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Star Trek: Voyager: Ashes to Ashes  Rewatch   Season 6, Ep 18

Harry and his crewmates encounter an unfamiliar face on a familiar name: Ensign Lyndsay Ballard. (Well, okay, familiar to THEM.) [more inside]
posted by CheesesOfBrazil on Apr 19, 2018 - 6 comments

Star Trek: Voyager: Spirit Folk  Rewatch   Season 6, Ep 17

The characters in the Fair Haven holoprogram begin to suspect the Voyager crew after they witness several "supernatural" occurrences. [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack on Apr 16, 2018 - 12 comments

Babylon 5: Revelations  Season 2, Ep 2

Franklin busies himself with saving Delenn and Garibaldi. Sheridan's sister arrives to discuss his late wife, Anna. G'Kar returns with news. Morden makes a request. "The darkness has come again." [more inside]
posted by flibbertigibbet on Apr 14, 2018 - 2 comments

Star Trek: Voyager: Collective  Rewatch   Season 6, Ep 16

When your cube looks kind of weird and you wish that you weren't there / Just disable your ocular scanning graft and you can be anywhere / I like diagnostics! / I like romance! / I like astrophysics! / I like non-leather pants![more inside]
posted by CheesesOfBrazil on Apr 12, 2018 - 9 comments

Star Trek: Voyager: Tsunkatse  Rewatch   Season 6, Ep 15

"When America's smackdown hero takes on Voyager's battlestar babe, worlds will collide!" Are you not entertained? [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack on Apr 9, 2018 - 2 comments

Babylon 5: Points of Departure  Season 2, Ep 1

[exposition, the episode] Goodbye Sinclair; hello Sheridan. Sheridan, previously the only Earth Force commanding officer responsible for taking down a Minbari ship during the war, has been assigned to Babylon 5 as Sinclair. A rogue Minbari warship is on the loose. Lennier reveals a secret. "I can only conclude that I'm paying off karma at a vastly accelerated rate." [more inside]
posted by flibbertigibbet on Apr 8, 2018 - 7 comments

The City and the City: miniseries   Season 1, Ep 0

Two cities with a dangerous and volatile relationship. [more inside]
posted by fearfulsymmetry on Apr 8, 2018 - 5 comments

Star Trek: Voyager: Memorial  Rewatch   Season 6, Ep 14

From Burbank Studios, it's the Colgate Toothpaste Nakan Massacre Hour! This week's special guests: the crew of the starship Voyager! [more inside]
posted by CheesesOfBrazil on Apr 5, 2018 - 12 comments

Babylon 5: Chrysalis  Rewatch   Season 1, Ep 22

The Centauri and the Narn bicker about the ownership of an outpost, and one side takes decisive action. Delenn takes an irreversible step, after consulting with Kosh. Garibaldi's informant is killed and he wants to find out why. "And so it begins." [more inside]
posted by flibbertigibbet on Apr 2, 2018 - 2 comments

Babylon 5: Chrysalis  First Watch   Season 1, Ep 22

The Centauri and the Narn bicker about the ownership of an outpost, and one side takes decisive action. Delenn takes an irreversible step, after consulting with Kosh. Garibaldi's informant is killed and he wants to find out why. "And so it begins." [more inside]
posted by flibbertigibbet on Apr 2, 2018 - 1 comment

Star Trek: Voyager: Virtuoso  Rewatch   Season 6, Ep 13

Solo amore/ Quando fuggeva lontano/ Speri invano ma non torni più./ Speri invano ma non torna più. [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack on Apr 2, 2018 - 5 comments

Star Trek: Voyager: Blink of an Eye  Rewatch   Season 6, Ep 12

Attention! The Prefect of Audiovisual Programming has decreed that the latest iteration of The Skyship Chronicles must be fit for retransmission in random sequence; therefore, heavily-serialized plotlines are officially forbidden. And it will have not one, not two, but FIVE cute kids. [more inside]
posted by CheesesOfBrazil on Mar 29, 2018 - 17 comments

Star Trek: Voyager: Fair Haven  Rewatch   Season 6, Ep 11

[stuck between Trekkifying an old Irish joke and filking "Fairytale of New York"] OK, the crew goes to a stereotypical Irish village on the holodeck, and it starts raining, and there's this guy who's just standing out in the rain, and Tuvok goes, "Illogical." The pub owner says, "Don't mind him, he's Paddy O'Furniture." OK, so I went with the joke, sue me. [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack on Mar 26, 2018 - 16 comments

Babylon 5: The Quality of Mercy  Season 1, Ep 21

[minor arc] Dr. Franklin discovers an illegal medical establishment in Downbelow, which is stepping on the toes of his mildly-less-illegal medical establishment in Downbelow. Meanwhile, Lennier and Londo go out for drinks and a murderer is sentenced to the "death of personality." "I'm perfectly happy to inconvenience myself for your benefit. [...] Here my friend, here you will see the heart and soul of Babylon 5. Also its spleen, its kidneys--a veritable parade of internal organs." [more inside]
posted by flibbertigibbet on Mar 25, 2018 - 4 comments

Babylon 5: Babylon Square  Season 1, Ep 20

[major arc] Babylon 4 reappears after vanishing four years ago. The Grey Council meets. "Summoned, I come. In Valen's name, I take the place that has been prepared for me. I am Grey. I stand between the candle and the star. We are Grey. We stand between the darkness and the light." [more inside]
posted by flibbertigibbet on Mar 22, 2018 - 8 comments

Star Trek: Voyager: Pathfinder  Rewatch   Season 6, Ep 10

"I'll hold the beast off!" Seoni cried as she stepped up to the dragon, her staff flaring with defensive fire. Merisiel looked to the hulking… uh, hang on [shuffles index cards] combat maneuver defense? Um, these must be for a different— wait, since when do I even use index cards? [more inside]
posted by CheesesOfBrazil on Mar 22, 2018 - 7 comments

Star Trek: Voyager: The Voyager Conspiracy  Rewatch   Season 6, Ep 9

Tricobalt explosives can't destroy tetryon reactors--CARETAKER WAS AN INSIDE JOB [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack on Mar 19, 2018 - 7 comments

Babylon 5: A Voice in the Wilderness, Part 1 and Part 2  Season 1, Ep 18

[arc episodes] The planet around which Babylon 5 orbits begins to activate long-dormant weapons systems that threaten Babylon 5. Mars colony loses communication with Babylon 5 due to rioting, to Garibaldi's distress. Delenn's old mentor arrives on the station. "Incorrect answer! The third principle of sentient life is the capacity for self-sacrifice: the conscious ability to override evolution and self-preservation for a cause, a friend, a loved one. It has been too long, Delenn. You have forgotten your training. Soon you will have forgotten all about your old friend Draal." "Not if I live to be a thousand and one." [more inside]
posted by flibbertigibbet on Mar 17, 2018 - 3 comments

Star Trek: Voyager: One Small Step  Rewatch   Season 6, Ep 8

My god… It's full of space garbage… [more inside]
posted by CheesesOfBrazil on Mar 15, 2018 - 4 comments

Babylon 5: Legacies  Season 1, Ep 17

[arc] A Minbari war cruiser arrives to display the body of a fallen Warrior caste leader. Meanwhile, Talia and Ivanova butt heads over the fate of a young telepath... "You talk like a Minbari, Commander! Perhaps there was some small wisdom in letting your species survive." [more inside]
posted by flibbertigibbet on Mar 14, 2018 - 3 comments

Star Trek: Voyager: Dragon's Teeth  Rewatch   Season 6, Ep 7

Voyager has one of its strangest encounters yet when it comes across a human serviette wearing a tam o' shanter--wait [peers at index card] sorry, I thought that it said "Nardwuar"--why the heck am I still using index cards in the twenty-first century, anyway? We're getting warp drive in a few decades! [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack on Mar 12, 2018 - 5 comments

Babylon 5: Eyes  Season 1, Ep 16

[minor arc episode] Sinclair and his staff are investigated by internal affairs because of the past year events, thanks to Jeffrey "haven't found a rule I wouldn't bend" Sinclair. Meanwhile, Garibaldi and Lennier bond over rebuilding an Old Earth motorcycle. "I must admit, Mr. Garibaldi, I am fascinated by this vehicle. Do you realize that it was a symbol of masculinity in your society at one time?" [more inside]
posted by flibbertigibbet on Mar 10, 2018 - 2 comments

Star Trek: Voyager: Riddles  Rewatch   Season 6, Ep 6

What has he got in his Vulcan brainses? [more inside]
posted by CheesesOfBrazil on Mar 8, 2018 - 6 comments

Star Trek: Voyager: Alice  Rewatch   Season 6, Ep 5

We all float down here, Harry!--uh, wait [shuffles index cards] all work and no play makes Kathryn a dull girl--no, that's not right [shuffles them some more] the man in black fled across the quadrant, and the starship followed--damnit [starts looking through them one by one] ah, here we go... [looks up] do we have a "Larry Gene Blanton" here? [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack on Mar 5, 2018 - 4 comments

Babylon 5: Grail  Season 1, Ep 15

[standalone, but with a hint to a future plot point] A man seeking the Holy Grail arrives on the station. Meanwhile, a gang boss in Downbelow is somehow wiping the minds of those who oppose him... "But as I was leaving on the shuttle, I looked back--and the station [Babylon 4] just sort of… wrinkled, twisted like putty, and then just disappeared. The minute I left!" [more inside]
posted by flibbertigibbet on Mar 3, 2018 - 5 comments

Babylon 5: TKO  Season 1, Ep 14

[standalone] Ivanova meets with a Rabbi to deal with her father's death. Meanwhile, an old friend of Garibaldi's arrives on Babylon 5 for an alien-only cage match tournament called the Mutai. "They change. They stay the same. Russia is Russia. Your father used to say, 'If regret could be harvested, Russia would be the world's fruit basket'." [more inside]
posted by flibbertigibbet on Mar 3, 2018 - 3 comments

Star Trek: Voyager: Tinker, Tenor, Doctor, Spy  Rewatch   Season 6, Ep 4

Do holograms dream of electric women? [more inside]
posted by CheesesOfBrazil on Mar 2, 2018 - 10 comments

Star Trek: Voyager: Barge of the Dead  Rewatch   Season 6, Ep 3

"What's the hold-up, First Mate?" "Well, captain, we seem to have run aground on... a giant clot." "What the--" "Well, it is a river of blood, sir." [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack on Feb 26, 2018 - 12 comments

Babylon 5: Signs and Portents  Season 1, Ep 13

[major arc; the season's titular episode] Mr. Morden asks a question, repeatedly. A Centauri delegation arrives, and cannot prevent the thing which they know will happen (as they deny their fate). "What do you want? [...] And then what?" The spoiler discussion! [more inside]
posted by flibbertigibbet on Feb 25, 2018 - 13 comments

Babylon 5: Signs and Portents  First Watch   Season 1, Ep 13

[major arc; the season's titular episode] Mr. Morden asks a question, repeatedly. A Centauri delegation arrives, and cannot prevent the thing which they know will happen (as they deny their fate). "What do you want? [...] And then what?" [more inside]
posted by flibbertigibbet on Feb 25, 2018 - 9 comments

Star Trek: Voyager: Survival Instinct  Rewatch   Season 6, Ep 2

"Hey, Seven of Nine! Long time no see! This is gonna be a great opportunity for us to reconnect." [more inside]
posted by CheesesOfBrazil on Feb 22, 2018 - 13 comments

Star Trek: Voyager: Equinox, Part II  Rewatch   Season 6, Ep 1

(Part 2 of 2; discussion of Part 1 is here.) So you think you are strong because you can survive the soft cushions. Well, we shall see. Chakotay! Put him in the Comfy Chair! [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack on Feb 19, 2018 - 20 comments

Babylon 5: By Any Means Necessary  Season 1, Ep 12

[arc episode] A dock worker is killed in an accident involving a exploding Narn freighter, leading to a strike. Meanwhile, G'Kar needs a plant from the aforementioned Narn freighter for a religious ceremony, but finds that past decision of his has complicated his life... "Oh, why does the universe hate me so?" [more inside]
posted by flibbertigibbet on Feb 17, 2018 - 4 comments

Star Trek: Voyager: Equinox  Rewatch   Season 5, Ep 26

(Part 1 of 2; season finale) I'm gonna start my OWN Starfleet! With blackjack! And hookers! …You know what: forget the Starfleet! [more inside]
posted by CheesesOfBrazil on Feb 15, 2018 - 7 comments

Star Trek: Voyager: Warhead  Rewatch   Season 5, Ep 25

"What is my purpose in life?" "To blow up real good." "B-but I wanted to do so much more than that! I want to travel, a-and take some online classes, and--" "But what about the earth-shattering kaboom?" "Oh, OK, then." [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack on Feb 12, 2018 - 19 comments

Babylon 5: Survivors  Season 1, Ep 11

[skippable arc episode/almost standalone] Garibaldi's past catches up with him when he is framed for an assassination attempt on the President--and the lead investigator is an old family friend... "The Universe is run by the complex interweaving of three elements: energy, matter, and enlightened self-interest." [more inside]
posted by flibbertigibbet on Feb 11, 2018 - 2 comments

Babylon 5: Believers  Season 1, Ep 10

[standalone] Dr. Franklin locks horns with an alien couple who intend to deny life-saving care for their son based on their religious beliefs--namely, that surgery releases the soul, condemning one to a fate worse than death. "No one knows what is written in the stream until the waters surround him." [more inside]
posted by flibbertigibbet on Feb 11, 2018 - 4 comments

Babylon 5: Deathwalker  Season 1, Ep 9

Na'Toth, G'Kar's aide, has a chance to avenge her family and fulfill her blood debt when the Dilgar woman who tortured and killed her family arrives on Babylon 5. But this woman, Jhda'dur, is prepared to make a deal... Meanwhile, Talia aides Kosh with an unusual negotiation. "Then listen to the music, not the song" and "There is a hole in your mind..." [more inside]
posted by flibbertigibbet on Feb 11, 2018 - 14 comments

Star Trek: Voyager: Relativity  Rewatch   Season 5, Ep 24

As she tours her new command—the U.S.S. Voyager—while it's still in drydock, Captain Kathryn Janeway experiences a series of inexplicable anomalies, even before setting out for the Badlands. It seems she'd better … take care. [more inside]
posted by CheesesOfBrazil on Feb 8, 2018 - 8 comments

Babylon 5: And the Sky Full of Stars  Season 1, Ep 8

[major arc] Two "Knights" kidnap Sinclair and force him to relive his memories of the last battle of the Earth-Minbari war, as they are convinced he is a collaborator or spy. "I know you. I know who you are. I know you." and "What do you want?" [more inside]
posted by flibbertigibbet on Feb 5, 2018 - 9 comments

Star Trek: Voyager: 11:59  Rewatch   Season 5, Ep 23

Let us go back to the waning days and hours of the twentieth century, when controversy surrounded the construction of the Millennium Gate, a monumental, kilometer-tall building that towered over rural Indiana and--wait, what? [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack on Feb 5, 2018 - 41 comments

Star Trek: Discovery: The War Without, The War Within  Season 1, Ep 14

Burnham and the crew are faced with the harsh reality of the war during their absence; Starfleet must use unconventional tactics and sources to take their next action against the Klingons. [more inside]
posted by zarq on Feb 5, 2018 - 56 comments

Altered Carbon: Out of the Past  Season 1, Ep 1

Waking up in a new body 250 years after his death, Takeshi Kovacs discovers he's been resurrected to help a titan of industry solve his own murder.
posted by Fizz on Feb 4, 2018 - 72 comments

Star Trek: Voyager: Someone to Watch Over Me  Rewatch   Season 5, Ep 22

What is…kiss? Teach me your Earthling concept of…love… [more inside]
posted by CheesesOfBrazil on Feb 1, 2018 - 13 comments

Star Trek: Voyager: Juggernaut   Rewatch   Season 5, Ep 21

"Somebody set up us the bomb." "All your waste are belong to us. You have no chance to survive make your time..." [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack on Jan 29, 2018 - 12 comments

Star Trek: Discovery: What's Past Is Prologue  Season 1, Ep 13

Lorca plans to move forward with a coup against the Emperor, propelling Burnham to make a quick decision to save not only herself, but the U.S.S. Discovery. [more inside]
posted by zarq on Jan 28, 2018 - 110 comments

Star Trek: Voyager: Think Tank  Rewatch   Season 5, Ep 20

Yes, I did hire bounty hunters to kidnap Seven of Nine. Was that wrong? Should I not have done that? I'm sorry, I'm gonna have to plead ignorance on this thing, because if I had known that sort of thing was frowned upon… [more inside]
posted by CheesesOfBrazil on Jan 25, 2018 - 3 comments

Star Trek: Voyager: The Fight  Rewatch   Season 5, Ep 19

It's the eye of Chakotay/ It's the thrill of the fight/ Rising up to the chaos of our rival/ And the neuroatypical/ Maquis Mauler guy/ Will get us through this mess with the eye... of Chakotay! [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack on Jan 22, 2018 - 12 comments

Babylon 5: Mind War  Season 1, Ep 6

[arc episode] An old flame of Talia's from Psi Corps, arrives at Babylon 5 with a warning. Meanwhile, G'Kar warns Sakai away from her job job at logging mineral deposits on Sigma-957. "Let me pass on to you the one thing I've learned about this place. No one here is exactly what he appears. Not Mollari, not Delenn, not Sinclair… and not me." [more inside]
posted by flibbertigibbet on Jan 21, 2018 - 8 comments

Star Trek: Voyager: Course: Oblivion  Rewatch   Season 5, Ep 18

The crew of Voyager must overcome a deadly threat involving sentient, diseased goo …which means that only Odo and Bashir can save them! (Too bad they're not in this show.) [more inside]
posted by CheesesOfBrazil on Jan 18, 2018 - 35 comments

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