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Movie: Godzilla

American nuclear weapons testing results in the creation of a seemingly unstoppable, dinosaur-like beast. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Jun 5, 2016 - 2 comments

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Business as Usual  Rewatch   Season 5, Ep 18

There are some things latinum can't buy. For everything else, there's weapons dealing. As Quark struggles with his penury, his conscience, and his brother Gaila (who owns his own moon), O'Brien must suffer the wrath of Kirayoshi. (Directorial debut of Alexander Siddig.) [more inside]
posted by CheesesOfBrazil on Jun 2, 2016 - 10 comments

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: A Simple Investigation  Rewatch   Season 5, Ep 17

Things are rarely simple when love and crime get mixed up, as a certain changeling cop who's about to get entangled in a 24th-century version of one of his crime novels is about to find out. (Spoilers for a 1952 movie below the cut.) [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack on May 30, 2016 - 6 comments

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Doctor Bashir, I Presume?  Rewatch   Season 5, Ep 16

It's doctor versus doctor versus holo-doctor in an epic smug-off, as Voyager's Dr. Lewis Zimmerman (Robert Picardo) drops by DS9. But soon he's causing trouble for Dr. Bashir's career...and Rom's love life. [more inside]
posted by CheesesOfBrazil on May 28, 2016 - 7 comments

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: By Inferno's Light  Rewatch   Season 5, Ep 15

IT'S ON NOW. A Dominion fleet pours through the wormhole, friends and enemies change alliances, Worf is in the fight(s) of his life, Garak battles against time and his worst enemy, Dukat gets a new job, and the infiltrator aboard the station puts their second and deadlier plan into motion, with the fate of Deep Space Nine, Bajor, the Federation, and the Alpha Quadrant at stake. [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack on May 22, 2016 - 9 comments

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: For the Uniform  Rewatch   Season 5, Ep 13

One day more, Another day, another destiny, This never ending road to Calvary; These men who seem to know my crime Will surely come a second time, One day more... [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack on May 15, 2016 - 9 comments

SGU Stargate Universe: Water  Rewatch   Season 1, Ep 6

Severe rationing can't save the Destiny's dwindling water supply, forcing Colonel Young and Lieutenant Scott to seek out drinkable water on a deadly ice planet. [more inside]
posted by zarq on May 10, 2016 - 3 comments

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: The Darkness and the Light  Rewatch   Season 5, Ep 11

Someone's killing off the members of Kira's former resistance cell, one by one, and apparently saving her for last... but she's one mean mother(-to-be). [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack on May 8, 2016 - 8 comments

SGU Stargate Universe: Light  Rewatch   Season 1, Ep 5

Nearly out of power, Destiny has dropped out of F.T.L. and is flying directly toward a sun. The crew has no access to core systems and no way to change the ship's course. Colonel Young conducts a lottery to determine who will escape certain death to try and find a habitable planet with the shuttle. [more inside]
posted by zarq on May 5, 2016 - 7 comments

Movie: Barbarella

In the far future, a highly sexual woman is assigned with finding and stopping the evil Durand-Durand. Along the way, she encounters various unusual people. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on May 5, 2016 - 11 comments

SGU Stargate Universe: Darkness  Rewatch   Season 1, Ep 4

Destiny suffers a power crisis, putting the lives of the stranded crew in jeopardy when even the emergency reserves run dry. Colonel Young orders everyone to limit their power consumption and Dr. Rush pushes himself to his breaking point. Meanwhile Eli begins recording individual messages from the crew in case they don’t survive. [more inside]
posted by zarq on May 3, 2016 - 1 comment

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: The Ascent  Rewatch   Season 5, Ep 9

If Quark and Odo are to survive, they'll have to depend on each other as they climb... into thin air. [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack on May 1, 2016 - 5 comments

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Let He Who Is Without Sin...  Rewatch   Season 5, Ep 7

Some of the crew are taking some R&R on the planet that's the Club Med of the Alpha Quadrant. What could possibly go wrong? Risa, meet Worf. [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack on Apr 24, 2016 - 17 comments

Movie: Capricorn One

A NASA Mars mission won't work, and its funding is endangered, so they decide to fake it just this once. But then they have to keep the secret... [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Apr 24, 2016 - 11 comments

SGU Stargate Universe: Air (Part 3)  Rewatch   Season 1, Ep 3

With the air supply failing on Destiny, a team disembarks to a desert-like planet in search of lime or a similar mineral to scrub the ship’s air of carbon dioxide. Meanwhile, with life on the ship looking bleak, Colonel Young reports in to General O’Neill and Chloe has one last chance to see her mother, courtesy of the communication stones. [more inside]
posted by zarq on Apr 21, 2016 - 4 comments

Movie: Soylent Green

It's people. PEOPLE! [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Apr 17, 2016 - 12 comments

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: The Assignment  Rewatch   Season 5, Ep 5

A new enemy appears on DS9, with a familiar face, and O'Brien has to figure out not only what they want, but why. [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack on Apr 17, 2016 - 8 comments

SGU Stargate Universe: Air (Part 2)  Rewatch   Season 1, Ep 2

In part 2 of the series premiere, approximately 80 scientists, military personnel and civilians find themselves stranded on a large, damaged Ancient space ship, several billion light years from Earth. The new, reluctant crew discover that they're locked out of the ship's systems, life support is failing and they will need to make repairs fast or run out of air in a matter of hours. [more inside]
posted by zarq on Apr 16, 2016 - 4 comments

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Looking for par'Mach in All the Wrong Places   Rewatch   Season 5, Ep 3

Well, I spent stardates lookin' for you/ Quark's Bar and holodeck lovers were never true/ Playin' a petaQ's game, hopin' to win/ Tellin' those dishonorable lies and losin' again... (it sounds better in the original tlhIngan) [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack on Apr 10, 2016 - 9 comments

SGU Stargate Universe: Air (Part 1)  Rewatch   Season 1, Ep 1

College dropout Eli Walllace solves a mathematical equation in an online computer game, planted there by Stargate Command. For his achievement, Dr. Nicholas Rush and General Jack O'Neill recruit Wallace to the Icarus program, which is attempting to dial a nine-chevron address with the Stargate. When the hidden base is attacked, an evacuation begins. But with the planet's unstable core about to go critical and lacking any other means of escape, approximately 80 people are forced to step through the gate and head to an unknown destination -- on the other side of the universe. [more inside]
posted by zarq on Apr 8, 2016 - 20 comments

11.22.63: The Day in Question  Season 1, Ep 8

The past pulls out every weapon it has to keep Jake from reaching Dealey Plaza in time to save Kennedy. [more inside]
posted by Ivan Fyodorovich on Apr 5, 2016 - 17 comments

Movie: Westworld

A robot malfunction creates havoc and terror for unsuspecting vacationers at a futuristic, adult-themed amusement park. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Apr 5, 2016 - 25 comments

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Apocalypse Rising  Rewatch   Season 5, Ep 1

Awesome metal band name or daring undercover raid into the heart of the Klingon Empire? You decide! [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack on Apr 3, 2016 - 9 comments

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Watchdogs  Season 3, Ep 14

Agent Mack and his brother step in when a radical group called the Watchdogs plans to eliminate the Inhumans; Simmons finds a powerful chemical compound.
posted by Ivan Fyodorovich on Mar 30, 2016 - 18 comments

11.22.63: Soldier Boy  Season 1, Ep 7

The end is near, and Jake is not up to the task. Sadie scrambles to pick up the pieces, but no one knows the mission as well as Jake. Kennedy and the assassin are on a collision path - but has Jake changed things enough in the past to alter the course of events? The days are counting down as 11.22.63 draws near.
posted by Ivan Fyodorovich on Mar 30, 2016 - 6 comments

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Body Parts  Rewatch   Season 4, Ep 25

Quark is a dead man. No, wait, he's not. Well, then again... [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack on Mar 27, 2016 - 14 comments

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Parting Shot  Season 3, Ep 13

Bobbi and Hunter become ensnared in an assassination plot after tracking Malick to Russia. As S.H.I.E.L.D. races to save the lives on the line, the team is changed forever.
posted by Ivan Fyodorovich on Mar 23, 2016 - 22 comments

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: The Inside Man  Season 3, Ep 12

Coulson and General Talbot are forced to team up and attend a worldwide symposium on Inhumans, where they suspect Malick has an inside man. As the S.H.I.E.L.D. team gets closer to the truth, an unexpected traitor is revealed.
posted by Ivan Fyodorovich on Mar 23, 2016 - 7 comments

11.22.63: Happy Birthday, Lee Harvey Oswald  Season 1, Ep 6

It's October 1962, and the gathering storm of threats in Dallas continues to build. Jake must take drastic action to establish the full dimensions of the threat to Kennedy. And amidst it all, he's hit with an unexpected death and a bitter betrayal from one of those closest to him.
posted by Ivan Fyodorovich on Mar 22, 2016 - 6 comments

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: To the Death  Rewatch   Season 4, Ep 23

Weyoun! DS9 adds to its already-impressive list of recurring characters with yet another Jeffrey Combs portrayal. And there are also a bunch of rebel Jem'Hadar trying to activate an ancient gateway, fate of the galaxy at stake, working with the enemy, etc. The important thing is, Weyoun. [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack on Mar 20, 2016 - 16 comments

11.22.63: The Truth  Season 1, Ep 5

Everything begins to fall apart as Jake struggles to live two lives: teacher and time traveler. When Sadie's life is threatened, Jake has to make a terrible choice, leaving Bill to his own devices. Lee Harvey Oswald takes steps that will lead him into a date with destiny.
posted by Ivan Fyodorovich on Mar 14, 2016 - 9 comments

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: The Muse  Rewatch   Season 4, Ep 21

A mysterious woman helps Jake write a novel; Lwaxana Troi, pregnant with a son, asks Odo to help her escape her husband. [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack on Mar 13, 2016 - 4 comments

Movie: Moon

In Duncan Jones (nee Zowie Bowie, son of David)'s debut feature, astronaut Sam Bell (Sam Rockwell in a celebrated showcase performance) has a quintessentially personal encounter toward the end of his three-year stint on the Moon, alongside his computer companion GERTY. Despite not storming the box office, Moon (trailer) drew comparisons to movies like Solaris, Alien, and 2001, found critical praise (though not universally), won several awards, and still maintains a healthy following seven years later. (Some links contain spoilers)
posted by churl on Mar 12, 2016 - 16 comments

11.22.63: The Eyes of Texas  Season 1, Ep 4

Jake and Bill's partnership starts to struggle as they discover more secrets surrounding the unpredictable Lee Harvey Oswald. The conspiracy involving Oswald deepens, while romance blooms for Jake and Sadie. But by becoming involved with an innocent bystander, has Jake placed his new love in danger?
posted by Ivan Fyodorovich on Mar 8, 2016 - 5 comments

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Hard Time  Rewatch   Season 4, Ep 19

O'Brien was forced to endure a virtual-reality simulation of twenty years in prison in a matter of hours, a sentence which he insists was solitary confinement--so why does he keep seeing a hallucination of an alien? [TW: suicide] [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack on Mar 6, 2016 - 8 comments

11.22.63: Other Voices, Other Rooms  Season 1, Ep 3

Jake finds an unlikely ally in his quest. [more inside]
posted by Ivan Fyodorovich on Feb 29, 2016 - 14 comments

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Accession  Rewatch   Season 4, Ep 17

Sisko gets to quit the job he never wanted, but the new guy wants to bring back old ideas, and Sisko isn't too happy about that. Plus, Kira contemplates a change of careers, and Worf is in no hurry to be an amateur obstetrician again. [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack on Feb 27, 2016 - 12 comments

11.22.63: The Kill Floor  Season 1, Ep 2

Thrown by the enormity of his goal, Jake decides the one thing he can do to make a real difference is save the family of his friend Harry Dunning. Harry's family was murdered in a small Kentucky town by Harry's father, Frank. But does Jake have what it takes to kill a man and what are the consequences of violence?
posted by Ivan Fyodorovich on Feb 23, 2016 - 23 comments

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Sons of Mogh  Rewatch   Season 4, Ep 15

Worf's brother Kurn arrives on the station, and asks Worf to kill him. Meanwhile, Klingon ships are detected outside Bajoran space. [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack on Feb 21, 2016 - 4 comments

11.22.63: The Rabbit Hole  Season 1, Ep 1

High school teacher Jake Epping discovers why the burgers served by his friend Al at his charming diner are so darned cheap and tasty.
posted by Ivan Fyodorovich on Feb 16, 2016 - 35 comments

Movie: Twelve Monkeys

In a future world devastated by disease, a convict is sent back in time to gather information about the man-made virus that wiped out most of the human population on the planet. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Feb 15, 2016 - 9 comments

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Crossfire  Rewatch   Season 4, Ep 13

What becomes of the broken-hearted... especially when they have to protect the new lover of their crush? [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack on Feb 14, 2016 - 6 comments

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Homefront  Rewatch   Season 4, Ep 10

"I was hoping that this would never happen. But it finally has. The Changelings have reached Earth." [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack on Feb 7, 2016 - 7 comments

Movie: Galaxy Quest

The alumni cast of a space opera television series have to play their roles as the real thing when an alien race needs their help. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Feb 7, 2016 - 45 comments

The Expanse: Season 1: "Dulcinea" through "Leviathan Wakes"  Books Included   Season 1, Ep 0

A thread to discuss the entire first season of The Expanse, as well as the James S. A. Corey book it's based on: Leviathan Wakes.
posted by zarq on Feb 4, 2016 - 58 comments

The Expanse: Leviathan Wakes  Season 1, Ep 10

Events on Eros come to a head in the season finale.
posted by Ivan Fyodorovich on Feb 3, 2016 - 84 comments

The Expanse: Critical Mass  Season 1, Ep 9

Miller, Holden and his crew are trapped on Eros. Avasarala discovers the origin of the mystery ships.
posted by Ivan Fyodorovich on Feb 3, 2016 - 5 comments

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: The Sword of Kahless  Rewatch   Season 4, Ep 9

Worf is contacted by a legendary hero to help him find a long-lost weapon that was the foundation of their Empire, and an enemy from Worf's past also joins the hunt... but the two Klingons and Dax discover who the real enemy is. [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack on Jan 31, 2016 - 5 comments

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Starship Down  Rewatch   Season 4, Ep 7

In the grand tradition of "Balance of Terror" (TOS), a submarine movie IN SPAAAAAACE, and some of the crew learn some pretty important lessons about life... and each other. [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack on Jan 24, 2016 - 12 comments

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Indiscretion  Rewatch   Season 4, Ep 5

Major Kira has an unexpected team-up with Gul Dukat, and finds out a deep, dark secret of his... which is absolutely no surprise to anyone who's had even the slightest acquaintance with his character. Also, Sisko gets cold feet. (No, not that kind of cold feet. Not yet, anyway.) [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack on Jan 17, 2016 - 7 comments

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