October 9

Super Rooster discussion

The Morning News' Tournament of Books just started the Super Rooster, a tournament of past champions. I'd love to discuss the match ups, not just the books. Is this a special event post for Fanfare?
posted by gladly at 6:13 AM - 0 comments

October 7

Interest in the Earthsea Cycle?

Would anyone be interested in a reread of Ursula Le Guin's Earthsea cycle? [more inside]
posted by Cash4Lead at 10:24 AM - 3 comments

September 19

Fall 2020 Anime Season

Anichart. MyAnimeList. It's not like there's anything else going on in the world. [more inside]
posted by ardgedee at 7:17 AM - 12 comments

September 17

Interest in Primeval (2007-2011)?

The discussion about Reign of Fire on the blue reminded me that it was time for me to rewatch Primeval (the original UK version, the the US remake). [more inside]
posted by Rabarberofficer at 8:01 AM - 0 comments

September 14

Horror Short Films for Halloween

I'm going to try to watch and post as many horror short films as I can find and find time for this year. I'm hoping to do 100, but we'll see how many I can round up to stream that IMDB can find for me to post. Feel free to follow along. I could also use a suggestion for a good tag. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown at 4:56 PM - 1 comment

September 4

Any interest in at least a season one Borgen thread?

Today the existing three seasons of Borgen have arrived on US Netflix at last, ahead of the anticipated new 4th season set to arrive in 2022. Is there interest in full season threads for the existing seasons? [more inside]
posted by angeline at 4:39 PM - 4 comments

Any interest in A Suitable Boy - book and TV show combined thread?

Vikram Seth's A Suitable Boy was dramatised by the BBC into a 6-episode miniseries. Would anyone be interested in a discussion of the series, with book included?
posted by unicorn chaser at 2:51 PM - 0 comments

September 3

Any interest in a Cormoran Strike thread?

The fifth book in the Cormoran Strike series by “Robert Galbraith” (J.K. Rowling) is coming out this month, and the TV adaptation of the fourth book is currently showing on BBC. Any interest here?
posted by zadcat at 7:27 AM - 1 comment

August 30

'My Life Is Murder'

2019 Australian comedy/ crime/ drama TV show with Lucy Lawless as a police consultant. Anyone seen this?
posted by porpoise at 5:46 PM - 1 comment

August 24

Blaseball on FanFare

Any interest in following seasons of Blaseball on FanFare? How would this work category-wise? Is this a "special event"? [more inside]
posted by q*ben at 1:24 PM - 3 comments

August 18

Star Trek VI and Generations

Would a Trekkie care to fill the FanFare gap for these movies? [more inside]
posted by jjderooy at 1:43 AM - 4 comments

July 17

Should we have a Kdrama club on Fanfare?

Is there any interest in having a Kdrama club on Fanfare? [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 6:08 PM - 9 comments

July 12

Wyatt Cenac's Problem Areas, as vindicated in the NYT

If you slept on it, Wyatt is still there for you. The Second Season is a must-watch if you want to think "What does 're-opening' schools mean in the middle of a pandemic?" HBO published all the episodes on Youtube in the wake of George Floyd's murder. Earlier Fanfare posts 1 and 2 [more inside]
posted by eustatic at 11:34 AM - 0 comments

July 3

Disney+ Exclusives - Protocol?

I just finished watching Hamilton which is exclusively on Disney+. I'd like to discuss the production with other people, but its presence on a paywalled streaming service is, well, a barrier to entry. What is our protocol for discussing media when its behind this kind of gate?
posted by Kitchen Witch at 5:32 AM - 4 comments

June 12

Midnight Diner

Anyone watching Midnight Diner? [more inside]
posted by Thorzdad at 6:48 AM - 11 comments

June 10

Summer 2020 Anime Season

Anichart. MyAnimeList. A little bit enka and a little bit visual-kei. [more inside]
posted by ardgedee at 4:53 PM - 16 comments

June 9

FanFare Book Club?

I just went through the book posts for the last three months. There's lots of books I'm considering reading, and one book I read a while ago but don't remember well enough to do deep insightful commentary. In order to get more synchronicity on this, does anyone want to start a book club? Or even a couple in different genres? I would love a romance, science fiction, fantasy and/or nonfiction book club.
posted by rednikki at 1:00 AM - 3 comments

May 30

Ten Forward

Hello, I suggest a rolling thread here in FF Talk which can serve as a catchall chatroom for Trek topics. This could be it, or maybe not. I was just musing about the range of upcoming Trek stiff coming up and our current on going TAS and TNG threads and thought, hm, sometimes I see a Trek thing I wanna share here but am always uncertain where. So, if you’re open to the idea and MeFi’s UI can make it work appropriately, please step into Ten Forward. Rumor has it that Guinan will be returning in s02 of PIC, but in the meantime, I’ll do my best, and of course you’re all welcome to step behind the bar as the, er, spirits move you.
posted by mwhybark at 6:02 PM - 9 comments

May 15

Star Trek comes full circle

CBS announced this morning that they've placed a series order for Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, the ninth Star Trek series to be aired. Anson Mount, Rebecca Romijn, and Ethan Peck will all be returning as their ST:Discovery versions of Captain Pike, Number One, and Spock.
The series will follow Captain Pike, Science Officer Spock and Number One in the decade before Captain Kirk boarded the U.S.S. Enterprise, as they explore new worlds around the galaxy.

posted by hanov3r at 11:21 AM - 13 comments

May 14

What books haven't you been posting?

I know there's an Amazon bug (or something), and they're working on it. But in the meanwhile, there's a Fanfare books DESERT out there! So: what haven't you been posting lately?
posted by aniola at 7:29 PM - 7 comments

May 13

MCU Movie Rewatch in Chronological Order

Sooooo since I have a bit of time on my hands, I figured I'd catch up on the MCU movies. (I haven't seen all of them, but most.) I rewatched Captain America and realized that there wasn't a FF post and put that up earlier this week. Would anybody be interested in a chronological rewatch/first watch of the MCU movies? Is that a thing that we've done before? How would that work anyway? Would we just add commentary to any existing FF posts? Chronological-order list pulled from here.
posted by computech_apolloniajames at 3:33 PM - 4 comments

May 5

Ryan Murphy's "Hollywood" won't verify?

IMDB won't automatically pull up Ryan Murphy's Hollywood on the add a show request page.
posted by BuddhaInABucket at 9:37 AM - 2 comments

May 3

NT Theatre Live: Frankenstein - what category to post under?

I'd like to start a FanFare post on the National Theatre Live recordings of the 2011 production of Frankenstein, as briefly discussed here. Both versions (Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller alternating as Frankenstein and the Creature) are on the NT's YouTube channel, so under what category do I post them?
posted by Major Clanger at 2:53 PM - 2 comments

April 29

Hugo Awards 2020

I'm planning on going ahead with doing the Hugo Awards club again, doing one post a week between May 1st and July 31st. [more inside]
posted by dinty_moore at 6:55 PM - 3 comments

April 27

Add a series to Recent Activity?

Is there a way to add an entire series to recent activity? [more inside]
posted by skewed at 8:24 AM - 2 comments

April 12

Xena Warrior Princess & Battlestar Galactica full-series SyFy marathons

Per TV Line - starting on 4/16, SyFy will air 10 episodes of Xena every Thursday, hosted by Lucy Lawless with various guest stars. There will be a Battlestar marathon of the miniseries and all seasons plus the tv-movies hosted by Tricia Helfer, starting 4/20 at midnight thru the morning of 4/23. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 5:30 PM - 1 comment

April 7

Can we watch something that's on an "archival" stream?

There are certain shows, for example anime in the middle of decades long production disputes, that are on hosted at locations that are archival streams. These streams have varying legalities. Could we point towards a potential stream in a way that suggests their location despite locality in order to afford discussion?
posted by codacorolla at 11:19 PM - 2 comments

Star Trek: The Animated Series

Seeing the new TNG Rewatch, I'm reminded of the conversation that took place just before the ENT rewatch started. I don't think it makes sense to start it up right now opposite the TNG reqatch, but I'd love to lead a TAS rewatch here at some point. Thoughts? Ideas about when might be a good time to start it?
posted by hanov3r at 4:49 PM - 5 comments

March 21

Watch Losing Ground by Kathleen Collins on Criterion Channel together

I just heard this came to Criterion after being really hard to see for years. Let's watch some beautiful filmmaking while we wait out the apocalypse. Tomorrow evening? I loved her book Whatever Happened to Interrracial Love. Any takers? Kathleen Collins.
posted by latkes at 7:21 PM - 2 comments

March 13

Spring 2020 Anime Season

Anichart. MyAnimeList. They fight crime! [more inside]
posted by ardgedee at 6:43 PM - 15 comments

Better Things final season?

Anyone interested in discussing the final season of Better Things? I have...opinions.
posted by Thorzdad at 3:24 PM - 5 comments

March 8

Friday the 13th - 2009

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. Amazingly, this is the final movie in the series, so my work here is just about done. Anyway, if you want to see the previous movies / posts / discussions you can click through. Otherwise, I hope someone is interested in watching this last movie. [more inside]
posted by Literaryhero at 11:22 PM - 0 comments

February 29

Altered Carbon S02

Any interest in a "Books Included" episode postings?
posted by porpoise at 7:31 PM - 5 comments

February 24

Making The Cut

I’m pretty fucking psyched about seeing Tim Gunn and Heidi Klum back at work together. I’m hoping that Amazon will have given them enough money for longer and more substantial design challenges.
posted by bq at 10:22 PM - 0 comments

January 31

Fast And Furious 9 Trailer ***HAN IS BACK***

I need a place to freak out about FaF 9. [more inside]
posted by nikaspark at 3:15 PM - 7 comments

Star Trek: The Next Generation

It came up in the Picard threads that the crew of the USS MetaFilter has yet to instantiate a TNG watchthrough. Currently, Cheeses and Jack are helming the last season of ENT, and of course PIC is underway as well. I think ENT should be wrapped before PIC is over, so it would seem time to boldly go where no threads have gone before. [more inside]
posted by mwhybark at 1:52 PM - 14 comments

January 10

Star Trek: Picard

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]
posted by mwhybark at 11:10 AM - 36 comments

January 9

MST Club Season 11 Rewatch Posts

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.
posted by JHarris at 3:09 PM - 0 comments

January 6

2020 Morning News Tournament of Books

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.
posted by zenon at 2:13 PM - 2 comments

December 22

Me... Metafilter has spoiler tags now?

What sorcery is this? [more inside]
posted by whir at 11:57 PM - 5 comments

December 16

Discussing the Watchmen ending in context of The Leftovers

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.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 5:29 AM - 20 comments

December 15

Winter 2020 Anime Season

Anichart. MyAnimeList.. And, anime of the season is ... [more inside]
posted by needled at 9:55 AM - 39 comments

December 9

The Expanse Season 4

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]
posted by Bora Horza Gobuchul at 7:15 PM - 5 comments

December 8

Friday the Thirteenth - Jason X (Repost)

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]
posted by Literaryhero at 8:57 PM - 0 comments

December 5

Meta meta meta

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.
posted by The corpse in the library at 8:34 AM - 9 comments

November 20

Leverage (re)watch?

There is no Leverage on fanfare. This is saddening. Would anybody be interested in a (re)watch of s1? [more inside]
posted by snerson at 8:45 AM - 22 comments

November 19

MST Club 2019 Christmas Marathon suggestion thread

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!
posted by JHarris at 11:48 PM - 6 comments

November 11

The Morning Show

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?
posted by ellieBOA at 8:14 AM - 2 comments

November 7

Watchmen - the book?

With the new Watchmen HBO series airing, would this be a good time for a post about the original book? [more inside]
posted by dnash at 12:01 PM - 3 comments

October 31

His Dark Materials thread thoughts

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?
posted by oh yeah! at 4:56 PM - 9 comments

October 23

Tana French -- books and/or TV show

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)?
posted by jeather at 12:17 PM - 3 comments

October 2

The Haunting of Netflix House VII: Wes Craven’s New Netflix

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]
posted by DirtyOldTown at 2:02 PM - 8 comments

MLB Playoffs?

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.
posted by Cash4Lead at 6:02 AM - 3 comments

October 1

I can't not ask - Joker?

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]
posted by queensissy at 9:57 AM - 6 comments

Fall 2019 Anime Season

MyAnimeList. AniChart. Do I see ... grownups? [more inside]
posted by needled at 7:32 AM - 33 comments

September 27

Like a Streak of Light, He Arrives Just in Time

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]
posted by Halloween Jack at 9:25 AM - 0 comments

September 18

Fall 2019 TV season general post

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]
posted by oh yeah! at 8:44 PM - 4 comments

Masked Singer Season 2

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]
posted by fiercekitten at 7:11 PM - 2 comments

Country Music

Anyone watching the new Ken Burns doc Country Music? Thoughts? [more inside]
posted by Thorzdad at 5:26 AM - 1 comment

September 16

Alphabetical books

Where can I go to see all the books in alphabetical order?
posted by aniola at 2:24 PM - 2 comments

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