Star Trek: The Next Generation: Disaster Rewatch Season 5, Ep 5
Each senior officer gets trapped in an uncomfortable social, biological, and/or respiratory situation when a quantum filament disables the Enterprise, stranding the crew in various parts of the ship. [more inside]
Anyone else in the mood for a tightly-written disaster novel that's more interested in people's responses to an emergency than in the emergency itself? Rumaan Alam's Leave the World Behind is a dread-packed piece about two families forced to hunker down together during an uncertain, unsettling period of world-altering events. It was a finalist in the National Book Awards 2020 for Fiction, and is Alam's third novel. [more inside]
A lot of 70s actors try to survive an avalanche caused by one actor's self-sighted building project. Some do, some don't. The audience certainly won't. Previously - Also previously
Le Bazar de la Charite: The Bonfire of Destiny - Season 1 Season 1, Ep 0
After a devastating fire in 1897 Paris, three women find their lives upended by betrayals, deceptions and romantic turmoil. (Netflix US, TF1 France) [more inside]
Le Bazar de la Charite: The Bonfire of Destiny - Episode 1 Season 1, Ep 1
On a spring day in 1897, socialites Adrienne and Alice and maid Rose join the crowds at a Parisian charity bazaar, where a shocking tragedy unfolds. (Netflix US, TF1 France) [more inside]
In this gripping narrative history, Al Roker from NBC’s Today and the Weather Channel vividly examines the deadliest natural disaster in American history—a haunting and inspiring tale of tragedy, heroism, and resilience that is full of lessons for today’s new age of extreme weather. On the afternoon of September 8, 1900, two-hundred-mile-per-hour winds and fifteen-foot waves slammed into Galveston, the booming port city on Texas’s Gulf Coast. By dawn the next day, the city that hours earlier had stood as a symbol of America’s growth and expansion was now gone. Shattered, grief-stricken survivors emerged to witness a level of destruction never before seen: Eight thousand corpses littered the streets and were buried under the massive wreckage. Rushing water had lifted buildings from their foundations, smashing them into pieces, while wind gusts had upended steel girders and trestles, driving them through house walls and into sidewalks. No race or class was spared its wrath. In less than twenty-four hours, a single storm had destroyed a major American metropolis—and awakened a nation to the terrifying power of nature. [more inside]
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Brexit III Season 6, Ep 1
The episode of Last Week Tonight that aired three weeks ago was about the continuing situation of Brexit, a cliff the UK is bound and determined to drive off of because of leadership. The main story is on YouTube. [more inside]
Dash Shaw's stunningly animated feature in which an earthquake causes a high school to slide off the coast into the sea, where it slowly beings to sink like a shipwreck. Can Dash save his himself, his friendship, and the school that never seemed to care for him? Starring Jason Schwartzman, Reggie Watts, Lena Dunham, Maya Rudolph, Alex Karpovsky, and Susan Sarandon. [more inside]
Grey's Anatomy: True Colors Season 13, Ep 23
The doctors of Grey-Sloan encounter a difficult case involving two patients; Owen receives life-changing news that pushes Amelia to step up to support him; Alex attends a medical conference after making a shocking discovery.
A story set on the offshore drilling rig Deepwater Horizon, which exploded during April 2010 and created the worst oil spill in U.S. history.
In 1996, climbers from two guided expedition companies are stranded near the top of Mt. Everest in a brutal snowstorm. [more inside]