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Babylon 5: A Distant Star  Season 2, Ep 4

Sheridan attempts to save an old friend, who is stranded in hyperspace. Delenn faces dissent. Franklin attempts to improve the health of station personnel. "We are starstuff. We are the universe made manifest, trying to figure itself out. And as we have both learned, sometimes the universe requires a change of perspective." [more inside]
posted by flibbertigibbet on Apr 29, 2018 - 3 comments

Star Trek: Voyager: Good Shepherd  Rewatch   Season 6, Ep 20

Three low-ranking crew members' underwhelming job performance attracts the attention of Captain Janeway. Blessed is she for shepherding the weak through the valley of darkness![more inside]
posted by CheesesOfBrazil on Apr 26, 2018 - 5 comments

Movie: Looker

Plastic surgeon Larry Roberts performs a series of minor alterations on a group of models who are seeking perfection. The operations are a resounding success. But when someone starts killing his beautiful patients, Dr. Roberts becomes suspicious and starts investigating. What he uncovers are the mysterious - and perhaps murderous - activities of a high-tech computer company called Digital Matrix. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Apr 23, 2018 - 7 comments

Star Trek: Voyager: Child's Play  Rewatch   Season 6, Ep 19

Icheb's return to his home planet after his abduction by the Borg is difficult for Seven to bear when her awakening parental instincts make her suspicious of his parents. [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack on Apr 23, 2018 - 5 comments

Babylon 5: The Geometry of Shadows  Season 2, Ep 3

Londo attempts to woo a gathering of Technomages who have arrived on the station, to mirror an event in the early Empire and bring himself prestige. Ivanova tries to stop the regularly scheduled Green Drazi/Purple Drazi conflict. "There is a storm coming, a black and terrible storm. We would not have our knowledge lost or used to ill purpose. From this place we will launch ourselves into the stars. With luck, you will never see our kind again in your lifetime." [more inside]
posted by flibbertigibbet on Apr 21, 2018 - 6 comments

Star Trek: Voyager: Ashes to Ashes  Rewatch   Season 6, Ep 18

Harry and his crewmates encounter an unfamiliar face on a familiar name: Ensign Lyndsay Ballard. (Well, okay, familiar to THEM.) [more inside]
posted by CheesesOfBrazil on Apr 19, 2018 - 6 comments

Star Trek: Voyager: Spirit Folk  Rewatch   Season 6, Ep 17

The characters in the Fair Haven holoprogram begin to suspect the Voyager crew after they witness several "supernatural" occurrences. [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack on Apr 16, 2018 - 13 comments

Babylon 5: Revelations  Season 2, Ep 2

Franklin busies himself with saving Delenn and Garibaldi. Sheridan's sister arrives to discuss his late wife, Anna. G'Kar returns with news. Morden makes a request. "The darkness has come again." [more inside]
posted by flibbertigibbet on Apr 14, 2018 - 2 comments

Movie: Predator

A team of commandos on a mission in a Central American jungle find themselves hunted by an extraterrestrial warrior. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Apr 12, 2018 - 29 comments

Star Trek: Voyager: Collective  Rewatch   Season 6, Ep 16

When your cube looks kind of weird and you wish that you weren't there / Just disable your ocular scanning graft and you can be anywhere / I like diagnostics! / I like romance! / I like astrophysics! / I like non-leather pants![more inside]
posted by CheesesOfBrazil on Apr 12, 2018 - 9 comments

Movie: Scanners

A scientist sends a man with extraordinary psychic powers to hunt others like him. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Apr 9, 2018 - 3 comments

Star Trek: Voyager: Tsunkatse  Rewatch   Season 6, Ep 15

"When America's smackdown hero takes on Voyager's battlestar babe, worlds will collide!" Are you not entertained? [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack on Apr 9, 2018 - 3 comments

Babylon 5: Points of Departure  Season 2, Ep 1

[exposition, the episode] Goodbye Sinclair; hello Sheridan. Sheridan, previously the only Earth Force commanding officer responsible for taking down a Minbari ship during the war, has been assigned to Babylon 5 as Sinclair. A rogue Minbari warship is on the loose. Lennier reveals a secret. "I can only conclude that I'm paying off karma at a vastly accelerated rate." [more inside]
posted by flibbertigibbet on Apr 8, 2018 - 7 comments

The City and the City: miniseries   Season 1, Ep 0

Two cities with a dangerous and volatile relationship. [more inside]
posted by fearfulsymmetry on Apr 8, 2018 - 13 comments

Star Trek: Voyager: Memorial  Rewatch   Season 6, Ep 14

From Burbank Studios, it's the Colgate Toothpaste Nakan Massacre Hour! This week's special guests: the crew of the starship Voyager! [more inside]
posted by CheesesOfBrazil on Apr 5, 2018 - 14 comments

Babylon 5: Chrysalis  Rewatch   Season 1, Ep 22

The Centauri and the Narn bicker about the ownership of an outpost, and one side takes decisive action. Delenn takes an irreversible step, after consulting with Kosh. Garibaldi's informant is killed and he wants to find out why. "And so it begins." [more inside]
posted by flibbertigibbet on Apr 2, 2018 - 2 comments

Babylon 5: Chrysalis  First Watch   Season 1, Ep 22

The Centauri and the Narn bicker about the ownership of an outpost, and one side takes decisive action. Delenn takes an irreversible step, after consulting with Kosh. Garibaldi's informant is killed and he wants to find out why. "And so it begins." [more inside]
posted by flibbertigibbet on Apr 2, 2018 - 1 comment

Star Trek: Voyager: Virtuoso  Rewatch   Season 6, Ep 13

Solo amore/ Quando fuggeva lontano/ Speri invano ma non torni più./ Speri invano ma non torna più. [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack on Apr 2, 2018 - 5 comments

Star Trek: Voyager: Blink of an Eye  Rewatch   Season 6, Ep 12

Attention! The Prefect of Audiovisual Programming has decreed that the latest iteration of The Skyship Chronicles must be fit for retransmission in random sequence; therefore, heavily-serialized plotlines are officially forbidden. And it will have not one, not two, but FIVE cute kids. [more inside]
posted by CheesesOfBrazil on Mar 29, 2018 - 17 comments

Star Trek: Voyager: Fair Haven  Rewatch   Season 6, Ep 11

[stuck between Trekkifying an old Irish joke and filking "Fairytale of New York"] OK, the crew goes to a stereotypical Irish village on the holodeck, and it starts raining, and there's this guy who's just standing out in the rain, and Tuvok goes, "Illogical." The pub owner says, "Don't mind him, he's Paddy O'Furniture." OK, so I went with the joke, sue me. [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack on Mar 26, 2018 - 17 comments

Babylon 5: The Quality of Mercy  Season 1, Ep 21

[minor arc] Dr. Franklin discovers an illegal medical establishment in Downbelow, which is stepping on the toes of his mildly-less-illegal medical establishment in Downbelow. Meanwhile, Lennier and Londo go out for drinks and a murderer is sentenced to the "death of personality." "I'm perfectly happy to inconvenience myself for your benefit. [...] Here my friend, here you will see the heart and soul of Babylon 5. Also its spleen, its kidneys--a veritable parade of internal organs." [more inside]
posted by flibbertigibbet on Mar 25, 2018 - 4 comments

Movie: Avatar

A paraplegic marine dispatched to the moon Pandora on a unique mission becomes torn between following his orders and protecting the world he feels is his home. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Mar 24, 2018 - 38 comments

Babylon 5: Babylon Square  Season 1, Ep 20

[major arc] Babylon 4 reappears after vanishing four years ago. The Grey Council meets. "Summoned, I come. In Valen's name, I take the place that has been prepared for me. I am Grey. I stand between the candle and the star. We are Grey. We stand between the darkness and the light." [more inside]
posted by flibbertigibbet on Mar 22, 2018 - 9 comments

Star Trek: Voyager: Pathfinder  Rewatch   Season 6, Ep 10

"I'll hold the beast off!" Seoni cried as she stepped up to the dragon, her staff flaring with defensive fire. Merisiel looked to the hulking… uh, hang on [shuffles index cards] combat maneuver defense? Um, these must be for a different— wait, since when do I even use index cards? [more inside]
posted by CheesesOfBrazil on Mar 22, 2018 - 8 comments

Star Trek: Voyager: The Voyager Conspiracy  Rewatch   Season 6, Ep 9

Tricobalt explosives can't destroy tetryon reactors--CARETAKER WAS AN INSIDE JOB [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack on Mar 19, 2018 - 7 comments

Babylon 5: A Voice in the Wilderness, Part 1 and Part 2  Season 1, Ep 18

[arc episodes] The planet around which Babylon 5 orbits begins to activate long-dormant weapons systems that threaten Babylon 5. Mars colony loses communication with Babylon 5 due to rioting, to Garibaldi's distress. Delenn's old mentor arrives on the station. "Incorrect answer! The third principle of sentient life is the capacity for self-sacrifice: the conscious ability to override evolution and self-preservation for a cause, a friend, a loved one. It has been too long, Delenn. You have forgotten your training. Soon you will have forgotten all about your old friend Draal." "Not if I live to be a thousand and one." [more inside]
posted by flibbertigibbet on Mar 17, 2018 - 3 comments

Star Trek: Voyager: One Small Step  Rewatch   Season 6, Ep 8

My god… It's full of space garbage… [more inside]
posted by CheesesOfBrazil on Mar 15, 2018 - 4 comments

Babylon 5: Legacies  Season 1, Ep 17

[arc] A Minbari war cruiser arrives to display the body of a fallen Warrior caste leader. Meanwhile, Talia and Ivanova butt heads over the fate of a young telepath... "You talk like a Minbari, Commander! Perhaps there was some small wisdom in letting your species survive." [more inside]
posted by flibbertigibbet on Mar 14, 2018 - 3 comments

Star Trek: Voyager: Dragon's Teeth  Rewatch   Season 6, Ep 7

Voyager has one of its strangest encounters yet when it comes across a human serviette wearing a tam o' shanter--wait [peers at index card] sorry, I thought that it said "Nardwuar"--why the heck am I still using index cards in the twenty-first century, anyway? We're getting warp drive in a few decades! [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack on Mar 12, 2018 - 7 comments

Babylon 5: Eyes  Season 1, Ep 16

[minor arc episode] Sinclair and his staff are investigated by internal affairs because of the past year events, thanks to Jeffrey "haven't found a rule I wouldn't bend" Sinclair. Meanwhile, Garibaldi and Lennier bond over rebuilding an Old Earth motorcycle. "I must admit, Mr. Garibaldi, I am fascinated by this vehicle. Do you realize that it was a symbol of masculinity in your society at one time?" [more inside]
posted by flibbertigibbet on Mar 10, 2018 - 3 comments

Star Trek: Voyager: Riddles  Rewatch   Season 6, Ep 6

What has he got in his Vulcan brainses? [more inside]
posted by CheesesOfBrazil on Mar 8, 2018 - 6 comments

Star Trek: Voyager: Alice  Rewatch   Season 6, Ep 5

We all float down here, Harry!--uh, wait [shuffles index cards] all work and no play makes Kathryn a dull girl--no, that's not right [shuffles them some more] the man in black fled across the quadrant, and the starship followed--damnit [starts looking through them one by one] ah, here we go... [looks up] do we have a "Larry Gene Blanton" here? [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack on Mar 5, 2018 - 5 comments

Babylon 5: Grail  Season 1, Ep 15

[standalone, but with a hint to a future plot point] A man seeking the Holy Grail arrives on the station. Meanwhile, a gang boss in Downbelow is somehow wiping the minds of those who oppose him... "But as I was leaving on the shuttle, I looked back--and the station [Babylon 4] just sort of… wrinkled, twisted like putty, and then just disappeared. The minute I left!" [more inside]
posted by flibbertigibbet on Mar 3, 2018 - 5 comments

Babylon 5: TKO  Season 1, Ep 14

[standalone] Ivanova meets with a Rabbi to deal with her father's death. Meanwhile, an old friend of Garibaldi's arrives on Babylon 5 for an alien-only cage match tournament called the Mutai. "They change. They stay the same. Russia is Russia. Your father used to say, 'If regret could be harvested, Russia would be the world's fruit basket'." [more inside]
posted by flibbertigibbet on Mar 3, 2018 - 5 comments

Star Trek: Voyager: Tinker, Tenor, Doctor, Spy  Rewatch   Season 6, Ep 4

Do holograms dream of electric women? [more inside]
posted by CheesesOfBrazil on Mar 2, 2018 - 10 comments

Movie: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

When their relationship turns sour, a young couple undergoes a medical procedure to have each other erased from their memories. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Mar 1, 2018 - 9 comments

Star Trek: Voyager: Barge of the Dead  Rewatch   Season 6, Ep 3

"What's the hold-up, First Mate?" "Well, captain, we seem to have run aground on... a giant clot." "What the--" "Well, it is a river of blood, sir." [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack on Feb 26, 2018 - 12 comments

Babylon 5: Signs and Portents  Season 1, Ep 13

[major arc; the season's titular episode] Mr. Morden asks a question, repeatedly. A Centauri delegation arrives, and cannot prevent the thing which they know will happen (as they deny their fate). "What do you want? [...] And then what?" The spoiler discussion! [more inside]
posted by flibbertigibbet on Feb 25, 2018 - 14 comments

Babylon 5: Signs and Portents  First Watch   Season 1, Ep 13

[major arc; the season's titular episode] Mr. Morden asks a question, repeatedly. A Centauri delegation arrives, and cannot prevent the thing which they know will happen (as they deny their fate). "What do you want? [...] And then what?" [more inside]
posted by flibbertigibbet on Feb 25, 2018 - 9 comments

Movie: Terminator 2

A cyborg, identical to the one who failed to kill Sarah Connor, must now protect her ten year old son, John Connor, from a more advanced cyborg. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Feb 25, 2018 - 25 comments

Star Trek: Voyager: Survival Instinct  Rewatch   Season 6, Ep 2

"Hey, Seven of Nine! Long time no see! This is gonna be a great opportunity for us to reconnect." [more inside]
posted by CheesesOfBrazil on Feb 22, 2018 - 13 comments

Star Trek: Voyager: Equinox, Part II  Rewatch   Season 6, Ep 1

(Part 2 of 2; discussion of Part 1 is here.) So you think you are strong because you can survive the soft cushions. Well, we shall see. Chakotay! Put him in the Comfy Chair! [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack on Feb 19, 2018 - 20 comments

Babylon 5: By Any Means Necessary  Season 1, Ep 12

[arc episode] A dock worker is killed in an accident involving a exploding Narn freighter, leading to a strike. Meanwhile, G'Kar needs a plant from the aforementioned Narn freighter for a religious ceremony, but finds that past decision of his has complicated his life... "Oh, why does the universe hate me so?" [more inside]
posted by flibbertigibbet on Feb 17, 2018 - 4 comments

Star Trek: Voyager: Equinox  Rewatch   Season 5, Ep 26

(Part 1 of 2; season finale) I'm gonna start my OWN Starfleet! With blackjack! And hookers! …You know what: forget the Starfleet! [more inside]
posted by CheesesOfBrazil on Feb 15, 2018 - 8 comments

Star Trek: Voyager: Warhead  Rewatch   Season 5, Ep 25

"What is my purpose in life?" "To blow up real good." "B-but I wanted to do so much more than that! I want to travel, a-and take some online classes, and--" "But what about the earth-shattering kaboom?" "Oh, OK, then." [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack on Feb 12, 2018 - 19 comments

Babylon 5: Survivors  Season 1, Ep 11

[skippable arc episode/almost standalone] Garibaldi's past catches up with him when he is framed for an assassination attempt on the President--and the lead investigator is an old family friend... "The Universe is run by the complex interweaving of three elements: energy, matter, and enlightened self-interest." [more inside]
posted by flibbertigibbet on Feb 11, 2018 - 3 comments

Babylon 5: Believers  Season 1, Ep 10

[standalone] Dr. Franklin locks horns with an alien couple who intend to deny life-saving care for their son based on their religious beliefs--namely, that surgery releases the soul, condemning one to a fate worse than death. "No one knows what is written in the stream until the waters surround him." [more inside]
posted by flibbertigibbet on Feb 11, 2018 - 4 comments

Babylon 5: Deathwalker  Season 1, Ep 9

Na'Toth, G'Kar's aide, has a chance to avenge her family and fulfill her blood debt when the Dilgar woman who tortured and killed her family arrives on Babylon 5. But this woman, Jhda'dur, is prepared to make a deal... Meanwhile, Talia aides Kosh with an unusual negotiation. "Then listen to the music, not the song" and "There is a hole in your mind..." [more inside]
posted by flibbertigibbet on Feb 11, 2018 - 14 comments

Movie: Gattaca

A genetically inferior man assumes the identity of a superior one in order to pursue his lifelong dream of space travel. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Feb 11, 2018 - 9 comments

Movie: Waterworld

In a future where the polar ice-caps have melted and Earth is almost entirely submerged, a mutated mariner fights starvation and outlaw "smokers," and reluctantly helps a woman and a young girl try to find dry land. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Feb 9, 2018 - 16 comments

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