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The X-Files: Synchrony  Rewatch   Season 4, Ep 19

Mulder and Scully investigate the case of a man who is arrested after apparently pushing his colleague in front of a bus, but who claims he was actually trying to save him from that fate, which was predicted down to the exact time by a strange old man they met earlier.
posted by orange swan on May 28, 2020 - 4 comments

The X-Files: Unrequited  Rewatch   Season 4, Ep 16

Mulder and Scully are called upon to help protect high ranking military officers who served in Vietnam after a lieutenant general is shot in his limousine by a gunman who disappears unseen, leaving only a king of hearts playing card of the kind soldiers in Vietnam used to mark their kills.
posted by orange swan on May 25, 2020 - 4 comments

The X-Files: Kaddish  Rewatch   Season 4, Ep 15

A Hasidic Jewish man is beaten and murdered in Brooklyn, New York, by three teenaged boys, almost on the eve of his wedding, and Scully and Mulder are asked to investigate after one of the boys is found strangled, with the dead victim's fingerprints on his body.
posted by orange swan on May 24, 2020 - 3 comments

The X-Files: Leonard Betts  Rewatch   Season 4, Ep 12

After a phenomenally gifted EMT is decapitated in a car crash, Mulder and Scully are called to Pittsburgh to investigate the mysterious disappearance of his headless body from the hospital morgue.
posted by orange swan on May 21, 2020 - 7 comments

The X-Files: El Mundo Gira  Rewatch   Season 4, Ep 11

After a sudden flash of light, three booms, and a torrential yellow rain take place near a migrant camp, a young woman named Maria is found dead with her face eaten away. Mulder and Scully try to find an explanation for Maria's death as well as the man who was with her.
posted by orange swan on May 20, 2020 - 4 comments

The X-Files: Paper Hearts  Rewatch   Season 4, Ep 10

After a recurring dream of Mulder's leads him to the secret grave of a little girl murdered by a serial killer whom he caught and who had confessed to 13 murders, and then to the hiding place of the murderer's trophy collection of 16 cloth hearts, Mulder and Scully try to find and identify the remaining two girls.
posted by orange swan on May 19, 2020 - 3 comments

The X-Files: The Field Where I Died  Rewatch   Season 4, Ep 5

An FBI investigation of a doomsday cult has Scully and Mulder interviewing a 25-year-old cult member who says that in one of her past lives she was a nurse during the Civil War... and that Mulder was a Confederate soldier who died in her arms in the field adjoining the cult compound.
posted by orange swan on May 14, 2020 - 3 comments

The X-Files: Unruhe  Rewatch   Season 4, Ep 4

Mulder and Scully investigate a Traverse City, Michigan abduction and murder in which the only clue is a passport photo that inexplicably developed as a psychic photo of the terrified victim surrounded by spectral images.
posted by orange swan on May 13, 2020 - 3 comments

The X-Files: Teliko  Rewatch   Season 4, Ep 3

Mulder and Scully are asked to investigate a series of unexplained deaths of African-American men whose bodies are found drained of all pigmentation.
posted by orange swan on May 12, 2020 - 1 comment

The X-Files: Wetwired  Rewatch   Season 3, Ep 23

Mulder and Scully go to Braddock Heights, Maryland, to investigate the case of a man who had murdered five people, one of them his own wife, believing them all to be a brutal dictator whose career he'd been following closely on the news.
posted by orange swan on May 8, 2020 - 2 comments

The X-Files: Quagmire  Rewatch   Season 3, Ep 22

Mulder, Scully, and Queequeg go to Heuvelman's Lake, Georgia, to investigate the disappearance of a U.S. Forestry Service employee.
posted by orange swan on May 7, 2020 - 5 comments

The X-Files: Avatar  Rewatch   Season 3, Ep 21

Assistant Director Walter Skinner refuses to sign his divorce papers at his lawyer's office, saying it can wait one more day, goes for a drink at a hotel bar, meets an attractive woman, spends the night in a hotel room with her, has one of his recurring nightmares about an old woman... and then wakes the next morning to find the woman he spent the night with lying dead beside him.
posted by orange swan on May 6, 2020 - 2 comments

The X-Files: Hell Money  Rewatch   Season 3, Ep 19

Mulder and Scully investigate a series of deaths in San Francisco's Chinatown that turn out to be linked to a gambling ring where losers have to forfeit their own body parts for organ transplantation.
posted by orange swan on May 4, 2020 - 9 comments

The X-Files: Teso Dos Bichos  Rewatch   Season 3, Ep 18

Mulder and Scully are asked to investigate a series of unexplained murders after archaeologists remove an ancient burial urn from a site in the Ecuadorian highlands.
posted by orange swan on May 3, 2020 - 2 comments

Movie: Pathology

A medical resident is seduced into joining a dangerous game with fellow residents. [more inside]
posted by miss-lapin on May 3, 2020 - 1 comment

The X-Files: Grotesque  Rewatch   Season 3, Ep 14

Mulder and Scully become involved in the case of a serial killer who claims to have been possessed by a demonic entity.
posted by orange swan on Apr 29, 2020 - 2 comments

The X-Files: Syzygy  Rewatch   Season 3, Ep 13

Mulder and Scully go to Comity, New Hampshire, to investigate some strange murders of teenagers that are possibly due to a rare planetary alignment.
posted by orange swan on Apr 28, 2020 - 4 comments

Movie: Blood Quantum

The dead are coming back to life outside the isolated Mi'gMaq reserve of Red Crow, except for its Indigenous inhabitants who are strangely immune to the zombie plague. [more inside]
posted by porpoise on Apr 28, 2020 - 12 comments

The X-Files: War of the Coprophages  Rewatch   Season 3, Ep 12

Mulder investigates a series of deaths in which the victims were all attacked by cockroaches, while Scully enjoys a quiet evening at home.
posted by orange swan on Apr 27, 2020 - 9 comments

The X-Files: Oubliette  Rewatch   Season 3, Ep 8

When a young teenage girl is abducted from her bedroom at night, a fast food worker miles away collapses on the job, and the girl's blood is found on her clothes. When Mulder learns that the woman was kidnapped and held hostage for years as a child, he begins to believe that she may have a psychic connection to the missing girl.
posted by orange swan on Apr 23, 2020 - 3 comments

Mystery Science Theater 3000: THE BLACK SCORPION  Rewatch   Season 1, Ep 13

Rewatch! Big critters from out of a volcano attack the lands south of the border. It's the last episode of Season One. Previously [more inside]
posted by JHarris on Apr 23, 2020 - 0 comments

Movie: The Night Flier

Based on the Stephen King story of the same title, Richard Dees is a tabloid journalist burned out from too many grim cover stories. As a result, he finds himself competing with a young journalist to cover a new serial killer with a strange MO. [more inside]
posted by miss-lapin on Apr 22, 2020 - 2 comments

The X-Files: The Walk  Rewatch   Season 3, Ep 7

Scully and Mulder are called to a VA hospital in Fort Evanston, Maryland, after a "phantom soldier" begins to target its officers, killing their families and destroying their lives.
posted by orange swan on Apr 22, 2020 - 3 comments

The X-Files: 2Shy  Rewatch   Season 3, Ep 6

After a woman is found dead in her car in Cleveland with the body fat missing from her corpse, Mulder theorizes that her death is the work of a serial killer who preys on women via internet dating chat rooms.
posted by orange swan on Apr 21, 2020 - 2 comments

The X-Files: The List  Rewatch   Season 3, Ep 5

After a condemned man vows that he will return to avenge himself by killing five men, Mulder and Scully are called to a Bradford County, Florida prison to investigate when a prison guard is found dead in his former cell.
posted by orange swan on Apr 20, 2020 - 2 comments

The X-Files: D.P.O.  Rewatch   Season 3, Ep 3

Mulder and Scully go to Connerville, Oklahoma, to investigate a statistically improbable spate of deaths by lightning strike.
posted by orange swan on Apr 18, 2020 - 3 comments

The X-Files: Our Town  Rewatch   Season 2, Ep 24

Mulder and Scully investigate the strange disappearance of a man in Dudley, Arkansas, a town that prides itself on its meat processing.
posted by orange swan on Apr 14, 2020 - 4 comments

The X-Files: F. Emasculata  Rewatch   Season 2, Ep 22

After several men in a prison die of a mysterious illness, Scully tries to discover the cause while Mulder attempts to find two escapees who could potentially spread the disease.
posted by orange swan on Apr 12, 2020 - 4 comments

Movie: Spring

A young man in a personal tailspin flees the US to Italy, where he sparks up a romance with a woman harboring a dark, primordial secret. [more inside]
posted by Bora Horza Gobuchul on Apr 12, 2020 - 2 comments

The X-Files: The Calusari  Rewatch   Season 2, Ep 21

Mulder and Scully investigate the death of a two-year-old boy, who somehow escaped his safety harness and was lured onto an amusement park train track by a helium balloon.
posted by orange swan on Apr 10, 2020 - 3 comments

Book: Horrorstör

Five workers in an IKEA knockoff are about to discover what happens when you put a big-box store on the former site of a 19th Century torture-prison. Spoiler: Bad things.
posted by Etrigan on Apr 10, 2020 - 8 comments

The X-Files: Død Kalm  Rewatch   Season 2, Ep 19

Mulder and Scully go in seach of a US Navy vessel that has disappeared in the Norwegian Sea and just 18 members of its crew are found in a lifeboat, aged beyond all recognition.
posted by orange swan on Apr 8, 2020 - 4 comments

The X-Files: Fearful Symmetry  Rewatch   Season 2, Ep 18

Mulder and Scully are called to Idaho after an unseen force leaves a trail of destruction: shattered windows, crushed cars, scattered road barricades, and a dead road construction worker.
posted by orange swan on Apr 7, 2020 - 5 comments

Kingdom: Kingdom  Season 2, Ep 0

After the shocking double-reveal cliffhanger at the end of season 1 (currently at 93/97 on Rotten Tomatoes) this South Korean period drama, set soon after the Japanese invasions of the 1590s, is back for another 6 episodes with more palace intrigue, class warfare, beautiful costumes and gorgeous cinematography, set against the backdrop of a massive plague of flesh-eating monsters. On Netflix.
posted by mediareport on Apr 5, 2020 - 2 comments

The X-Files: Fresh Bones  Rewatch   Season 2, Ep 15

Scully and Mulder are called to Folkstone, North Carolina, after a distraught Marine Corps private who has been experiencing hallucinatory episodes drives his car into a tree bearing a vévé, a drawn voodoo religious symbol.
posted by orange swan on Apr 4, 2020 - 2 comments

The X-Files: Irresistible  Rewatch   Season 2, Ep 13

Mulder and Scully are called to Minneapolis to help out with the case of an opened grave and a desecrated body at the local cemetery.
posted by orange swan on Apr 2, 2020 - 6 comments

Mystery Science Theater 3000: THE SLIME PEOPLE  Rewatch   Season 1, Ep 8

Rewatch! It's like a zombie movie but not, and from before that became a genre! You might consider it ahead of its time, or you might consider that zombie movies were never all that to begin with. It's another first season episode, when the guys and robots were still finding their feet and/or hoverskirts. Previously. [more inside]
posted by JHarris on Apr 2, 2020 - 4 comments

The X-Files: Aubrey  Rewatch   Season 2, Ep 12

Mulder and Scully become involved in a murder investigation in Aubrey, Missouri, after a detective finds the remains of an FBI agent who disappeared in the 1940s, and can't explain how she knew to dig in one specific place in a large field late at night.
posted by orange swan on Apr 1, 2020 - 2 comments

The X-Files: Excelsis Dei  Rewatch   Season 2, Ep 11

Scully and Mulder go to an elder care home in Worcester, Massachusetts, to investigate a nurse's report that she was sexually assaulted by an unseen force.
posted by orange swan on Mar 31, 2020 - 7 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: 3  Rewatch   Season 2, Ep 7

With Scully still missing, Mulder goes to L.A. to investigate a series of murders in which the victim is drained of blood, the mirrors in the victim's house smashed, and biblical citations written on the walls in blood.
posted by orange swan on Mar 27, 2020 - 5 comments

Mystery Science Theater 3000: ROBOT MONSTER  Rewatch   Season 1, Ep 7

Rewatch! We're baaaack.... A alien invader (guy in a gorilla suit with a fishbowl on his head) called Ro-Man destroys everyone on Earth except for a family that lives in walking distance of his cave (which has a bubble machine in front of it). The family tries to thwart Ro-Man's attempt to wipe them out, until Ro-Man gets a crush on the family's teenage daughter. At what point on the graph do "must" and "cannot" meet? In the end it's all a dream had by a comic-addled young boy. Up until this point MST had shown bad movies, but this was the first truly transcendent example they did. Some have called it the worst movie ever made. Enjoy! Also has two Radar Men From the Moon shorts. Previously [more inside]
posted by JHarris on Mar 26, 2020 - 8 comments

Movie: Don't Blink

Ten people arrive at a secluded mountain resort to find it completely deserted. With no gas for the return trip, the visitors are forced to stay and investigate the mystery surrounding the abandoned lodge. [more inside]
posted by ejs on Mar 25, 2020 - 3 comments

The X-Files: Sleepless  Rewatch   Season 2, Ep 4

Mulder receives a marked copy of a newspaper and a cassette recording that point him to the case of a New York City sleep specialist who had called 911 to report a fire outside his apartment, only for the firefighters to find upon their arrival that there was neither a fire nor signs of a fire on the scene, just the doctor, dead and with a discharged fire extinguisher nearby. Mulder asks to be assigned to the case and finds himself working it in partnership with Agent Alex Krycek.
posted by orange swan on Mar 24, 2020 - 4 comments

The X-Files: Blood  Rewatch   Season 2, Ep 3

Mulder is called to Franklin, Pennsylvania, an ordinarily peaceful agricultural district, which is suddenly experiencing a spate of normal, harmless people going on berserk murder sprees.
posted by orange swan on Mar 23, 2020 - 2 comments

The X-Files: The Host  Rewatch   Season 2, Ep 2

Skinner relieves Mulder of his surveillance duty and sends him to Newark, New Jersey, to look into the matter of a Russian's body found dead in a sewer.
posted by orange swan on Mar 22, 2020 - 5 comments

The X-Files: Roland  Rewatch   Season 1, Ep 23

Scully and Mulder are called to the Mahan Washington Institute of Technology, in Colson, Washington, to investigate the death of a propulsion research scientist who had gotten locked into a wind tunnel with a turbine engine, both of which were then activated via the lab's computer, though there was no one else in the lab at the time but a janitor with an I.Q. of 70.
posted by orange swan on Mar 19, 2020 - 3 comments

Mystery Science Theater 3000: THE CRAWLING HAND  Rewatch   Season 1, Ep 6

Rewatch! An astronaut crashes to earth and dies, all except for his hand (or hand and forearm, depending on the shot). It strangles people then hooks up with a teen to do more stranglin'. In the end it gets eaten by a cat, saving the world. Good kitty! This is an important episode in that it's the first one that sets up the "style" of the show in almost all later episodes, the opening going directly into the theater tunnel, and Joel explains the premise, really for the first time on cable. Also, the movie features the song Surfin' Bird. Previously. ----- In other news, for the extent of the pandemic, the MST Club video room will be open between shows with a playlist of as-broadcast MST episodes, funny YouTube finds, and other special appearances, for bored social distancers dropping-in. "Enjoy!"
posted by JHarris on Mar 18, 2020 - 2 comments

The X-Files: Born Again  Rewatch   Season 1, Ep 22

Mulder and Scully go to Buffalo to inquire into the case of a police detective who was thrown through a precinct interrogation room window at a time when there was no one else in the room but an eight-year-old girl.
posted by orange swan on Mar 18, 2020 - 3 comments

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