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Our Flag Means Death: Mermen  Season 2, Ep 8

Stede, Zheng, Spanish Jackie and the rest of the Revenge crew team up to take down a nefarious common enemy threatening the world of piracy. [more inside]
posted by fifteen schnitzengruben is my limit on Oct 26, 2023 - 15 comments

Our Flag Means Death: Man on Fire  Season 2, Ep 7

As Blackbeard reevaluates his life, Stede revels in his newfound infamy. With some help from Jim, Oluwande reunites with a hesitant Zheng. [more inside]
posted by fifteen schnitzengruben is my limit on Oct 19, 2023 - 3 comments

Our Flag Means Death: Calypso's Birthday  Season 2, Ep 6

While the crew celebrates Calypso's birthday, Blackbeard faces a violent party-crasher seeking revenge. [more inside]
posted by fifteen schnitzengruben is my limit on Oct 19, 2023 - 4 comments

Our Flag Means Death: The Curse of the Seafaring Life  Season 2, Ep 5

As Blackbeard remains plagued by the distrust of his crew, Izzy schools Stede on how to be an effective captain. [more inside]
posted by fifteen schnitzengruben is my limit on Oct 12, 2023 - 3 comments

Our Flag Means Death: Fun and Games  Season 2, Ep 4

After he's banished from the Revenge, Blackbeard unwittingly receives relationship advice from some dysfunctional old friends. [more inside]
posted by fifteen schnitzengruben is my limit on Oct 12, 2023 - 5 comments

Our Flag Means Death: The Innkeeper  Season 2, Ep 3

While the Revenge crew gleefully reunites under Zheng's reign, Stede attempts to discover what happened to Blackbeard, who must face his own difficult truth as he tries out a new profession. [more inside]
posted by fifteen schnitzengruben is my limit on Oct 5, 2023 - 5 comments

Our Flag Means Death: Red Flags  Season 2, Ep 2

Aboard Zhang's ship, Stede, Olu and Black Pete have surprising revelations while Blackbeard's crew plots their revenge. [more inside]
posted by fifteen schnitzengruben is my limit on Oct 5, 2023 - 2 comments

Our Flag Means Death: Impossible Birds  Season 2, Ep 1

While Stede adjusts to his new normal, a heartbroken Blackbeard fills the void with daily raids — sparking concern amongst Izzy and the crew. [more inside]
posted by fifteen schnitzengruben is my limit on Oct 5, 2023 - 6 comments

Movie: Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides

The checkered past of Capt. Jack Sparrow catches up to him when he encounters Angelica (Penélope Cruz), a beautiful pirate that Jack once loved then left. Angelica forces him to accompany her to the Queen Anne's Revenge, the ship of the notorious Blackbeard (Ian McShane). Accompanied by a zombie crew, the trio sets sail to find the legendary Fountain of Youth. However, Jack's rival, Barbossa (Geoffrey Rush), also seeks the fountain, as does a ship from Spain. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Oct 17, 2022 - 4 comments

Movie: Cutthroat Island

A female pirate and her companion race against their rivals to find a hidden island that contains a fabulous treasure.
posted by soelo on Sep 16, 2022 - 4 comments

Our Flag Means Death: Season 1  Season 1, Ep 0

Stede Bonnet left his large sugar plantation in Barbados, abandoned his wife, children, land and fortune; bought a ship; and turned to piracy on the high seas. Taika Waititi, David Jenkins, and Rhys Darby find the comedy in Bonnet's piratical career. [more inside]
posted by gladly on Mar 20, 2022 - 65 comments

Black Sails: XXVI  Season 3, Ep 8

Rogers is attacked during a prisoner transport; Vane and Bonny race to save Rackham; the Walrus and her crew come under siege. [more inside]
posted by No Robots on Jan 2, 2021 - 0 comments

Black Sails: XXVII  Season 3, Ep 9

Captain Flint prepares for the final battle, while Billy tries to save Captain Vane from being hanged; Max must decide who she can trust; Eleanor Guthrie finds herself in charge of Nassau. [more inside]
posted by No Robots on Jan 1, 2021 - 2 comments

Black Sails: XXIII  Season 3, Ep 5

Vane finds a new way forward from Teach; Silver urges Flint to make a move or die; Eleanor and Rogers respond to a new threat.
posted by No Robots on Dec 27, 2020 - 1 comment

Star Trek: Enterprise: Anomaly  Rewatch   Season 3, Ep 2

Enterprise is attacked by pirates in the Expanse. [more inside]
posted by mordax on Aug 5, 2019 - 10 comments

Star Wars Resistance: The Triple Dark  Season 1, Ep 2

Resistance returns after its premiere episode to find Kaz Xiono attempting to step into the role of Resistance spy at the expense of his cover job as a mechanic in Yeager's shop. In the midst of his quite uninformed attempts at spycraft, Kaz finds himself with front row seats to a pirate attack on the Colossus. [more inside]
posted by Atreides on Oct 15, 2018 - 5 comments

Star Trek: Enterprise: Fortunate Son  Rewatch   Season 1, Ep 10

Wherein Travis Mayweather shares an inappropriate anecdote about life on J-class freighters. [more inside]
posted by mordax on Oct 7, 2018 - 21 comments

Black Sails: Season 4  Season 4, Ep 0

Discussion for the rest of the season.
posted by vibratory manner of working on Apr 4, 2017 - 6 comments

Elementary: Dead Man's Tale  Season 5, Ep 18

Sherlock and Joan question how well they know Shinwell when they investigate the possibility he may have gotten away with the unsolved murder of his friend, a fellow gang member. [more inside]
posted by CMcG on Mar 27, 2017 - 2 comments

Black Sails: XXIX  Season 4, Ep 1

Flint and Silver lead the fight to reclaim Nassau; Jack and Blackbeard seek vengeance; Eleanor attempts to reconcile herself to her new role. [more inside]
posted by porpoise on Feb 4, 2017 - 3 comments

Black Sails: Season 3  Season 3, Ep 0

War with England has finally come to Nassau.
posted by vibratory manner of working on Apr 1, 2016 - 6 comments

Black Sails: XXI  Season 3, Ep 3

The conflict between Flint and Silver escalates as starvation and dehydration set in; Woodes and Eleanor arrive to troubling circumstances in Nassau; Blackbeard takes charge of an uncertain situation on the island.
posted by Pendragon on Feb 8, 2016 - 8 comments

Samurai Champloo: Misguided Miscreants (Part 1) (Dark Night's Road 1)  Rewatch   Season 1, Ep 13

While taking a short-cut, the group comes across some faces from Mugen's past. The lure of gold is stronger than bad blood, and he teams up with some well-armed pirates to rob a Bakufu (shogunate government) ship with 60,000 ryo worth of gold, but the plans change and Mugen is left with the short end of the fuse. To be continued .... [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on May 4, 2015 - 1 comment

Black Sails: XVIII  Season 2, Ep 10

In the Season 2 finale, Flint acquires an unlikely ally; Vane's crew seeks a sea change; and Silver makes a sacrifice.
posted by Catblack on Mar 28, 2015 - 9 comments

Black Sails: XVII  Season 2, Ep 9

Flint and Miranda deal with their past; Bonny reveals her intents to Rackham; Vane claims a massive prize; Eleanor declares war.
posted by Catblack on Mar 21, 2015 - 5 comments

Black Sails: XIV  Season 2, Ep 6

Eleanor negotiates for peace; Rackham learns a lesson the hard way while his new crew waits to see if he'll make the cut; Flint breaks a promise; Bonny loses control.
posted by Catblack on Feb 28, 2015 - 2 comments

Podcast: Stuff You Should Know: Is there treasure on Oak Island?

Off Nova Scotia, the tiny spit of land called Oak Island has been host to waves of treasure hunters for more than 200 years. Some of them lost their lives in the search for a treasure reputedly buried in a deep pit. But is anything really there?
posted by bq on Feb 28, 2015 - 3 comments

Black Sails: XIII  Season 2, Ep 5

Miranda endeavors to save the island; Eleanor sees old wounds reopened; Rackham is on the scent of a secret; and Vane is forced to take matters into his own hands.
posted by Catblack on Feb 22, 2015 - 5 comments

Black Sails: XI  Season 2, Ep 3

Flint faces a dilema upon his return to Nassau. Eleanor needs help from an unlikely source. Rackham seeks to repair his reputation. Vane uncovers an unexpected prize.
posted by Brandon Blatcher on Feb 8, 2015 - 4 comments

Black Sails: X  Season 2, Ep 2

A member of the Walrus crew unexpectedly returns, but finds himself crudely tethered down on a beach. Flint, still stuck in the bowels of the ship, sets his plan in motion to become captain in two days' time by offering advice to Dufresne on a certain route to navigate the gallon through. Meanwhile, Silver tries to make himself indispensable to his crewmates by reading them gossip that the quiet cook Randall witnesses daily aboard the ship. Meeks asks Eleanor to depose of his captain, Ned Low since his unquenchable thirst for power is causing the crew to be reckless. After Jack learns about the intimate encounter between Max and Anne, he accepts it and later proposes his next money-making scheme with them.
posted by Brandon Blatcher on Feb 3, 2015 - 6 comments

Black Sails: IX  Season 2, Ep 1

The Walrus crew is stranded on the beach with an army of Spanish soldiers standing between them and the gold on Urca de Lima. Which is the only reason Flint is still alive, i.e. he was right about the gold, despite lying about almost everything else. Gold puts pirates in a forgiving mood [more inside]
posted by Brandon Blatcher on Jan 26, 2015 - 3 comments

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