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Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Once More Unto the Breach  Rewatch   Season 7, Ep 7

I know thee not, old man: fall to thy prayers; How ill white hairs become a fool and jester! I have long dream'd of such a kind of man, So surfeit-swell'd, so old, and so profane; But, being awaked, I do despise my dream. Make less thy body hence, and more thy grace; Leave gormandizing; know the grave doth gape For thee thrice wider than for other men. --From the works of the greatest playwright of the Klingon Empire, William Shakespeare [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack on Oct 24, 2016 - 6 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

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Treachery, Faith, and the Great River  Rewatch   Season 7, Ep 6

While O'Brien and Nog are embroiled in the Starfleet version of one of those RPGs where you have to give one NPC soap in order to get the grain to trade with another NPC for the key, Odo is faced with unexpected and mysterious clone sightings. [more inside]
posted by CheesesOfBrazil on Oct 20, 2016 - 14 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

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Chrysalis  Rewatch   Season 7, Ep 5

The Jack Pack is back! And this time they're there to prompt Dr. Bashir to attempt a cure for Sarina's near-catatonia. I'm sure that everything will go fine and that, especially, we won't see a repeat of "Melora" in which Bashir has a problem with keeping a strict firewall between his professional responsibilities and personal needs... damnit, Julian. [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack on Oct 17, 2016 - 12 comments

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Take Me Out to the Holosuite  Rewatch   Season 7, Ep 4

It looked extremely rocky for the Deep Space nine that day: / The score stood oh to ten with just an inning left to play… [more inside]
posted by CheesesOfBrazil on Oct 13, 2016 - 20 comments

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Afterimage  Rewatch   Season 7, Ep 3

There's talk on the street; it sounds so familiar/Great expectations, everybody's watching you/People you meet, they all seem to know you/Even your old friends treat you like you're something new/Ezri come lately, the new kid in town/Everybody loves you, so don't let them down... [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack on Oct 10, 2016 - 11 comments

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Shadows and Symbols  Rewatch   Season 7, Ep 2

It's a Bajoran-Romulan showdown at Derna, with the alliance at stake. Meanwhile, the soul of the late Jadzia Dax is at stake in a Klingon-Cardassian battle at the Monac Shipyards. And in the desert, Ben can't remember his name. [more inside]
posted by CheesesOfBrazil on Oct 6, 2016 - 17 comments

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Image in the Sand  Rewatch   Season 7, Ep 1

Three months have passed, and Kira's a colonel, Worf is sad, Damar is hittin' the sauce, the Prophets are MIA, the Pah-wraiths have their own cult, the Romulans are acting oddly friendly, and Sisko's still washing clams. What do the Romulans really want, who's that woman from Sisko's vision, who's the other woman who seems to know Sisko even though he's never met her, will Jadzia make it to Sto'Vo'Kor, and what's up with the baseball? [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack on Oct 3, 2016 - 10 comments

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Tears of the Prophets  Rewatch   Season 6, Ep 26

And THAT'S why…you don't ignore a warning from the Prophets. (Season six finale) [more inside]
posted by CheesesOfBrazil on Sep 29, 2016 - 31 comments

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: The Sound of Her Voice  Rewatch   Season 6, Ep 25

The crew of the Defiant get to know a marooned Starfleet captain over subspace radio as they race against time to save her life... but they get a surprise once they reach her. And Quark struggles to answer the really important question about Kira and Odo's relationship: how does he make a profit off of it? [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack on Sep 26, 2016 - 15 comments

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Time's Orphan  Rewatch   Season 6, Ep 24

O'Brien must suffer the loss of his daughter Molly. Then, he must suffer more when she comes back…different. Meanwhile, Worf faces the wrath of Yoshi. [more inside]
posted by CheesesOfBrazil on Sep 22, 2016 - 15 comments

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Profit and Lace  Rewatch   Season 6, Ep 23

When an unexpected development shakes up the Ferengi government, Quark has to... I mean, he decides... folks, I'm sorry. This is just the worst episode. I really can't think of anything clever or cute to put here, I could barely make it through the episode as it was. Sorry. No, I'm not sorry; this one made "Move Along Home" look like "The Visitor." Sheesh. [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack on Sep 19, 2016 - 34 comments

Podcast: ars PARADOXICA: 08: Cage

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

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Valiant  Rewatch   Season 6, Ep 22

A lone Starfleet ship, cut off from all allies, faces impossible odds in the midst of war. Nothing to worry about, you say? Welllll… [more inside]
posted by CheesesOfBrazil on Sep 15, 2016 - 13 comments

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: The Reckoning  Rewatch   Season 6, Ep 21

It's too bad that DS9 has already used the titles "Armageddon Game" and "Apocalypse Rising", because that's what happens in this episode, for real this time; it starts with Sisko taking a gander at a dusty old tablet, and ends up with two ancient enemies getting it on like Donkey Kong. [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack on Sep 12, 2016 - 15 comments

Podcast: ars PARADOXICA: 07: Distraction

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

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: His Way  Rewatch   Season 6, Ep 20

I know I'll be a mess until you choose to acquiesce to holosuite-ing with me / And if we dance at Vic's then there's a chance it could malfunction catastrophic-a-lly / But if the grid still works, then we might order up from Quark's for a synthetic dram / And then I go and spoil it all by saying something stupid like "You're a holo-graaaam"[more inside]
posted by CheesesOfBrazil on Sep 8, 2016 - 21 comments

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: In the Pale Moonlight  Rewatch   Season 6, Ep 19

When you dance with the devil in the pale moonlight... the devil always leads. [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack on Sep 5, 2016 - 33 comments

Podcast: ars PARADOXICA: 06: Exile

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

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Inquisition  Rewatch   Season 6, Ep 18

It's "Inquisition"! / What a show / Yes "Inquisition" / Here we go:[more inside]
posted by CheesesOfBrazil on Sep 1, 2016 - 8 comments

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Wrongs Darker Than Death or Night  Rewatch   Season 6, Ep 17

You might think that it wouldn't be possible to hate Dukat any more than you already do, because you already hate him with the hate of ten thousand burning suns, but ask yourself: are those suns supernovas? Well, they are now. [TW: rape] [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack on Aug 29, 2016 - 14 comments

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Change of Heart  Rewatch   Season 6, Ep 16

On a high-stakes mission in enemy territory, a Starfleet officer's heart is about to lead him astray…but such are the dangers of tongo. Oh, also Worf faces a difficult assignment. [more inside]
posted by CheesesOfBrazil on Aug 25, 2016 - 9 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

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Honor Among Thieves  Rewatch   Season 6, Ep 15

The FBIStarfleet Intelligence sends Donnie BrascoO'Brien to infiltrate the MafiaOrion Syndicate to find who's been leaking information to them, but is he getting in too deep? [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack on Aug 22, 2016 - 13 comments

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: One Little Ship  Rewatch   Season 6, Ep 14

A company of Jem'Hadar invaders is about to learn why it's a bad idea...to cross the Rubicon. [more inside]
posted by CheesesOfBrazil on Aug 18, 2016 - 9 comments

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Far Beyond the Stars  Rewatch   Season 6, Ep 13

And now for something really different: for the first time anywhere, an adaptation of a long-lost work by the tragic and underappreciated African-American SF author and Afrofuturist pioneer Benny Russell, a story considered so controversial at the time of its writing that it was completely suppressed by its publisher: "Deep Space Nine"! [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack on Aug 15, 2016 - 12 comments

Podcast: ars PARADOXICA: 04: Bullet

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

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Who Mourns for Morn?  Rewatch   Season 6, Ep 12

When the station's most lovable chatterbox dies, Quark inherits his fortune…but soon learns the truth behind the ancient Vulcan proverb: "Morn money, Morn problems." [more inside]
posted by CheesesOfBrazil on Aug 11, 2016 - 7 comments

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Waltz  Rewatch   Season 6, Ep 11

Dukat is back, and he seems positively conciliatory toward Sisko, especially when they're marooned on a planet together. But is he telling the truth about their situation, and are they really alone? [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack on Aug 8, 2016 - 12 comments

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: The Magnificent Ferengi  Rewatch   Season 6, Ep 10

In 2374, a crack commando unit was sent to Empok Nor to rescue a woman captured by the Dominion for a crime she didn't commit. These men promptly killed their only bargaining chip in their minimum-security infirmary. If you have a problem… if no one else can help… and if you can pay them… maybe you shouldn't hire… The Ferengi Team. [more inside]
posted by CheesesOfBrazil on Aug 4, 2016 - 7 comments

Book: Seveneves

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Anathem, Reamde, and Cryptonomicon comes an exciting and thought-provoking science fiction epic—a grand story of annihilation and survival spanning five thousand years. What would happen if the world were ending? A catastrophic event renders the earth a ticking time bomb. In a feverish race against the inevitable, nations around the globe band together to devise an ambitious plan to ensure the survival of humanity far beyond our atmosphere, in... [more inside]
posted by Lynsey on Aug 4, 2016 - 35 comments

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Statistical Probabilities  Rewatch   Season 6, Ep 9

Bashir gets a visit from The Dream Teamthe Jack Pack, a group of genetically-enhanced savants who are capable of rapid and stunningly accurate assessments of the Dominion threat. But what does he do when they predict that the Federation will lose the war? [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack on Aug 1, 2016 - 9 comments

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Resurrection  Rewatch   Season 6, Ep 8

It's the second coming of another Bajoran religious figure believed to have died long ago. This time, it's Vedek Bareil…except it's not, and he is actually dead. Confusing? Well, what do you expect from the MIRROR UNIVERSE… [more inside]
posted by CheesesOfBrazil on Jul 28, 2016 - 8 comments

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: You Are Cordially Invited  Rewatch   Season 6, Ep 7

ma'wIJ! ma'wIJ iS watlh b'wInghs uS tuH'e'ver to'Day! [more inside]
posted by CheesesOfBrazil on Jul 25, 2016 - 5 comments

Dark Matter: We Were Family   Season 2, Ep 4

Three reconnects with his former crew; the Android finds herself in unique company.
posted by sammyo on Jul 23, 2016 - 3 comments

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Sacrifice of Angels  Rewatch   Season 6, Ep 6

In the largest battle of Star Trek history, Sisko leads the attack to recapture Deep Space 9. Meanwhile, on the Dominion-occupied station, the minefield is about to come down—and the only people who can stop it have been preemptively arrested. [more inside]
posted by CheesesOfBrazil on Jul 21, 2016 - 9 comments

Podcast: ars PARADOXICA: 03: Trinity, Act I

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

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Favor the Bold  Rewatch   Season 6, Ep 5

OK, you know how, when you think you've found the right person, you just can't get enough of them? And you totally lose track of time in their arms? And all your friends are like, hey, where have you been, and you try to tell them that this is the one, man, and they just don't get it? And then you realize that one of them is going to get executed because you didn't do your part to resist the invading aliens? OK, maybe not so much the last part, but that's Odo's deal. Also, Sisko & Co. prepare to retake the station. [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack on Jul 18, 2016 - 7 comments

Stranger Things: Chapter Eight: The Upside Down  Season 1, Ep 8

Dr. Brenner holds Hooper and Joyce for questioning while the boys wait with Eleven in the gym. Back at Will's, Nancy and Jonathan prepare for battle. (season finale)
posted by oh yeah! on Jul 17, 2016 - 180 comments

Stranger Things: Chapter Seven: The Bathtub  Season 1, Ep 7

Eleven struggles to reach Will, while Lucas warns that "the bad men are coming." Nancy and Jonathan show the police what Jonathan caught on camera. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Jul 17, 2016 - 32 comments

Chapter 6: The Monster  Season 1, Ep 6

A frantic Jonathan looks for Nancy in the darkness, but Steve's looking for her too. Hopper and Joyce uncover the truth about the lab's experiments. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Jul 17, 2016 - 25 comments

Stranger Things: Chapter Five: The Flea and the Acrobat  Season 1, Ep 5

Hopper breaks into the lab while Nancy and Jonathan confront the force that took Will. The boys ask Mr. Clarke how to travel to another dimension. [more inside]
posted by Fizz on Jul 17, 2016 - 36 comments

Stranger Things: Chapter Four: The Body  Season 1, Ep 4

Refusing to believe Will is dead, Joyce tries to connect with her son. The boys give Eleven a makeover. Nancy and Jonathan form an unlikely alliance. [more inside]
posted by Fizz on Jul 17, 2016 - 43 comments

Stranger Things: Chapter Three: Holly, Jolly  Season 1, Ep 3

An increasingly concerned Nancy looks for Barb and finds out what Jonathan's been up to. Joyce is convinced Will is trying to talk to her. [more inside]
posted by Fizz on Jul 17, 2016 - 37 comments

Stranger Things: Chapter Two: The Weirdo on Maple Street  Season 1, Ep 2

Lucas, Mike and Dustin try to talk to the girl they found in the woods. Hopper questions an anxious Joyce about an unsettling phone call. [more inside]
posted by Fizz on Jul 17, 2016 - 28 comments

Stranger Things: Chapter One: The Vanishing of Will Byers  Season 1, Ep 1

In a laboratory run by the U.S. Department of Energy, a Scientist is taken by an unseen force. Will Byers, a young boy goes missing after witnessing a strange creature on his bike ride home. After Will goes missing, a young girl appears at a restaurant wearing a hospital gown and shaved head. After running away from the restaurant, Lucas, Mike and Dustin, Will's friends, find her in the woods during a storm.
posted by Fizz on Jul 16, 2016 - 58 comments

Dark Matter: I've Seen the Other Side of You  Season 2, Ep 3

A computer glitch makes the crew turn against one another.
posted by sammyo on Jul 16, 2016 - 5 comments

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