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Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Measure of a Man  Rewatch   Season 2, Ep 9

It's Data's day in court when Starfleet scientist Bruce Maddox, eager to dissect and replicate him, argues that androids don't have rights. Picard, naturally, has a response to this. [more inside]
posted by CheesesOfBrazil on Jul 31, 2020 - 26 comments

Westworld: Passed Pawn  Season 3, Ep 7

A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Apr 27, 2020 - 25 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

Star Trek: Short Treks: Calypso  Season 1, Ep 2

A marooned astronaut (played by Aldis Hodge) wakes up on a seemingly deserted starship (voiced by Annabelle Wallis).
posted by Mogur on Nov 9, 2018 - 25 comments

Movie: Tau

A woman is held captive by a Software engineer in a futuristic smart house and hopes to escape by manipulating the A. I. program that controls the house. [more inside]
posted by Faintdreams on Jun 30, 2018 - 8 comments

Westworld: Phase Space  Season 2, Ep 6

We each deserve to choose our own fate. [more inside]
posted by litera scripta manet on May 27, 2018 - 82 comments

Westworld: Virtu e Fortuna  Season 2, Ep 3

Beauty in individuals; the fight for survival. [more inside]
posted by litera scripta manet on May 6, 2018 - 66 comments

The X-Files: Rm9sbG93ZXJz  Season 11, Ep 7

In a world of ever-increasing automation and artificial intelligence, Mulder and Scully find themselves targets in a deadly game of cat and mouse. [Official synopsis] [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Mar 1, 2018 - 36 comments

Movie: Marjorie Prime

A service that provides holographic recreations of deceased loved ones allows a woman to come face-to-face with the younger version of her late husband. [more inside]
posted by rmd1023 on Feb 21, 2018 - 1 comment

Humans: Season 2  Season 2, Ep 0

Niska attempts to sacrifice herself to get synths legal standing. The older synths face various trials and tribulations, while newer synths and humans are added to the fray. [more inside]
posted by miss-lapin on Mar 23, 2017 - 11 comments

Person of Interest: Reassortment   Season 5, Ep 8

Reese and Finch become trapped in a hospital that becomes ground zero for a deadly viral outbreak. Also, Samaritan's newest recruit has second thoughts and Shaw continues to struggle with reality. [more inside]
posted by raysmj on May 25, 2016 - 11 comments

The 100: Red Sky at Morning  Season 3, Ep 14

Clarke and the others try to convince Luna to help; Jasper smiles; Raven and Monty make a discovery; Monty gets a few special moments; Murphy, Indra, and Pike implement their plan. Naturally, not everything goes as it should. [more inside]
posted by suelac on May 7, 2016 - 4 comments

Person of Interest: B.S.O.D.  Season 5, Ep 1

Reese and Finch rush to resuscitate what is left of the Machine's source code; Root fights for her life after being targeted by Samaritan. Meanwhile, Fusco is forced to deal with the aftermath of the events that victimized Elias and Dominic. [more inside]
posted by raysmj on May 3, 2016 - 18 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

Movie: Ex Machina

A young programmer (Domhnall Gleeson) is selected to participate in a breakthrough experiment in artificial intelligence by evaluating the human qualities of a breathtaking female A.I (Alicia Vikander). [more inside]
posted by Gin and Broadband on Feb 1, 2015 - 99 comments

Movie: Automata

Bladerunner meets I, Robot meets AI. Jacq Vaucan is an insurance agent of ROC robotics corporation who investigates cases of robots violating their primary protocols against altering themselves. What he discovers will have profound consequences for the future of humanity. (IMDB) [more inside]
posted by valkane on Jan 14, 2015 - 6 comments

Person of Interest: Control-Alt-Delete  Season 4, Ep 12

The government's head of Samaritan (Camryn Manheim) starts to question the methods and intentions of the program; reports of vigilantes surface.
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jan 14, 2015 - 14 comments

Person of Interest: If-Then-Else  Season 4, Ep 11

SITUATION LETHAL MULTIPLE STRATEGIES AVAILABLE TIME TO ASSET DESTRUCTION: -00:00:13.527 EVALUATING STRATEGIES..
posted by homunculus on Jan 6, 2015 - 18 comments

Elementary: Bella  Season 3, Ep 4

When a potentially groundbreaking artificial intelligence software program is copied from its safe room, Sherlock agrees to take on the case, but enlists Joan's assistance in solving it when he becomes more interested in disproving the computer's abilities than finding the thief. Meanwhile, Joan confronts Sherlock about his motives after she learns he has been in direct contact with her boyfriend, Andrew, without her knowledge. “I don’t understand the question. Can I have more information?”
posted by filthy light thief on Nov 22, 2014 - 9 comments

Person of Interest: Prophets  Season 4, Ep 5

In which a golden boy political pollster discovers the harsh realities of campaigning in a digital dystopia, Harold reminisces about the Machine's formative years, Reese goes to anger management, and Root finally meets her adversary's avatar.
posted by homunculus on Oct 21, 2014 - 16 comments

Person of Interest: Deus Ex Machina  Season 3, Ep 23

The Machine and government surveillance are put on trial, and the judgement may fundamentally change the order of things. Season finale.
posted by homunculus on May 13, 2014 - 22 comments

Person of Interest: A House Divided  Season 3, Ep 22

Alliances and rivalries get reaccessed as the major factions make their move. This is the second to last episode of the season. [more inside]
posted by homunculus on May 6, 2014 - 18 comments

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