Star Trek: Enterprise: Observer Effect Rewatch Season 4, Ep 11
Shuttlepod One brings a new, highly contagious virus aboard the Enterprise and… wow, shit timing, FanFare. [more inside]
A medical historian narrates the last century of scientific struggle against an enduring enemy: deadly contagious disease. Ever since the 1918 Spanish influenza pandemic, scientists have dreamed of preventing catastrophic outbreaks of infectious disease. Yet despite a century of medical progress, viral and bacterial disasters continue to take us by surprise, inciting panic and dominating news cycles. From the Spanish flu to the 1924 outbreak of pneumonic plague in Los Angeles to the 1930 “parrot fever” pandemic, through the more recent SARS, Ebola, and Zika epidemics, the last one hundred years have been marked by a succession of unanticipated pandemic alarms. In The Pandemic Century, a lively account of scares both infamous and less known, Mark Honigsbaum combines reportage with the history of science and medical sociology to artfully reconstruct epidemiological mysteries and the ecology of infectious diseases. We meet dedicated disease detectives, obstructive or incompetent public health officials, and brilliant scientists often blinded by their own knowledge of bacteria and viruses. We also see how fear of disease often exacerbates racial, religious, and ethnic tensions―even though, as the epidemiologists Malik Peiris and Yi Guan write, “‘nature’ remains the greatest bioterrorist threat of all.” Like man-eating sharks, predatory pathogens are always present in nature, waiting to strike; when one is seemingly vanquished, others appear in its place. These pandemics remind us of the limits of scientific knowledge, as well as the role that human behavior and technologies play in the emergence and spread of microbial diseases.
The Rain: Full Season 2 - Netflix Season 2, Ep 0
Netflix - When the virus grows even more dangerous, the friends race to find a cure. But as Apollon closes in, their loyalties are tested. [more inside]
The Rain: Full Season - Netflix Season 1, Ep 0
Netflix - After a brutal virus wipes out most of the population, two young siblings embark on a perilous search for safety - and answers. The Rain is a Danish post-apocalyptic web television series created by Jannik Tai Mosholt, Esben Toft Jacobsen and Christian Potalivo. [more inside]
One of Soderbergh's best: As an epidemic of a lethal airborne virus - that kills within days - rapidly grows, the worldwide medical community races to find a cure and control the panic that spreads faster than the virus itself. [more inside]
iZombie: Looking for Mr. Goodbrain, Part 2 Season 3, Ep 13
Liv uncovers the shocking truth about the virus and the far-reaching consequences of the vaccine. Majors exams his future as a human. Blaine makes a business proposal. [more inside]
iZombie: Looking for Mr. Goodbrain, Part 1 Season 3, Ep 12
When Liv consumes the brains of someone from Ravi's past, she begins having some very intimate visions of him; Major faces a huge decision. [more inside]
Elementary: Crowned Clown, Downtown Brown Season 5, Ep 12
When Holmes and Watson investigate a clown's murder upstate, they discover a connection between his death and the creation of a new weaponized virus. [more inside]
Farscape: A Bug's Life Rewatch Season 1, Ep 18
When a group of Peacekeepers from a damaged Marauder board Moya, the crew pretend to be a Peacekeeper prison vessel. The Peacekeepers' secret cargo presents a serious threat when Rygel and Chiana open the container. [via]
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12 Monkeys: Shonin Season 1, Ep 11
Ramse arrives in 1987 Tokyo. Cole arrives in 1987 Tokyo. Leland Goines arrives in 1987 Tokyo. A 1000-year-old corpse arrives in 1987 Tokyo. Ramse exploits his insider knowledge of the future. In 2015, Jennifer takes a bath. Back in 2043, Whitley gives Jones some bad news. They have drinks.
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.
Last Man on Earth: Alive in Tucson/The Elephant in the Room Season 1, Ep 1
After a virus wipes out humanity, Phil Miller searches the country for survivors. The series was created by Will Forte (Saturday Night Live, MacGruber) and produced by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, the creative team behind "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs" and "The Lego Movie" based on their idea. [more inside]
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.
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.
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]
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.
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.
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.
Utopia: Episode #2.5 Season 2, Ep 5
In the penultimate episode, following the revelation that her father is alive, Jessica sets off to find him, with hostage Milner in tow. Meanwhile, Wilson and Leah analyse their information and discover the far darker and more terrifying secret it holds. [more inside]
Utopia: Episode #2.4 Season 2, Ep 4
A shocked Dugdale reluctantly agrees to harbour Jessica, but who should be scared of who? When Dugdale visits Jen and Alice in a secret prison it's clear he will do whatever The Network asks in order to keep his family [more inside]
Fringe: The No-Brainer Rewatch Season 1, Ep 12
Three seemingly unrelated cyber crimes are traced back to the same over-cooked grilled cheese sandwich. Things get closer to home for Olivia when she discovers that they know where her cat lives. Agent Harris continues to unnecessarily clutter up the set and Rachel likes weekends off. Freak.