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?
Would anyone be interested in a reread of Ursula Le Guin's Earthsea cycle? [more inside]
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]
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]
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]
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?
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?
2019 Australian comedy/ crime/ drama TV show with Lucy Lawless as a police consultant. Anyone seen this?
Any interest in following seasons of Blaseball on FanFare? How would this work category-wise? Is this a "special event"? [more inside]
Would a Trekkie care to fill the FanFare gap for these movies? [more inside]
Is there any interest in having a Kdrama club on Fanfare? [more inside]
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]
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?
Anyone watching Midnight Diner? [more inside]
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
IMDB won't automatically pull up Ryan Murphy's Hollywood on the add a show request page.
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?
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]
Is there a way to add an entire series to recent activity? [more inside]
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]
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?
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?
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.
Anyone interested in discussing the final season of Better Things? I have...opinions.
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]
Any interest in a "Books Included" episode postings?
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.
I need a place to freak out about FaF 9. [more inside]
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]
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?
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