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Reach Out and Touch Someone (Farscape S1E7-8)

Farscape

We’re a third of the way through season one and already Farscape has hit its stride. We review two great episodes this time. First up, “PK Tech Girl”. Earth tech boy meets Sebacean tech girl on a derelict Peacekeeper ship. Romance ensues despite being interrupted by some scavenging explosive reptiles.

And we wrap up with “That Old Black Magic”. Thanks to some evil being’s magicks, Crichton gets the chance to finally explain in person that it was an accident that Captain Crais’ brother died way back in episode 1. Things don’t go so well. Can the rest of Moya’s crew save John before it’s too late? And what will it cost some of them?

Farscape Eric Scott and Jason Johnson


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Time Loops and Roots (Farscape S1E5-6)

Farscape

Next up in our Farscape rewatch — “Back and Back and Back to the Future”.  Surprisingly not all three movies about a kid and his time travelling DeLorean. More like Groundhog Day, where Crichton relives the same day over and over until he gets it right and saves Moya and her crew.

We conclude with “Thank God It’s Friday, Again”.  Surprisingly not another Groundhog Day episode given the title. Who’s forcing an entire population to farm Tannot root for them?  And what’s someone got to do to have a day off?  And which “bug in the navel” idea came first — this episode or the Matrix?

Eric Scott and Jason Johnson


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Space Roach Motel (Farscape S1E3-4)

Farscape

We continue our rewatch of Farscape season one. Up first, “Exodus from Genesis”, where the crew must deal with two invaders, the potentially dangerous Drak and the definitely dangerous Peacekeeper Commandos. Can they get both groups off Moya before Aeryn succumbs to Sebacean Heat Delirium?

Then we review “Throne for a Loss”, Farscape’s “very special episode”. The crew must deal with kidnapping, drug addiction and its after effects. Remember kids, just say “no” to space drug injecting gauntlets!

Eric Scott and Jason Johnson


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TeeVee Sub-Show Update

We’ve moved many of the shows that used to live in the TeeVee feed into their own feeds and removed them from the TeeVee feed. If you use the main TeeVee feed to listen to shows about Westworld, Doctor Who, Ted Lasso, The Mandalorian, Star Trek Discovery, Arrow, and WandaVision, those shows aren’t in the TeeVee feed anymore.

They still exist! You just need to subscribe to them directly. If you’re already subscribed to a specific sub-show feed, like Doctor Who Flashcast or Football is Life, those will redirect automatically and you don’t need to do anything. But all of these shows have left this feed.

Still here—one-offs, short runs, and podcasts from listeners and members! This feed isn’t going anywhere—but it’s going to be a bit quieter. Thanks for listening.

Jason Snell


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Muppets in Spaaaace! (Farscape S1E1-2)

Farscape

Welcome to a new TeeVee podcast covering the 1999-2004 series Farscape. In this inaugural episode, sci-fi fans Eric and Jason discuss the first two episodes. Eric revisits his love for the series while Jason experiences it for the first time. It’s got everything! Action! Comedy! Space! Muppets in space!

Eric Scott with Jason Johnson


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Supergirl S6E03 Review: “Phantom Menaces”

Supergirl

We Discuss:

  • Phantom Zone confusion
  • J’onn being a jerk
  • Alex and J’onn’s feels
  • Lena and Brainy’s murder plans
  • Lex and Lena great story
  • Kara bringing hope
  • Nyxly being suss
  • Post Crisis stress

Editor: David Schaub

Trish Matson with David Schaub


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For All Mankind S2E10 Review: “The Gray”

For All Mankind

So it all comes down to this. We review the season finale of “For All Mankind,” which puts the fate of the world in the crucible and makes us ponder the power of individual decisions when great systems seem intent on destroying one another. In addition to the dramatic life-and-death decisions, the plants at the bar are dead, Kelly has finished her essay, and we’re given a tantalizing look at what the 1990s might bring. Onward to season three!

Jason Snell and Dan Moren


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Supergirl S6E02 Review: “A Few Good Women”

Supergirl

We Discuss:

  • The Trial of The Century
  • Lex being Lex
  • Lena being clever
  • Lillian being complicated
  • Brainy training Nia poorly
  • Andrea failing at journalism
  • Alex and J’onn character assassination
  • Silas being great
  • The Phantom Zone being messy
  • and Kara bringing hope

Editor: David Schaub

Trish Matson with David Schaub


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For All Mankind S2E9 Review: “Triage”

For All Mankind

Things are getting pretty serious. The clash of civilizations between the U.S. and the Soviets begins to boil on Earth, in space, and on the surface of the moon. Karen continues making interesting personal decisions. Dani reveals herself to be an old-school “Star Trek” fan. Ellen’s future complicates her present. And how about that cliffhanger?! Like we said, things are getting pretty serious.

Jason Snell and Dan Moren


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Supergirl S6E01 Review: “Rebirth”

Supergirl

We Discuss:

  • Whether this is a finale or premier.
  • So much plot.
  • All the personal moments.
  • Lex being his own worst enemy.
  • The ephemeral nature of comic book deaths.
  • Our hopes and dreams for the final season.

Editor: David Schaub

Trish Matson with David Schaub, Alan Yu and Brianna Taeuber


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For All Mankind S2E8 Review: “And Here’s To You”

For All Mankind

Things keep getting more tense! This week Karen owns her ability to make terrible decisions, Gordo vanquishes an old nemesis, Sally Ride is not amused, there’s a meet-cute in a mock-up, and Kelly tries banh mi for the first time. Oh, and there’s a fateful incident on the moon.

Dan Moren and Jason Snell


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