I just went through the book posts for the last three months. There's lots of books I'm considering reading, and one book I read a while ago but don't remember well enough to do deep insightful commentary. In order to get more synchronicity on this, does anyone want to start a book club? Or even a couple in different genres? I would love a romance, science fiction, fantasy and/or nonfiction book club.
The X-Files: Christmas Carol (Part 1/2) Rewatch Season 5, Ep 6
While visiting her brother and sister-in-law's home in San Diego for Christmas, Scully receives a mysterious phone call that leads her to a three-year-old girl with a remarkable resemblance to her dead sister Melissa.
The X-Files: Redux II (Part 3/3) Rewatch Season 5, Ep 2
Scully is hospitalized as her condition worsens. Mulder attempts to identify the conspiracy's mole within the FBI. The Cigarette Smoking Man offers to solve all of Mulder's problems if he will leave the FBI and work for him in return.
The X-Files: Redux (Part 2/3) Rewatch Season 5, Ep 1
Scully helps Mulder to fake his own death in an effort to discover which members of the FBI they can trust, while the agents individually search for an answer to Scully's cancer.
The X-Files: Gethsemane (Part 1/3) Rewatch Season 4, Ep 24
An expedition in Northwestern Canada finds an alien body frozen in the ice, but while Mulder travels to the Yukon to see it for himself, Scully meets a man who claims that all the evidence of alien life Mulder has ever encountered has been faked as part of a conspiracy.
The X-Files: Demons Rewatch Season 4, Ep 23
Mulder wakes up in a Providence motel room alone, in a shirt stained with blood that is not his, and with two rounds gone from his gun, at 4:50 a.m. on a Sunday morning, and he cannot remember anything from the last 48 hours.
The X-Files: Zero Sum Rewatch Season 4, Ep 21
After a postal worker is fatally swarmed by bees in the bathroom at work, Skinner destroys the evidence at the Cigarette Smoking Man's behest in a deal to save Scully's life... only to find himself framed for murder.
The X-Files: Max (Part 2/2) Rewatch Season 4, Ep 18
Mulder and Scully continue their investigation of Flight 549 and discover that it may have been sacrificed by the military in order to obtain alien technology.
The X-Files: Tempus Fugit (Part 1/2) Rewatch Season 4, Ep 17
Scully's birthday celebration is interrupted by Max Fenig's sister, who approaches Mulder and Scully to tell them that Max was on a plane that crashed. No one seems to understand why the plane crashed, or why the passengers' watches have stopped at a time ten minutes past the time of the crash.
The X-Files: Momento Mori Rewatch Season 4, Ep 14
Scully is diagnosed with an inoperable tumour, and begins treatment for it, while Mulder and Skinner both go to desperate lengths in their separate attempts to save her.
The X-Files: Terma (Part 2/2) Rewatch Season 4, Ep 9
Mulder is held captive in a Russian gulag and used as a test subject for the black oil, while Scully is held in contempt of court for refusing to disclose what she knows about Mulder's whereabouts.
The X-Files: Tunguska (Part 1/2) Rewatch Season 4, Ep 8
While investigating the deaths of two men in connection with the recent arrival of a diplomatic pouch, Mulder and Krycek travel to Tunguska, Russia to investigate Russian experiments with the black oil, while Scully tries to ascertain the nature of the contents of the pouch.
The X-Files: Musings of a Cigarette-Smoking Man Rewatch Season 4, Ep 7
The Cigarette Smoking Man muses over the course of his life while listening to Mulder, Scully, and the Lone Gunmen speculate about his personal history.
The X-Files: Herrenvolk (Part 2/2) Rewatch Season 4, Ep 1
Pursued by the alien bounty hunter, Jeremiah Smith takes Mulder to see a secret ginseng and bee farm in Canada that is being worked by child clones, while Scully analyzes the data being tracked by the team of Jeremiah Smiths.
The X-Files: Talitha Cumi (Part 1/2) Rewatch Season 3, Ep 24
Mulder and Scully search for a man who miraculously healed both the shooter and his victims at a fast food restaurant hostage situation, then disappeared when being questioned by the police.
The X-Files: Apocrypha (Part 2/2) Rewatch Season 3, Ep 16
Mulder continues his investigation of the black oil. Scully pursues the man who murdered her sister.
The X-Files: Piper Maru (Part 1/2) Rewatch Season 3, Ep 15
Mulder and Scully investigate the case of a diver from a French salvage ship called the Piper Maru who discovered a World War II fighter plane and, upon the ship's return to San Diego, proved to be the only member of his crew not exposed to harmfully extreme levels of radiation.
The X-Files: Revelations Rewatch Season 3, Ep 11
After a series of religious frauds are murdered, Scully and Mulder become concerned about the safety of a 10-year-old boy who has been exhibiting signs of stigmata.
The X-Files: 731 (Part 2/2) Rewatch Season 3, Ep 10
Mulder explores a railway car used for secret experiments. Scully investigates the purpose and history of her alien implant.
The X-Files: Nisei (Part 1/2) Rewatch Season 3, Ep 9
Mulder's investigation of an alien autopsy video leads to a secret project with connections to unethical experiments done by Japanese scientists during World War II. Scully learns more about what happened during her alien abduction.
Devs: Episode 8 Season 1, Ep 8
Series finale: "The question is answered: is the Universe deterministic, a multi-verse, or something else?"
The X-Files: Paper Clip (Part 3/3) Rewatch Season 3, Ep 2
Mulder and Scully are reunited. Mulder learns about the government's part in the alien hybrid project, and about his father's part in his sister's abduction.
The X-Files: The Blessing Way (Part 2/3) Rewatch Season 3, Ep 1
Mulder is nursed back to health by Albert Hosteen's tribe. Scully uncovers evidence that someone in the FBI is working with the conspiracy, and suspects Skinner.
The X-Files: Anasazi (Part 1/3) Rewatch Season 2, Ep 25
Mulder receives a tape containing encoded information about alien visitations, which leads him and Scully to New Mexico.
The X-Files: Soft Light Rewatch Season 2, Ep 23
A series of mysterious disappearances leads Mulder and Scully to a man whose shadow vaporizes people.
The X-Files: End Game (part 2/2) Rewatch Season 2, Ep 17
The alien bounty hunter abducts Scully. Mulder learns that the clones from the previous episode were human-alien hybrids, part of an attempt to establish an alien colony on Earth — and that his apparently returned sister Samantha is another such clone.
The X-Files: Colony Rewatch Season 2, Ep 16
In part one of two-part episode, after three identical men are killed and their obituaries are emailed to Mulder, a mysterious CIA agent informs him and Scully that the killer is an alien bounty hunter sent to destroy the start of a colony of clones. Meanwhile, Mulder is distracted when his sister, Samantha, suddenly returns.
Devs: Episode 6 Season 1, Ep 6
Lily and Jamie visit Forest looking for answers. Katie and Lily have an awkward chat. Lyndon wants back into Devs. [more inside]
The X-Files: Red Museum Rewatch Season 2, Ep 10
Mulder and Scully are called to Delta Glen, Wisconsin, to look into the case of a teenaged boy who left his home in response to a phone call from an unknown person, saying he'd be gone for five minutes, and was found the next morning, wandering the woods in only his underwear, wild-eyed and incoherent with fear, and with the words, "He is one," written in black marker on his back.
The X-Files: Firewalker Rewatch Season 2, Ep 9
A volcanologist shows Mulder and Scully a video transmission from a volcano in Mount Avalon, New Hampshire, in which a dead seismologist and a moving shadow appears, and asks them to investigate the matter.
The X-Files: One Breath Rewatch Season 2, Ep 8
Scully reappears at a D.C. hospital, comatose and in critical condition. Mulder tries to find out what happened to her and who is responsible for it.
The X-Files: Ascension Rewatch Season 2, Ep 6
In the second installment of a two-part episode, Duane Barry heads off for an alien rendezvous with Scully in the trunk of his car, while Mulder puts the pieces together and figures out where he's gone.
The X-Files: Duane Barry Rewatch Season 2, Ep 5
In the first installment of a two-part episode, Mulder is called upon to handle a hostage negotiation with Duane Barry, former FBI agent, current psychiatric patient, and self-proclaimed multiple alien abductee.
When average, law-abiding citizens suddenly turn to a life of hedonistic behavior and violent crime, Detective Tom Beck (Michael Nouri) is tasked with helping young FBI agent Lloyd Gallagher (Kyle MacLachlan) determine the cause in this tense, sci-fi thriller. [more inside]
The X-Files: Little Green Men Rewatch Season 2, Ep 1
The X-Files have been closed, and Mulder reassigned to surveillance while Scully teaches at Quantico. Mulder is contacted by a senator, who sends him to check out a radio telescope station in Arecibo, Puerto Rico.
The X-Files: The Erlenmeyer Flask Rewatch Season 1, Ep 24
In the season one finale, Deep Throat calls Mulder to advise him to watch channel 8, which is broadcasting a news item about a man who managed to escape the police after first leading them on a car chase, and then being beaten with a nightstick, tasered, and shot.
The X-Files: Eve Rewatch Season 1, Ep 11
Scully and Mulder look into the case of two men, one in Connecticut, one in California, who died in exactly the same way at exactly the same time, and who each left behind an eight-year-old daughter.
The X-Files: Fallen Angel Rewatch Season 1, Ep 10
Mulder and Scully investigate the government-quarantined site of a supposed toxic spill in Wisconsin.
The X-Files: Space Rewatch Season 1, Ep 9
Mulder and Scully are asked to come to Houston to look into technically inexplicable damage to a space shuttle that is on the verge of launching.
The X-Files: Ghost in the Machine Rewatch Season 1, Ep 7
A former colleague of Mulder's asks for his help with a case involving a CEO who was electrocuted in his tech company's computerized bathroom.
A young man discovers a device that merges with his own body turning him into a cyborg superhero. [more inside]
The X-Files: Conduit Rewatch Season 1, Ep 4
Scully and Mulder travel to Iowa to investigate the strange disappearance of a teenaged girl, and her 8-year-old brother's precocious code-writing ability.
The X-Files: Deep Throat Rewatch Season 1, Ep 2
Scully and Mulder travel to Idaho to investigate the disappearance of Lt. Col. Budahas who, according to his wife, began acting strangely and developing a bodily rash, and then was taken into military custody.
A teenage girl and her father travel to a remote alien moon, aiming to strike it rich. They've secured a contract to harvest a large deposit of the elusive gems hidden in the depths of the moon's toxic forest. But there are others roving the wilderness and the job quickly devolves into a fight to survive. Forced to contend not only with the forest's other ruthless inhabitants, but with her own ...
From the same studio that produced Richard Viktorov’s diptych Moscow-Cassiopeia / Adolescents in the Universe comes this second teen-themed sci-fi adventure, in which three youngsters have to take command of a space flight when their adult captain comes down sick and is forced to quarantine himself. [more inside]
Mystery Science Theater 3000: LASERBLAST Rewatch Season 7, Ep 6
Rewatch! A teen with a sad life finds a laser gun in the desert, which turns out to be a particularly bad influence on him. Fortunately the claymation lizard patrol is on the case. This was the last episode in the Comedy Central run of Mystery Science Theater 3000. Previously.
Interstellar expedition equipped by "pioneers"(soviet scouts) travels to Alpha Kassiopea after receiving a distress signal and finds a planet run entirely to the ends of making its inhabitants happy. Unexpected difficulties, however, ensued. [more inside]
A young student develops an interstellar engine that can reach near light speed and seeks to take a team of teens on a mission to Cassiopeia to check out the origins of a radio signal emanating from near the star. The mission requires teens as it is expected to take 50 years to complete. [more inside]
Mystery Science Theater 3000: OVERDRAWN AT THE MEMORY BANK Rewatch Season 8, Ep 22
Rewatch! In a corporate-dominated dystopia, poor Aram Fingals gets caught "scrolling up cinemas" and so he's sent for "prophylactic rehab" to a wildlife refuge where his mind is "doppled" into a baboon (thankfully not an anteater!) because that's what is considered restorative recreation in THE FUTURE. The process is overseen by Apollonia Jones and... look, there's so much pointless jargon in this movie it's using up my supply of scare quotes so I'm going to stop the description there. Just scrounge up some creds for a bag of flavo-fibes and join us and the sadly late Raul Julia for OVERDRAWN AT THE MEMORY BANK. Previously.
Leaving a dilapidated Earth behind, Quakers across the globe pool funds and resources as they select colonists to send to a newly discovered planet to start life anew in this “miraculous fusion of…science fiction with unsparing realism and keen psychology” (Ursula K. Le Guin).