We’re just about two weeks out from Star Trek: Picard, which will release in ten episodes on a weekly basis on CBS All Access. The show has, roughly, telegraphed its’ intent to provide a final arc for Jean-Luc, with Michael Chabon writing directly about working on the show in the context of both his lifelong Trek fandom and the loss of his father, and Patrick Stewart drawing comparisons between the show and his last performance as Professor X in Logan. My assumption has been that roughly the same crew of posters who populate the DISCO threads will show up here. Has anyone made plans to lead posting on the shows? Most importantly: what shall the three letter code be? STP? PIC? Something else? [more inside]
We're showing Season 11 episodes in our poll-decided episode encore, which presents a problem: all the Season 11 episodes already have Rewatch posts. There is nothing saying we can't make more, but rather than litter main Fanfare with an indefinitely increasing number of Rewatches, I'm going to announce these episodes in the MST Club Talk subsection. Please look there for the upcoming episodes.
The Morning News announced back in December the list for their 16th annual Tournament of Books. The theme is “The Future Is Getting Here Awfully Fast.” Last year tofu_crouton got this more timely post which resulted in a book club to organize everything. Previously here.
Consider this a sidebar for people who have thoughts about the finale of Watchmen that relate to the finale of The Leftovers. Spoilers permissible for both series within.
So last year I posted episode-by-episode coverage of The Expanse season three. MeFans responded to it well, and I intended to do the same for Season 4. But I plan to be sailing around Guadeloupe on the release date of December 13… [more inside]
It has only been a few months since the last Friday the 13th, but we have one coming up at the end of this week. Jason X is the next movie up in the slow burn Friday the 13th movie club, but it has already been posted so I will post the fan movie Never Hike Alone (Available in its entirety on Youtube) in its stead. [more inside]
I see posts here asking if anyone would like to discuss a particular item. Is there a reason to not just toss a FanFare post up about the thing you'd like to talk about, and see what happens? At the worst, nobody replies.
There is no Leverage on fanfare. This is saddening. Would anybody be interested in a (re)watch of s1? [more inside]
This is the public planning/suggestion thread for the Christmas Marathon. If you have any awesome examples of Yuletide Ridiculousness to suggest, you can do it here!
I want to add The Morning Show to FanFare, can I get some feedback on whether I should add all four episodes separately, or start at episode four?
With the new Watchmen HBO series airing, would this be a good time for a post about the original book? [more inside]
Before HBO's 'His Dark Materials' series starts on Monday, I thought it might be good to have a Fanfare Talk thread going for book vs show spoiler discussions, to avoid the actual episode threads going off into derails or unhappiness -- the question being, will the 'books included' threads encompass the original trilogy only, or also the new 'Book of Dust' books?
Any interest in discussing either her books, or the currently airing in the UK (and about to air in the US) Dublin Murders tv show (covering the first two books)?
Collected FF posts from the beloved annual list of "good or good-adjacent horror or horror-adjacent movies available for streaming on American Netflix for your falltimes enjoyment." As seen here on the blue. [more inside]
Any interest in a thread? Technically it's already started with the NL Wild Card game last night, but we still have the AL Wild Card game, both division series, both championship series, and the World Series ahead of us.
Sorry if this has been brought up before, but I'm wondering if there is interest in posting on Joker here. I'm a little worried that it might get overrun by people who haven't seen the film. [more inside]
Following up on this post on the blue (now closed, otherwise I'd put it there), Sony and Disney/Marvel have cut a deal to keep Spider-Man (Tom Holland) in the MCU. [more inside]
US Network television fall premiere season starts on Monday (9/23/19), just wanted to make a general planning post (and a heads-up for the impending slew of threads on pilots of dubious quality). Various tv-sites' premiere calendars linked below. [more inside]
Fox aired a "super sneak peak" Sunday night. There are new costumes, rumors abound about who's under the mask, and rampant speculation from Martha Stewart to Marshmallo are being thrown around. [more inside]
Anyone watching the new Ken Burns doc Country Music? Thoughts? [more inside]
Where can I go to see all the books in alphabetical order?
Dollhouse? After it stopped being the Eliza Dushku Show, it got good. Olivia Williams, Amy Acker, Fran Kranz, Dichen Lachman, Enver Gjokaj. What happened to them?! The season-end 'Specials' were really great. [more inside]
It has been about fifteen months, but finally the next Friday the 13th is right around the corner (and it is on a full moon, spooky!). We are up to the ninth movie in the franchise, Jason Goes to Hell. You can catch up with the previous 8 on our club page. [more inside]
Learned about this book via the blue (previously). I'm still reading it but as a spinster there are things that resonate very intensely and I think there's a lot to talk about. [more inside]
It would be nice to be able to link to publishers when posting books to fanfare in addition to the automatic amazon link. It feels like not giving full credit when the publisher doesn't get a shiny link, too. Maybe this feature already exists and I just don't know about it? [more inside]
I'm currently watching a show on youtube and would love to be able to share my love of it with fellow Fanfare members. Is there any way that can happen? [more inside]
In the spirit of more open-ended conversations on MeFi, I'm just wondering what TV shows, films, books, podcasts, or Youtube channels you're enjoying right now? (Old or new, but if it hasn't been discussed much yet on FanFare, so much the better.) FanFare lurkers, we'd enjoy hearing from you too. [more inside]
I want to make my first book post! And I'm curious where people get the little blurbs? Are you writing them yourself, copying them from the book jacket, or something else? Thanks!
Glee is now on Netflix, and I'm watching it for the first time. Anyone else interested in a rewatch?
Any place for albums or music in FanFare? [more inside]
Maybe this is nuts, but once a rewatch is complete, would it be possible to have the option to reorder the posts to go from first to last? I wanted to skim through the posts on an old show I like, which has been completed, but it's a bit of a pain to have to go back through them in inverse order.
So with only a few days left in Pride Month, would anyone want interested in some fanfare posts on fantasy/SF featuring GLBTQ protagonists? Mainly I want to do posts on Dreadnaught: Nemesis and Dreadnaught: Sovereign. Other books I've read recently include Fire Logic The Murderbot Diaries Daughter of Mystery Does anyone else have any recommendations?
At least in theory. Is anyone else tapping their wand against the AR pensieve and playing this (pokemongo, but pottermore skinned) game by Niantic? It's out now in the US and UK.< [more inside]
Can there be a 'Special Event' thread for tonight's Tony Awards? [more inside]
GoT is done and many of my other shows are done for the season. Anything new shows looking good? [more inside]
I thought the first episode was really good. It had made an oblique appearance here a year ago, but I didn't see that and so hadn't heard of it at all until I was looking for something to watch a couple hours before it started. Top production design, too. 10 episodes. [more inside]
Is anyone interested in reading and threading through the Old Kingdom series by Garth Nix? The series is available in paper, electronic and audible/audio book. Very well represented in public library systems and alternate distribution networks. [more inside]
I fumblefingered around and was shocked to find zero threads for Strange Angel, CBS All Access bioseries about Jack Parsons. Tried to add a thread and could not. I am baffled.
Does anyone watch it or would be willing to comment on a FF post? It's a Disney/Disney XD show that's also available on Amazon Prime. If you like the emotional relationships of Steven Universe, wished that Game of Thrones was more female-positive, or generally like Magical Girl anime, you'd probably like this show! [more inside]
We will be live posting? Also any suggestions for best VPN for the US to access some random stream this year? I'll be streaming some of it from my phone during a kid baseball game.
Lately I've been thinking that I'd like to rewatch the Six Feet Under series. I was surprised to find that it isn't in the FanFare database. Would anyone else like to watch it and discuss each episode in FanFare as we proceed? And if you do, I was thinking I might post one episode thread a day for the entire 63-episode run. Is that a comfortable pace for you?
I've been thinking about rereading Catch-22 and hopefully have it done by the end of the month. Anyone care to join me? [more inside]
I don't know if this is the right place for this kind of request, but would it be possible to start adding the channel or streaming service the show is on, after the title? So "Dead to Me (full season) (Netflix)" [more inside]
Wondering if anyone is watching this Amazon Prime documentary show. Hosted by the lovely and talented Kal Penn (Kumar of Harold and, former Obama admin advisor) and written by the author of The Big Short. Good range of topics from money laundering to our dependence on rubber, and a plethora of guest appearances in amusing skits. I would love to have the hive mind help me fangirl over the fun bits and grouse about questions that are raised but not satisfactorily addressed.
Knightfall - anyone watching - worth watching/ discussing?
Any interest in a full season post on Billions for watching the fourth season?
Anybody else watch this? [more inside]
Anyone up for a thread covering season 3 of Better Things? [more inside]
Tonight is the finale. Can we discuss what we think/feel?
Just dropping a reminder to anyone else who might be interested, the series finale of Your the Worst is tonight. [more inside]
We talked about this last year, but nothing really got set up. Is anyone interested in having a club everything related to the hugo award nominees this year? If so, which categories? What posting schedule would make sense? [more inside]
4 years ago there was some talk on adding comics. I would still like this. What do y'all think?
Any interest in doing a season-by-season rewatch of Game of Thrones ahead of the final season premier next month? [more inside]
So what do we think about depictions of Vulcans and how they have changed across the franchise, ranging from Mark Lenard's Sarek to James Frain's Sarek? [more inside]
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