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Star Trek: Picard: Et in Arcadia Ego, Part 2

With the fate of countless civilizations hanging in the balance, Soji's faith in life and friendship needs to be renewed—and Picard decides to make it so. (Season finale.)
posted by CheesesOfBrazil to FanFare on Mar 26 at 4:41 AM
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Movie: The Conversation

Surveillance expert Harry Caul is hired by a mysterious client's brusque aide to tail a young couple. Tracking the pair through San Francisco's Union Square, Caul and his associate Stan manage to record a cryptic conversation between them. Tormented by memories of a previous case that ended badly, Caul becomes obsessed with the resulting tape, trying to determine if the couple are in danger.
posted by growabrain to FanFare on Mar 28 at 7:52 AM
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Movie: Miss Fisher & the Crypt of Tears

After freeing a young girl from her unjust imprisonment in Jerusalem, Phryne Fisher begins to unravel a mystery concerning priceless emeralds, ancient curses and the truth behind the suspicious disappearance of Shirin's forgotten tribe.
posted by jeather to FanFare on Mar 24 at 11:58 AM
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Mystery Science Theater 3000: ROBOT MONSTER

Rewatch! We're baaaack.... A alien invader (guy in a gorilla suit with a fishbowl on his head) called Ro-Man destroys everyone on Earth except for a family that lives in walking distance of his cave (which has a bubble machine in front of it). The family tries to thwart Ro-Man's attempt to wipe them out, until Ro-Man gets a crush on the family's teenage daughter. At what point on the graph do "must" and "cannot" meet? In the end it's all a dream had by a comic-addled young boy. Up until this point MST had shown bad movies, but this was the first truly transcendent example they did. Some have called it the worst movie ever made. Enjoy! Also has two Radar Men From the Moon shorts. Previously
posted by JHarris to FanFare on Mar 26 at 7:44 AM
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Unorthodox: Unorthodox (Netflix mini-series)

Loosely based on Deborah Feldman's 2012 autobiography Unorthodox: The Scandalous Rejection of My Hasidic Roots, Netflix's Unorthodox tells the story of a young woman's leaving the ultra-Orthodox community of Satmar Hasidim in New York.
posted by Westringia F. to FanFare on Mar 29 at 5:12 AM
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Better Call Saul: Wexler v. Goodman

Saul puts together a little production, and throws the Mesa Verde team a curve ball. Mike increases the pressure on Lalo, while Nacho struggles to gain support.
posted by filthy light thief to FanFare on Mar 24 at 8:42 AM
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Movie: Don't Blink

Ten people arrive at a secluded mountain resort to find it completely deserted. With no gas for the return trip, the visitors are forced to stay and investigate the mystery surrounding the abandoned lodge.
posted by ejs to FanFare on Mar 25 at 7:57 PM
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Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness: Full Season

Netflix's latest true crime docuseries dives into the wild world of big cat owners and enthusiasts in an exploration of one man's path from attention-seeking zoo owner to convicted criminal.
posted by miss-lapin to FanFare on Mar 23 at 9:38 AM
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Steven Universe: Everything's Fine

"Everything's fine!" Steven keeps telling everyone, while he's huge and glowing pink. This will certainly turn out well!
posted by JHarris to FanFare on Mar 27 at 6:45 PM
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Movie: Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution

Down the road from Woodstock, a revolution blossomed at a ramshackle summer camp for teenagers with disabilities, transforming their lives and igniting a landmark movement. (Sundance 2020 award winning documentary, now on Netflix)
posted by oh yeah! to FanFare on Mar 25 at 6:26 PM
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Star Trek: Picard: Et in Arcadia Ego: Part 1

(via IMDB). Following an unconventional and dangerous transit, Picard and the crew finally arrive at Soji's home world, Coppelius. However, with Romulan warbirds on their tail, their arrival brings only greater danger as the crew discovers more than expected about the planet's inhabitants.
posted by mwhybark to FanFare on Mar 19 at 5:45 AM
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Movie: Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché

Pamela B. Green's energetic film about pioneer filmmaker Alice Guy-Blaché is both a tribute and a detective story, tracing the circumstances by which this extraordinary artist faded from memory and the path toward her reclamation.
posted by bleep to FanFare on Mar 24 at 7:42 PM
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Movie: The Seventh Seal

Disillusioned knight Antonius Block (Max von Sydow in his first roll for Bergman) seeks answers about life, death, and the existence of God as he plays chess against the Grim Reaper during the Black Plague.
posted by growabrain to FanFare on Mar 29 at 11:20 AM
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Star Trek: Enterprise: Babel One

[Part 1 of 3] The Enterprise is ferrying a bunch of Tellarites across Andorian space when a Tellarite ship attacks Shran's ship. Can't we all just get along? Well, maybe not quite yet...
posted by Halloween Jack to FanFare on Mar 29 at 11:32 AM
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Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Coronavirus III

This week... main story: The Coronavirus pandemic, how some on the right seem willing to reopen the country to help the economy despite it meaning the deaths of hundreds of thousands more, and the many ways Trump has flubbed the nation's response, including getting visibly angry at reporters doing their jobs questioning him about his statement that he wants to reopen the country by Easter RGRGHA%$%&$@ sorry I can't even. It's on YouTube. And Now: Yes, We Are Still Doing These. And Now: Hey, Look! We're Social Distancing. And finally, South-Central Pennsylvania's Gallery Thirty-Three video art auction from 1992, and the work of a certain Brian Swords of York, aka Biohazard.
posted by JHarris to FanFare on Mar 30 at 11:07 PM
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Movie: The Hidden

When average, law-abiding citizens suddenly turn to a life of hedonistic behavior and violent crime, Detective Tom Beck (Michael Nouri) is tasked with helping young FBI agent Lloyd Gallagher (Kyle MacLachlan) determine the cause in this tense, sci-fi thriller.
posted by Halloween Jack to FanFare on Mar 22 at 8:40 PM
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Podcast: No Such Thing As A Fish: Episode 309: No Such Thing As The Best Bubble

Dan, James, Anna and Andrew discuss get-fit schemes, bubble extremes, Norma Jeane, and an olm's routine.
posted by taskmaster to FanFare on Feb 27 at 8:37 AM
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Legion: Chapter 26

Everyone is someone, David.
posted by artlung to FanFare on Aug 6, 2019 at 11:02 AM
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Supernatural: Destiny's Child

A search for the one thing that may give the Winchesters and edge against God leads Sam and Dean to Jo's door and to a secret that may have died with Ruby. Meanwhile, Castiel asks Jack to do the unthinkable to help the brothers in their new quest.
posted by oh yeah! to FanFare on Mar 23 at 6:30 PM
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The Magicians: The Balls

Margo sees a purse she hates. Alice writes a letter. We couldn't get Prince. [It's Heist Episode: The Musical!]
posted by filthy light thief to FanFare on Mar 26 at 10:14 AM
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Also I like how the Romulans have at least four other planetary sterilisation patterns. [view]
posted by adrianhon to FanFare on Mar 26 at 3:29 PM
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So. Um. I loved this. And when the credits rolled I... uh... wept. A lot. Like full body shaking both my parents had to come over to hold me weeping while I cried very loudly for nearly 15 minutes. I am a little dehydrated. I think I've mentioned how much Data meant to me and this... was perfect. It was the perfect goodbye. And I can talk about a... [more]
posted by Homo neanderthalensis to FanFare on Mar 26 at 10:10 PM
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Sometimes, you just want what you wanted. Bashir and Garak could still happen in PIC S2, I am just saying [view]
posted by hijinx to FanFare on Mar 27 at 3:52 PM
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Also I like how the Romulans have at least four other planetary sterilisation patterns. You don’t hear much about Mambos #1 through #4. [view]
posted by ricochet biscuit to FanFare on Mar 28 at 7:14 AM
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You're all cute, assuming Star Trek will ever acknowledge the fact people poop. [view]
posted by Mr.Encyclopedia to FanFare on Mar 26 at 1:59 PM
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With the technology to build synthetic bodies, Soong will become the more affluent/ resource rich individual in Federation space. Immortality in completely renewable (augmented) synthetic bodies. Duplicated consciences. Look, if I wanted to be murdered so an exact duplicate of me--that looks like me, sounds like me, and has all of my... [more]
posted by Pryde to FanFare on Mar 27 at 9:55 AM
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Very much liked the season overall. Had mixed feelings about this episode (ST shows just LOVE pouring on the bathos and then undercutting it anyway, don't they?) One thing I thought was great in this episode was Narek's plan for blowing up the transmitter. It was a really good plan, and it almost worked. Without the show calling attention to... [more]
posted by kyrademon to FanFare on Mar 28 at 4:13 AM
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I liked this episode, but I couldn't get past one point: When Starfleet showed up, why didn't the Romulans *tell* them what they were doing, and why? "Hey, listen - we're assholes, but do you see that weird beacon on the planet below us? That's a much, much bigger problem than we will ever be. Wanna help us blow it up?" Might work, might... [more]
posted by Mr. Excellent to FanFare on Mar 26 at 6:40 PM
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In fact, I kind of feel like the grimdark Romulan version of this show is about a shades-of-grey secret agent racing against time to save all nonsynthetic sentient life -- all the while fighting against the suspicions of his idiotically shoot-first-ask-questions-later superiors who nearly doom the whole operation, facing terrible choices which lead... [more]
posted by kyrademon to FanFare on Mar 28 at 4:45 AM
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There were good and bad points, and I enjoyed it in a nice, popcorny TV way, but I literally yelled "BURN IN HELL, RICK BERMAN, YOU FUCKING FUCK!" when 7of9 and Raffi laced hands, because for every LGBT fan of Trek who was cynically left in the cold by the shitty, mercenary, gutless showrunners of TNG, VOY, DS9, and ENT, seeing something... [more]
posted by sonascope to FanFare on Mar 27 at 11:18 AM
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Unlike TNG, This had a dream team of writers and huge resources Please go back and review TNG at the very beginning; it had Gene Roddenberry, plus some other people from TOS (D.C Fontana, David Gerrold), plus its own dream team of visionaries who would create the 24th century over several hundred episodes to come (some of whom... [more]
posted by Halloween Jack to FanFare on Mar 27 at 7:19 PM
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Man, I feel guilty because I found the first season of this show to be merely good but not great. Like, rough pacing, half of the main characters being basically just costumes saying lines, unsubtle foreshadowing, etc. There were parts of the ending that were good though. Other thoughts: • They’re just straight-up drinking shampoo, aren’t... [more]
posted by DoctorFedora to FanFare on Mar 27 at 5:39 AM
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Count me in as someone who was disappointed they didn’t actually kill Picard off in the end. My fanfic would have the team still assembling in the end, with them renaming the spaceship the Picard, and they roam around the galaxy as Grey Rangers or whatever trying to do right. I just feel like the resurrection was a cheap shot. [view]
posted by corb to FanFare on Mar 27 at 8:52 PM
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One thing to note from the twitter thread that sciatrix links: Saff, the person whose arm gets amputated, is trans, wants to be called Saff, and uses he/him pronouns. Which leaves me with a pretty bad taste in my mouth about how the documentary producers/directors handle his name. [view]
posted by lunasol to FanFare on Mar 29 at 3:20 PM
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Yeah, I assume Spiner is doing just fine financially, between the Trek and Independence Day money. When I asked what roles he's looking at that are more rewarding than Data, I wasn't talking about the money. He does a lot of guest starring stuff now, playing random doctors and school principals on various shows, and I don't see why any of that... [more]
posted by Ursula Hitler to FanFare on Mar 29 at 2:02 AM
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ok, so I'm wondering if I'm missing something, or if the romulan conspirators are just phenomenally stupid. Like, they get the synths to attack mars so that the federation will ban synths. fine, mission accomplished. But why wouldn't they wait, like a month or whatever until after starfleet have helped get the population of romulus away from the... [more]
posted by 5_13_23_42_69_666 to FanFare on Mar 31 at 2:47 AM
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Pattern 1: ignite atmosphere and run Pattern 2: target vegetation, burn to create dense ash cloud to block sunlight Pattern 3: focus on areas of habitation with expectation of some defense Pattern 4: have some fun with it, take your time and make it personal Pattern 5: phaser everything until the entire surface is molten [view]
posted by rikschell to FanFare on Mar 27 at 5:36 AM
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WHAT WAS IN THE CHEST THOUGH [view]
posted by DoctorFedora to FanFare on Mar 28 at 4:55 AM
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....not actually sure if i'm being sarcastic or not. [view]
posted by automatronic to FanFare on Mar 29 at 9:19 AM
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I am actually pretty kindly disposed towards Carole. I don't see any issues with the way she uses volunteers--that's honestly not abnormal for wildlife sanctuaries, including places like Best Friends which are generally considered gold-standard, and the bulk of them seem to be much more casual than the super-invested ones. Which is also... [more]
posted by sciatrix to FanFare on Mar 26 at 8:55 AM
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