The Gilded Age: Warning Shots Season 2, Ep 6
The Opera War continues, but support comes with a high price. The Union Strike may come with an actual cost. Married life is wonderful. Backs, not so much. And where is all the love in the air coming from? [more inside]
The Gilded Age: Close Enough to Touch Season 2, Ep 5
After sharing her news, Ada questions moving ahead without Agnes' support. Peggy experiences the dangers of the South.
The Gilded Age: His Grace the Duke Season 2, Ep 4
Bertha receives discouraging news from the Met, while Ada fears that her sister will disapprove of her meetings with Mr Forte and asks Marian to cover for her. [more inside]
The Gilded Age: Head to Head Season 2, Ep 3
Opera war escalates. Surprise guest at Bertha's fundraiser. Agnes supports Academy preservation. Peggy offers to cover Tuskegee story. Ada hosts luncheon for Mr. Forte. George woos Henderson. Watson mulls offer. [more inside]
The Gilded Age: You Don't Even Like Opera Season 2, Ep 1
Agnes shares news of her nephew Dashiell's arrival in New York. Bertha backs the new Metropolitan Opera House. [more inside]
A Marxist, transmasculine re-imagining of the life of Jack Sheppard, notorious 18th century English thief, as a rollicking and bawdy historical adventure-romance, with a side of academic satire. By Jordy Rosenberg. New York Times editors choice and a New Yorker best book of the year.
Suggestions for club posts and schedules welcome. Have an upcoming show in mind? Want to talk about one you've already heard?
A stand-alone science fiction novella from Becky Chambers, the author of the Wayfarers series. Like her other books, it's an intimate, character based story. No concrete antagonists, some tech, a simpld, quiet and thoughtful space opera.
Star Trek: Voyager: The Swarm Rewatch Season 3, Ep 4
Lt. Torres learns one of the more obscure Laws of Robotics: it takes an arrogant hologram to fix an arrogant hologram. [more inside]
Mystery Science Theater 3000: THE MAGIC VOYAGE OF SINBAD Season 5, Ep 5
"All the Magic of 'Stone Flower' All the Power of 'Alexander Nevsky' All the Artistry of 'Grand Concert' Highly Recommended for Children" A strangely Russian Sinbad, upset with corruption in his home town of not-Bagdad, searches the world for happiness. This is the second of the Russo-Finish movies MST did, imports from the Soviet Union directed by genius filmmaker Alexandr Ptushko. Originally it was Sadko, a film production of an honest-to-goodness opera! One composed by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov! Vibrant, wonderous, astounding, and with music from the opera, this is much better fare than the SOL usually got. It is also a terrific episode, because the writing is the Brains at their best, and the movie, for all its wonders, is incredibly strange. Get your popcorn ready folks, this is one of the best. YouTube (1h32m) - Unriffed - Russian original Садко (Sadko) - With English subs - A performance of the opera Sadko (2h53m) [more inside]
A thread to discuss the entire first season of The Expanse, as well as the James S. A. Corey book it's based on: Leviathan Wakes.
When a man with AIDS is fired by his law firm because of his condition, he hires a homophobic small time lawyer as the only willing advocate for a wrongful dismissal suit. [more inside]
Hannibal: Sorbet Rewatch Season 1, Ep 7
The nice, light-relief episode where Hannibal goes to the opera and throws a dinner party. Isn't he just the most?