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SGU Stargate Universe: Justice  Rewatch   Season 1, Ep 10

Colonel Young cedes command of the ship after he is implicated in the murder of a crew member. [more inside]
posted by zarq on Aug 24, 2017 - 0 comments

Movie: Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

Back in command of the Enterprise, Admiral James T. Kirk meets an old flame and an old foe. Meanwhile, he wrestles with his own aging when confronted by a next generation: a brash new Vulcan lieutenant, and the son he never knew he had. [more inside]
posted by CheesesOfBrazil on Aug 23, 2017 - 41 comments

SGU Stargate Universe: Life  Rewatch   Season 1, Ep 9

It's been the worst day since yesterday. [more inside]
posted by zarq on Aug 17, 2017 - 0 comments

SGU Stargate Universe: Time  Rewatch   Season 1, Ep 8

During a mission to a jungle planet, the crew finds a Kino from the future with a recording that shows their deaths. [more inside]
posted by zarq on Aug 14, 2017 - 9 comments

SGU Stargate Universe: Earth  Rewatch   Season 1, Ep 7

Homeworld Command has a risky plan to get the ship's crew home. General O'Neill orders Colonel Young to go through with it but he refuses, citing the crew's safety and saying he'll 'take it under advisement.' While Young, Eli and Chloe visit their families on Earth through the Ancient Communication Stones, Colonel Telford seizes command of the Destiny. [more inside]
posted by zarq on Aug 10, 2017 - 4 comments

Doctor Who: Lie of the Land  Season 10, Ep 8

Bill must convince the Doctor that humanity is in danger, when the world is gripped by an Orwellian mass delusion. [more inside]
posted by zarq on Jun 3, 2017 - 24 comments

Doctor Who: The Pyramid at the End of the World  Season 10, Ep 7

An ‘ancient’ pyramid appears overnight. Every clock in the world begins counting down to the Earth’s destruction. Three opposing armies lie ready to annihilate each other. It’s a terrifying race against time to save the world! [more inside]
posted by zarq on May 27, 2017 - 23 comments

Doctor Who: Extremis  Season 10, Ep 6

In the Haereticum — the Vatican’s secret library of blasphemy — there is an ancient book known only as The Veritas. Throughout history, anyone who has ever read it has immediately taken their own life. Now a new translation is online, and the danger is spreading. The Vatican appeals to the Doctor. Will he read The Veritas? But can even the Doctor survive the ultimate truth? [more inside]
posted by zarq on May 20, 2017 - 12 comments

Book: The Handmaid's Tale

The seminal work of speculative fiction from Margaret Atwood. Offred is a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead. She may leave the home of the Commander and his wife once a day to walk to food markets whose signs are now pictures instead of words because women are no longer allowed to read. She must lie on her back once a month and pray that the Commander makes her pregnant, because in an age of declining births, Offred and the other Handmaids are valued only if their ovaries are viable... Funny, unexpected, horrifying, and altogether convincing, The Handmaid's Tale is at once scathing satire, dire warning, and literary tour de force. [more inside]
posted by chainsofreedom on Feb 22, 2017 - 34 comments

Movie: The Oscar Nominated Short Films 2017: Animation

Shorts HD presents a theatrical release of the five Oscar nominees for Best Short Film, Animated, plus three "Highly Commended" animated shorts. [more inside]
posted by DevilsAdvocate on Feb 22, 2017 - 4 comments

Beyond Westworld: Full first season/ entire show  Season 1, Ep 0

John Moore is the Security Chief of the Delos Corporation, the people who made futuristic playgrounds where robotic humanoids existed only to serve the whims of the guests. But one of the chief scientists from Delos, Simon Quaid, has gone rogue because he wanted more from the robots than toys for wealthy people. It's up to Moore and Special Agent Pamela Williams, a fellow scientist and security specialist at Delos, to stop Quaid and his plans for vengeance and control. Beyond Westworld intro and theme song; official preview clip (3 minutes) [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Oct 22, 2016 - 3 comments

Movie: Futureworld

Two years after Westworld (FanFare), the Delos corporation have reopened the park. Newspaper reporter Chuck Browning (Peter Fonda) and TV reporter Tracy Ballard (Blythe Danner) are invited to review the newly re-opened (and expanded) park, though Chuck has an ulterior motive. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Oct 17, 2016 - 4 comments

Podcast: ars PARADOXICA: 08: Cage

Time stands still.
posted by metaBugs on Sep 16, 2016 - 0 comments

Podcast: ars PARADOXICA: 07: Distraction

Work and pleasure both cause unwanted stress.
posted by metaBugs on Sep 11, 2016 - 0 comments

Podcast: ars PARADOXICA: 06: Exile

Destination: Point-of-Exile, Colorado.
posted by metaBugs on Sep 1, 2016 - 3 comments

Podcast: ars PARADOXICA: 05: Midnight

Past mistakes catch up with the town of Polvo.
posted by metaBugs on Aug 25, 2016 - 2 comments

Podcast: ars PARADOXICA: Not An Episode of Ars Paradoxica

Something else instead!
posted by metaBugs on Aug 25, 2016 - 2 comments

Book: The Obelisk Gate

Continuing the trilogy that began with the multi-award-nominated The Fifth Season. The season of endings grows darker as civilization fades into the long cold night. [more inside]
posted by prefpara on Aug 24, 2016 - 16 comments

Podcast: ars PARADOXICA: 04: Bullet

Tragedy leads to innovation; innovation leads to tragedy.
posted by metaBugs on Aug 15, 2016 - 3 comments

Podcast: ars PARADOXICA: 03: Trinity, Act I

The team takes a break.
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jul 21, 2016 - 4 comments

Podcast: ars PARADOXICA: 02: Blackout

A power outage creates an unlikely friendship. [more inside]
posted by metaBugs on Jul 14, 2016 - 5 comments

Podcast: ars PARADOXICA: 01: Hypothesis

ars PARADOXICA is a love letter to physics, fiction, and the future. It's a disorienting journey through spacetime and the Cold War. It's a tome of secret history you stumbled across in a library in the dead of night. It's also a serial audio drama. [more inside]
posted by metaBugs on Jul 7, 2016 - 4 comments

Interest in "ars PARADOXICA", a sci-fi/mystery serial fiction podcast?

I recently started listening to ars PARADOXICA (via collectallfour's AskMe) and am really enjoying it. Is there any interest in adding it to the FanFare podcast feeds? [more inside]
posted by metaBugs on Jul 6, 2016 - 5 comments

Movie: The Day the Earth Stood Still

An alien lands and tells the people of Earth that they must live peacefully or be destroyed as a danger to other planets. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Jun 6, 2016 - 7 comments

Movie: Godzilla

American nuclear weapons testing results in the creation of a seemingly unstoppable, dinosaur-like beast. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Jun 5, 2016 - 2 comments

SGU Stargate Universe: Water  Rewatch   Season 1, Ep 6

Severe rationing can't save the Destiny's dwindling water supply, forcing Colonel Young and Lieutenant Scott to seek out drinkable water on a deadly ice planet. [more inside]
posted by zarq on May 10, 2016 - 3 comments

SGU Stargate Universe: Light  Rewatch   Season 1, Ep 5

Nearly out of power, Destiny has dropped out of F.T.L. and is flying directly toward a sun. The crew has no access to core systems and no way to change the ship's course. Colonel Young conducts a lottery to determine who will escape certain death to try and find a habitable planet with the shuttle. [more inside]
posted by zarq on May 5, 2016 - 7 comments

Movie: Barbarella

In the far future, a highly sexual woman is assigned with finding and stopping the evil Durand-Durand. Along the way, she encounters various unusual people. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on May 5, 2016 - 12 comments

SGU Stargate Universe: Darkness  Rewatch   Season 1, Ep 4

Destiny suffers a power crisis, putting the lives of the stranded crew in jeopardy when even the emergency reserves run dry. Colonel Young orders everyone to limit their power consumption and Dr. Rush pushes himself to his breaking point. Meanwhile Eli begins recording individual messages from the crew in case they don’t survive. [more inside]
posted by zarq on May 3, 2016 - 1 comment

Movie: Capricorn One

A NASA Mars mission won't work, and its funding is endangered, so they decide to fake it just this once. But then they have to keep the secret... [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Apr 24, 2016 - 11 comments

SGU Stargate Universe: Air (Part 3)  Rewatch   Season 1, Ep 3

With the air supply failing on Destiny, a team disembarks to a desert-like planet in search of lime or a similar mineral to scrub the ship’s air of carbon dioxide. Meanwhile, with life on the ship looking bleak, Colonel Young reports in to General O’Neill and Chloe has one last chance to see her mother, courtesy of the communication stones. [more inside]
posted by zarq on Apr 21, 2016 - 4 comments

Movie: Soylent Green

It's people. PEOPLE! [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Apr 17, 2016 - 14 comments

SGU Stargate Universe: Air (Part 2)  Rewatch   Season 1, Ep 2

In part 2 of the series premiere, approximately 80 scientists, military personnel and civilians find themselves stranded on a large, damaged Ancient space ship, several billion light years from Earth. The new, reluctant crew discover that they're locked out of the ship's systems, life support is failing and they will need to make repairs fast or run out of air in a matter of hours. [more inside]
posted by zarq on Apr 16, 2016 - 4 comments

SGU Stargate Universe: Air (Part 1)  Rewatch   Season 1, Ep 1

College dropout Eli Walllace solves a mathematical equation in an online computer game, planted there by Stargate Command. For his achievement, Dr. Nicholas Rush and General Jack O'Neill recruit Wallace to the Icarus program, which is attempting to dial a nine-chevron address with the Stargate. When the hidden base is attacked, an evacuation begins. But with the planet's unstable core about to go critical and lacking any other means of escape, approximately 80 people are forced to step through the gate and head to an unknown destination -- on the other side of the universe. [more inside]
posted by zarq on Apr 8, 2016 - 20 comments

Movie: Westworld

A robot malfunction creates havoc and terror for unsuspecting vacationers at a futuristic, adult-themed amusement park. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Apr 5, 2016 - 25 comments

Movie: Moon

In Duncan Jones (nee Zowie Bowie, son of David)'s debut feature, astronaut Sam Bell (Sam Rockwell in a celebrated showcase performance) has a quintessentially personal encounter toward the end of his three-year stint on the Moon, alongside his computer companion GERTY. Despite not storming the box office, Moon (trailer) drew comparisons to movies like Solaris, Alien, and 2001, found critical praise (though not universally), won several awards, and still maintains a healthy following seven years later. (Some links contain spoilers)
posted by churl on Mar 12, 2016 - 16 comments

Movie: Twelve Monkeys

In a future world devastated by disease, a convict is sent back in time to gather information about the man-made virus that wiped out most of the human population on the planet. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Feb 15, 2016 - 9 comments

The Expanse: Season 1: "Dulcinea" through "Leviathan Wakes"  Books Included   Season 1, Ep 0

A thread to discuss the entire first season of The Expanse, as well as the James S. A. Corey book it's based on: Leviathan Wakes.
posted by zarq on Feb 4, 2016 - 58 comments

The Expanse: Leviathan Wakes  Season 1, Ep 10

Events on Eros come to a head in the season finale.
posted by Ivan Fyodorovich on Feb 3, 2016 - 84 comments

The Expanse: Critical Mass  Season 1, Ep 9

Miller, Holden and his crew are trapped on Eros. Avasarala discovers the origin of the mystery ships.
posted by Ivan Fyodorovich on Feb 3, 2016 - 5 comments

The Expanse: Back to the Butcher  Season 1, Ep 5

In a flashback, Fred Johnson visits Anderson Station. In the present, he offers to help the survivors from Canterbury and Donnager. The survivors ponder his offer. Havelock recuperates from a boo-boo. Miller searches for Julie Mao and flops his hair.
posted by ROU_Xenophobe on Jan 6, 2016 - 33 comments

The Expanse: CQB  Season 1, Ep 4

Holden and crew find themselves in the middle of a desperate battle. Miller’s partner goes missing.
posted by Ivan Fyodorovich on Dec 31, 2015 - 51 comments

The Expanse: Remember the Cant  Season 1, Ep 3

Holden and crew are taken prisoner by the Martian Congressional Republic Navy. Miller deals with rioters. Avasarala plays politics.
posted by Ivan Fyodorovich on Dec 31, 2015 - 13 comments

The Expanse: The Big Empty  Season 1, Ep 2

Holden and crew are trapped in a badly damaged shuttle. On Ceres, Miller uncovers clues about Julie Mao. On Earth, Chrisjen Avasarala questions a terrorist.
posted by Ivan Fyodorovich on Dec 31, 2015 - 6 comments

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Facets  Rewatch   Season 3, Ep 25

The DS9 cast "gets a chance to pretend to be someone else for a scene or two, which is goofy and fun until the sociopath shows up." [more inside]
posted by zarq on Dec 23, 2015 - 17 comments

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Family Business  Rewatch   Season 3, Ep 23

Quark and Rom's Moogie Introduces Feminism to Ferenginar. [more inside]
posted by zarq on Dec 16, 2015 - 10 comments

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: The Die is Cast  Rewatch   Season 3, Ep 21

Garak reluctantly tortures Odo for information to prove his loyalty to his former mentor, Enabran Tain, as a joint Tal Shiar / Obsidian Order attack on the Founders in the Omarian Nebula is underway without Starfleet's involvement. [more inside]
posted by zarq on Dec 9, 2015 - 11 comments

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Through the Looking Glass  Rewatch   Season 3, Ep 19

A second visit to the twisted, brutal Mirror Universe, this time with pirates, Sisko's dead wife and freedom fighters. [more inside]
posted by zarq on Dec 2, 2015 - 11 comments

The Expanse: Dulcinea (Pilot)  Season 1, Ep 1

The pilot for a new series on SyFy based on James SA Corey's series of books that begin with Leviathan Wakes. In the US, the show begins airing on 14 December but SyFy has put the pilot on youtube.
posted by ROU_Xenophobe on Nov 28, 2015 - 65 comments

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Visionary  Rewatch   Season 3, Ep 17

In which O’Brien meets O’Brien, and all hell breaks loose.... [more inside]
posted by zarq on Nov 25, 2015 - 13 comments

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