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Podcast: ars PARADOXICA: 06: Exile

Destination: Point-of-Exile, Colorado.
posted by metaBugs on Sep 1, 2016 - 3 comments

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Inquisition  Rewatch   Season 6, Ep 18

It's "Inquisition"! / What a show / Yes "Inquisition" / Here we go:[more inside]
posted by CheesesOfBrazil on Sep 1, 2016 - 8 comments

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Wrongs Darker Than Death or Night  Rewatch   Season 6, Ep 17

You might think that it wouldn't be possible to hate Dukat any more than you already do, because you already hate him with the hate of ten thousand burning suns, but ask yourself: are those suns supernovas? Well, they are now. [TW: rape] [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack on Aug 29, 2016 - 14 comments

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Change of Heart  Rewatch   Season 6, Ep 16

On a high-stakes mission in enemy territory, a Starfleet officer's heart is about to lead him astray…but such are the dangers of tongo. Oh, also Worf faces a difficult assignment. [more inside]
posted by CheesesOfBrazil on Aug 25, 2016 - 9 comments

Podcast: ars PARADOXICA: 05: Midnight

Past mistakes catch up with the town of Polvo.
posted by metaBugs on Aug 25, 2016 - 2 comments

Podcast: ars PARADOXICA: Not An Episode of Ars Paradoxica

Something else instead!
posted by metaBugs on Aug 25, 2016 - 2 comments

Book: The Obelisk Gate

Continuing the trilogy that began with the multi-award-nominated The Fifth Season. The season of endings grows darker as civilization fades into the long cold night. [more inside]
posted by prefpara on Aug 24, 2016 - 16 comments

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Honor Among Thieves  Rewatch   Season 6, Ep 15

The FBIStarfleet Intelligence sends Donnie BrascoO'Brien to infiltrate the MafiaOrion Syndicate to find who's been leaking information to them, but is he getting in too deep? [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack on Aug 22, 2016 - 12 comments

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: One Little Ship  Rewatch   Season 6, Ep 14

A company of Jem'Hadar invaders is about to learn why it's a bad idea...to cross the Rubicon. [more inside]
posted by CheesesOfBrazil on Aug 18, 2016 - 9 comments

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Far Beyond the Stars  Rewatch   Season 6, Ep 13

And now for something really different: for the first time anywhere, an adaptation of a long-lost work by the tragic and underappreciated African-American SF author and Afrofuturist pioneer Benny Russell, a story considered so controversial at the time of its writing that it was completely suppressed by its publisher: "Deep Space Nine"! [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack on Aug 15, 2016 - 12 comments

Podcast: ars PARADOXICA: 04: Bullet

Tragedy leads to innovation; innovation leads to tragedy.
posted by metaBugs on Aug 15, 2016 - 3 comments

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Who Mourns for Morn?  Rewatch   Season 6, Ep 12

When the station's most lovable chatterbox dies, Quark inherits his fortune…but soon learns the truth behind the ancient Vulcan proverb: "Morn money, Morn problems." [more inside]
posted by CheesesOfBrazil on Aug 11, 2016 - 7 comments

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Waltz  Rewatch   Season 6, Ep 11

Dukat is back, and he seems positively conciliatory toward Sisko, especially when they're marooned on a planet together. But is he telling the truth about their situation, and are they really alone? [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack on Aug 8, 2016 - 12 comments

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: The Magnificent Ferengi  Rewatch   Season 6, Ep 10

In 2374, a crack commando unit was sent to Empok Nor to rescue a woman captured by the Dominion for a crime she didn't commit. These men promptly killed their only bargaining chip in their minimum-security infirmary. If you have a problem… if no one else can help… and if you can pay them… maybe you shouldn't hire… The Ferengi Team. [more inside]
posted by CheesesOfBrazil on Aug 4, 2016 - 7 comments

Book: Seveneves

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Anathem, Reamde, and Cryptonomicon comes an exciting and thought-provoking science fiction epic—a grand story of annihilation and survival spanning five thousand years. What would happen if the world were ending? A catastrophic event renders the earth a ticking time bomb. In a feverish race against the inevitable, nations around the globe band together to devise an ambitious plan to ensure the survival of humanity far beyond our atmosphere, in... [more inside]
posted by Lynsey on Aug 4, 2016 - 35 comments

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Statistical Probabilities  Rewatch   Season 6, Ep 9

Bashir gets a visit from The Dream Teamthe Jack Pack, a group of genetically-enhanced savants who are capable of rapid and stunningly accurate assessments of the Dominion threat. But what does he do when they predict that the Federation will lose the war? [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack on Aug 1, 2016 - 8 comments

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Resurrection  Rewatch   Season 6, Ep 8

It's the second coming of another Bajoran religious figure believed to have died long ago. This time, it's Vedek Bareil…except it's not, and he is actually dead. Confusing? Well, what do you expect from the MIRROR UNIVERSE… [more inside]
posted by CheesesOfBrazil on Jul 28, 2016 - 7 comments

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: You Are Cordially Invited  Rewatch   Season 6, Ep 7

ma'wIJ! ma'wIJ iS watlh b'wInghs uS tuH'e'ver to'Day! [more inside]
posted by CheesesOfBrazil on Jul 25, 2016 - 5 comments

Dark Matter: We Were Family   Season 2, Ep 4

Three reconnects with his former crew; the Android finds herself in unique company.
posted by sammyo on Jul 23, 2016 - 3 comments

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Sacrifice of Angels  Rewatch   Season 6, Ep 6

In the largest battle of Star Trek history, Sisko leads the attack to recapture Deep Space 9. Meanwhile, on the Dominion-occupied station, the minefield is about to come down—and the only people who can stop it have been preemptively arrested. [more inside]
posted by CheesesOfBrazil on Jul 21, 2016 - 9 comments

Podcast: ars PARADOXICA: 03: Trinity, Act I

The team takes a break.
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jul 21, 2016 - 4 comments

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Favor the Bold  Rewatch   Season 6, Ep 5

OK, you know how, when you think you've found the right person, you just can't get enough of them? And you totally lose track of time in their arms? And all your friends are like, hey, where have you been, and you try to tell them that this is the one, man, and they just don't get it? And then you realize that one of them is going to get executed because you didn't do your part to resist the invading aliens? OK, maybe not so much the last part, but that's Odo's deal. Also, Sisko & Co. prepare to retake the station. [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack on Jul 18, 2016 - 7 comments

Stranger Things: Chapter Eight: The Upside Down  Season 1, Ep 8

Dr. Brenner holds Hooper and Joyce for questioning while the boys wait with Eleven in the gym. Back at Will's, Nancy and Jonathan prepare for battle. (season finale)
posted by oh yeah! on Jul 17, 2016 - 180 comments

Stranger Things: Chapter Seven: The Bathtub  Season 1, Ep 7

Eleven struggles to reach Will, while Lucas warns that "the bad men are coming." Nancy and Jonathan show the police what Jonathan caught on camera. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Jul 17, 2016 - 32 comments

Chapter 6: The Monster  Season 1, Ep 6

A frantic Jonathan looks for Nancy in the darkness, but Steve's looking for her too. Hopper and Joyce uncover the truth about the lab's experiments. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Jul 17, 2016 - 25 comments

Stranger Things: Chapter Five: The Flea and the Acrobat  Season 1, Ep 5

Hopper breaks into the lab while Nancy and Jonathan confront the force that took Will. The boys ask Mr. Clarke how to travel to another dimension. [more inside]
posted by Fizz on Jul 17, 2016 - 36 comments

Stranger Things: Chapter Four: The Body  Season 1, Ep 4

Refusing to believe Will is dead, Joyce tries to connect with her son. The boys give Eleven a makeover. Nancy and Jonathan form an unlikely alliance. [more inside]
posted by Fizz on Jul 17, 2016 - 42 comments

Stranger Things: Chapter Three: Holly, Jolly  Season 1, Ep 3

An increasingly concerned Nancy looks for Barb and finds out what Jonathan's been up to. Joyce is convinced Will is trying to talk to her. [more inside]
posted by Fizz on Jul 17, 2016 - 37 comments

Stranger Things: Chapter Two: The Weirdo on Maple Street  Season 1, Ep 2

Lucas, Mike and Dustin try to talk to the girl they found in the woods. Hopper questions an anxious Joyce about an unsettling phone call. [more inside]
posted by Fizz on Jul 17, 2016 - 28 comments

Stranger Things: Chapter One: The Vanishing of Will Byers  Season 1, Ep 1

In a laboratory run by the U.S. Department of Energy, a Scientist is taken by an unseen force. Will Byers, a young boy goes missing after witnessing a strange creature on his bike ride home. After Will goes missing, a young girl appears at a restaurant wearing a hospital gown and shaved head. After running away from the restaurant, Lucas, Mike and Dustin, Will's friends, find her in the woods during a storm.
posted by Fizz on Jul 16, 2016 - 59 comments

Dark Matter: I've Seen the Other Side of You  Season 2, Ep 3

A computer glitch makes the crew turn against one another.
posted by sammyo on Jul 16, 2016 - 5 comments

Podcast: ars PARADOXICA: 02: Blackout

A power outage creates an unlikely friendship. [more inside]
posted by metaBugs on Jul 14, 2016 - 5 comments

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Behind the Lines  Rewatch   Season 6, Ep 4

Reassigned from commanding the Defiant, Sisko copes with loss—and back on the station, Odo makes a moist new friend. Meanwhile, the Dominion discovers a way to bring down the minefield that's keeping their reinforcements on the other side of the wormhole, and only Rom can stop them. [more inside]
posted by CheesesOfBrazil on Jul 14, 2016 - 15 comments

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Sons and Daughters  Rewatch   Season 6, Ep 3

Temporarily assigned to the IKS Rotarran, Worf is shocked to discover that one of the new crew members is his son, Alexander Rozhenko; so is the rest of Trek fandom, because the kid is only about eight in Earth years. (I mean, the Jem'Hadar grow to maturity in days, and the all-time Trek precocity champ is probably the resurrected Spock, but still.) And, against all odds, Dukat manages to be even creepier. [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack on Jul 11, 2016 - 29 comments

Dark Matter: Kill Them All  Season 2, Ep 2

Imprisoned in Hyperion-8, the crew must negotiate attempted assassinations, extraditions, and behind-the-scenes machinations as they plot their escape. (imdb)
posted by sammyo on Jul 9, 2016 - 14 comments

Podcast: ars PARADOXICA: 01: Hypothesis

ars PARADOXICA is a love letter to physics, fiction, and the future. It's a disorienting journey through spacetime and the Cold War. It's a tome of secret history you stumbled across in a library in the dead of night. It's also a serial audio drama. [more inside]
posted by metaBugs on Jul 7, 2016 - 4 comments

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Rocks and Shoals  Rewatch   Season 6, Ep 2

You think YOUR relationship with your neighbors is awkward? Try being Sisko marooned on an alien world alongside half-crazed Jem'Hadar. Or how about being Kira working alongside Dominion occupiers on Terok Nor Deep Space Nine Terok Nor? [more inside]
posted by CheesesOfBrazil on Jul 7, 2016 - 8 comments

Interest in "ars PARADOXICA", a sci-fi/mystery serial fiction podcast?

I recently started listening to ars PARADOXICA (via collectallfour's AskMe) and am really enjoying it. Is there any interest in adding it to the FanFare podcast feeds? [more inside]
posted by metaBugs on Jul 6, 2016 - 5 comments

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: A Time To Stand  Rewatch   Season 6, Ep 1

In the first episode of the six-part "Station Occupation" arc, Jake learns the limits of freedom of the press under the Dominion, Dukat creeps on Kira (big shock), Odo balances being a god and a cop, Quark looks on the bright side of life, and the exiled Federation crew (plus Garak) execute a plan that's so crazy, it's gotta work--or does it? Plus, special bonus July 4th surprise! [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack on Jul 4, 2016 - 5 comments

Dark Matter: Welcome to Your New Home  Season 2, Ep 1

When we last left the crew of the Raza, they were being led away in chains by the Galactic Authority, seemingly betrayed by Six. We pick up shortly thereafter, with the gang now the guests of honor at Hyperion-8, a notorious maximum security detention center on some godforsaken moon.
posted by sammyo on Jul 2, 2016 - 9 comments

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Call to Arms  Rewatch   Season 5, Ep 26

"These are the times that try men's souls." Sisko mines the entrance to the wormhole, provoking Gul Dukat to attack the station…and the Dominion War begins. Season finale. [more inside]
posted by CheesesOfBrazil on Jun 30, 2016 - 18 comments

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: In the Cards  Rewatch   Season 5, Ep 25

Sisko, J. and Nog [NFI], "The Acquisition of Unique Artifacts in a Post-Monetary Society: A Case Study", The Journal of Deep-Space Studies, Stardate 50929.4, v. 47:9, pp. 1701a-e. [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack on Jun 27, 2016 - 6 comments

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Empok Nor  Rewatch   Season 5, Ep 24

A salvage operation on an abandoned, booby-trapped Cardassian space station? One of the most dangerous agents of the Obsidian Order in your party? What could possibly go wrong? [more inside]
posted by CheesesOfBrazil on Jun 23, 2016 - 4 comments

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Blaze of Glory  Rewatch   Season 5, Ep 23

Do you hear the people sing? Singing the song of angry men? It is the music of the people Who will not be slaves again! When the beating of your heart Echoes the beating of the drums There is a life about to start When tomorrow comes. [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack on Jun 20, 2016 - 10 comments

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Children of Time  Rewatch   Season 5, Ep 22

O'Brien cheats on his wife, Worf starts a personality cult, Dax tries to crash the Defiant, and Odo wipes out a civilization. Well, sort of. [more inside]
posted by CheesesOfBrazil on Jun 16, 2016 - 10 comments

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Soldiers of the Empire  Rewatch   Season 5, Ep 21

Qoy qeylIs puqloD. Qoy puqbe’pu’. yoHbogh matlhbogh je SuvwI’ Say’moHchu’ may’ ’Iw. maSuv manong ’ej maHoHchu’. nI’be’ yInmaj ’ach wovqu’. batlh maHeghbej ’ej yo’ qIjDaq vavpu’ma’ DImuv. pa’ reH maSuvtaHqu’. mamevQo’. maSuvtaH. ma’ov. [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack on Jun 13, 2016 - 3 comments

Voltron: Legendary Defender: I Say Volt, and You Say Tron! Volt! Voltron?  Season 1, Ep 0

Five unlikely paladins find themselves piloting giant robotic lions with the power to join together into the mecha-robot, Voltron. Tasked with saving the galaxy, they are forced to overcome their own pasts and limitations if they have any hope of defeating Emperor Zarkon and his Galra Empire. [more inside]
posted by Atreides on Jun 13, 2016 - 13 comments

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Ferengi Love Songs  Rewatch   Season 5, Ep 20

Quark grows despondent enough to visit his mother, only to learn she's involved (in more ways than one) with Zek. Meanwhile, cross-cultural misunderstanding threatens Rom and Leeta's wedding. ♫ Love... soft as a Ferengi's lobes...[more inside]
posted by CheesesOfBrazil on Jun 9, 2016 - 4 comments

Movie: The Day the Earth Stood Still

An alien lands and tells the people of Earth that they must live peacefully or be destroyed as a danger to other planets. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Jun 6, 2016 - 7 comments

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Ties of Blood and Water  Rewatch   Season 5, Ep 19

Kira gets an offer of help from an exiled Cardassian, but finds herself challenged both by his past deeds... and by her own. Plus: Ol' Blue Eyes is back! (No, no that one. Not him, either.) [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack on Jun 6, 2016 - 6 comments

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