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Movie: Cowboys & Aliens

A spaceship arrives in Arizona, 1873, to take over the Earth, starting with the Wild West region. A posse of cowboys and natives are all that stand in their way.
posted by porpoise on Aug 17, 2019 - 8 comments

Movie: Outlander

During the reign of the Vikings, Kainan, a man from a far-off world, crash lands on Earth, bringing with him an alien predator known as the Moorwen. Though both man and monster are seeking revenge for violence committed against them, Kainan leads the alliance to kill the Moorwen by fusing his advanced technology with the Viking's Iron Age weaponry.
posted by porpoise on Aug 16, 2019 - 6 comments

Book: The Lesson

An alien ship rests over Water Island. For five years the people of the US Virgin Islands have lived with the Ynaa, a race of superadvanced aliens on a research mission they will not fully disclose. They are benevolent in many ways but meet any act of aggression with disproportional wrath. This has led to a strained relationship between the Ynaa and the local Virgin Islanders and a peace that cannot last. A year after the death of a young boy at the hands of an Ynaa, three families find... [more inside]
posted by COD on Jul 29, 2019 - 5 comments

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: From the Ashes  Season 6, Ep 11

Out of answers and running out of time, the agents must face the ghosts of their past to move forward. [IMDb synopsis] Sort-of the penultimate episode - it looks like next week will be two episodes back-to-back to finish out the season (possibly the result of a preemption for sports earlier in the season). [more inside]
posted by under_petticoat_rule on Jul 27, 2019 - 6 comments

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Leap  Season 6, Ep 10

Memories are gained, lost and called into question as The Beast marches inexorably toward her objective. [more inside]
posted by under_petticoat_rule on Jul 23, 2019 - 6 comments

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Collision Course (Part II)  Season 6, Ep 9

Sarge strikes a blow against Shrike gentrification. [Writing above-the-fold summaries without spoilers is hard! -ed] [more inside]
posted by under_petticoat_rule on Jul 23, 2019 - 6 comments

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Collision Course (Part I)  Season 6, Ep 8

Sarge finally lets the team in on what he knows abut the impending Shrike invasion. He plans to go defeat them at thier assembly point but declines to detail his intended methods. Mack assigns Daisy, May and Deke to join the mission along with Snowflake. Pax and Jaco remain on board the Zephyr, which is clandestinely following Sarge's truck. [more inside]
posted by under_petticoat_rule on Jul 23, 2019 - 0 comments

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Toldja  Season 6, Ep 7

Fitz and Simmons try to head off of planet Kitson. Will it be Sarge in charge at the Lighthouse? [more inside]
posted by under_petticoat_rule on Jul 23, 2019 - 3 comments

Movie: Men in Black: International

The Men in Black have always protected the Earth from the scum of the universe. In this new adventure, they tackle their biggest threat to date: a mole in the Men in Black organization.
posted by numaner on Jun 17, 2019 - 8 comments

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Code Yellow  Season 6, Ep 4

Deke is back and finds himself in the crosshairs of Sarge and his team. Yo-yo and Keller face an unexpected relationship challenge. [more inside]
posted by under_petticoat_rule on Jun 12, 2019 - 3 comments

Archer: ARCHER 1999: Bort the Garj  Season 10, Ep 1

Archer and the crew of the Seamus wake up to the smell of shepherd's pie and see a business opportunity in their new guest. [more inside]
posted by mikepop on May 30, 2019 - 23 comments

Roswell, New Mexico: I Saw the Sign  Season 1, Ep 7

After uncovering a devastating secret about Rosa's death, Liz takes matters into her own hands to protect herself and those around her. However, her plans are sidelined after a day with Mimi, Maria and Alex leads to a new revelation about Rosa. Elsewhere, Max takes aim at Wyatt, while Cameron decides whether she's going to help Sergeant Manes. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Mar 7, 2019 - 2 comments

Roswell, New Mexico: Smells Like Teen Spirit  Season 1, Ep 6

In a series of flashbacks to 2008, secrets are uncovered about Rosa's final day, Isobel's mysterious blackouts and Alex and Michael's relationship in high school. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Feb 27, 2019 - 3 comments

Roswell, New Mexico: Don't Speak  Season 1, Ep 5

Max and Michael begin to worry about Isobel after a series of mysterious blackouts cause her to spiral. Liz turns to Grant Green for help when she learns that he may have witnessed something strange on the night Rosa died. Meanwhile, Kyle and Alex uncover a secret that Kyle's father had been keeping from everyone. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Feb 13, 2019 - 2 comments

Roswell, New Mexico: Where Have All The Cowboys Gone  Season 1, Ep 4

Max is conflicted when a town-wide power outage leaves hospital patients in need of help. Meanwhile, Liz turns to Kyle after learning details about the night Rosa died. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Feb 6, 2019 - 1 comment

Roswell, New Mexico: Tearin' Up My Heart  Season 1, Ep 3

After uncovering some unsettling information about Max, Liz runs a series of tests to see what his powers may be capable of. Michael and Isobel take matters into their own hands after learning that Liz may be getting too close to Max. Liz enlists Maria's help as she goes on a scavenger hunt across Roswell to uncover more about Rosa's final days. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Jan 30, 2019 - 9 comments

Roswell, New Mexico: So Much for the Afterglow  Season 1, Ep 2

On the anniversary of Rosa's death, Liz and Kyle make a shocking discovery; Michael and Isobel fear Liz will expose their secret. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Jan 22, 2019 - 7 comments

Roswell, New Mexico: Pilot  Season 1, Ep 1

When Liz reluctantly returns to Roswell, she discovers her teenage crush, Max, is an alien who has kept his unearthly abilities hidden his entire life. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Jan 15, 2019 - 10 comments

Bob's Burgers: UFO No You Didn't  Season 9, Ep 9

Tina and her new science partner create a device that allows them to communicate with aliens, but their excitement turns to fear when they receive a dangerous warning message. Meanwhile, Bob attempts to sell mini coat racks he bought. [more inside]
posted by numaner on Dec 3, 2018 - 10 comments

Movie: The Blob

An alien lifeform consumes everything in its path as it grows and grows. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Jul 6, 2018 - 9 comments

Archer: Danger Island: Comparative Wickedness of Civilized&Unenlightened Peoples  Season 9, Ep 7

Archer helps defend a village from party crashers intent on ruining oysterfest. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Jun 7, 2018 - 9 comments

Podcast: Steal the Stars: Full Series

A hard SF style, can't-stop-listening story of an alien life-form, government secrets, and forbidden romance, that asks questions about militarism, capitalism, and human nature.
posted by latkes on Jun 2, 2018 - 9 comments

Movie: Close Encounters of the Third Kind

After an accidental encounter with otherworldly vessels, an ordinary man follows a series of psychic clues to the first scheduled meeting between representatives of Earth and visitors from the cosmos. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on May 3, 2018 - 13 comments

Mystery Science Theater 3000: THE SPACE CHILDREN  Season 9, Ep 6

Kids serve the telepathic bidding of a Blob from Space to sabotage military weapons. The twist: the Blob is a good guy! With short Century 21 Calling: At the Seattle World's Fair, everyone is excited about PHONES. You'll be able to record frequently-called numbers onto little plastic cards! An uncommonly ridiculous movie and short combo. Warning: contains Uncle Fester in shorts! This is another episode that's not on DVD, and probably never will be. Vimeo (1h32m) Premiered June 13, 1998. 20 episodes left. [more inside]
posted by JHarris on Dec 13, 2017 - 7 comments

People of Earth: Season 2 discussion  Season 2, Ep 0

After the revelations at the end of season 1, Ozzie tries to get the group together. Meanwhile, the FBI comes to Beacon due to Walsh's financial crimes. [more inside]
posted by numaner on Aug 30, 2017 - 25 comments

Dark Matter: The Dwarf Star Conspiracy  Season 3, Ep 11

Two and her crew head to the planet owned by Dwarf Star Technologies. Was this a setup by Victor?
posted by jojo and the benjamins on Aug 12, 2017 - 5 comments

Podcast: Oh No Ross and Carrie: Ross and Carrie and the Ozark UFOs (Part 3): OWL OWL OWL OWL

Back at the Ozark Mountains UFO Conference, Ross and Carrie learn that owls can often be aliens in disguise! Delighted, they go looking for owls everywhere. Then, David Marler steps up to the microphone to tell us all about the Battle of Los Angeles, a 1942 event in which air raid wardens fired on an object in the sky that might have been a flying saucer... or might have been a lost weather balloon. But PROBABLY a flying saucer. Clap your hands, folks, it's more UFO time!
posted by eotvos on Jun 16, 2017 - 3 comments

Mystery Science Theater 3000: LASERBLAST  Season 7, Ep 6

"Billy was a kid who got pushed around... Then he found the power" When a picked-on kid suddenly realizes he's not hopeless but finds "the power," what happens? Gamergate! Why he takes his new laser gun and, goes out on an explodey rampage, whoo! AN THEN THE CLAYMATION ALIENS ATTACKED..... We have arrived at the end of another age, the short Fifth Age of the show, that brief period Post-Frank yet Pre-SciFi. In a host segment, we have the joke... you know, that one. The one where they try to get beyond something. Also, Mike becomes Captain Janeway. Then, finally, the SOL reaches the end of the universe.... YouTube (1h32m) - Annotated - Promo (with Penn Jilette voiceover & promo for TV Wheel!) - Movie trailer [more inside]
posted by JHarris on May 24, 2017 - 6 comments

Podcast: Reply All: #95 The Silence in the Sky

A group of elite scientists prepare for the last conversation humans might ever have. Plus, we meet a corporate attorney who mediates family Thanksgivings. [more inside]
posted by radioamy on Apr 27, 2017 - 7 comments

People of Earth: Season 1 (full show)  Season 1, Ep 0

Ozzie Graham (Wyatt Cenac) is a reporter who has worked for The Wall Street Journal, New York Times and Glint Enterprises, but when he goes up to the small town of Beacon, New York to report on StarCrossed, a support group for people who believe they've been abducted by aliens and... meet in a Catholic church for some reason, he finds more than an interesting story. He decides to move to Beacon and spend more time with the “experiencers” (do NOT call them “abductees”). [Airs/ streams on TBS, the final two episodes will air Monday, Dec. 19, 2016] [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Dec 14, 2016 - 13 comments

Feels like an indy

Anyone else see Freaks of Nature (2015)? [more inside]
posted by porpoise on Dec 1, 2016 - 0 comments

Movie: Independence Day

The aliens are coming and their goal is to invade and destroy Earth. Fighting superior technology, mankind's best weapon is the will to survive.
posted by phunniemee on Jun 26, 2016 - 48 comments

Book: The Mothman Prophecies

Welcome to the High Strangeness Bookclub! For our first book, we're discussing John Keel's classic The Mothman Prophecies. [more inside]
posted by robocop is bleeding on Apr 13, 2016 - 7 comments

Mystery Science Theater 3000: ATTACK OF THE THE EYE CREATURES  Season 4, Ep 18

Badly-designed aliens invade a small town, and the adults won't believe the smoocher teens who seen 'em! It's up to them to save the world with the timely application of their car headlights. This movie is below-average in quality even by MST standards. The title, by the way, is not a typo, or at least it's not my typo. YouTube (1h32m) Premiered December 5, 1992. This movie is largely a shot-by-shot remake of Invasion of the Saucer Men! [more inside]
posted by JHarris on Feb 25, 2016 - 15 comments

Podcast: Ken and Robin Talk About Stuff: Episode 176: Shut Up, Fungus

Get your chlorophyll on as we enter a vine-choked version of the Gaming Hut to riff an alien species that feeds via photosynthesis. / Ken gets you started on your collection of books about maps in a bibliographic Cartography Hut. / It’s been a while since Ask Ken and Robin had a lightning round, so let’s have a lightning round. / Then the Eliptony Hut blows up real good with a look at the Martian nuclear armageddon theory.
posted by graymouser on Feb 5, 2016 - 1 comment

Childhood's End: Mini-Series  Books Included   Season 1, Ep 0

Written by Arthur C. Clarke and hailed as a revolutionary work of science fiction since its publishing in 1953, Childhood’s End follows the peaceful alien invasion of Earth by the mysterious “Overlords.” But the true implications of the Overlords’ arrival are far from clear.
posted by Conrad Cornelius o'Donald o'Dell on Dec 15, 2015 - 16 comments

Movie: The Faculty

Students suspect that their teachers are aliens after bizarre occurrences. [more inside]
posted by yellowbinder on Oct 30, 2015 - 6 comments

Mystery Science Theater 3000: TEENAGERS FROM OUTER SPACE  Season 4, Ep 4

"Teenage Hoodlums from Another World on a Horrendous Ray-Gun Rampage!" "Before...A Beautiful Girl. One Moment Later...A Skeleton!" Despite the ad lines, the titular teenagers number only two, and one of them is the milquetoast "Derek." Their mission: to prepare Earth for the coming of their lifestock, which naturally take the form of gigantic lobsters. It's a good episode! This is the movie that gives us the infamous "TORCHAA!!" catchphrase, beloved of MSTies everywhere. It's also Mary Jo Pehl's first episode writing! YouTube (1h33m) Premiered June 27, 1992. [more inside]
posted by JHarris on Oct 29, 2015 - 6 comments

MeFi Horror Club: The Faculty

On October 30th, let's check out this 1998 high school alien invasion flick! It's got a strong cast, cool effects, and all the body snatching you can handle! [more inside]
posted by yellowbinder on Oct 23, 2015 - 0 comments

Falling Skies: Reborn  Season 5, Ep 10

The final standoff begins in the series finale. Here, the Masons, the 2nd Mass and their newfound allies face unforeseen obstacles in the core of an iconic American location, as they try to persevere with hopes of reclaiming Earth and humanity. [more inside]
posted by General Malaise on Aug 30, 2015 - 4 comments

Farscape: That Old Black Magic  Rewatch   Season 1, Ep 8

On a commerce planet, Crichton finds himself lured into an alternate reality controlled by Maldis, a being who feeds off negative energy. He is pitted against Crais in a fight to the death, leaving Zhaan to tap into her old darkness to try and help him. [via]
posted by Squeak Attack on Jul 28, 2015 - 11 comments

Farscape: Thank God It's Friday, Again  Rewatch   Season 1, Ep 6

D'Argo, after threatening the crew with Luxan hyper-rage, is later found docile and happy on a planet and decides to stay. Crichton discovers that the planet's food contains a drug, with the help of a small band of rebels immune to its effects, and must determine a way to convince the others of the truth and the true nature of the drug. [via]
posted by [insert clever name here] on Jul 21, 2015 - 12 comments

Farscape: Throne for a Loss  Rewatch   Season 1, Ep 4

Rygel's plot to appear regal backfires when he, along with a much needed part of Moya's propulsion system, are snatched by Tavlecs who possess drug-dispensing power gauntlets. [via]
posted by Squeak Attack on Jul 14, 2015 - 4 comments

Farscape: Exodus from Genesis  Rewatch   Season 1, Ep 3

Moya is invaded by spawning space bugs, which produce clones of the crew. To complicate matters, a Peacekeeper retrieval squad arrives and Aeryn begins to suffer heat delirium. [via]
posted by [insert clever name here] on Jul 10, 2015 - 12 comments

Farscape: I, E.T.  Rewatch   Season 1, Ep 2

A Peacekeeper beacon goes off and Moya has to land on an alien planet to prevent its signal being intercepted and Moya being discovered. Crichton, D'Argo and Aeryn leave Moya and explore the planet in search of a substance that can be used to numb Moya's senses so the beacon can be removed but Crichton gets separated from the group and meets up with some inhabitants of the planet who hide him from the authorities. [via] [more inside]
posted by [insert clever name here] on Jul 7, 2015 - 17 comments

Farscape: Through the Eye of the Needle  Rewatch   Season 1, Ep 1

Present day human John Crichton is unexpectedly sucked through a wormhole and flung to "...some distant part of the universe on a ship, a living ship, full of strange alien life forms", where he becomes trapped with a group of escaped prisoners after he accidentally kills one of the local law enforcements. [via]
posted by [insert clever name here] on Jul 3, 2015 - 24 comments

Podcast: the memory palace: Episode 67: Every Night Ever

“It was the same night, over and over…” A true story of the time it wasn't, from Lithium Springs, Georgia in 1953. [more inside]
posted by Going To Maine on Jun 30, 2015 - 3 comments

Rick and Morty: M. Night Shaym-Aliens!  Rewatch   Season 1, Ep 4

Rick and Morty awake to find themselves trapped inside an alien simulation, part of an overachieving plot to trick Rick into divulging the recipe for his special black matter spaceship fuel. Meanwhile, Jerry, also trapped in a separate simulation, has the best day of his life. [more inside]
posted by Atreides on Jun 9, 2015 - 17 comments

Mystery Science Theater 3000: POD PEOPLE  Season 3, Ep 3

aka The Unearthling, Extra-Terrestrial Visitors, Tales of Trumpy, The Return of E.T. and Los Nuevos Extraterrestres. (1983, Color, Spain, Aliens, Science Fiction, Knockoff, Horror) Movie A: Poachers in the woods incur the wrath of a mysterious entity who starts hunting them. Movie B: A singing group in the city decides to go on vacation. Movie C: A lonely adopted boy grows from a huge egg a magic aardvark he names Trumpy. The movies collide, people get killed, cut, wrap, print. A particularly beloved episode of our favorite movie-mocking cowtown puppet show, and the source of one of its most enduring catchphrases. (YouTube 1h37m) First aired June 15, 1991. [more inside]
posted by JHarris on Apr 23, 2015 - 24 comments

American Dad!: Blagsnarst, A Love Story  Season 10, Ep 3

Roger looks for love, finds it. But will the CIA ruin it before Roger can? [more inside]
posted by Sys Rq on Sep 22, 2014 - 5 comments

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