Mystery Science Theater 3000: OUTLAW Rewatch Season 5, Ep 19
Rewatch! There's a "counter-Earth" that's on the opposite side of the sun as the normal Earth, the same gimmick from Stranded in Space, but this one's not Authoritarian Dystopia (movie premise #218) so much as Burroughsian Otherworld Barbarian-Style Sword-and-Sorcery Made Possible Through MacGuffin (premise #245). Our many-man hero Cabot (Cabot? Cabot!) travels there through magic crackerjack prize, along with his unmanly-man professorial colleague, and must thwart the machinations of a slumming Jack Palance. Previously.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: EEGAH Rewatch Season 5, Ep 6
Rewatch! A ridiculous film where an ageless giant living in the California desert, lured out by a teenage girl, finds her creepy father, her annoying boyfriend, bad rock n roll, and policeman's bullets. Eegah have bad day. We're continuing on the episodes picked out by online poll. Previously. [more inside]
Mystery Science Theater 3000: THE SKYDIVERS Rewatch Season 6, Ep 9
Rewatch! And...oh hell. We're back in Coleman Francis territory. The least interesting(!) of the three films he made that MST covered, I seem to remember it's about skydiving, marital strife and murder via parachute. Honestly, I have tons of trouble staying awake through this one. I recommend coffee over alcohol. At least one of the show's best shorts, Why Study Industrial Arts?, is also in this episode. Previously.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: GAMERA VS. ZIGRA Rewatch Season 3, Ep 16
Rewatch! The last of the MST Gamera movies, in which an alien bowl of Trix invades the Earth and hypnotizes folk, but fortunately they can be revived just by getting in their face and shouting "Aaaa!" at them. Another of the films tied for 50th place in our poll. Previously.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: WIZARDS OF THE LOST KINGDOM I Rewatch Season 11, Ep 10
Rewatch! Come to see a bunch of cut-rate LARPers roaming the enchanted countryside, stay for Apeula. Because: Apeula. Also, we got the start of the subplot that takes us to the end of the season, Kinga forcing Jonah to marry her for ratings gold, to the dismay of Max.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: YONGARY, MONSTER FROM THE DEEP Rewatch Season 11, Ep 9
Rewatch! Another giant lizard terrorizes an Asian city, although this time it's Seoul, not Tokyo. Along the way we meet a perfectly obnoxious little boy. Previously.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: THE LOVES OF HERCULES Rewatch Season 11, Ep 8
Rewatch! We embark on the second half of Season 11 with everyone's favorite ancient Greek lump of flesh as he romances some ladies. Previously.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: THE LAND THAT TIME FORGOT Rewatch Season 11, Ep 7
Rewatch! "'The Land That Slipped Time's Mind,' or 'The McClure That the Simpsons Forgot,' or 'T-Rex Meets U-Boat but Y?'" What first seems to be a wartime drama about Allied prisoners on a U-Boat trying to take it over changes when they discover a dinosaur-filled lost world. Previously. [more inside]
Mystery Science Theater 3000: STARCRASH Rewatch Season 11, Ep 6
Rewatch! "'The Giving Away the Ending Hall of Fame' or 'Former Evangelist Marjoe Prays for a Better Movie!'" One of the few movies in MST history where the film's badness may, itself, be more entertaining than the riffs. Starcrash is a ludicrous mess, but still lots of fun, with its skimpy space bikini, texas-talking robot, giant mecha-amazon, Marjoe Gortner as a Jedi with the serial numbers filed off, David Hasselhoff as David Hasselhoff, and a seriously slumming Christopher Plummer. I could go on! [more inside]
Mystery Science Theater 3000: THE BEAST OF HOLLOW MOUNTAIN Rewatch Season 11, Ep 5
Rewatch! "Tyrannosaurus Tex-Mex," or "Mexican Dinosaurs Aren't Just for Tacos!" So much of this movie is just a standard Western, UNTIL.... [more inside]
Mystery Science Theater 3000: AVALANCHE Rewatch Season 11, Ep 4
Rewatch! "'Ski Faster!' or 'Half a Lanche Is Better Than None,' or 'Rock Hudson Slide!' or 'Not the Last Resort But Close.'" Rock Hudson ignores safety warnings when building his resort, and tragedy ensues. [more inside]
Mystery Science Theater 3000: THE TIME TRAVELERS Rewatch Season 11, Ep 3
Rewatch! Some scientists find themselves stuck in a future time where the last civilized humans are trying to escape a barren Earth. Previously. [more inside]
CB was originally run in 1998 and it is 2018 and that seems like a good point for a rewatch! [more inside]
Mystery Science Theater 3000: CRY WILDERNESS Rewatch Season 11, Ep 2
Rewatch! In the year since it was first shown, Cry Wilderness has shaped up to be one of the best episodes of MST3K's eleventh season. It's an exceedingly ludicrous movie with a magic Bigfoot, one of those noble Native American spirit people, and a jerkass US Marshall who thinks nothing about breaking into someone's home and eating their food. Previously.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: REPTILICUS Rewatch Season 11, Ep 1
Rewatch! Starting in on Season 11, Reptilicus, and the show's new premise and cast. It's been a year since Season 11 debuted, how does it hold up? Previously.
I've been watching Veronica Mars for the first time. The first few episodes felt a little like "Buffy, part 2, but with detectives instead of vampires" (and I loves me some Buffy), but as the first season has developed, it really strikes me as much more evolved than Buffy in a lot of ways. FanFare had a ball with its Buffy rewatch, and I was surprised to see that it hasn't had much of a presence on MeFi yet. It's been only spottily available on streaming from what I can tell. Now it's up on a free service called "Go90." [more inside]
The Clone Wars is getting pretty popular these days. From inspiring characters in the next Star Wars film to being a foundation for Rebels, it's echoing strongly in the present. How about a rewatch? [more inside]
I did some rewatch threads for new who, but fell out of the habit because I didn't have time to watch the episodes and do the posts on time and then I just... stopped. Here is a thread to discuss doing them again. [more inside]
Harry, Ron and Hermione search for Voldemort's remaining Horcruxes in their effort to destroy the Dark Lord as the final battle rages on at Hogwarts. Book and series spoilers [more inside]
Harry sets on a quest to defeat Voldemort which involves unexpected twists and turns through the wizarding world. Book and series spoilers. [more inside]
As Harry Potter begins his sixth year at Hogwarts, he discovers an old book marked as "the property of the Half-Blood Prince" and begins to learn more about Lord Voldemort's dark past. Contains series and book spoilers. [more inside]
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Chosen Rewatch Season 7, Ep 22
In the series finale Buffy dispatches Caleb, becomes cookie dough, hatches a final plan to defeat the First and shares her power.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: End of Days Rewatch Season 7, Ep 21
Buffy uses her new weapon to save the day and get back in the gang's good graces, and meets a powerful guardian who tells her it was forged for her to use in the end times. Buffy and Spike admit the night they shared was something special, but a surprise visit from Angel may get in their way.
With their warning about Lord Voldemort's return scoffed at, Harry and Dumbledore are targeted by the Wizard authorities as an authoritarian bureaucrat slowly seizes power at Hogwarts. Series and book spoilers. [more inside]
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Touched Season 7, Ep 20
As The End looms, couples connect and reconnect. The gang interrogates a Bringer on the First's plans. Buffy finds an axe. Kennedy and Faith find a bomb.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Empty Places Rewatch Season 7, Ep 19
The residents of Sunnydale have had enough and evacuate en masse. Faith takes the Potentials partying with bad results. When Buffy chastises her and makes plans for another assault on Caleb, the entire cast (minus Spike off on a mission with Andrew) reject her leadership.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Dirty Girls Rewatch Season 7, Ep 18
Willow returns to Sunnydale with Faith in tow. A new agent of the First, Caleb, also appears, and Buffy leads an assault on him with devastating consequences.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Lies My Parents Told Me Rewatch Season 7, Ep 17
Efforts to understand Spike's trigger lead to revelations about his mother. Robin, moved by vengeance, convinces Giles that Spike is too dangerous to keep around.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Storyteller Rewatch Season 7, Ep 16
Andrew makes a documentary about life in the Slayer household and the current fight, though his embellishments frustrate Buffy and the others. The Seal in the school basement is causing all sorts of trouble, and Buffy needs Andrew to confront the reality of his own evil actions to stop it.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Get it Done Rewatch Season 7, Ep 15
Principal Wood meets the gang, The First continues taunting the potentials with deadly results, and Buffy comes face to face with the source of her power.
Any interest in a season four rewatch? [more inside]
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: First Date Rewatch Season 7, Ep 14
Buffy grows close to Principal Wood, who shares his story of being raised by a Slayer. Xander has a date with a demon. The First tries to get Andrew back under its influence.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Killer in Me Rewatch Season 7, Ep 13
Kennedy makes a move on Willow, but when they kiss Willow takes on the appearance and personality of Warren. Buffy calls in the Initiative to deal with Spike's malfunctioning chip. Giles comes under suspicion of being The First.
Harry finds himself mysteriously selected as an under-aged competitor in a dangerous tournament between three schools of magic. Series and book spoilers. [more inside]
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Potential Rewatch Season 7, Ep 12
Training of the potential slayers continues, and the gang finds out there is another potential who's been in Sunnydale all along. Dawn begins to suspect the mysterious potential might be her.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Showtime Rewatch Season 7, Ep 11
New potentials continue to stream in, and some aren't what they seem. Giles searches for information on the First. Buffy shows the potentials her power in the face of the super strong ubervamp.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Bring on the Night Rewatch Season 7, Ep 10
Giles arrives with a group of potential slayers, having figured out The First's plans to destroy the slayer lineage. While The First taunts a barely conscious Spike, the Turok-Han supervamp eats a potential and beats a tired Buffy down hard.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Never Leave Me Rewatch Season 7, Ep 9
Buffy tries to get through to Spike while Xander and Anya pump Andrew for information. The Watchers Council and Buffy both realize The First is behind recent events, and despite Principal Wood's best efforts The First finally opens the seal.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Sleeper Rewatch Season 7, Ep 8
The gang reacts to last night's visitors, and Buffy investigates Holden's claims that Spike sired him.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Conversations with Dead People Rewatch Season 7, Ep 7
Buffy gets psychoanalyzed by a vamp. Cassie appears to Willow, claiming to be a go-between for Tara. Dawn is haunted home alone. Andrew leads Jonathan to a sacrifice.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Him Rewatch Season 7, Ep 6
Dawn falls for a hot dude, one with an enchanted letterman jacket that makes him irresistible to all women. As Dawn, Buffy, Anya and Willow plot to win him, Spike and Xander work to break the spell.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Selfless Rewatch Season 7, Ep 5
Anya tries to put her heart back into the vengeance game, and ends up ripping out those of a dozen or so frat boys. Buffy realizes it's time to put the restored vengeance demon down.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Help Rewatch Season 7, Ep 4
When a Sunnydale High student tells Buffy that she expects to die, the slayer works to stop students, demons and booby traps from making the prediction come true.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Same Time, Same Place Rewatch Season 7, Ep 3
Willow gets back into town, but she can't find her friends and they can't see her. When a flayed body turns up, Buffy suspects the missing witch is off the wagon.
The third movie in the Potter series. Directed by Alfonso Cuarón, the movie takes a darker and more mature tone that the previous films. [more inside]
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Beneath You Rewatch Season 7, Ep 2
Buffy dreams of a young woman's murder, and an ominous warning - "From beneath you it devours." Xander, Spike and Buffy work to stop a worm monster, and find it's an abusive man cursed by Anya. Spike reveals his soul to Buffy, but it's clear a century of guilt isn't the only thing tormenting him.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Lessons Rewatch Season 7, Ep 1
Buffy prepares Dawn for fighting vampires but fears she can't prepare her for the real coming evil: a rebuilt Sunnydale High. As Dawn gets settled in Buffy scopes the place out - meeting the principal, fighting some spirits of people she failed to save, and finding an unstable Spike in the basement. Giles goes all Dumbledore on Willow, and she senses bad energy around the Hellmouth.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Two to Go / Grave Rewatch Season 6, Ep 21
Dark Willow is on the warpath to destroy Andrew, Jonathan, and eventually the world. Buffy, Anya, Giles and Xander work to protect the remaining Trio members and stop Willow. Dawn objects Buffy's overprotection, and Spike faces a trial.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Villains Season 6, Ep 20
Spike seeks a deal with a demon. A grief stricken Willow absorbs most of Sunndale's dark magic and tracks down Warren.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Seeing Red Rewatch Season 6, Ep 19
The gang reacts to learning of Buffy's relationship with Spike, and the vampire attempts to force his way back into the slayer's life. Buffy stops Warren's latest power play with an assist from Jonathan, but Warren reappears with deadly consequences.