The sequel to A Memory Called Empire by Arkady Martine, winner of the 2020 Hugo Award for Best Novel. [more inside]
Rory Thorne is a princess with thirteen fairy blessings, the most important of which is to see through flattery and platitudes. As the eldest daughter, she always imagined she’d inherit her father’s throne and govern the interplanetary Thorne Consortium. Then her father is assassinated, her mother gives birth to a son, and Rory is betrothed to the prince of a distant world. [more inside]
Anyone interested in a discussion of the Bobiverse books? [more inside]
Vagrant Queen: No Clue Season 1, Ep 8
Adrift in space, the team find themselves in the middle of a very strange murder mystery. [more inside]
Vagrant Queen: Nobody's Queen Season 1, Ep 3
Elida deals with the life she left behind. Isaac and Amae find themselves in dangerous territory. [more inside]
Vagrant Queen: Yippee Ki Yay Season 1, Ep 2
The team is forced to stop for repairs, but the cannibals who inhabit the planet have other plans. [more inside]
Vagrant Queen: A Royal Ass-Kicking Season 1, Ep 1
Former queen Elida is cornered by her nemesis. An old friend comes to her aid, delivering big news. (SyFy Channel US, Citytv Canada) [more inside]
Battlestar Galactica Miniseries: Part 2 Rewatch Season 1, Ep 2
The second part of the two-part three hour miniseries that launched the Battlestar Galactica reboot. [more inside]
Mystery Science Theater 3000: STARCRASH Rewatch Season 11, Ep 6
Re-rewatch! Stella Starr and her platonic space wizard friend Akton are on the run from the space police, until they aren't, given a reprieve if they go find Space Emperor Christopher Plummer's son, David Hasselhoff. Along the way they meet a robot with a Texas accent, space amazons and their giant lady robot guardian, stop motion androids, a frozen planet, a traitorous crewman, space cavemen, trooper-carrying space torpedoes, and the evil Count Zarth Arn. An imfamously silly movie, but still fun, there's always something going on. Previously - Also previously [more inside]
Ambassador Mahit Dzmare arrives in the center of the multi-system Teixcalaanli Empire only to discover that her predecessor, the previous ambassador from their small but fiercely independent mining Station, has died. But no one will admit that his death wasn't an accident. Now, Mahit must discover who is behind the murder, to save herself and her way of life. Arkady Martine, scholar of Byzantine, history brings all her knowledge of intricate political maneuvering to bear in her debut space opera. [more inside]
Lovelace was once merely a ship's artificial intelligence. When she wakes up in an new body, following a total system shut-down and reboot, she has no memory of what came before. As Lovelace learns to negotiate the universe and discover who she is, she makes friends with Pepper, an excitable engineer, who's determined to help her learn and grow.
A feminist Guardians of the Galaxy—a smart, swashbuckling, wildly imaginative adventure of a rag-tag team of brilliant misfits, dangerous renegades, and enhanced outlaws in a war-torn future. [more inside]
The multiple Eisner Award-winning series returns with a spacefaring adventure about fake news and genuine terror. Warning: Feelings. Collects SAGA #49-54 [more inside]
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]
Dark Matter: It Doesn't Have to Be Like This Season 3, Ep 2
The crew is fulfilling their promise to take the fight to Ryo [more inside]
The Expanse: Cascade Season 2, Ep 10
Harsh realities of future life on Earth are displayed, while the Roci crew are trapped in a dying station.
Dark Matter: We Were Family Season 2, Ep 4
Three reconnects with his former crew; the Android finds herself in unique company.
Dark Matter: I've Seen the Other Side of You Season 2, Ep 3
A computer glitch makes the crew turn against one another.
Dark Matter: Kill Them All Season 2, Ep 2
Imprisoned in Hyperion-8, the crew must negotiate attempted assassinations, extraditions, and behind-the-scenes machinations as they plot their escape. (imdb)
Dark Matter: Welcome to Your New Home Season 2, Ep 1
When we last left the crew of the Raza, they were being led away in chains by the Galactic Authority, seemingly betrayed by Six. We pick up shortly thereafter, with the gang now the guests of honor at Hyperion-8, a notorious maximum security detention center on some godforsaken moon.
A thread to discuss the entire first season of The Expanse, as well as the James S. A. Corey book it's based on: Leviathan Wakes.
The Expanse: Leviathan Wakes Season 1, Ep 10
Events on Eros come to a head in the season finale.
The Expanse: Critical Mass Season 1, Ep 9
Miller, Holden and his crew are trapped on Eros. Avasarala discovers the origin of the mystery ships.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: MANHUNT IN SPACE Season 4, Ep 13
Stitched-together episodes of Rocky Jones, Space Ranger, a space show from the 50s like Commander Video. He fights space pirates. While popular at the time, the show's production values put it way over budget and it only lasted one season. Co-pilot Winky was played by Scotty Beckett, former child star who was one of the original Our Gang kids, but was replaced in the cast after 26 episodes while serving jail time for carrying a concealed weapon. A troubled sort, he committed suicide at age 38. With short General Hospital #1: An old collection of scenes from what may be the very first year of long-running soap opera General Hospital. Dr. Steve Hardy was played by John Beradino, who was a baseball player for 13 years, and appeared as his GH character for 33 until his death. Not a man to give up a good gig. YouTube (1h32m) Premiered September 19, 1992. [more inside]
The Expanse: Back to the Butcher Season 1, Ep 5
In a flashback, Fred Johnson visits Anderson Station. In the present, he offers to help the survivors from Canterbury and Donnager. The survivors ponder his offer. Havelock recuperates from a boo-boo. Miller searches for Julie Mao and flops his hair.
The Expanse: CQB Season 1, Ep 4
Holden and crew find themselves in the middle of a desperate battle. Miller’s partner goes missing.
The Expanse: Remember the Cant Season 1, Ep 3
Holden and crew are taken prisoner by the Martian Congressional Republic Navy. Miller deals with rioters. Avasarala plays politics.
The Expanse: The Big Empty Season 1, Ep 2
Holden and crew are trapped in a badly damaged shuttle. On Ceres, Miller uncovers clues about Julie Mao. On Earth, Chrisjen Avasarala questions a terrorist.
The Expanse: Dulcinea (Pilot) Season 1, Ep 1
The pilot for a new series on SyFy based on James SA Corey's series of books that begin with Leviathan Wakes. In the US, the show begins airing on 14 December but SyFy has put the pilot on youtube.
Is anyone interested in a series of Babylon 5 posts? It's years since I've seen it, and re-watching it with MeFites could be a lot of fun. [more inside]
Jupiter Jones, an undocumented immigrant working as a maid in Chicago, finds out she's the heir to an interstellar fortune including the ownership of Earth. This is the latest film by the Wachowski siblings.