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Continuum: Zero Hour  Season 4, Ep 4

Kellog starts to realize that everything is not as it seems. Alec prepares to meet his destiny.
posted by zarq on Oct 4, 2015 - 3 comments

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: The Search, Part 1  Rewatch   Season 3, Ep 1

Season 3 Premiere: Sisko takes an untested Starfleet warship into the Gamma Quadrant in an attempt to find the Founders of the Dominion. [more inside]
posted by zarq on Oct 1, 2015 - 30 comments

Minority Report: Mr. Nice Guy  Season 1, Ep 2

Dash and Vega combine their efforts to track down a killer who is in a state of heartbreak. Dash also continues to try and get in touch with his siblings.
posted by cashman on Oct 1, 2015 - 2 comments

Continuum: Power Hour  Season 4, Ep 3

Lucas challenges Alec and Julian to man up as authors of their own destinies, so Alec joins Carlos and the VPD in Betty's old position and Julian tries to destroy his Theseus legacy. Kellog meets with Carlos and threatens to pull funding for the entire police force. Kiera and Garza form an alliance and recon the new future soldiers' compound. Is Kiera's trust of Brad putting everyone in danger?
posted by zarq on Sep 28, 2015 - 6 comments

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Tribunal  Rewatch   Season 2, Ep 25

The Cardassians arrest Miles O'Brien for working with the Maquis. In the Cardassian judicial system, the accused's guilt is already established and the trial is only an Orwellian formality. [more inside]
posted by zarq on Sep 22, 2015 - 23 comments

Continuum: Rush Hour  Season 4, Ep 2

Kellog leverages Alec by exploiting his weakness: Emily. Kiera attempts to negotiate with Kellog, unaware that Liber8 have other, darker plans. Meanwhile Alec, tired of feeling helpless, impulsively sets off to save Emily on his own.
posted by zarq on Sep 19, 2015 - 16 comments

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Crossover  Rewatch   Season 2, Ep 23

Kira and Bashir accidentally cross to the Mirror Universe, where a Klingon-Cardassian alliance rules, Terrans are enslaved, and no one has discovered the wormhole to the Gamma quadrant. A century before, James T. Kirk had made a similar crossover, affecting human and galactic history. [more inside]
posted by zarq on Sep 16, 2015 - 13 comments

Continuum: Lost Hours  Season 4, Ep 1

Newly arrived time travelers threaten to destroy Kiera and her alliance with Brad. But can her reignited desire to return to her own time and son be reconciled with the threat they now pose? Alec attempts to take revenge against Kellog. [more inside]
posted by zarq on Sep 15, 2015 - 5 comments

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Blood Oath  Rewatch   Season 2, Ep 19

John "Kor" Colicos, William "Koloth" Campbell and Michael "Kang" Ansara return to Star Trek playing their Original Series characters, in an episode inspired by the classic films The Magnificent Seven and Seven Samurai. [more inside]
posted by zarq on Sep 1, 2015 - 11 comments

Falling Skies: Reborn  Season 5, Ep 10

The final standoff begins in the series finale. Here, the Masons, the 2nd Mass and their newfound allies face unforeseen obstacles in the core of an iconic American location, as they try to persevere with hopes of reclaiming Earth and humanity. [more inside]
posted by General Malaise on Aug 30, 2015 - 4 comments

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Playing God  Rewatch   Season 2, Ep 17

While hosting her first Trill initiate Dax discovers a tiny, expanding protouniverse that threatens to destroy DS9 and the Bajoran system. [more inside]
posted by zarq on Aug 26, 2015 - 5 comments

Movie: Lost Soul: The Doomed Journey of Richard Stanley's Island of Dr. Moreau

Behind the scenes chronicle of how clash of vision, bad creative decisions, lack of interest and really bad weather plagued the disastrous production of the 1996 adaptation of The Island of Dr. Moreau.
posted by brundlefly on Aug 7, 2015 - 17 comments

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Rivals  Rewatch   Season 2, Ep 11

Quark feels threatened when a con artist arrives on the station and opens up a competing bar. Meanwhile, Chief O'Brien is determined to beat Doctor Bashir at racquetball. [more inside]
posted by zarq on Aug 5, 2015 - 6 comments

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Second Sight  Rewatch   Season 2, Ep 9

While noted scientist Gideon Seyetik is preparing for an ambitious project to re-ignite a star, Sisko is intrigued by a woman who keeps disappearing. [more inside]
posted by zarq on Jul 29, 2015 - 10 comments

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Rules of Acquisition  Rewatch   Season 2, Ep 7

Quark represents Grand Nagus Zek in a plot to establish a Ferengi business presence in the Gamma Quadrant. Pel, a young Ferengi, teams up with Quark and they learn that to do business in the Gamma Quadrant they must contact the Keremma, a member race of the Dominion. [more inside]
posted by zarq on Jul 22, 2015 - 11 comments

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Cardassians  Rewatch   Season 2, Ep 5

Garak investigates the identity of a Cardassian boy abandoned on Bajor. [more inside]
posted by zarq on Jul 15, 2015 - 22 comments

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: The Seige  Rewatch   Season 2, Ep 3

As a Circle-led Bajoran military tries to occupy the station, a skeleton crew led by Sisko fight to reveal the political faction's big secret before they are forced to evacuate themselves. Meanwhile, Kira and Dax lead a mission to reveal the truth about The Circle on Bajor. [more inside]
posted by zarq on Jul 9, 2015 - 8 comments

Movie: Advantageous

In a near-future city where soaring opulence overshadows economic hardship, Gwen and her daughter Jules do all they can to hold on to their joy together, despite the instability surfacing in their world. [more inside]
posted by julthumbscrew on Jul 6, 2015 - 10 comments

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: The Homecoming  Rewatch   Season 2, Ep 1

Quark gives Kira a Bajoran earring he claims was sent as a message from a Cardassian mining planet, which leads her to rescue a Bajoran prisoner of war; meanwhile, an extremist group begins to take control of Bajor. [more inside]
posted by zarq on Jul 3, 2015 - 8 comments

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Duet  Rewatch   Season 1, Ep 19

After a Cardassian man arrives on the station suffering from an illness that he could only have contracted at a Bajoran labor camp during the Occupation, Major Kira leads an investigation to determine whether he is actually a notorious war criminal. [more inside]
posted by zarq on Jun 24, 2015 - 12 comments

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: The Forsaken  Rewatch   Season 1, Ep 17

Dr. Bashir is assigned "babysitting" duty for four visiting ambassadors. O'Brien deals with an alien computer program downloaded from a probe. Odo copes with a deeply infatuated Lwaxana "Daughter of the Fifth House, holder of the Sacred Chalice of Rixx, heir to the Holy Rings of Betazed" Troi.
posted by zarq on Jun 17, 2015 - 21 comments

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Progress  Rewatch   Season 1, Ep 15

Kira must convince an old Bajoran farmer to leave a moon becoming uninhabitable due to mining operations. Jake and Nog try to trade off Cardassian yamok sauce. [more inside]
posted by zarq on Jun 10, 2015 - 20 comments

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Battle Lines  Rewatch   Season 1, Ep 13

After showing Bajoran spiritual leader Kai Opaka the wormhole, she, Sisko, Bashir and Kira crash land on a moon in the Gamma Quadrant where the dead come back to life. [more inside]
posted by zarq on Jun 3, 2015 - 10 comments

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: The Nagus  Rewatch   Season 1, Ep 11

The Ferengi's greatest politician and leader, the Grand Nagus, comes to the station. He seems very interested in Quark's bar.... [more inside]
posted by zarq on May 27, 2015 - 11 comments

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: The Passenger  Rewatch   Season 1, Ep 9

Captured criminal Rao Vantika dies in Bashir's arms... or did he? [more inside]
posted by zarq on May 20, 2015 - 7 comments

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Q-Less  Rewatch   Season 1, Ep 7

Campy, omnipotent prankster god Q visits DS9 to spar with Sisko, accompanied by Vash. [more inside]
posted by zarq on May 13, 2015 - 10 comments

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Babel  Rewatch   Season 1, Ep 5

A deadly aphasia virus hits DS9. Kira tries to track down an antidote. [more inside]
posted by zarq on May 5, 2015 - 18 comments

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Past Prologue  Rewatch   Season 1, Ep 3

A member of the Bajoran underground seeks asylum on DS9, attracting the attention of the Cardassians and Klingons, and testing Kira's loyalties. [more inside]
posted by zarq on Apr 29, 2015 - 24 comments

12 Monkeys: Yesterday  Season 1, Ep 8

In 2015, Railly travels to Chechnya to see if Cole is still there, alive or dead. In 2043, Ramse travels to the Project Spearhead headquarters, where they're trying to develop a cure for the plague, to acquire a needed part.
posted by DevilsAdvocate on Mar 6, 2015 - 2 comments

12 Monkeys: The Keys  Season 1, Ep 7

Cole, Dr. Railly and Aaron strive to stop the virus from being deployed as a bio-weapon in Chechnya.
posted by DevilsAdvocate on Feb 27, 2015 - 3 comments

12 Monkeys: The Night Room  Season 1, Ep 5

Cole and Dr. Railly face off with the Army of the 12 Monkeys when both discover the Night Room—an off-site, black ops lab that houses the virus that will one day destroy the world.
posted by DevilsAdvocate on Feb 13, 2015 - 5 comments

12 Monkeys: Atari  Season 1, Ep 4

A fight for the future ensues when a dangerous band of marauders hunting for Cole and Ramse threatens the mission to save the past. [more inside]
posted by DevilsAdvocate on Feb 6, 2015 - 6 comments

12 Monkeys: Cassandra Complex  Season 1, Ep 3

Cole's search for the location of the virus leads him to 2014, and to a devastating moment in Dr. Railly's life involving a dangerous outbreak in Haiti.
posted by DevilsAdvocate on Jan 31, 2015 - 3 comments

12 Monkeys: Mentally Divergent  Season 1, Ep 2

The trail of a mysterious organization called the “Army of the 12 Monkeys” leads Cole to a mental institution in 2015, where a patient holds the key to the plague that destroys the world. Meanwhile, despite warnings that her involvement may disrupt the course of history, Dr. Railly risks her life to help him.
posted by DevilsAdvocate on Jan 23, 2015 - 10 comments

The Man in the High Castle?

It's just a pilot on Amazon at the moment, but an ambitious adaptation of a Philip K. Dick novel seems like our kind of thing, yeah?
posted by kittens for breakfast on Jan 17, 2015 - 9 comments

12 Monkeys: Pilot  Season 1, Ep 1

27 years after a virus wipes out most of humanity, scientists send a man back to 2015 to stop the plague from ever happening. Cole's only lead is a virologist, who knows the dangerous source of the outbreak.
posted by DevilsAdvocate on Jan 16, 2015 - 13 comments

Movie: Source Code

CRFC3: In Source Code, Jake Gyllenhaal plays soldier Colter Stevens who finds himself in an experimental computer simulation, taking on the life of another in a desperate attempt to find the person who bombed a commuter train in Chicago. [more inside]
posted by codacorolla on Nov 10, 2014 - 16 comments

Defiance: Doll Parts  Season 2, Ep 11

The second of two episodes aired this week, Doll Parts opens with the death of Treasure Doll, aka Deirdre, aka Future Ms. Alak Tar Wannabe, and sets off an investigation by a temporarily deputized Amanda to solve the murder. The Irisa and Ark Rise storyline continues with Nolan's attempt to rescue his daughter running into obstacles and we learn a little more on what the what is going on. Christy is shown in a new light, while the Tars gain a new handmaiden to replace their last. Also, Stahma partakes in charity.
posted by Atreides on Aug 24, 2014 - 7 comments

Defiance: If You Could See Her Through My Eyes  Season 2, Ep 7

Datak and Stahma temporarily unite to uncover the killer of a beloved Tarr family slave, while Amanda learns more about William Atherton's Viceroy Mercado's plans for the future of the mayorship of Defiance. Deirdre, Alak's DJ in the Arch, continues to manipulate both him and Christy, striving to tear their marriage apart while playing sympathetic to both. Christy continues her visits to the Janus Club dressed as a Castithan and is discovered by Alak. Finally, Nolan discovers the truth about Irisa. Come for the eye gouging, stay for Atherton's jazzy solo vocals that concludes the episode! [more inside]
posted by Atreides on Aug 2, 2014 - 9 comments

Defiance: This Woman's Work  Season 2, Ep 6

Stahma's rise to power runs headlong into the dogmatic views of Castithan patriarchy and the question arises, is it time for a Castithan feminist movement. Good Tommy surprisingly returns after an angry confrontation between him and Nolan over loyalty, and he finally discovers Irisa's secret. Meanwhile, the Earth Republic mayor is sent on a mission to recover an important piece of alien technology that has crashed near Defiance and forced to take Nolan along for his expertise. Lastly, Rafe suggests inviting Datak over for dessert. [more inside]
posted by Atreides on Jul 27, 2014 - 7 comments

Movie: Repo Man

Emilio Estevez and Harry Dean Stanton star as "repo men" who get caught up in a series of bizarre adventures involving G-men, a nuclear scientist, UFO cultists and revolutionaries. Put your seat belt on and enjoy the wild ride in this groundbreaking, punk-rock, sci-fi black comedy! [more inside]
posted by mathowie on Jun 30, 2014 - 23 comments

Orphan Black: By Means Which Have Never Yet Been Tried  Season 2, Ep 10

In which Sarah makes a sacrifice for her daughter, Kira learns about Science! Cosima and Scott try to help Sarah and Rachel see eye to eye, a new dimension of the conspiracy behind Dyad is revealed, and the Clone Club has a dance party. Season finale.
posted by homunculus on Jun 21, 2014 - 151 comments

Continuum: The Dying Minutes  Season 3, Ep 12

John Doe's revelations force Liber8 to regroup and its members to reconsider their mission. A new character, The Traveller, is introduced. Carlos pulls himself together. The Freelancers face a familiar enemy.
posted by zarq on Jun 17, 2014 - 5 comments

Continuum: 3 Minutes to Midnight  Season 3, Ep 11

The pieces begin to come together: A direct attack from Liber8 puts John Doe and Kiera in danger. But now that John Doe has learned more about his past and future, his revelations could change everything.
posted by zarq on Jun 17, 2014 - 4 comments

Continuum: Revolutions Per Minute  Season 3, Ep 10

A shocking discovery is made by Kiera, whose connection with the mysterious John Doe grows deeper. At the same time, her relationship with the Freelancers becomes more strained. Meanwhile, Alec crosses the Rubicon to protect his legacy.
posted by zarq on Jun 17, 2014 - 1 comment

Orphan Black: Things Which Have Never Yet Been Done  Season 2, Ep 9

Cosima takes a turn for the worse, forcing Sarah to take desperate action – with tragic consequences for those she loves. The Proletheans set their ultimate plan in motion. Alison and Donnie tangle with the law.
posted by joethefob on Jun 15, 2014 - 71 comments

Continuum: Minute of Silence  Season 3, Ep 9

Someone is stealing cutting-edge technology and using it to commit crimes. A man wakes up in a Vancouver hospital with amnesia. The only name he remembers: "Kiera Cameron." [more inside]
posted by zarq on Jun 6, 2014 - 3 comments

Continuum: So Do Our Minutes Hasten  Season 3, Ep 8

Carlos gets some. Travis is missing because he's traveled to Toronto to meet with Siobhan. Other things happen, but I've already forgotten what they were. [more inside]
posted by Ivan Fyodorovich on May 13, 2014 - 10 comments

Orphan Black: Governed as It Were by Chance  Season 2, Ep 4

Sarah investigates Mrs. S's mysterious past while Cosima investigates the mysterious photograph, and Alison and Helena each awaken to find themselves under someone else's control.
posted by homunculus on May 11, 2014 - 75 comments

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