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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

Star Trek: Voyager: Relativity  Rewatch   Season 5, Ep 24

As she tours her new command—the U.S.S. Voyager—while it's still in drydock, Captain Kathryn Janeway experiences a series of inexplicable anomalies, even before setting out for the Badlands. It seems she'd better … take care. [more inside]
posted by CheesesOfBrazil on Feb 8, 2018 - 8 comments

Babylon 5: And the Sky Full of Stars  Season 1, Ep 8

[major arc] Two "Knights" kidnap Sinclair and force him to relive his memories of the last battle of the Earth-Minbari war, as they are convinced he is a collaborator or spy. "I know you. I know who you are. I know you." and "What do you want?" [more inside]
posted by flibbertigibbet on Feb 5, 2018 - 9 comments

Star Trek: Voyager: 11:59  Rewatch   Season 5, Ep 23

Let us go back to the waning days and hours of the twentieth century, when controversy surrounded the construction of the Millennium Gate, a monumental, kilometer-tall building that towered over rural Indiana and--wait, what? [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack on Feb 5, 2018 - 41 comments

Star Trek: Discovery: The War Without, The War Within  Season 1, Ep 14

Burnham and the crew are faced with the harsh reality of the war during their absence; Starfleet must use unconventional tactics and sources to take their next action against the Klingons. [more inside]
posted by zarq on Feb 5, 2018 - 56 comments

Altered Carbon: Out of the Past  Season 1, Ep 1

Waking up in a new body 250 years after his death, Takeshi Kovacs discovers he's been resurrected to help a titan of industry solve his own murder.
posted by Fizz on Feb 4, 2018 - 72 comments

Star Trek: Voyager: Someone to Watch Over Me  Rewatch   Season 5, Ep 22

What is…kiss? Teach me your Earthling concept of…love… [more inside]
posted by CheesesOfBrazil on Feb 1, 2018 - 13 comments

Star Trek: Voyager: Juggernaut   Rewatch   Season 5, Ep 21

"Somebody set up us the bomb." "All your waste are belong to us. You have no chance to survive make your time..." [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack on Jan 29, 2018 - 12 comments

Star Trek: Discovery: What's Past Is Prologue  Season 1, Ep 13

Lorca plans to move forward with a coup against the Emperor, propelling Burnham to make a quick decision to save not only herself, but the U.S.S. Discovery. [more inside]
posted by zarq on Jan 28, 2018 - 111 comments

Star Trek: Voyager: Think Tank  Rewatch   Season 5, Ep 20

Yes, I did hire bounty hunters to kidnap Seven of Nine. Was that wrong? Should I not have done that? I'm sorry, I'm gonna have to plead ignorance on this thing, because if I had known that sort of thing was frowned upon… [more inside]
posted by CheesesOfBrazil on Jan 25, 2018 - 3 comments

Star Trek: Voyager: The Fight  Rewatch   Season 5, Ep 19

It's the eye of Chakotay/ It's the thrill of the fight/ Rising up to the chaos of our rival/ And the neuroatypical/ Maquis Mauler guy/ Will get us through this mess with the eye... of Chakotay! [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack on Jan 22, 2018 - 12 comments

Babylon 5: Mind War  Season 1, Ep 6

[arc episode] An old flame of Talia's from Psi Corps, arrives at Babylon 5 with a warning. Meanwhile, G'Kar warns Sakai away from her job job at logging mineral deposits on Sigma-957. "Let me pass on to you the one thing I've learned about this place. No one here is exactly what he appears. Not Mollari, not Delenn, not Sinclair… and not me." [more inside]
posted by flibbertigibbet on Jan 21, 2018 - 8 comments

Star Trek: Voyager: Course: Oblivion  Rewatch   Season 5, Ep 18

The crew of Voyager must overcome a deadly threat involving sentient, diseased goo …which means that only Odo and Bashir can save them! (Too bad they're not in this show.) [more inside]
posted by CheesesOfBrazil on Jan 18, 2018 - 37 comments

Star Trek: Voyager: The Disease  Rewatch   Season 5, Ep 17

Never know how much I love you, never know how much I care/ When you put your arms around me, I get a fever that's so hard to bear/ You give me fever - when you kiss me, fever when you hold me tight/ Fever - from an alien virus, fever through the cosmic night. [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack on Jan 15, 2018 - 10 comments

Babylon 5: The Parliament of Dreams  Season 1, Ep 5

[arc episode, most meaningful in retrospect] Babylon 5 is having a "week of religious festivals" to encourage inter-species respect. G'Kar fears he is being followed by an assassin. Sinclair's on-and-off-again lover, Catherine Sakai, arrives. "Aaahhh, our household gods. In a world where every day is a struggle for survival, you need all the gods you can get." [more inside]
posted by flibbertigibbet on Jan 13, 2018 - 10 comments

Star Trek: Voyager: Dark Frontier  Rewatch   Season 5, Ep 15

These are the voyages of the starship Raven. Its ill-conceived mission: to explore a strange new quadrant with a crew of two…to deliberately seek out the Borg Collective…to boldly perish like no human has perished before! [more inside]
posted by CheesesOfBrazil on Jan 11, 2018 - 17 comments

Star Trek: Voyager: Bliss  Rewatch   Season 5, Ep 14

"From hell's heart I stab at thee; for hate's sake--" [turns over index cards, frowns] "--wait, this one is marked 'TWOK" and this other one says 'First Contact'--how many times have these been used?" [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack on Jan 8, 2018 - 17 comments

Babylon 5: Infection  Season 1, Ep 4

[standalone episode] Franklin's terrible doctor friends brings terrible space artifacts and terribly experiments on them with no protection, which turns someone on board into a terrible superpowered space-Nazi. "The one trick Earth hasn't been able to crack. The ability to create living ships that thrive in the vacuum of space..." [more inside]
posted by flibbertigibbet on Jan 7, 2018 - 9 comments

Babylon 5: Born to the Purple  Season 1, Ep 3

[mostly crisis-of-the-week] Londo falls in love with Adira, a Centauri dancer... but she is a (literal) slave to someone who wants Londo's priceless Purple Files (aka Centauri Blackmail Material). Meanwhile, someone is using the ultra-privileged Gold Channel for surreptitious communications. "What do you want, you moon-faced assassin of joy?" [more inside]
posted by flibbertigibbet on Jan 7, 2018 - 3 comments

Star Trek: Voyager: Gravity  Rewatch   Season 5, Ep 13

Or: "The One Where Voyager Finally, Actually, Really Runs Out of Shuttlecraft (J/K, Not Really)" [more inside]
posted by CheesesOfBrazil on Jan 4, 2018 - 10 comments

Star Trek: Voyager: Bride of Chaotica!  Rewatch   Season 5, Ep 12

The Adventures of Captain Proton, Chapter 18: "Bride of Chaotica" The evil Dr. Chaotica kidnaps Constance Goodheart and plans to sacrifice her to Arachnia, Queen of the Spider People. Captain Proton travels millions of miles to Planet X, where he will invade the Fortress of Doom. Chaotica fires his fiendish death ray--certain death for Proton, as his rocket ship bursts into flames. "We didn't burst into flames in the last chapter. Why are these recaps always so inaccurate?" [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack on Jan 1, 2018 - 9 comments

Babylon 5: Soul Hunter  First Watch   Season 1, Ep 2

A Soul Hunter arrives on Babylon 5, to collect a soul. The Minbari, who believe in reincarnation, are especially appalled, but all aliens hate Soul Hunters--while humans have no knowledge of it. "A quaint lie, pretty fantasy. The soul ends with death, unless we act to preserve it." [more inside]
posted by flibbertigibbet on Jan 1, 2018 - 8 comments

Black Mirror: Black Museum  Season 4, Ep 6

On a dusty stretch of highway, a traveler stumbles across a museum that boasts rare criminal artifacts -- and a disturbing main attraction.
posted by fearfulsymmetry on Dec 29, 2017 - 45 comments

Black Mirror: Metalhead  Season 4, Ep 5

At an abandoned warehouse, scavengers searching for supplies encounter a ruthless foe and flee for their lives through a bleak wasteland.
posted by fearfulsymmetry on Dec 29, 2017 - 59 comments

Black Mirror: Hang the DJ  Season 4, Ep 4

Paired up by a dating program that puts an expiration date on all relationships, Frank and Amy soon begin to question the system's logic.
posted by fearfulsymmetry on Dec 29, 2017 - 50 comments

Black Mirror: Crocodile  Season 4, Ep 3

Architect Mia scrambles to keep a dark secret under wraps, while insurance investigator Shazia harvests people's memories of a nearby accident scene.
posted by fearfulsymmetry on Dec 29, 2017 - 66 comments

Black Mirror: Arkangel  Season 4, Ep 2

Worried about her daughter's safety, single mom Marie signs up for a cutting-edge device that monitors the girl's whereabouts -- and much more
posted by fearfulsymmetry on Dec 29, 2017 - 41 comments

Black Mirror: USS Callister  Season 4, Ep 1

Capt. Robert Daly presides over his crew with wisdom and courage. But a new recruit will soon discover nothing on this spaceship is what it seems.
posted by fearfulsymmetry on Dec 29, 2017 - 99 comments

Babylon 5: Midnight on the Firing Line  First Watch   Season 1, Ep 1

On the Earth-led station Babylon 5: The Narn invade Ragesh 3 in a sneak attack, to retake it from Centauri. Raiders are a problem near Babylon 5. The Earth Alliance elects its president. "Blood calls out for blood." [more inside]
posted by flibbertigibbet on Dec 28, 2017 - 24 comments

Star Trek: Voyager: Latent Image  Rewatch   Season 5, Ep 11

Or: "One of Our Hologram's Memories Is Missing" [more inside]
posted by CheesesOfBrazil on Dec 28, 2017 - 8 comments

Doctor Who: Twice Upon a Time  Season 10, Ep 13

Two Doctors stranded in a forbidding snowscape, refusing to face regeneration. [more inside]
posted by fearfulsymmetry on Dec 25, 2017 - 77 comments

Star Trek: Voyager: Counterpoint  Rewatch   Season 5, Ep 10

Thoughtcrime doubleplusungood! [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack on Dec 24, 2017 - 6 comments

Star Trek: Voyager: Thirty Days  Rewatch   Season 5, Ep 9

♫ You just a terrorist, Mistah Tom Paris / Now you been busted, an' Janeway is flustered / Screw wit' our ocean, you get a demotion / Undah dah seeeea! ♫ [more inside]
posted by CheesesOfBrazil on Dec 21, 2017 - 10 comments

Star Trek: Voyager: Nothing Human  Rewatch   Season 5, Ep 8

And what did you do during the war, Doctor's new holo-colleague? [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack on Dec 18, 2017 - 30 comments

Star Trek: Voyager: Infinite Regress  Rewatch   Season 5, Ep 7

Seven of Nine is an individual, but she's also a Borg, but the Borg are also all of their assimilated species, which means Seven is all of them, but she's an individual, but she's still a Borg… [more inside]
posted by CheesesOfBrazil on Dec 14, 2017 - 17 comments

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