face returns to join the fight. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 6:37 PM - 13 comments

Movie: Rewind

Digging through the vast collection of his father's home videos, a young man reconstructs the unthinkable story of his boyhood and exposes vile abuse passed through generations.
posted by johnofjack at 4:08 PM - 2 comments

Dash & Lily: Dash & Lily - Season 1  Books Included   Season 1 (Full Season)

Opposites attract at Christmas as cynical Dash and sunny Lily trade messages and dares in a red notebook they pass back and forth around New York City. (Netflix, YA book adaptation) [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 10:38 AM - 6 comments

Star Trek: Discovery: Die Trying  Season 3, Episode 5

After reuniting with what remains of Starfleet and the Federation, the USS Discovery and its crew must prove that a 930-year-old crew and starship are exactly what this new future needs. [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack at 8:16 AM - 42 comments

November 11

The Great British Bake Off: Dessert Week  Season 11, Episode 8

It's Dessert Week and the bakers tackle a miniature cheesecake signature, a 17th-century technical and a showstopping jelly art dessert cake, for a place in the semi-final
posted by jeather at 6:00 PM - 46 comments

Movie: The Best Years of Our Lives

Three World War II veterans return home to small-town America to discover that they and their families have been irreparably changed. [more inside]
posted by Fukiyama at 5:45 PM - 6 comments

Mystery Science Theater 3000: THE DAY THE EARTH FROZE  Rewatch   Season 4, Episode 22

Rewatch! For a change a fairly charming, fairy-tale-like Russo-Finnish production, a story from the Kalevala having to do with the SAMPO. Still a pretty riffable movie though! Previously
posted by JHarris at 2:33 PM - 2 comments

Movie: A Call to Spy

In the beginning of WWII, with Britain becoming desperate, Churchill orders his new spy agency - SOE - to recruit and train women as spies.
posted by ellieBOA at 3:15 AM - 0 comments

November 10

Fargo: The Nadir  Season 4, Episode 8

Loy plays with fire, Josto wears his heart on his sleeve, Oraetta makes a surprising discovery and Deafy closes in on Zelmare and Swanee.
posted by paper chromatographologist at 7:44 AM - 5 comments

November 9

Movie: Doomed! The Untold Story of Roger Corman's The Fantastic Four

A history of the ill-fated 1994 production of The Fantastic Four that was executive produced by Roger Corman. [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack at 8:34 PM - 6 comments

Critical Role: Fetching Fables & Frosty Friends  Season 2, Episode 115

The Mighty Nein head into the frozen tundra of Foren, led by their grizzled guide, and must contend with more than a few dangerous elements of the landscape...
posted by nubs at 1:13 PM - 2 comments

Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Offspring  Rewatch   Season 3, Episode 16

Data successfully creates a new android, which he views as his child. However, the magnitude of his accomplishment quickly attracts the scrutiny of Starfleet, who wants to separate the child from Data and the Enterprise for study. Matters are complicated further when the child begins to develop beyond Data's abilities. [more inside]
posted by hanov3r at 8:30 AM - 11 comments

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: US Election 2020  Season 7, Episode 29

This week, the white void is a cheerier place. Launching in with the main story, the 2020 Election, and Joe Biden's election to US President, denying Donald Trump a second term. We take some time to celebrate that (including 30 seconds of awesome octopus facts). On YouTube (27m) And Now: At The End Of A Long, Exhausting Week: Dumps. [more inside]
posted by JHarris at 3:13 AM - 3 comments

November 8

Movie: Junior

As part of a fertility research project, a male scientist agrees to carry a pregnancy in his own body. [more inside]
posted by Carillon at 11:35 PM - 8 comments

Saturday Night Live: Dave Chappelle / Foo Fighters  Season 46, Episode 6

"...like a 1970s penis raw-dogging the Earth." [more inside]
posted by rhizome at 2:00 PM - 26 comments

November 7

Movie: The Craft

A continuation of the cult hit The Craft (previously), an eclectic foursome of aspiring teenage witches get more than they bargained for as they lean into their newfound powers. [more inside]
posted by urbanlenny at 5:42 PM - 7 comments

Mystery Science Theater 3000: THE HUMAN DUPLICATORS  Rewatch   Season 4, Episode 20

Rewatch! EHT! NAMUH! SROTACILPUD! Richard Kiel is an evil space guy who is making duplicates of world leaders in preparation to take over the world. His character here is pretty evil, but Kiel himself was a real sweetheart. Previously
posted by JHarris at 2:22 PM - 1 comment

November 6

The Mandalorian: Chapter 10: The Passenger  Season 2, Episode 2

The Mandalorian takes on a passenger who says she can lead him to more Mandalorians.
posted by EndsOfInvention at 4:36 AM - 86 comments

November 5

Supernatural: Despair  Season 15, Episode 18

With the plan in full motion, Sam, Dean, Castiel and Jack fight for the good of the common goal. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 6:35 PM - 13 comments

Star Trek: Discovery: Forget Me Not  Season 3, Episode 4

Burnham and Adira visit the Trill homeworld while Saru's efforts on the Discovery to help the crew reconnect yield surprises. [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack at 7:23 AM - 51 comments

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Yesterday's Enterprise  Rewatch   Season 3, Episode 15

A Starfleet ship narrowly survives a savage battle, only to become trapped in a dark and cataclysmic future where the Federation is near annihilation. (Note: not a Star Trek Discovery rerun) [more inside]
posted by CheesesOfBrazil at 6:42 AM - 16 comments

November 4

The Great British Bake Off: 80s week  Season 11, Episode 7

It's 1980s Week and the bakers put their twist on the quiche in the signature and tackle a retro treat in the technical. And can they keep their cool with an ice cream showstopper?
posted by jeather at 4:13 PM - 36 comments

Dollhouse: Omega  Rewatch   Season 1, Episode 12

Alpha has taken Echo. More secrets of the Dollhouse are revealed. Ballard must work with the Dollhouse to stop Alpha, if he wants to save Caroline. [more inside]
posted by Kyol at 11:26 AM - 3 comments

November 3

Movie: Back to the Future

Eighties teenager Marty McFly is accidentally sent back in time to 1955, inadvertently disrupting his parents' first meeting and attracting his mother's romantic interest. Marty must repair the damage to history by rekindling his parents' romance and - with the help of his eccentric inventor friend Doc Brown - return to 1985. [more inside]
posted by hanov3r at 3:03 PM - 36 comments

November 2

Podcast: Into the Zone: The Ghost in the Codec

At the dawn of the digital era, a group of engineers tasked with audio compression had to decide what information to keep, and what to leave behind. What was signal, and what was noise?
posted by latkes at 4:21 PM - 1 comment

Critical Role: An Open Window  Season 2, Episode 114

Happy Halloween! Having arrived in Eiselcross, the Mighty Nein get acquainted with their allies even as threads and fates begin to cross...
posted by nubs at 1:43 PM - 6 comments

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Trump's Handling of COVID and William Barr  Season 4, Episode 28

This week, from the white void, two main stories tonight, focusing of two different aspects of the Trump presidency. #1: the Coronavirus. Bewilderingly, a lot of US Americans seem to think Trump has handled it the best he could. LWT identifies three crucial areas he definitely didn't: Preparation, Coordination and Communication. First main story, on YouTube (21m) #2: Trump's Attorney General William Barr, hailed as a responsible figure when brought on, but quickly revealed himself to be a kind of ultra-toady. Second main story, on YouTube (19m) Other items-- And Now: Our Annual Look At What Happens When Local News and Halloween Collide, and, And Now: Public Officials Prepare Children For A COVID Halloween." Playing the show out is a clip of Attorney General Bill Barr playing the bagpipes. [more inside]
posted by JHarris at 9:35 AM - 4 comments

Movie: His House

After making a harrowing escape from war-torn South Sudan, a young refugee couple struggle to adjust to their new life in a small English town that has an unspeakable evil lurking beneath the surface.
posted by rue72 at 9:30 AM - 2 comments