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The X-Files: Three of a Kind  Rewatch   Season 6, Ep 20

In a sequel to "Unusual Suspects", the Lone Gunmen once again encounter Susanne Modeski while infiltrating a defense contractors' conference in Las Vegas.
posted by orange swan on Jul 13, 2020 - 1 comment

The X-Files: One Son (Part 2/2)  Rewatch   Season 6, Ep 12

Mulder learns the truth about the Syndicate's extraterrestrial collaborations, just as the time has arrived for the Syndicate to give up the hybrid Cassandra to the alien colonists.
posted by orange swan on Jul 5, 2020 - 5 comments

The X-Files: Two Fathers (Part 1/2)  Rewatch   Season 6, Ep 11

Cassandra Spender is found at a railyard in Arlington, Virginia, the only survivor among a number of people who have been burned alive, and she asks to speak to Agent Fox Mulder.
posted by orange swan on Jul 4, 2020 - 2 comments

Book: Middlegame

Meet Roger. Skilled with words, languages come easily to him. He instinctively understands how the world works through the power of story. Meet Dodger, his twin. Numbers are her world, her obsession, her everything. All she understands, she does so through the power of math. Roger and Dodger aren’t exactly human, though they don’t realise it. They aren’t exactly gods, either. Not entirely. Not yet. Godhood is attainable. Pray it isn’t attained.
posted by dinty_moore on Jul 3, 2020 - 5 comments

The X-Files: S.R. 819  Rewatch   Season 6, Ep 9

Skinner becomes infected with a disease that confounds his doctors, keeps catching glimpses of a unkempt man lurking near him, and receives phone calls telling him that he will die.
posted by orange swan on Jul 2, 2020 - 4 comments

The X-Files: Dreamland II (Part 2/2)  Rewatch   Season 6, Ep 5

Scully and Mulder try to figure out how to reverse the time warp that catapulted Mulder's mind into a body and a life not his own.
posted by orange swan on Jun 28, 2020 - 4 comments

The X-Files: Dreamland (Part 1/2)  Rewatch   Season 6, Ep 4

Driving to Area 51 in the middle of the night to meet with an informant, Scully and Mulder are stopped on the highway by a caravan of soldiers and a man in a black suit. In the middle of this encounter, a mysterious craft passes overhead and then crashes, sending a wave of energy across all the bystanders, and changing some of them radically.
posted by orange swan on Jun 27, 2020 - 4 comments

The X-Files: The Beginning  Rewatch   Season 6, Ep 1

Following the events in Fight the Future, the X-files are reopened, but Diana Fowley and Jeffrey Spender are the agents assigned to it. Undeterred by their orders to cease all involvement in the X-files, Mulder and Scully unofficially investigate a case in Arizona involving the death of two Roush Technologies employees from an uncommonly virulent virus.
posted by orange swan on Jun 24, 2020 - 3 comments

The X-Files: The End  Rewatch   Season 5, Ep 20

After an ex-National Security Agency assassin kills one of the two players at a chess match between a Russian chess master and an American child prodigy named Gibson Praise, Jeffrey Spender is given the case, and though he explicitly asked that Mulder be excluded from his investigation, Skinner asks Mulder to join the team.
posted by orange swan on Jun 22, 2020 - 5 comments

The X-Files: The Pine Bluff Variant  Rewatch   Season 5, Ep 18

Mulder goes undercover as a double agent in order to infiltrate a terrorist organization that has access to a horrifying biological weapon.
posted by orange swan on Jun 20, 2020 - 3 comments

Movie: WALL-E

In the distant future, a small waste-collecting robot inadvertently embarks on a space journey that will ultimately decide the fate of mankind. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Jun 17, 2020 - 13 comments

The X-Files: The Red and the Black (Part 2/2)  Rewatch   Season 5, Ep 14

Many of the abductees who gathered on the Ruskin Dam bridge are found dead, Cassandra Spender is missing, and Scully is found in a state of shock in the nearby woods with some other survivors. Scully undergoes hypnosis to recover her memories of what happened on the bridge, while the Syndicate experiments with a possible vaccine and chooses sides between the alien and the alien rebel forces, and Jeffrey Spender receives a letter from Quebec.
posted by orange swan on Jun 16, 2020 - 4 comments

The X-Files: Patient X (Part 1/2)  Rewatch   Season 5, Ep 13

Groups of former alien abductees feel strangely compelled to gather and are burned alive by faceless men when they do, and Mulder and Scully meet Cassandra Spender, multiple abductee, who says she is certain she is about to be summoned.
posted by orange swan on Jun 15, 2020 - 5 comments

The X-Files: Emily (Part 2/2)  Rewatch   Season 5, Ep 7

Scully tries to move forward with the adoption of Emily Sim, while Mulder investigates Emily's medical history.
posted by orange swan on Jun 9, 2020 - 6 comments

FanFare Book Club?

I just went through the book posts for the last three months. There's lots of books I'm considering reading, and one book I read a while ago but don't remember well enough to do deep insightful commentary. In order to get more synchronicity on this, does anyone want to start a book club? Or even a couple in different genres? I would love a romance, science fiction, fantasy and/or nonfiction book club.
posted by rednikki on Jun 9, 2020 - 3 comments

The X-Files: Christmas Carol (Part 1/2)  Rewatch   Season 5, Ep 6

While visiting her brother and sister-in-law's home in San Diego for Christmas, Scully receives a mysterious phone call that leads her to a three-year-old girl with a remarkable resemblance to her dead sister Melissa.
posted by orange swan on Jun 8, 2020 - 7 comments

The X-Files: Redux II (Part 3/3)  Rewatch   Season 5, Ep 2

Scully is hospitalized as her condition worsens. Mulder attempts to identify the conspiracy's mole within the FBI. The Cigarette Smoking Man offers to solve all of Mulder's problems if he will leave the FBI and work for him in return.
posted by orange swan on Jun 4, 2020 - 2 comments

The X-Files: Redux (Part 2/3)  Rewatch   Season 5, Ep 1

Scully helps Mulder to fake his own death in an effort to discover which members of the FBI they can trust, while the agents individually search for an answer to Scully's cancer.
posted by orange swan on Jun 3, 2020 - 9 comments

The X-Files: Gethsemane (Part 1/3)  Rewatch   Season 4, Ep 24

An expedition in Northwestern Canada finds an alien body frozen in the ice, but while Mulder travels to the Yukon to see it for himself, Scully meets a man who claims that all the evidence of alien life Mulder has ever encountered has been faked as part of a conspiracy.
posted by orange swan on Jun 2, 2020 - 6 comments

The X-Files: Demons  Rewatch   Season 4, Ep 23

Mulder wakes up in a Providence motel room alone, in a shirt stained with blood that is not his, and with two rounds gone from his gun, at 4:50 a.m. on a Sunday morning, and he cannot remember anything from the last 48 hours.
posted by orange swan on Jun 1, 2020 - 4 comments

The X-Files: Zero Sum  Rewatch   Season 4, Ep 21

After a postal worker is fatally swarmed by bees in the bathroom at work, Skinner destroys the evidence at the Cigarette Smoking Man's behest in a deal to save Scully's life... only to find himself framed for murder.
posted by orange swan on May 30, 2020 - 4 comments

The X-Files: Max (Part 2/2)  Rewatch   Season 4, Ep 18

Mulder and Scully continue their investigation of Flight 549 and discover that it may have been sacrificed by the military in order to obtain alien technology.
posted by orange swan on May 27, 2020 - 4 comments

The X-Files: Tempus Fugit (Part 1/2)  Rewatch   Season 4, Ep 17

Scully's birthday celebration is interrupted by Max Fenig's sister, who approaches Mulder and Scully to tell them that Max was on a plane that crashed. No one seems to understand why the plane crashed, or why the passengers' watches have stopped at a time ten minutes past the time of the crash.
posted by orange swan on May 26, 2020 - 2 comments

The X-Files: Momento Mori  Rewatch   Season 4, Ep 14

Scully is diagnosed with an inoperable tumour, and begins treatment for it, while Mulder and Skinner both go to desperate lengths in their separate attempts to save her.
posted by orange swan on May 23, 2020 - 5 comments

The X-Files: Terma (Part 2/2)  Rewatch   Season 4, Ep 9

Mulder is held captive in a Russian gulag and used as a test subject for the black oil, while Scully is held in contempt of court for refusing to disclose what she knows about Mulder's whereabouts.
posted by orange swan on May 18, 2020 - 6 comments

The X-Files: Tunguska (Part 1/2)  Rewatch   Season 4, Ep 8

While investigating the deaths of two men in connection with the recent arrival of a diplomatic pouch, Mulder and Krycek travel to Tunguska, Russia to investigate Russian experiments with the black oil, while Scully tries to ascertain the nature of the contents of the pouch.
posted by orange swan on May 17, 2020 - 6 comments

The X-Files: Musings of a Cigarette-Smoking Man  Rewatch   Season 4, Ep 7

The Cigarette Smoking Man muses over the course of his life while listening to Mulder, Scully, and the Lone Gunmen speculate about his personal history.
posted by orange swan on May 16, 2020 - 7 comments

The X-Files: Herrenvolk (Part 2/2)  Rewatch   Season 4, Ep 1

Pursued by the alien bounty hunter, Jeremiah Smith takes Mulder to see a secret ginseng and bee farm in Canada that is being worked by child clones, while Scully analyzes the data being tracked by the team of Jeremiah Smiths.
posted by orange swan on May 10, 2020 - 6 comments

The X-Files: Talitha Cumi (Part 1/2)  Rewatch   Season 3, Ep 24

Mulder and Scully search for a man who miraculously healed both the shooter and his victims at a fast food restaurant hostage situation, then disappeared when being questioned by the police.
posted by orange swan on May 9, 2020 - 3 comments

The X-Files: Apocrypha (Part 2/2)  Rewatch   Season 3, Ep 16

Mulder continues his investigation of the black oil. Scully pursues the man who murdered her sister.
posted by orange swan on May 1, 2020 - 4 comments

The X-Files: Piper Maru (Part 1/2)  Rewatch   Season 3, Ep 15

Mulder and Scully investigate the case of a diver from a French salvage ship called the Piper Maru who discovered a World War II fighter plane and, upon the ship's return to San Diego, proved to be the only member of his crew not exposed to harmfully extreme levels of radiation.
posted by orange swan on Apr 30, 2020 - 2 comments

The X-Files: Revelations  Rewatch   Season 3, Ep 11

After a series of religious frauds are murdered, Scully and Mulder become concerned about the safety of a 10-year-old boy who has been exhibiting signs of stigmata.
posted by orange swan on Apr 26, 2020 - 2 comments

The X-Files: 731 (Part 2/2)  Rewatch   Season 3, Ep 10

Mulder explores a railway car used for secret experiments. Scully investigates the purpose and history of her alien implant.
posted by orange swan on Apr 25, 2020 - 3 comments

The X-Files: Nisei (Part 1/2)  Rewatch   Season 3, Ep 9

Mulder's investigation of an alien autopsy video leads to a secret project with connections to unethical experiments done by Japanese scientists during World War II. Scully learns more about what happened during her alien abduction.
posted by orange swan on Apr 24, 2020 - 2 comments

Devs: Episode 8  Season 1, Ep 8

Series finale: "The question is answered: is the Universe deterministic, a multi-verse, or something else?"
posted by Pronoiac on Apr 17, 2020 - 42 comments

The X-Files: Paper Clip (Part 3/3)  Rewatch   Season 3, Ep 2

Mulder and Scully are reunited. Mulder learns about the government's part in the alien hybrid project, and about his father's part in his sister's abduction.
posted by orange swan on Apr 17, 2020 - 6 comments

The X-Files: The Blessing Way (Part 2/3)  Rewatch   Season 3, Ep 1

Mulder is nursed back to health by Albert Hosteen's tribe. Scully uncovers evidence that someone in the FBI is working with the conspiracy, and suspects Skinner.
posted by orange swan on Apr 16, 2020 - 4 comments

The X-Files: Anasazi (Part 1/3)  Rewatch   Season 2, Ep 25

Mulder receives a tape containing encoded information about alien visitations, which leads him and Scully to New Mexico.
posted by orange swan on Apr 15, 2020 - 5 comments

The X-Files: Soft Light  Rewatch   Season 2, Ep 23

A series of mysterious disappearances leads Mulder and Scully to a man whose shadow vaporizes people.
posted by orange swan on Apr 13, 2020 - 5 comments

The X-Files: End Game  Rewatch   Season 2, Ep 17

The alien bounty hunter abducts Scully. Mulder learns that the clones from the previous episode were human-alien hybrids, part of an attempt to establish an alien colony on Earth — and that his apparently returned sister Samantha is another such clone.
posted by orange swan on Apr 6, 2020 - 2 comments

The X-Files: Colony  Rewatch   Season 2, Ep 16

In part one of two-part episode, after three identical men are killed and their obituaries are emailed to Mulder, a mysterious CIA agent informs him and Scully that the killer is an alien bounty hunter sent to destroy the start of a colony of clones. Meanwhile, Mulder is distracted when his sister, Samantha, suddenly returns.
posted by orange swan on Apr 5, 2020 - 3 comments

Devs: Episode 6  Season 1, Ep 6

Lily and Jamie visit Forest looking for answers. Katie and Lily have an awkward chat. Lyndon wants back into Devs. [more inside]
posted by thedward on Apr 3, 2020 - 14 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: One Breath  Rewatch   Season 2, Ep 8

Scully reappears at a D.C. hospital, comatose and in critical condition. Mulder tries to find out what happened to her and who is responsible for it.
posted by orange swan on Mar 28, 2020 - 5 comments

The X-Files: Ascension  Rewatch   Season 2, Ep 6

In the second installment of a two-part episode, Duane Barry heads off for an alien rendezvous with Scully in the trunk of his car, while Mulder puts the pieces together and figures out where he's gone.
posted by orange swan on Mar 26, 2020 - 3 comments

The X-Files: Duane Barry  Rewatch   Season 2, Ep 5

In the first installment of a two-part episode, Mulder is called upon to handle a hostage negotiation with Duane Barry, former FBI agent, current psychiatric patient, and self-proclaimed multiple alien abductee.
posted by orange swan on Mar 25, 2020 - 6 comments

Movie: The Hidden

When average, law-abiding citizens suddenly turn to a life of hedonistic behavior and violent crime, Detective Tom Beck (Michael Nouri) is tasked with helping young FBI agent Lloyd Gallagher (Kyle MacLachlan) determine the cause in this tense, sci-fi thriller. [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack on Mar 22, 2020 - 12 comments

The X-Files: Little Green Men  Rewatch   Season 2, Ep 1

The X-Files have been closed, and Mulder reassigned to surveillance while Scully teaches at Quantico. Mulder is contacted by a senator, who sends him to check out a radio telescope station in Arecibo, Puerto Rico.
posted by orange swan on Mar 21, 2020 - 3 comments

The X-Files: The Erlenmeyer Flask  Rewatch   Season 1, Ep 24

In the season one finale, Deep Throat calls Mulder to advise him to watch channel 8, which is broadcasting a news item about a man who managed to escape the police after first leading them on a car chase, and then being beaten with a nightstick, tasered, and shot.
posted by orange swan on Mar 20, 2020 - 2 comments

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