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The X-Files: Max (Part 2/2)  Rewatch   Season 4, Ep 18

Mulder and Scully continue their investigation of Flight 549 and discover that it may have been sacrificed by the military in order to obtain alien technology.
posted by orange swan on May 27, 2020 - 1 comment

The X-Files: Tempus Fugit (Part 1/2)  Rewatch   Season 4, Ep 17

Scully's birthday celebration is interrupted by Max Fenig's sister, who approaches Mulder and Scully to tell them that Max was on a plane that crashed. No one seems to understand why the plane crashed, or why the passengers' watches have stopped at a time ten minutes past the time of the crash.
posted by orange swan on May 26, 2020 - 2 comments

The X-Files: Momento Mori  Rewatch   Season 4, Ep 14

Scully is diagnosed with an inoperable tumour, and begins treatment for it, while Mulder and Skinner both go to desperate lengths in their separate attempts to save her.
posted by orange swan on May 23, 2020 - 5 comments

The X-Files: Terma (Part 2/2)  Rewatch   Season 4, Ep 9

Mulder is held captive in a Russian gulag and used as a test subject for the black oil, while Scully is held in contempt of court for refusing to disclose what she knows about Mulder's whereabouts.
posted by orange swan on May 18, 2020 - 6 comments

The X-Files: Tunguska (Part 1/2)  Rewatch   Season 4, Ep 8

While investigating the deaths of two men in connection with the recent arrival of a diplomatic pouch, Mulder and Krycek travel to Tunguska, Russia to investigate Russian experiments with the black oil, while Scully tries to ascertain the nature of the contents of the pouch.
posted by orange swan on May 17, 2020 - 6 comments

The X-Files: Musings of a Cigarette-Smoking Man  Rewatch   Season 4, Ep 7

The Cigarette Smoking Man muses over the course of his life while listening to Mulder, Scully, and the Lone Gunmen speculate about his personal history.
posted by orange swan on May 16, 2020 - 7 comments

The X-Files: Herrenvolk (Part 2/2)  Rewatch   Season 4, Ep 1

Pursued by the alien bounty hunter, Jeremiah Smith takes Mulder to see a secret ginseng and bee farm in Canada that is being worked by child clones, while Scully analyzes the data being tracked by the team of Jeremiah Smiths.
posted by orange swan on May 10, 2020 - 6 comments

The X-Files: Talitha Cumi (Part 1/2)  Rewatch   Season 3, Ep 24

Mulder and Scully search for a man who miraculously healed both the shooter and his victims at a fast food restaurant hostage situation, then disappeared when being questioned by the police.
posted by orange swan on May 9, 2020 - 3 comments

The X-Files: Apocrypha (Part 2/2)  Rewatch   Season 3, Ep 16

Mulder continues his investigation of the black oil. Scully pursues the man who murdered her sister.
posted by orange swan on May 1, 2020 - 4 comments

The X-Files: Piper Maru (Part 1/2)  Rewatch   Season 3, Ep 15

Mulder and Scully investigate the case of a diver from a French salvage ship called the Piper Maru who discovered a World War II fighter plane and, upon the ship's return to San Diego, proved to be the only member of his crew not exposed to harmfully extreme levels of radiation.
posted by orange swan on Apr 30, 2020 - 2 comments

The X-Files: Revelations  Rewatch   Season 3, Ep 11

After a series of religious frauds are murdered, Scully and Mulder become concerned about the safety of a 10-year-old boy who has been exhibiting signs of stigmata.
posted by orange swan on Apr 26, 2020 - 2 comments

The X-Files: 731 (Part 2/2)  Rewatch   Season 3, Ep 10

Mulder explores a railway car used for secret experiments. Scully investigates the purpose and history of her alien implant.
posted by orange swan on Apr 25, 2020 - 3 comments

The X-Files: Nisei (Part 1/2)  Rewatch   Season 3, Ep 9

Mulder's investigation of an alien autopsy video leads to a secret project with connections to unethical experiments done by Japanese scientists during World War II. Scully learns more about what happened during her alien abduction.
posted by orange swan on Apr 24, 2020 - 2 comments

Devs: Episode 8  Season 1, Ep 8

Series finale: "The question is answered: is the Universe deterministic, a multi-verse, or something else?"
posted by Pronoiac on Apr 17, 2020 - 42 comments

The X-Files: Paper Clip (Part 3/3)  Rewatch   Season 3, Ep 2

Mulder and Scully are reunited. Mulder learns about the government's part in the alien hybrid project, and about his father's part in his sister's abduction.
posted by orange swan on Apr 17, 2020 - 6 comments

The X-Files: The Blessing Way (Part 2/3)  Rewatch   Season 3, Ep 1

Mulder is nursed back to health by Albert Hosteen's tribe. Scully uncovers evidence that someone in the FBI is working with the conspiracy, and suspects Skinner.
posted by orange swan on Apr 16, 2020 - 4 comments

The X-Files: Anasazi (Part 1/3)  Rewatch   Season 2, Ep 25

Mulder receives a tape containing encoded information about alien visitations, which leads him and Scully to New Mexico.
posted by orange swan on Apr 15, 2020 - 5 comments

The X-Files: Soft Light  Rewatch   Season 2, Ep 23

A series of mysterious disappearances leads Mulder and Scully to a man whose shadow vaporizes people.
posted by orange swan on Apr 13, 2020 - 5 comments

The X-Files: End Game  Rewatch   Season 2, Ep 17

The alien bounty hunter abducts Scully. Mulder learns that the clones from the previous episode were human-alien hybrids, part of an attempt to establish an alien colony on Earth — and that his apparently returned sister Samantha is another such clone.
posted by orange swan on Apr 6, 2020 - 2 comments

The X-Files: Colony  Rewatch   Season 2, Ep 16

In part one of two-part episode, after three identical men are killed and their obituaries are emailed to Mulder, a mysterious CIA agent informs him and Scully that the killer is an alien bounty hunter sent to destroy the start of a colony of clones. Meanwhile, Mulder is distracted when his sister, Samantha, suddenly returns.
posted by orange swan on Apr 5, 2020 - 3 comments

Devs: Episode 6  Season 1, Ep 6

Lily and Jamie visit Forest looking for answers. Katie and Lily have an awkward chat. Lyndon wants back into Devs. [more inside]
posted by thedward on Apr 3, 2020 - 14 comments

The X-Files: Red Museum  Rewatch   Season 2, Ep 10

Mulder and Scully are called to Delta Glen, Wisconsin, to look into the case of a teenaged boy who left his home in response to a phone call from an unknown person, saying he'd be gone for five minutes, and was found the next morning, wandering the woods in only his underwear, wild-eyed and incoherent with fear, and with the words, "He is one," written in black marker on his back.
posted by orange swan on Mar 30, 2020 - 3 comments

The X-Files: Firewalker  Rewatch   Season 2, Ep 9

A volcanologist shows Mulder and Scully a video transmission from a volcano in Mount Avalon, New Hampshire, in which a dead seismologist and a moving shadow appears, and asks them to investigate the matter.
posted by orange swan on Mar 29, 2020 - 3 comments

The X-Files: One Breath  Rewatch   Season 2, Ep 8

Scully reappears at a D.C. hospital, comatose and in critical condition. Mulder tries to find out what happened to her and who is responsible for it.
posted by orange swan on Mar 28, 2020 - 5 comments

The X-Files: Ascension  Rewatch   Season 2, Ep 6

In the second installment of a two-part episode, Duane Barry heads off for an alien rendezvous with Scully in the trunk of his car, while Mulder puts the pieces together and figures out where he's gone.
posted by orange swan on Mar 26, 2020 - 3 comments

The X-Files: Duane Barry  Rewatch   Season 2, Ep 5

In the first installment of a two-part episode, Mulder is called upon to handle a hostage negotiation with Duane Barry, former FBI agent, current psychiatric patient, and self-proclaimed multiple alien abductee.
posted by orange swan on Mar 25, 2020 - 6 comments

Movie: The Hidden

When average, law-abiding citizens suddenly turn to a life of hedonistic behavior and violent crime, Detective Tom Beck (Michael Nouri) is tasked with helping young FBI agent Lloyd Gallagher (Kyle MacLachlan) determine the cause in this tense, sci-fi thriller. [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack on Mar 22, 2020 - 12 comments

The X-Files: Little Green Men  Rewatch   Season 2, Ep 1

The X-Files have been closed, and Mulder reassigned to surveillance while Scully teaches at Quantico. Mulder is contacted by a senator, who sends him to check out a radio telescope station in Arecibo, Puerto Rico.
posted by orange swan on Mar 21, 2020 - 3 comments

The X-Files: The Erlenmeyer Flask  Rewatch   Season 1, Ep 24

In the season one finale, Deep Throat calls Mulder to advise him to watch channel 8, which is broadcasting a news item about a man who managed to escape the police after first leading them on a car chase, and then being beaten with a nightstick, tasered, and shot.
posted by orange swan on Mar 20, 2020 - 2 comments

The X-Files: Eve  Rewatch   Season 1, Ep 11

Scully and Mulder look into the case of two men, one in Connecticut, one in California, who died in exactly the same way at exactly the same time, and who each left behind an eight-year-old daughter.
posted by orange swan on Mar 7, 2020 - 4 comments

The X-Files: Fallen Angel  Rewatch   Season 1, Ep 10

Mulder and Scully investigate the government-quarantined site of a supposed toxic spill in Wisconsin.
posted by orange swan on Mar 6, 2020 - 4 comments

The X-Files: Space  Rewatch   Season 1, Ep 9

Mulder and Scully are asked to come to Houston to look into technically inexplicable damage to a space shuttle that is on the verge of launching.
posted by orange swan on Mar 5, 2020 - 7 comments

The X-Files: Ghost in the Machine  Rewatch   Season 1, Ep 7

A former colleague of Mulder's asks for his help with a case involving a CEO who was electrocuted in his tech company's computerized bathroom.
posted by orange swan on Mar 3, 2020 - 10 comments

Movie: The Guyver

A young man discovers a device that merges with his own body turning him into a cyborg superhero. [more inside]
posted by miss-lapin on Mar 3, 2020 - 8 comments

The X-Files: Conduit  Rewatch   Season 1, Ep 4

Scully and Mulder travel to Iowa to investigate the strange disappearance of a teenaged girl, and her 8-year-old brother's precocious code-writing ability.
posted by orange swan on Feb 29, 2020 - 5 comments

The X-Files: Deep Throat  Rewatch   Season 1, Ep 2

Scully and Mulder travel to Idaho to investigate the disappearance of Lt. Col. Budahas who, according to his wife, began acting strangely and developing a bodily rash, and then was taken into military custody.
posted by orange swan on Feb 27, 2020 - 6 comments

Movie: Prospect

A teenage girl and her father travel to a remote alien moon, aiming to strike it rich. They've secured a contract to harvest a large deposit of the elusive gems hidden in the depths of the moon's toxic forest. But there are others roving the wilderness and the job quickly devolves into a fight to survive. Forced to contend not only with the forest's other ruthless inhabitants, but with her own ...
posted by Meatbomb on Feb 23, 2020 - 11 comments

Movie: The Big Space Travel

From the same studio that produced Richard Viktorov’s diptych Moscow-Cassiopeia / Adolescents in the Universe comes this second teen-themed sci-fi adventure, in which three youngsters have to take command of a space flight when their adult captain comes down sick and is forced to quarantine himself. [more inside]
posted by gusottertrout on Oct 28, 2019 - 2 comments

Mystery Science Theater 3000: LASERBLAST  Rewatch   Season 7, Ep 6

Rewatch! A teen with a sad life finds a laser gun in the desert, which turns out to be a particularly bad influence on him. Fortunately the claymation lizard patrol is on the case. This was the last episode in the Comedy Central run of Mystery Science Theater 3000. Previously.
posted by JHarris on Oct 24, 2019 - 8 comments

Movie: Teens in the Universe

Interstellar expedition equipped by "pioneers"(soviet scouts) travels to Alpha Kassiopea after receiving a distress signal and finds a planet run entirely to the ends of making its inhabitants happy. Unexpected difficulties, however, ensued. [more inside]
posted by gusottertrout on Oct 24, 2019 - 1 comment

Movie: Moscow-Cassiopeia

A young student develops an interstellar engine that can reach near light speed and seeks to take a team of teens on a mission to Cassiopeia to check out the origins of a radio signal emanating from near the star. The mission requires teens as it is expected to take 50 years to complete. [more inside]
posted by gusottertrout on Oct 24, 2019 - 4 comments

Mystery Science Theater 3000: OVERDRAWN AT THE MEMORY BANK  Rewatch   Season 8, Ep 22

Rewatch! In a corporate-dominated dystopia, poor Aram Fingals gets caught "scrolling up cinemas" and so he's sent for "prophylactic rehab" to a wildlife refuge where his mind is "doppled" into a baboon (thankfully not an anteater!) because that's what is considered restorative recreation in THE FUTURE. The process is overseen by Apollonia Jones and... look, there's so much pointless jargon in this movie it's using up my supply of scare quotes so I'm going to stop the description there. Just scrounge up some creds for a bag of flavo-fibes and join us and the sadly late Raul Julia for OVERDRAWN AT THE MEMORY BANK. Previously.
posted by JHarris on Oct 17, 2019 - 5 comments

Book: The Dazzle of Day

Leaving a dilapidated Earth behind, Quakers across the globe pool funds and resources as they select colonists to send to a newly discovered planet to start life anew in this “miraculous fusion of…science fiction with unsparing realism and keen psychology” (Ursula K. Le Guin).
posted by kalimac on Aug 20, 2019 - 4 comments

Babylon 5: No Surrender, No Retreat  Season 4, Ep 15

Sheridan and B5 try to free Proxima III. Londo and G'Kar try something new. "So from now on, I guess the operational phrase is 'trust no one'." "No. Trust Ivanova; trust yourself. Anybody else -- shoot 'em!" [more inside]
posted by flibbertigibbet on Aug 18, 2019 - 1 comment

Mystery Science Theater 3000: ALIEN FROM L.A.  Rewatch   Season 5, Ep 16

Rewatch! A young lady in California learns the oft-taught movie advice that, if she takes off her glasses and musses her hair a bit, men will be more attracted to her, and it only takes a trip to a dystopian underground civilization to learn it. This movie has a certain level of similarity to the Super Mario Bros. movie. This is a fan favorite episode, only the fourth episode P.M. (Post Mitchell), and back when it first aired it was the episode that really proved, after Joel left, that the show was going to be okay. Previously [more inside]
posted by JHarris on Jul 31, 2019 - 8 comments

Book: A Closed and Common Orbit (Wayfarer's Guide #2)

Lovelace was once merely a ship's artificial intelligence. When she wakes up in an new body, following a total system shut-down and reboot, she has no memory of what came before. As Lovelace learns to negotiate the universe and discover who she is, she makes friends with Pepper, an excitable engineer, who's determined to help her learn and grow.
posted by dinty_moore on Jul 30, 2019 - 13 comments

Strange Angel: Aeon  Season 2, Ep 7

Susan and Patty's relationship reaches a breaking point when Susan learns of her sister's indiscretions - nevertheless, they must join forces to use Virgil as a means to an end. After Marisol receives devastating news, she gains a new perspective on her relationship with Richard. Jack has a chance to get back into the military's good graces, but the conditions may be too tough to swallow. Jack's power within the Agape rises to new heights; however, the arrival of a new prospective tenant at the Parsonage threatens to change all that. [Season finale] [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Jul 26, 2019 - 1 comment

Strange Angel: The Tower  Season 2, Ep 6

Following the party at the Parsonage, Jack must strike a dangerous bargain, while the police investigate the Agape. Meanwhile, Richard, Chiang and Mesulam are sent to London for a military research project, where Richard goes to great lengths to clear Jack's name. Devastating truths come to light, putting Jack and Susan's future in doubt, and relationships continue to change. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Jul 26, 2019 - 0 comments

Strange Angel: The Hanged Man  Season 2, Ep 5

Facing increasing suspicions from the federal government, Jack tries to clear the air with a summer dinner party and everyone is invited! Ernest pushes Jack to find his true path. "A man of fire should not be bowing before a man of clay."
posted by filthy light thief on Jul 26, 2019 - 0 comments

Book: Empress of Forever

A feminist Guardians of the Galaxy—a smart, swashbuckling, wildly imaginative adventure of a rag-tag team of brilliant misfits, dangerous renegades, and enhanced outlaws in a war-torn future. [more inside]
posted by overglow on Jul 23, 2019 - 6 comments

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