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Star Trek: Voyager: Q2  Rewatch   Season 7, Ep 19

Facing his son's banishment from the Q Continuum, Q leaves him on Voyager in the hopes that he will gain self-discipline. Yeah, good luck with that, Aunt Kathy. [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack on Jul 16, 2018 - 5 comments

Babylon 5: There All The Honor Lies  Season 2, Ep 14

Sheridan kills a Minbari in self-defense, but it seems as though he is being set up to lose his command... Meanwhile, Ivanova runs a gift shop, Sheridan and Kosh seek understanding, and Vir receives a message from Centauri Prime. About 'truth': "Ah, yes. The favorite song of the legally ignorant." [more inside]
posted by flibbertigibbet on Jul 15, 2018 - 1 comment

Star Trek: Voyager: Human Error  Rewatch   Season 7, Ep 18

While simulating a relationship with Chakotay on the holodeck, Seven begins to learn that making mistakes is a part of life's imperfection. Is it so wrong to be human after all? [more inside]
posted by CheesesOfBrazil on Jul 12, 2018 - 2 comments

Star Trek: Voyager: Workforce, Parts I and II  Rewatch   Season 7, Ep 16

[two-part episode] Most of the crew of Voyager is kidnapped and brainwashed into joining the labor force of an alien planet, where they are repeatedly re-indoctrinated into forgetting their previous lives. But, hey, the benefits are great. [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack on Jul 9, 2018 - 8 comments

Star Trek: Voyager: The Void  Rewatch   Season 7, Ep 15

Voyager is trapped in a pocket of space from which escape seems impossible. And when the crew gazes long into the abyss, the abyss also gazes into them. [more inside]
posted by CheesesOfBrazil on Jul 5, 2018 - 2 comments

Star Trek: Voyager: Prophecy  Rewatch   Season 7, Ep 14

Voyager becomes a battleground for the descendants of a group of Klingon zealots, some of whom believe that B'Elanna Torres's child is their savior. Kept waiting for three of them to show up with gold, frankincense, and gagh. [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack on Jul 2, 2018 - 15 comments

Babylon 5: Hunter, Prey  Season 2, Ep 13

The former doctor for President Clark is in hiding on Babylon 5, and Sheridan needs to protect the doctor before Clark's goons silence him forever... Meanwhile, we learn more about Kosh and the Vorlon. "I sought understanding. I listen to the song. Your thoughts became the song." [more inside]
posted by flibbertigibbet on Jul 1, 2018 - 3 comments

Movie: Tau

A woman is held captive by a Software engineer in a futuristic smart house and hopes to escape by manipulating the A. I. program that controls the house. [more inside]
posted by Faintdreams on Jun 30, 2018 - 8 comments

The Department of Time: Con el tiempo en los talones (With Time on His Heels)  First Watch   Season 3, Ep 1

Amelia and Alonso are sent to the premiere of "Vertigo" at the 1958 San Sebastián Film Festival, to foil a plan by Russia to kidnap Alfred Hitchcock and force him to produce propaganda films. While the Ministry is under construction, a wheelchair-bound Salvador becomes suspicious of a Sony Walkman-wearing construction worker he observes through his office window. [more inside]
posted by zarq on Jun 28, 2018 - 4 comments

Star Trek: Voyager: Repentance  Rewatch   Season 7, Ep 13

There was me, that is Iko, and my convict droogs, rescued from our prison transport by a Human ship captained by quite the hardened devotchka. But soon, I viddied a holographic doctor putting some manner of Borg technology in me gulliver. You can imagine the surprise, O my brothers and only friends, when I found that all me desire for tolchocking and the like had vanished. I was cured all right… but doomed nonetheless to snuff it. [more inside]
posted by CheesesOfBrazil on Jun 28, 2018 - 10 comments

Star Trek: Voyager: Lineage  Rewatch   Season 7, Ep 12

Torres discovers that she is pregnant, and faces a private fear that she has had to deal with since her childhood. [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack on Jun 25, 2018 - 2 comments

Babylon 5: Acts of Sacrifice  Season 2, Ep 12

G'Kar tries desperately to find allies for the Narn. Ivanova tries to cement an alliance with a new alien species, and engages in chicanery to do so. Londo has some regrets about his new position. "There is nothing to mediate, Delenn. Unless others choose to become involved, we will destroy them, or they will destroy us. There is no in-between." [more inside]
posted by flibbertigibbet on Jun 23, 2018 - 9 comments

Star Trek: Voyager: Shattered  Rewatch   Season 7, Ep 11

Chakotay must travel between different timeframes to prevent yesterday's enemies from destroying Voyager, which has been temporally shattered. Sha-doo-bay [more inside]
posted by CheesesOfBrazil on Jun 21, 2018 - 4 comments

The Department of Time: Cambio de tiempo (Change of Time)  First Watch   Season 2, Ep 13

Season Finale: After the defeat of the Spanish Armada along the English coast in 1588, King Philip II decides to break the Ministry rules (imposed by his great-grandmother Isabella) and travel back in time to so the Armada will win the battle. When the Ministry refuses to help, Philip takes over, discovering that he can not only travel into the past but the future as well. Julián, Alfonso and Amelia return to 2016 from a mission to find history has been drastically changed. Philip is now King of the World, and the King of Time. [more inside]
posted by zarq on Jun 20, 2018 - 6 comments

The Department of Time: Hasta que el tiempo os separe (Til Time Do Us Part)  First Watch   Season 2, Ep 12

Ortigosa and Natalia's wedding is complicated by a hidden time portal and a romantic legend from the 13th century. [more inside]
posted by zarq on Jun 19, 2018 - 5 comments

Star Trek: Voyager: Flesh and Blood  Rewatch   Season 7, Ep 9

[Feature-length episode] Voyager answers a distress call from a Hirogen outpost – only to find carnage caused by holographic technology that Captain Janeway has given them. Who will be first up against the wall in the holorevolution? [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack on Jun 18, 2018 - 7 comments

Babylon 5: All Alone in the Night  Season 2, Ep 11

Sheridan is kidnapped while in a Starfighter. Delenn returns to face judgment. "You have always been here." [more inside]
posted by flibbertigibbet on Jun 16, 2018 - 3 comments

Star Trek: Voyager: Nightingale  Rewatch   Season 7, Ep 8

Harry Kim gets his first command, an alien ship with a mysterious purpose. And no, it's not to harvest his genetic material or make a deuterium duplicate of him or exploit him for space terrorism purposes[more inside]
posted by CheesesOfBrazil on Jun 14, 2018 - 11 comments

The Department of Time: Tiempo de lo oculto (Time of the Occult)  First Watch   Season 2, Ep 11

When the host of a show about paranormal mysteries and conspiracies reveals the existence of the Ministry on the internet, Salvador tries to convince him that he is mistaken by inviting him on a tour of headquarters, while pretending that it is the dullest government office in Spain. [more inside]
posted by zarq on Jun 12, 2018 - 5 comments

Star Trek: Voyager: Body and Soul  Rewatch   Season 7, Ep 7

When the Delta Flyer II is attacked, The Doctor must hide his program in Seven's Borg implants. Meanwhile, Tuvok undergoes the pon farr. Can the away team escape the Vortex of Unsatisfied Crushes? [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack on Jun 11, 2018 - 16 comments

Babylon 5: Gropos  Season 2, Ep 10

Fraklin's father, General Franklin, arrives on Babylon 5 with 25 000 "ground pounders" (marines) as they await a secret deployment to an alien world. "We are all slaves to our histories." [more inside]
posted by flibbertigibbet on Jun 9, 2018 - 5 comments

Babylon 5: The Coming of Shadows  Rewatch   Season 2, Ep 9

[all-seasons rewatch] [major arc; titular episode of the season] Emperor Turhan, of the Centauri Republic, comes to Babylon 5 to make an announcement. Londo and G'Kar pass each other, like ships in the night... "Oh, enough [regrets] to fill a lifetime. So much has been lost, so much forgotten. So much pain, so much blood. And for what, I wonder? The past tempts us, the present confuses us, and the future frightens us. And our lives slip away, moment by moment, lost in that vast terrible in-between. But there is still time to seize that one last, fragile moment. To choose something better, to make a difference, as you say. And I intend to do just that." [more inside]
posted by flibbertigibbet on Jun 9, 2018 - 11 comments

Movie: Upgrade

Set in the near-future, technology controls nearly all aspects of life. But when Grey, a self-identified technophobe, has his world turned upside down, his only hope for revenge is an experimental computer chip implant called Stem. [more inside]
posted by DevilsAdvocate on Jun 7, 2018 - 4 comments

Star Trek: Voyager: Inside Man  Rewatch   Season 7, Ep 6

A holographic version of Lt. Barclay is transmitted to Voyager from the Alpha Quadrant with an ambitious plan to get the ship home. Beware holograms bearing gifts… [more inside]
posted by CheesesOfBrazil on Jun 6, 2018 - 7 comments

The Department of Time: Separadas en el tiempo (Separated by Time)  First Watch   Season 2, Ep 10

In the present, Irene looks into a mystery involving "Las Sinsombrero," a group of avant-garde women artists and activitsts who have been forgotten. In the course of her investigation, it is discovered that the Vampire of Raval was not arrested when she should have been. She is free, and may be traveling through time. [more inside]
posted by zarq on Jun 6, 2018 - 6 comments

The Department of Time: Óleo sobre tiempo (Oil Painting Over Time)  First Watch   Season 2, Ep 9

A Velázquez painting is auctioned off in 2016. But the painting in question was one of many destroyed in a fire at the Alcázar de Madrid in 1734. Velázquez is given a mission: travel back in time with Irene to investigate the paradox. [more inside]
posted by zarq on Jun 5, 2018 - 5 comments

The Department of Time: Tiempo de valientes (Time of the Brave) -- Part 2  First Watch   Season 2, Ep 8

Salvador sends Alonso on a mission to save Julián from a lengthy battle during the Siege of Baler in the Philippines. [more inside]
posted by zarq on Jun 4, 2018 - 9 comments

The Department of Time: Tiempo de valientes (Time of the Brave) -- Part 1  First Watch   Season 2, Ep 7

While hiding out in the Philippines in the 19th century, Julián makes a promise to a dying soldier that gets him into a dangerous situation.
posted by zarq on Jun 4, 2018 - 2 comments

Star Trek: Voyager: Critical Care  Rewatch   Season 7, Ep 5

The Doctor's program is taken from Voyager, and he is put to work on a vast hospital ship, where the twisted medical system is based on social status, rather than medical condition. (Please note: this is not a time travel episode.) [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack on Jun 4, 2018 - 13 comments

Movie: Planet of the Apes

An astronaut crew crash-lands on a planet in the distant future where intelligent talking apes are the dominant species, and humans are the oppressed and enslaved. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Jun 2, 2018 - 8 comments

Babylon 5: The Coming of Shadows  Season 2, Ep 9

[major arc; titular episode of the season] Emperor Turhan, of the Centauri Republic, comes to Babylon 5 to make an announcement. Londo and G'Kar pass each other, like ships in the night... "Oh, enough [regrets] to fill a lifetime. So much has been lost, so much forgotten. So much pain, so much blood. And for what, I wonder? The past tempts us, the present confuses us, and the future frightens us. And our lives slip away, moment by moment, lost in that vast terrible in-between. But there is still time to seize that one last, fragile moment. To choose something better, to make a difference, as you say. And I intend to do just that." [more inside]
posted by flibbertigibbet on Jun 2, 2018 - 3 comments

The Department of Time: Tiempo de magia (Time of magic)  First Watch   Season 2, Ep 6

The team travels to 1920s New York into the world of magic and Houdini, as the Ministry's own existence is placed in peril. [more inside]
posted by zarq on Jun 1, 2018 - 5 comments

Star Trek: Voyager: Repression  Rewatch   Season 7, Ep 4

On the starship Voyager, assaults against former Maquis are considered especially troubling. The dedicated detective who investigates these vicious felonies is security officer Lieutenant Commander Tuvok. This is his story. *DUNK DUNK* [more inside]
posted by CheesesOfBrazil on May 31, 2018 - 13 comments

The Department of Time: El Monasterio del Tiempo (The Convent of Time)  First Watch   Season 2, Ep 4

In 1808, Napoleon visited the Royal Convent of Santa Clara de Tordesillas, where the abbess convinced him to release three prisoners that were about to be executed. Unfortunately, the abbess has unexpectedly died before she met Napoleon. Now, the Ministry must send a replacement to convince him not to execute the prisoners, as one of them is an ancestor of Adolfo Suárez González, the first Prime Minister of Spain after the military dictatorship of Francisco Franco. Adolfo guided Spain through its transition to a democracy. His ancestor must survive! [more inside]
posted by zarq on May 29, 2018 - 3 comments

Star Trek: Voyager: Drive  Rewatch   Season 7, Ep 3

Tom Paris enters the new Delta Flyer in an interstellar starship race. When B'Elanna becomes his copilot, will they drive... each other crazy? [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack on May 28, 2018 - 7 comments

Babylon 5: A Race Through Dark Places  Season 2, Ep 8

Bester is chasing telepaths who are leaving Earth space, and the trail leads to Babylon 5... "Would it interest you to know that I'm married, Mr. Garibaldi? That I have a five-year-old daughter? That on Sundays when I'm back home, we pack a picnic lunch and go out under the dome on Syria Planum and watch the stars come out? Hardly the description of a monster." [more inside]
posted by flibbertigibbet on May 27, 2018 - 2 comments

Star Trek: Voyager: Imperfection  Rewatch   Season 7, Ep 2

We are the ex-Borg. We are here to talk to you today about organ donation. Your biological and technological distinctiveness could help save a life. Resistance is selfish. [more inside]
posted by CheesesOfBrazil on May 24, 2018 - 5 comments

The Department of Time: Tiempo de hidalgos (Time of Noblemen)  First Watch   Season 2, Ep 3

Pacino joins the team for the first time as they work to ensure that Miguel de Cervantes publishes "Don Quixote" in 1604. [more inside]
posted by zarq on May 24, 2018 - 4 comments

Movie: A Clockwork Orange

In the future, a sadistic gang leader is imprisoned and volunteers for a conduct-aversion experiment, but it doesn't go as planned. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on May 22, 2018 - 19 comments

Babylon 5: Soul Mates  Season 2, Ep 7

Londo's three wives come to the station--so he can divorce two of them. Talia's ex-husband makes her an offer: freedom... Meanwhile, Delenn asks Ivanova for help. "Because with you, I will always know where I stand." [more inside]
posted by flibbertigibbet on May 22, 2018 - 6 comments

The Department of Time: El tiempo en sus manos (The time on his hands)  First Watch   Season 2, Ep 2

Salvador activates a protocol to have Julián detained and returned to the Ministry. Meanwhile, a cop from 1981 arrives in the present chasing a murderer who fled through a closet that turns out to have been a time door. His name is Jesús Méndez, nicknamed "Pacino" for his resemblance to the actor. In 2016, Pacino discovers that the he was declared guilty in absentia of the murders he was investigating. [more inside]
posted by zarq on May 22, 2018 - 6 comments

Star Trek: Voyager: Unimatrix Zero, Part II  Rewatch   Season 7, Ep 1

[Season premiere; part 2 of 2] Assimilated by the Borg, Janeway, Torres, and Tuvok plot to release a virus into the Borg Collective which will allow members of Unimatrix Zero to retain their individuality in the real world and resist the Borg Queen. Is resistance futile? Thus begins the last season... [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack on May 21, 2018 - 18 comments

Star Trek: Voyager: Unimatrix Zero  Rewatch   Season 6, Ep 26

[Season finale; part 1 of 2] Seven discovers a virtual reality realm inhabited by drones escaping the torment of their real lives. And they call it…THE OASIS [more inside]
posted by CheesesOfBrazil on May 17, 2018 - 6 comments

Star Trek: Voyager: The Haunting of Deck Twelve  Rewatch   Season 6, Ep 25

While the USS Voyager is without power for several hours, Neelix tells the children a ghost story of the events that lead up to it… or is it more than just a story? This is really going to be scary... I'm not kidding you this time! [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack on May 14, 2018 - 7 comments

The Department of Time: La leyenda del tiempo (The Legend of Time)  First Watch   Season 1, Ep 8

Season finale. When the Ministry discovers that a young Salvador Dali has designed a film poster in 1924 depicting a modern electronic tablet computer, the team is sent to investigate. [more inside]
posted by zarq on May 14, 2018 - 9 comments

Babylon 5: Spider in the Web  Season 2, Ep 6

A negotiation between Futurecorp and the Provisional Martian Government is derailed by the assassination of the Futurecorp Representative... and Talia is next on the hit list. "You threw one [telepath] out a third-story window on Io." "There was an ample pool beneath the window!" [more inside]
posted by flibbertigibbet on May 13, 2018 - 0 comments

The Department of Time: Tiempo de venganza (Time of Revenge)  First Watch   Season 1, Ep 7

In 1843, Isabella II of Spain became Queen at the age of 13 (with her mother Maria Christina assuming regency). A year later, she demanded to visit the Ministry of Time. Former Ministry agent Armando Leiva, who recruited Irene back in 1960, has escaped from a Ministry prison in the Middle Ages and plans to kill the Queen during her visit. With the very existence of the Ministry at stake, Ernesto, Amelia and Alonso are sent to foil Leiva's plans. [more inside]
posted by zarq on May 11, 2018 - 5 comments

The Department of Time: Tiempo de pícaros. (Time of Rogues)  First Watch   Season 1, Ep 6

The Ministry is called to investigate when archaeologists find a cell phone belonging to a missing 21st century corrupt executive in a room that was sealed off in 1520. Julián, Amelia and Alonso travel to the past and meet the novella-inspiring Lazarillo de Tormes. Meanwhile, Irene interrogates Paul Walcott who has been captured by the Ministry and locked in a 1053 prison in Huesca. [more inside]
posted by zarq on May 10, 2018 - 1 comment

Star Trek: Voyager: Life Line  Rewatch   Season 6, Ep 24

The Doctor makes a house call to the Alpha Quadrant when he learns that his programmer, Lewis Zimmerman, has a tragic and inoperable case of terminal baldness. [more inside]
posted by CheesesOfBrazil on May 10, 2018 - 5 comments

The Department of Time: Cualquier tiempo pasado (Any time in the past is better)  First Watch   Season 1, Ep 5

Julián, Amelia and Alonso travel to 1981 to ensure a Picasso painting is returned to Spain. [more inside]
posted by zarq on May 9, 2018 - 8 comments

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