Garfunkel and Oates: Trying to Be Special

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{5/5} “The only thing that would make our lives better is if we had our own comedy special.” Garfunkel and Oates: Trying to Be Special, aired in 2016 Garfunkel and Oates would like to have a TV special. They decide to put on a show that will function as a fundraiser — if they make […]

The X-Files (season 11)

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{3.5/5} “I’ll always be around, Scully, offering bulletproof theories of genius that you fail to assail with your inadequate rationality.” The X-Files season 11, aired in 2018 Scully has a seizure. She has visions of the Cigarette Smoking Man and his plan to use a plague to wipe out most of humanity, including Mulder. She […]

Murdoch Mysteries (season 11)

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{5/5} “Not everything’s a puzzle, Murdoch. Sometimes people are just crackers.” — Inspector Brackenreid Murdoch Mysteries season 11, aired in 2017-18 William has been framed for murder, Julia has been kidnapped. and Inspector Brackenreid is missing. George, Henry, and Jackson have all been shot. The ones who are left must work together in secret to […]

Garfunkel and Oates (season 1)

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{5/5} “You know, I’m not really good at saying no when I don’t want to do something. That’s usually Riki’s job so, um, yeah, totally!” Garfunkel and Oates season 1, aired in 2014 Kate and Riki do a corporate gig, but it turns out the person who hired them is quitting. Riki tries dating a […]

Black Mirror (season 4 episode 1)

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{5/5} “Press any button, they’re all the same.” Black Mirror season 4 episode 1, aired in 2017 Nanette wakes up and finds herself seemingly aboard a starship, like in “Star Trek.” She soon finds out that her boss at work, Robert, has stolen her identity and plans to force her to do his bidding in […]

Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams (season 1)

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{4.5/5} “Like… a coherent dream. Stable, rational. Longer I was there the more familiar it became. I remembered it — I remembered my life there. That’s the eerie part, like I was remembering my real life for the first time.” Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams season 1, aired in 2017-18 In “The Hood Maker” telepaths […]

Star Trek: Discovery (season 1)

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{4.5/5} “I look around here and I just… I see people living their lives. Maybe it’s not normal to us but in their own way ordinary. The emperor was wrong, this is a home. And if we give the Federation targets to attack it won’t ever be the same.” Star Trek: Discovery season 1, aired […]

History of SF as a graphic chronology

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Here’s the history of science fiction, as drawn by Ward Shelley. Click on the image to blow it up: The History of Science Fiction You can find out more about it on Shelley’s website, here: Home Page: Ward Shelley (click on “History of Science Fiction”)

Major Crimes (season 6)

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{5/5} “It’s great that you understand the way Commander Raydor thinks but it might be better for… well, everyone, if you let her talk first. I mean, since she’s in charge.” Major Crimes season 6, aired in 2017-18 Rusty was a witness at Philip Stroh’s trial years ago. Stroh later escaped custody, and Sharon believes […]

Dian Fossey: Secrets in the Mist

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{4.5/5} “Digit really looks forward to the daily contacts as a source of entertainment. He often invites play by flopping over onto his back, waving his stumpy legs in the air, and looking at me smilingly as if to ask, ‘How can you resist me?’” Dian Fossey: Secrets in the Mist, aired in 2017 Dian […]