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Book: Harrow the Ninth

The second volume of Tamsyn Muir's Locked Tomb trilogy.
posted by rustcrumb to FanFare on Aug 7 at 8:17 AM
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Star Trek: Lower Decks: Second Contact

These are the voyages of the USS Cerritos... on an ongoing mission to do stuff around the galaxy that needs doing, to distribute agricultural supplies, to have really disturbing encounters with giant spider-things, to ignore that pesky insect bite that we got on the planet (because what could possibly go wrong?), to get drunk, to have parental issues, to deal with annoying cybernetic implants, to, uh [insert inspiring phrase here when I think of one]
posted by Halloween Jack to FanFare on Aug 6 at 7:20 AM
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The Umbrella Academy: The Umbrella Academy season two (full season)

Based on the comic book by Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá, the Hargreeves are back... in 1963, and have brought the apocalypse with them.
posted by bile and syntax to FanFare on Aug 2 at 6:45 AM
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Star Trek: The Animated Series: The Pirates of Orion

While Spock lies ill, Orion pirates hijack the drug shipment desperately needed to save his life. (Season premiere)
posted by hanov3r to FanFare on Aug 4 at 10:19 PM
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Doom Patrol: Doom Patrol Patrol

Jane searches for the Doom Patrol.
posted by mordax to FanFare on Mar 22, 2019 at 10:06 PM
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Mrs. America: Reagan

In 1979, the original deadline for the ERA arrives. Phyllis celebrates by "danc[ing] on its grave" even though the feminists secured an extension to 1982. Yet more time isn't sufficient to grant the ERA's success. Carter abandons the Women's Commission and his successor doesn't have a place for feminists in his platform: Make America Great Again.
posted by Monochrome to FanFare on May 27 at 6:35 PM
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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Stolen

In this episode, which plays like a season finale of Dallas, Sousa is a square, Coulson is hilarious, Deke is happy to be stuck in the '80s, May is not an open-minded gal and Daisy earned a B+ with room for improvement.
posted by sardonyx to FanFare on Jul 30 at 8:48 PM
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Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Dauphin

Wesley is bitten by the love bug. Well, less of a bug, and more of a bioluminescent…pink sasquatch…thing.
posted by CheesesOfBrazil to FanFare on Aug 3 at 9:17 AM
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Podcast: You're Wrong About: Disco Demolition Night

Mike tells Sarah how a silly sports promotion galvanized a reactionary movement. Digressions include "Charlotte's Web," Jane Fonda and German-language musicals. Songs are dissected; the honor of David Bowie and late-night salad bars are defended.
posted by progosk to FanFare on Aug 5 at 3:38 AM
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Movie: The Old Guard

Four undying warriors who've secretly protected humanity for centuries become targeted for their mysterious powers just as they discover a new immortal. (Netflix Original, comic-book adaptation)
posted by oh yeah! to FanFare on Jul 10 at 6:33 PM
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The Umbrella Academy: Season One

Based on the comic book by Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá, a dysfunctional family of superheroes reunites after the death of their adoptive father, days before the end of the world. Shenanigans ensue.
posted by axiom to FanFare on Feb 16, 2019 at 3:50 PM
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Perry Mason: Chapter Seven

Alice's bitter past revealed; Perry links conspirators and financial motive.
posted by everybody had matching towels to FanFare on Aug 4 at 10:55 AM
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The X-Files: Fight Club

Mulder and Scully investigate a pair of women who look identical and cause mayhem to break out whenever they're near each other.
posted by orange swan to FanFare on Aug 4 at 8:36 PM
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Doom Patrol: Wax Patrol

The team tries to save Dorothy (and the world) from the Candlemaker.
posted by kittens for breakfast to FanFare on Aug 6 at 7:52 PM
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Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Yippie Kayak

While taking care of some last-minute Christmas shopping, Jake, Charles, and Gina find themselves in the middle of an actual Die Hard hostage situation. On the outside, Terry matches wits (or whatever) with The Vulture (returning guest star Dean Winters!) to keep the whole thing from boiling over. Elsewhere, Holt and Rosa talk a skittish Amy into joining them on an ice-cold Polar Bear Swim.
posted by Strange Interlude to FanFare on Dec 14, 2015 at 7:26 PM
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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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Should we have a Kdrama club on Fanfare?

Is there any interest in having a Kdrama club on Fanfare?
posted by oh yeah! to FanFare on Jul 17 at 6:08 PM
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Movie: Avengers: Endgame

After the devastating events of Avengers: Infinity War (2018), the universe is in ruins. With the help of remaining allies, the Avengers assemble once more in order to undo Thanos' actions and restore order to the universe. This is it, people.
posted by smoke to FanFare on Apr 24, 2019 at 4:11 AM
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The X-Files: Hollywood A.D.

Mulder and Scully are assigned to investigate a bombing in the crypt of Christ Church Cathedral in Washington, and Skinner informs them that a old college friend of his, who is now a Hollywood writer/producer, will be tagging along with them in order to research a movie he's writing about the X-Files.
posted by orange swan to FanFare on Aug 3 at 8:23 PM
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Movie: Hotel Artemis

Set in riot-torn, near-future Los Angeles, 'Hotel Artemis' follows the Nurse (Jody Foster), who runs a secret, members-only emergency room for criminals.
posted by DirtyOldTown to FanFare on Nov 10, 2019 at 1:28 PM
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This exchange [YT] between Riker and Guinan is one of the great moments of the series for me. Wesley Crusher: [to Riker] What should I say? How do I act? What do I do? Commander William T. Riker: Guinan, I need your help. Could you step over here a minute? Guinan: Sounds simple enough. Commander William T. Riker: [to... [more]
posted by Fukiyama to FanFare on Aug 3 at 10:12 AM
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Agreed, most of the complaints I've seen are related to what the show is not rather than what the show actually is. I'm just glad to have a Star Trek that is interested in teaching me about the characters and making me interested in them, something that both Disco and Picard both had a lot of trouble with. It's a light-hearted look at what... [more]
posted by Mr.Encyclopedia to FanFare on Aug 7 at 1:24 PM
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That was pretty enjoyable. I could watch more of that. I like that it's Trek set in roughly post Voyager time. I don't want more prequels. I am on the record as being a proponent of doing different styles of stories in universes (I still want to see a Star Wars rom com). It's the Star Trek as a place philosophy. There's plenty of space for... [more]
posted by Just this guy, y'know to FanFare on Aug 6 at 4:27 PM
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NPR's review is pretty positive, and mentions that they're "officially" encouraged to use "ST: LDS" as shorthand. I thought Battlestar Galactica was Star Trek: Latter Day Saints. [view]
posted by rodlymight to FanFare on Aug 7 at 5:24 PM
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It is my sincere hope that in the third season, Vanya isn’t the bomb anymore. [view]
posted by wabbittwax to FanFare on Aug 2 at 7:47 PM
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I've seen this episode several times, but I had no that it was "Wesley's first crush". I just remember it as "diplomatic mission goes awry because meek young girl turns out to be super powerful shape-shifter". I get this one confused with that one where Picard falls for the blank-slate ingenue. It's like they reached into a bag... [more]
posted by skewed to FanFare on Aug 4 at 8:27 AM
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I dunno, look what happened to Spock when he took too much LDS in the '60s! [view]
posted by briank to FanFare on Aug 7 at 12:44 PM
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Almost any episode is fixable, and I don’t think that TMoaM is an exception. What I would have done, personally: - At this point, Data isn’t a member of Starfleet. Yeah, I’m rewiring his character from Day 1. I’m going there because, because of TOS canon, it makes zero sense for an AI of unknown construction and programming to be admitted to... [more]
posted by Halloween Jack to FanFare on Jul 31 at 6:40 AM
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Just started watching. Enjoyed the first season as a bit of candied popcorn. Feels like that once having established the characters, they've really tightened them all up. In particular I thought Number 5 was annoying little prick, but I really like the new depths. My first question is... This is comics/ tv show time travel, bile.... [more]
posted by porpoise to FanFare on Aug 2 at 4:56 PM
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I enjoyed this too. I wasn't initially sure where it fit into the timeline, so I put together the events between "Endgame" and Picard S1 with the help of Memory Alpha: 2378 - VOY "Endgame" 2379 - Star Trek: Nemesis 2380 - Star Trek: Lower Decks S1 early 2380s [2381 according to Picard... [more]
posted by DevilsAdvocate to FanFare on Aug 6 at 7:40 AM
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The more I think about it the more I like the notion that the Enterprise-D was an outlier W/R/T depicting Starfleet and the Federation as super-enlightened and competent. Even in TNG itself we're shown many examples of other Starfleet ships in distress and blowing up, and umpteen evil corrupt admirals. So if showing what things are like when you're... [more]
posted by Mr.Encyclopedia to FanFare on Aug 6 at 7:11 PM
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My feeling is that they went to great lengths to demonstrate that the Commission won't be a problem going forward - The Handler is dead, along with the Commission's whole army of assassins. So, do they somehow come back in the 2019 that they jump to at the end? I'd presume not, because it seems like that 2019 is a future version of the timeline in... [more]
posted by LionIndex to FanFare on Aug 4 at 9:10 PM
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Also “The Mysterious Study of Dr. Sex,”, a side story on Tor.com. [view]
posted by GenjiandProust to FanFare on Aug 7 at 9:01 AM
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Yeah, I was a little worried by the suggestions during the theme song (clipping the ice spire, noping out at Wolf 359, having some alien sucking on a nacelle) that it was going to be basically anti-competence porn, which would make it _weird_ for Trek, but the actual show is still pretty competent, just not in the usual Trek-ish ways. And funny!... [more]
posted by Kyol to FanFare on Aug 6 at 7:01 PM
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I appreciate how briskly we move past the destruction of the Yamato with all hands. It's just a few thousand innocent lives lost, no big deal. [view]
posted by Mr.Encyclopedia to FanFare on Aug 7 at 11:43 AM
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Agreed, most of the complaints I've seen are related to what the show is not rather than what the show actually is. Well, that is pretty much a given in 2020, when all the dumb people want to grind the axes they have brought to the party. I can read a story about tort reform in the New York legal system and commenters ask why this... [more]
posted by ricochet biscuit to FanFare on Aug 7 at 2:23 PM
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I think the Commission exist outside of the the timelines, in their own, as it were, metatimeline - the way we are seeing the story is in accordance with that. This season was a lot more fun than the first, and I was impressed by the how many things got not just tied up but fitted in - a lot of the time in these stories there's an episode I call... [more]
posted by Grangousier to FanFare on Aug 5 at 1:51 AM
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Just finished watching this. I liked it! It's fucking hilarious, and still very, very Trek. Haters gonna hate, but this this is a fun bit of Trek silliness! [view]
posted by SansPoint to FanFare on Aug 6 at 11:37 AM
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There's a great hidden joke with the name of the planet Daled IV. "Daled" is the fourth letter of the Hebrew alphabet and has a numerical value of 4. [view]
posted by Servo5678 to FanFare on Aug 3 at 9:30 AM
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Cards of the episode from the Star Trek CCG: Archeology is a pretty big theme in the game, owing in part to the lost relics they bump into in the series and as a result of 'Artifacts' being a card type they could swi- er, imitate from Magic: The Gathering. So early on we get some archolological missions in Iconia Investigation and Reopen Dig,... [more]
posted by StarkRoads to FanFare on Aug 7 at 5:24 PM
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