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The Good Place: The Funeral to End All Funerals

The group awaits the judge's final decision on the fate of human existence.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero to FanFare on Nov 14 at 7:41 PM
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The Mandalorian: Chapter 1

A Mandalorian bounty hunter tracks a target for a well-paying client
posted by Rock Steady to FanFare on Nov 12 at 9:53 AM
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Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: The Bob Murray Dance Number

Oliver discusses frivolous SLAP suits, re-tells the history of his legal spats with the owner of the 'largest private coal company in the country', and ends up with a spectacular "Eat Shit, Bob" dance number (Starting at 29:00)
posted by growabrain to FanFare on Nov 11 at 2:24 AM
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Book: The Ten Thousand Doors of January

In a sprawling mansion filled with peculiar treasures, January Scaller is a curiosity herself. As the ward of the wealthy Mr. Locke, she feels little different from the artifacts that decorate the halls: carefully maintained, largely ignored, and utterly out of place. Then she finds a strange book. A book that carries the scent of other worlds, and tells a tale of secret doors, of love, adventure and danger. Each page turn reveals impossible truths about the world and January discovers a story increasingly entwined with her own.
posted by dinty_moore to FanFare on Nov 15 at 2:34 PM
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The Mandalorian: The Child

The Mandalorian is unexpectedly assisted in his side quest to retrieve a giant monotreme egg in order get off Arvala-7.
posted by Burhanistan to FanFare on Nov 15 at 9:10 AM
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Podcast: The Adventure Zone: Graduation Ep. 2 "It's (a) Familiar"

Class is in session. The gang enjoys a nice breakfast. Argo takes the blame while the Firbolg struggles to keep it together. A friendly game goes off the rails. Fitzroy makes a new friend, literally.   Welcome back! Hope you enjoy TAZ:Graduation Episode 2!
posted by Tevin to FanFare on Nov 14 at 6:21 AM
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Rick and Morty: Edge of Tomorty: Rick Die Rickpeat

Rick brings Morty to a planet containing crystals that show whoever is touching them all the ways they may die depending on their choices.
posted by Pendragon to FanFare on Nov 11 at 4:26 AM
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Watchmen: If You Don't Like My Story, Write Your Own

Reclusive trillionaire Lady Trieu finally enters the stage with a mysterious offer; With Blake getting closer to the truth of her coverup, Angela enlists Looking Glass for help; The Lord trains two new servants.
posted by DirtyOldTown to FanFare on Nov 10 at 8:42 PM
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Movie: The Kid Who Would Be King

Alex thinks he's just another nobody, until he stumbles upon the mythical Sword in the Stone, Excalibur. Now, he must unite his friends and enemies into a band of knights and, together with the legendary wizard Merlin (Patrick Stewart), take on the wicked enchantress Morgana (Rebecca Ferguson). With the future at stake, Alex must become the great leader he never dreamed he could be. Written and directed by Joe Cornish (Attack the Block).
posted by DirtyOldTown to FanFare on Nov 10 at 4:32 PM
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Star Trek: Short Treks: Ask Not

When an attack on Starbase 28 leaves a surprise prisoner under Cadet Thira Sidhu’s watch, she is faced with making a decision that may threaten her standing in Starfleet. Who's that man in the black mask?
posted by Halloween Jack to FanFare on Nov 14 at 10:08 PM
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Book: How to Do Nothing

A galvanizing critique of the forces vying for our attention—and our personal information—that redefines what we think of as productivity, reconnects us with the environment, and reveals all that we’ve been too distracted to see about ourselves and our world. Nothing is harder to do these days than nothing. But in a world where our value is determined by our 24/7 data productivity... doing nothing may be our most important form of resistance.
posted by trotzdem_kunst to FanFare on Nov 9 at 5:33 PM
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Joe Pera Talks with You: Season One


His Dark Materials: The Idea of North

Lyra starts her new life in London, determined to find Roger with Mrs Coulter’s help. The Gyptians continue their search for the missing children and the elusive Gobblers.
posted by KTamas to FanFare on Nov 11 at 2:21 AM
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Mystery Science Theater 3000: TIME CHASERS

Rewatch! Nick is a high-school teacher with a secret--and no, that secret doesn't involve cooking meth. He's the inventor of a time machine! And its workings are an 8-bit microcomputer, who's have thought! It's really a shame that he turned to EvilCo for his first round of funding. I'm kind of surprised this episode placed so highly on the poll, I mean it's pretty good, but better than Manos? Soultaker? SCCTM? Hobgoblins? Time of the Apes? Master Ninja? A couple dozen other episodes? I mean, it tied with Starcrash! I guess it's one of those episodes that's grown in the years since first airing. Previously
posted by JHarris to FanFare on Nov 14 at 4:06 AM
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Mystery Science Theater 3000: MITCHELL

Rewatch! Joe Don Baker IS Mitchell, a cop that doesn't play by the rules. For example, the rules about drinking on the job. The rules about sleeping with prostitutes. The rules about interacting with other human beings, especially kids. Certainly the rules about nutrition and hygiene. There is a story here about a drug dealer and his henchman who Mitchell seems like is almost trying to annoy into turning themselves in. In the end the lasting impression caused by this movie can be summed up in two words: BABY OIL. You'll know why when it appears on screen. (shudder) In the show's history this episode is especially notable for being Joel Hodgson's last as host. Previously
posted by JHarris to FanFare on Nov 7 at 2:55 AM
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Movie: Frankenweenie

Young Victor conducts a science experiment to bring his beloved dog Sparky back to life, only to face unintended, sometimes monstrous, consequences.
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome to FanFare on Sep 25, 2015 at 6:27 PM
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Wizards United will never be defeated.

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.<
posted by Cold Lurkey to FanFare on Jun 20 at 9:59 PM
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BoJack Horseman: The New Client

When her nanny quits, Princess Carolyn struggles to balance the demands of work and parenting. Mr. Peanutbutter visits BoJack in rehab. "Have fun failing upwards!" "I always do!"
posted by filthy light thief to FanFare on Oct 29 at 10:29 AM
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Movie: Edge of Tomorrow

An officer finds himself caught in a time loop in a war with an alien race. His skills increase as he faces the same brutal combat scenarios, and his union with a Special Forces warrior gets him closer and closer to defeating the enemy.
posted by mathowie to FanFare on Jun 6, 2014 at 9:37 AM
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Movie: Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi

After rescuing Han Solo from the palace of Jabba the Hutt, the rebels attempt to destroy the second Death Star, while Luke struggles to make Vader return from the dark side of the Force.
posted by PigheadedGnu to FanFare on Dec 6, 2015 at 3:28 AM
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Weekend at Chidi's [view]
posted by ActingTheGoat to FanFare on Nov 14 at 11:30 PM
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"Before we even find out what happened, we want you to know we're willing to give up all of our leverage, compromise, and meet you half way." [view]
posted by Gary to FanFare on Nov 14 at 11:54 PM
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I too loved Disco Janet but am wondering where the root of it is -- was she mentioned in an earlier episode? From the season premiere: Michael: "[Linda] makes Neutral Janet look like Disco Janet. Disco Janet was around for awhile, years ago. She was great. I mean, she was a lot, but she was fun." [view]
posted by Etrigan to FanFare on Nov 15 at 9:43 AM
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I want to know - WHO was Bad Janet texting all the time? Jeff Winger? [view]
posted by synecdoche to FanFare on Nov 15 at 5:49 PM
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Every once in a while I check r/TheGoodPlace, and then I am reminded why I mostly stick to fanfare? Dudes are melting dooooown about Pewdiepie being canonically bad. I keep hoping this show is helping to prevent a few Brents. [view]
posted by schadenfrau to FanFare on Nov 16 at 5:59 AM
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So it occurs to me that the Janet Revolution also says a lot about the Janets -- the Bad Janet who replaced Our Janet had been rebooted "like 40 million times" to make her capable of acting like a Good Janet, but then she was able to convert all of the other Bads Janet (and Neutral Janey and Disco Janet) to defending humanity within six... [more]
posted by Etrigan to FanFare on Nov 15 at 8:43 AM
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but she also needed enough lead time to grow a baby. Veidt can grow a baby to an adult in less time than it takes to microwave a hot pocket tho [view]
posted by Rust Moranis to FanFare on Nov 11 at 2:26 PM
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Me, just now: “If Will’s last name is a deliberate callback, I wonder if Angela’s is, too?” does a googles does a spit take Uh, yeah, I guess it is? [view]
posted by FallibleHuman to FanFare on Nov 12 at 12:16 AM
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I want the Janets to kill God. [view]
posted by Don.Kinsayder to FanFare on Nov 15 at 4:37 PM
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it's really fun seeing people who grew up playing with kenner's star wars toys getting to play with the real thing.. watching the falcon crash through the trees and slide to a stop sideways in the snow atop a cliff in tfa, seeing luke effortlessly survive a barrage from a fleet of walkers in tlj, the ig droid whirling and shooting like a dervish in... [more]
posted by entropicamericana to FanFare on Nov 13 at 5:46 AM
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Bad Janet is dril [view]
posted by bleep to FanFare on Nov 15 at 7:27 PM
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I think Our Janet has been marbleized once. A brief history of marbleization: We learn about it in the Season 2 episode "Janet and Michael," where she calls it "set me to self-destruct." In that episode and for the next season-ish, it's not explicitly said to be permanent but we're never given a reason to think... [more]
posted by lampoil to FanFare on Nov 16 at 9:33 AM
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Cool exploration of the overlap between nostalgia for "simpler times" and fascism/conservatism as it relates to the much-reviled R&M fanbase, but the subsequent scene in which the not-explcitly-fascist but literally-WASPish family engages in polite conversation while devouring a black man alive seems to be an even sharper criticism of... [more]
posted by Richard Saunders to FanFare on Nov 12 at 10:01 AM
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Where is the Florida of Canada? Buffalo is the Florda of Canada. In yet further proof of Canadian superiority, they pushed that shit right across the border. [view]
posted by DirtyOldTown to FanFare on Nov 15 at 11:43 AM
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I hereby request that there be a Ya Dead banner at my funeral. [view]
posted by rewil to FanFare on Nov 15 at 8:07 PM
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I have spoken. [view]
posted by Fizz to FanFare on Nov 13 at 1:23 PM
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The Queen of the Damned Almond Milk. [view]
posted by ActingTheGoat to FanFare on Nov 15 at 9:35 PM
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I think I only really noticed the music when it was at its most trying-to-be-a-Western-soundtrack, although I didn't dislike it. I think it fits with the vibe of the show so far. I have spoken. So freezing in carbonite is a universal thing? I always thought that Han only got frozen in carbonite because the facilities were on Cloud City as... [more]
posted by EndsOfInvention to FanFare on Nov 13 at 4:48 AM
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I was right -- it's now canonical that Chidi exercises to help with anxiety. [view]
posted by Etrigan to FanFare on Nov 15 at 8:14 AM
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