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Mystery Science Theater 3000: GAMERA VS. GAOS  Rewatch   Season 3, Ep 8

Rewatch! Another movie about Japan's fiery spinning menace who's also the friend to children. This is the third Gamera movie, and the third that MST has done. This is the one where Gamera makes the transition from menace to hero, to protect Japan from space vampire Gaos (or "Gyaos" depending on transliteration). Not nearly as weird as Gamera vs. Guiron, it still generally works as a monster movie, and may be the best of the Gamera films. Previously.
posted by JHarris on May 29, 2019 - 0 comments

Six Feet Under: The Room  Season 1, Ep 6

In the cold open, Mr. Jones wakes up to find himself a widower after 56 years of marriage. Ruth introduces David to Hiram and is pursued by florist Nikolai. Claire forms a connection with both Billy and Brenda. David fends off the advances of Tracy Montrose Blair and welcomes the advances of a pick up from a gay bar. Nate discovers that Nathaniel had some interesting bookkeeping methods. And all the Fishers, plus Brenda and Rico, have a chance to learn a little about love and grief from Mr. Jones, who isn't able to bear the separation from his beloved Hattie for long.
posted by orange swan on May 29, 2019 - 2 comments

Six Feet Under: An Open Book  Season 1, Ep 5

A porn actress meets with catastrophe while getting ready for a date in her bathroom; David considers becoming a deacon at his family's conservative church; Nate gets to know Brenda's parents, her brother Billy, and some of her formative literary influences; and Ruth and Claire reassess their relationship.
posted by orange swan on May 24, 2019 - 4 comments

Mystery Science Theater 3000: GAMERA VS. GUIRON  Rewatch   Season 3, Ep 12

Rewatch! It's the first of three Gamera movies in a row, out of MST's five. This is by far the silliest of the lot. Two kids are abducted by space ladies that want to eat their brains, but are rescued by Gamera after a fight with knife monster Guiron. There's so much in this episode: the Bike Song, "Cornjob," dancing go-go, giant turtle gymnastics, and, of course: The Gamera Song. He is filled with turtle meat! Previously.
posted by JHarris on May 23, 2019 - 6 comments

Six Feet Under: Familia  Season 1, Ep 4

In the cold open, gang member Manuel Pedro Antonio "Paco" Bolin meets up with members of a rival gang. Everyone speculates as to the cause of the fire in the house across the street, Paco helps David find his inner gangster, Brenda is invited to dinner, and Ruth catches Nate eating out before dinner.
posted by orange swan on May 21, 2019 - 4 comments

Six Feet Under: The Foot  Season 1, Ep 3

There's an unfortunate industrial dough mixer incident in the cold open, Nate and David consider selling the family business, Claire decides she wants a piece of the family business, Ruth tries a new financial gambit, and Rico holds everything together.
posted by orange swan on May 17, 2019 - 4 comments

Mystery Science Theater 3000: THE BEATNIKS  Rewatch   Season 4, Ep 15

Rewatch! No, they're not Beatniks. They're not even Boatniks. A young thug is content with a life of robbery until it turns out he can sing, but his grasping for fortune and respectability is held back by his jilted criminal buddies. It was directed and written by voice actor Paul "Boris Badenov" Frees! There's also a General Hospital soap opera short, which are unfortunately among the most boring shorts MST did, but does have their commercial for The Booze Council.
posted by JHarris on May 16, 2019 - 4 comments

Six Feet Under: The Will  Season 1, Ep 2

Nathaniel's will is read, and the Fishers have questions. Nate begins to learn both the ropes of running a funeral home and more about Brenda, David has drinks with his ex-fiancée, Ruth tells the hairdresser she's been seeing to take a hike, and Claire "goes to market" with Gabe.
posted by orange swan on May 14, 2019 - 5 comments

Six Feet Under: Pilot  Season 1, Ep 1

On Christmas Eve, Nathaniel Fisher Sr. is on the way to the airport to pick up his son Nate, when tragedy strikes in the form of a city bus. [more inside]
posted by orange swan on May 11, 2019 - 16 comments

Anyone Want to Go Six Feet Under?

Lately I've been thinking that I'd like to rewatch the Six Feet Under series. I was surprised to find that it isn't in the FanFare database. Would anyone else like to watch it and discuss each episode in FanFare as we proceed? And if you do, I was thinking I might post one episode thread a day for the entire 63-episode run. Is that a comfortable pace for you?
posted by orange swan on May 10, 2019 - 8 comments

Mystery Science Theater 3000: OPERATION DOUBLE 007  Rewatch   Season 5, Ep 8

Rewatch! Sean Connery's brother sure can do a lot. Plastic surgery, hypnosis, martial arts and so on. His brother's taken time off to go to the future to worship a huge flying head, so Secret Agent Central Casting sent him instead. He's up against an evil organization that somehow convinced a flotilla of clothes-averse young women to work for them, in capacities ranging from showgirl distraction brigade to movie screen. M and Moneypenny are involved somehow. In case you couldn't tell, this is an extremely silly movie and fully deserving being thrown against a wall and mocked by joke-making machines.Previously.
posted by JHarris on May 9, 2019 - 4 comments

Mystery Science Theater 3000: DEATHSTALKER AND THE WARRIORS FROM HELL  Rewatch   Season 7, Ep 3

Rewatch! The least porny of the four Deathstalker movies, here he's played with what's supposed to be a roguish glint, but comes across as intolerable smugness. The girl he's supposed to help dies very early, but fortunately she had a twin sister. There's also a sad wizard with problems (sad wizard problems) a mother and daughter who survive due to the existence of that miracle vegetable, the potato, evil sorcerer Troxartes and his evil consort, and a bunch of dead guys who've been brought back to life. The villain keeps their souls in a knickknack. Previously. One of only six movies in Season 7, and thus one of the few episodes with Dr. Forrester and his mother, Pearl Forrester.
posted by JHarris on May 2, 2019 - 6 comments

Mystery Science Theater 3000: ZOMBIE NIGHTMARE  Rewatch   Season 6, Ep 4

Rewatch! A young Slab Bulkhead is killed but revived by a Voodoo Lady to get revenge on his killers. Contains Adam West in one of his post-Batman, pre-self-referential roles, begging folk to kill him. Previously
posted by JHarris on Mar 20, 2019 - 8 comments

Game of Thrones rewatch

Any interest in doing a season-by-season rewatch of Game of Thrones ahead of the final season premier next month? [more inside]
posted by thecaddy on Mar 14, 2019 - 7 comments

Mystery Science Theater 3000: THE DEAD TALK BACK  Rewatch   Season 6, Ep 3

Rewatch! One of the sillier movies in MST's rich history, this film was made in the 60s but unreleased until shortly before the episode aired. Krasker is a self-styled occultist with a hilariously dramatic speaking style. He lives in the basement of a boarding house with a collection of "supernatural" artifacts that are laugh-out-loud funny even without riffing. For some reason the police hang on this cut-rate Sherlock Holmes' every word, and consult with him on murder cases, a premises so ridiculous that it demonstrates just how stupid it is when investigatory seances happen in real life. But mostly the movie stalls until its sub-Scooby Doo twist ending. Previously.
posted by JHarris on Mar 7, 2019 - 4 comments

Mystery Science Theater 3000: SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL  Rewatch   Season 6, Ep 14

Rewatch! What would Airplane! be if it weren't played for laughs, like, at ALL? It'd be a lot like San Francisco International, a pilot for a TV series heavily inspired by the movies that inspired Airplane!, like Zero Hour and the various Airports. So come back with us and linger in a place that most people want to pass through as quickly as possible. Previously.
posted by JHarris on Feb 27, 2019 - 5 comments

Mystery Science Theater 3000: STAR FORCE: FUGITIVE ALIEN II  Rewatch   Season 3, Ep 18

The crew of Earth spaceship Bacchus III deals with various problems, culminating with showdowns with Ken's old girlfriend out of a murder vendetta against him, and the kabuki leader of the Star Wolves himself. Two-fisted Japanese pseudo-Star Wars space adventures with surprisingly great music that was edited into near incomprehensibility by Sandy Frank Productions. It's the sequel to Fugitive Alien, which was slightly more lucid. Previously.
posted by JHarris on Feb 20, 2019 - 4 comments

Mystery Science Theater 3000: CATALINA CAPER  Rewatch   Season 2, Ep 4

Rewatch! What do you get when you cross a beach movie with a heist movie? Nothing good! It does contain a musical number by Little Richard. This movie marks the establishment of the rule that MST3K would avoid comedies, but it's still a fairly well-remembered episode from the show's classic era. With this film, we're back in Joel territory for a while! Previously
posted by JHarris on Feb 13, 2019 - 4 comments

Mystery Science Theater 3000: DIABOLIK  Rewatch   Season 10, Ep 13

Rewatch! Super-thief Diabolik steals stuff in a series of wildly implausible heists, such is his hunger to have sex in, on, or in front of valuable things with his girlfriend Eva Kant (who seems to be misnamed). It's based on an Italian comic book. You know, in that country Donald Duck is a superhero. Italian comics are weird, is what I'm sayin'. Again, this was the last episode of the classic series. Previously.
posted by JHarris on Feb 6, 2019 - 10 comments

Mystery Science Theater 3000: THE HORROR OF PARTY BEACH  Rewatch   Season 8, Ep 17

Shocking terror! Hideous and ridiculous monsters crawl out of the sea! "It had ping-pong balls for eyes!" shrieked one overacting eyewitness! Another moaned unconvincingly, "Oh the carnage, the bad costumes, the poor cinematography!" Will no one put a stop to the atrocities committed by this director and his crew? In subplot news, Pearl and Brain Guy are in ancient Rome. Previously.
posted by JHarris on Jan 31, 2019 - 7 comments

Mystery Science Theater 3000: THE GIANT SPIDER INVASION  Rewatch   Season 8, Ep 10

Rewatch! A small car cosplaying as a big big spider terrorizes a town as we continue through the best classic episodes as selected by poll. Previously.
posted by JHarris on Jan 24, 2019 - 9 comments

Mystery Science Theater 3000: OUTLAW  Rewatch   Season 5, Ep 19

Rewatch! There's a "counter-Earth" that's on the opposite side of the sun as the normal Earth, the same gimmick from Stranded in Space, but this one's not Authoritarian Dystopia (movie premise #218) so much as Burroughsian Otherworld Barbarian-Style Sword-and-Sorcery Made Possible Through MacGuffin (premise #245). Our many-man hero Cabot (Cabot? Cabot!) travels there through magic crackerjack prize, along with his unmanly-man professorial colleague, and must thwart the machinations of a slumming Jack Palance. Previously.
posted by JHarris on Oct 31, 2018 - 3 comments

Mystery Science Theater 3000: EEGAH  Rewatch   Season 5, Ep 6

Rewatch! A ridiculous film where an ageless giant living in the California desert, lured out by a teenage girl, finds her creepy father, her annoying boyfriend, bad rock n roll, and policeman's bullets. Eegah have bad day. We're continuing on the episodes picked out by online poll. Previously. [more inside]
posted by JHarris on Oct 25, 2018 - 6 comments

Mystery Science Theater 3000: THE SKYDIVERS  Rewatch   Season 6, Ep 9

Rewatch! And...oh hell. We're back in Coleman Francis territory. The least interesting(!) of the three films he made that MST covered, I seem to remember it's about skydiving, marital strife and murder via parachute. Honestly, I have tons of trouble staying awake through this one. I recommend coffee over alcohol. At least one of the show's best shorts, Why Study Industrial Arts?, is also in this episode. Previously.
posted by JHarris on Oct 18, 2018 - 7 comments

Mystery Science Theater 3000: GAMERA VS. ZIGRA  Rewatch   Season 3, Ep 16

Rewatch! The last of the MST Gamera movies, in which an alien bowl of Trix invades the Earth and hypnotizes folk, but fortunately they can be revived just by getting in their face and shouting "Aaaa!" at them. Another of the films tied for 50th place in our poll. Previously.
posted by JHarris on Oct 10, 2018 - 4 comments

Mystery Science Theater 3000: WIZARDS OF THE LOST KINGDOM I  Rewatch   Season 11, Ep 10

Rewatch! Come to see a bunch of cut-rate LARPers roaming the enchanted countryside, stay for Apeula. Because: Apeula. Also, we got the start of the subplot that takes us to the end of the season, Kinga forcing Jonah to marry her for ratings gold, to the dismay of Max.
posted by JHarris on Jul 19, 2018 - 3 comments

Mystery Science Theater 3000: YONGARY, MONSTER FROM THE DEEP  Rewatch   Season 11, Ep 9

Rewatch! Another giant lizard terrorizes an Asian city, although this time it's Seoul, not Tokyo. Along the way we meet a perfectly obnoxious little boy. Previously.
posted by JHarris on Jul 12, 2018 - 8 comments

Mystery Science Theater 3000: THE LOVES OF HERCULES  Rewatch   Season 11, Ep 8

Rewatch! We embark on the second half of Season 11 with everyone's favorite ancient Greek lump of flesh as he romances some ladies. Previously.
posted by JHarris on Jul 5, 2018 - 3 comments

Mystery Science Theater 3000: THE LAND THAT TIME FORGOT  Rewatch   Season 11, Ep 7

Rewatch! "'The Land That Slipped Time's Mind,' or 'The McClure That the Simpsons Forgot,' or 'T-Rex Meets U-Boat but Y?'" What first seems to be a wartime drama about Allied prisoners on a U-Boat trying to take it over changes when they discover a dinosaur-filled lost world. Previously. [more inside]
posted by JHarris on Jun 28, 2018 - 3 comments

Mystery Science Theater 3000: STARCRASH  Rewatch   Season 11, Ep 6

Rewatch! "'The Giving Away the Ending Hall of Fame' or 'Former Evangelist Marjoe Prays for a Better Movie!'" One of the few movies in MST history where the film's badness may, itself, be more entertaining than the riffs. Starcrash is a ludicrous mess, but still lots of fun, with its skimpy space bikini, texas-talking robot, giant mecha-amazon, Marjoe Gortner as a Jedi with the serial numbers filed off, David Hasselhoff as David Hasselhoff, and a seriously slumming Christopher Plummer. I could go on! [more inside]
posted by JHarris on Jun 20, 2018 - 10 comments

Mystery Science Theater 3000: THE BEAST OF HOLLOW MOUNTAIN  Rewatch   Season 11, Ep 5

Rewatch! "Tyrannosaurus Tex-Mex," or "Mexican Dinosaurs Aren't Just for Tacos!" So much of this movie is just a standard Western, UNTIL.... [more inside]
posted by JHarris on Jun 14, 2018 - 7 comments

Mystery Science Theater 3000: AVALANCHE  Rewatch   Season 11, Ep 4

Rewatch! "'Ski Faster!' or 'Half a Lanche Is Better Than None,' or 'Rock Hudson Slide!' or 'Not the Last Resort But Close.'" Rock Hudson ignores safety warnings when building his resort, and tragedy ensues. [more inside]
posted by JHarris on Jun 7, 2018 - 5 comments

Mystery Science Theater 3000: THE TIME TRAVELERS  Rewatch   Season 11, Ep 3

Rewatch! Some scientists find themselves stuck in a future time where the last civilized humans are trying to escape a barren Earth. Previously. [more inside]
posted by JHarris on May 30, 2018 - 4 comments

Cowboy Bebop: 20th Anniversary

CB was originally run in 1998 and it is 2018 and that seems like a good point for a rewatch! [more inside]
posted by curious nu on May 27, 2018 - 18 comments

Mystery Science Theater 3000: CRY WILDERNESS  Rewatch   Season 11, Ep 2

Rewatch! In the year since it was first shown, Cry Wilderness has shaped up to be one of the best episodes of MST3K's eleventh season. It's an exceedingly ludicrous movie with a magic Bigfoot, one of those noble Native American spirit people, and a jerkass US Marshall who thinks nothing about breaking into someone's home and eating their food. Previously.
posted by JHarris on May 23, 2018 - 4 comments

Mystery Science Theater 3000: REPTILICUS  Rewatch   Season 11, Ep 1

Rewatch! Starting in on Season 11, Reptilicus, and the show's new premise and cast. It's been a year since Season 11 debuted, how does it hold up? Previously.
posted by JHarris on May 16, 2018 - 4 comments

Veronica Mars rewatch?

I've been watching Veronica Mars for the first time. The first few episodes felt a little like "Buffy, part 2, but with detectives instead of vampires" (and I loves me some Buffy), but as the first season has developed, it really strikes me as much more evolved than Buffy in a lot of ways. FanFare had a ball with its Buffy rewatch, and I was surprised to see that it hasn't had much of a presence on MeFi yet. It's been only spottily available on streaming from what I can tell. Now it's up on a free service called "Go90." [more inside]
posted by rikschell on Sep 10, 2017 - 8 comments

Star Wars: The Clone Wars Rewatch?

The Clone Wars is getting pretty popular these days. From inspiring characters in the next Star Wars film to being a foundation for Rebels, it's echoing strongly in the present. How about a rewatch? [more inside]
posted by Atreides on Oct 26, 2016 - 3 comments

Returning to the rewatch threads

I did some rewatch threads for new who, but fell out of the habit because I didn't have time to watch the episodes and do the posts on time and then I just... stopped. Here is a thread to discuss doing them again. [more inside]
posted by Just this guy, y'know on Sep 22, 2016 - 3 comments

Movie: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2

Harry, Ron and Hermione search for Voldemort's remaining Horcruxes in their effort to destroy the Dark Lord as the final battle rages on at Hogwarts. Book and series spoilers [more inside]
posted by toomanycurls on Jul 23, 2016 - 9 comments

Movie: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part 1

Harry sets on a quest to defeat Voldemort which involves unexpected twists and turns through the wizarding world. Book and series spoilers. [more inside]
posted by toomanycurls on Jul 22, 2016 - 2 comments

Movie: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

As Harry Potter begins his sixth year at Hogwarts, he discovers an old book marked as "the property of the Half-Blood Prince" and begins to learn more about Lord Voldemort's dark past. Contains series and book spoilers. [more inside]
posted by toomanycurls on Jun 22, 2016 - 14 comments

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Chosen  Rewatch   Season 7, Ep 22

In the series finale Buffy dispatches Caleb, becomes cookie dough, hatches a final plan to defeat the First and shares her power.
posted by yellowbinder on May 26, 2016 - 10 comments

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: End of Days  Rewatch   Season 7, Ep 21

Buffy uses her new weapon to save the day and get back in the gang's good graces, and meets a powerful guardian who tells her it was forged for her to use in the end times. Buffy and Spike admit the night they shared was something special, but a surprise visit from Angel may get in their way.
posted by yellowbinder on May 26, 2016 - 3 comments

Movie: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

With their warning about Lord Voldemort's return scoffed at, Harry and Dumbledore are targeted by the Wizard authorities as an authoritarian bureaucrat slowly seizes power at Hogwarts. Series and book spoilers. [more inside]
posted by toomanycurls on May 22, 2016 - 7 comments

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Touched  Season 7, Ep 20

As The End looms, couples connect and reconnect. The gang interrogates a Bringer on the First's plans. Buffy finds an axe. Kennedy and Faith find a bomb.
posted by yellowbinder on May 19, 2016 - 1 comment

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Empty Places  Rewatch   Season 7, Ep 19

The residents of Sunnydale have had enough and evacuate en masse. Faith takes the Potentials partying with bad results. When Buffy chastises her and makes plans for another assault on Caleb, the entire cast (minus Spike off on a mission with Andrew) reject her leadership.
posted by yellowbinder on May 19, 2016 - 2 comments

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Dirty Girls  Rewatch   Season 7, Ep 18

Willow returns to Sunnydale with Faith in tow. A new agent of the First, Caleb, also appears, and Buffy leads an assault on him with devastating consequences.
posted by yellowbinder on May 12, 2016 - 2 comments

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Lies My Parents Told Me  Rewatch   Season 7, Ep 17

Efforts to understand Spike's trigger lead to revelations about his mother. Robin, moved by vengeance, convinces Giles that Spike is too dangerous to keep around.
posted by yellowbinder on May 12, 2016 - 3 comments

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Storyteller  Rewatch   Season 7, Ep 16

Andrew makes a documentary about life in the Slayer household and the current fight, though his embellishments frustrate Buffy and the others. The Seal in the school basement is causing all sorts of trouble, and Buffy needs Andrew to confront the reality of his own evil actions to stop it.
posted by yellowbinder on May 5, 2016 - 2 comments

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