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  1. Avatar Maribou says:

    Still not up for much more than my CW shows. Legends of Tomorrow continues to be deeply delightful, and Supergirl has come back out of the woods. Arrow is hard, The Flash is fun, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend is wacky, I’m well behind on Frequency and No Tomorrows, but once I catch on them I’m actually pretty intrigued by Vixen (animated version).

    Reading mostly picture books and some fluffy over-the-top time travel and a mystery novel with horror elements. Today I am back to spending time with the letters of Vita Sackville-West and Virginia Woolf.Report

  2. Avatar Neil Obstat says:

    Hmm. Not a lot of TV or vid worth mentioning apart from the two “Walking Dead” series., Been working 12 hr nights, 3-on 4 off for a bit.

    Read Andrew Weil’s “Natural Mind’ and “From Chocolate to Morphine” dealing with alteration of consciousness and substances of use and abuse. “Drive yourself Sane” by Susan Presby Kodish,
    an intro to using General Semantics. “A Dirty Job” by Christopher Moore – hilarious take on a man who finds himself suddenly an angel of death.Report

  3. Avatar Damon says:

    Let’s see….some dude/gal on a space station orbiting Titan is doing lab work. Maybe even suiting up and doing some field work, only to go back into the lab again. RIVETING PLOT!!!

    Now maybe if it was an attractive female in her underwear I could get though 30 minutes.

    That’s why the fiction is with the science. Science is boring. Frickin lazer beams and blowing stuff up is cool.Report

    • Avatar Kim says:

      Science fiction is mostly worldbuilding. Okay, gimme tech. Now, how does that change society? Ethics? Morality?Report

      • Avatar Damon says:

        My SF is filled with misogynist men, hot women who know their place, libertarian/anarchro capitalist economic structures and a consequence free mileau. Sometimes it also has robots.

        or this.Report

  4. Avatar Kolohe says:

    The Martian had the Science! you’re talking about, methinks.Report

    • Avatar Jaybird says:

      Absolutely.

      To some degree, Interstellar did as well.

      That gives us… 2.5 movies in the last 5 years?

      (Though Maribou told me privately: “They make books too, ya know.”)Report

      • Avatar Kolohe says:

        I’m interested in how this Mars show starting tonight on National Geographic works out. It seems like the format is like one of those true crime investigation discovery 48hrs dateline shows. People talking to the camera in an interview with cutaways of actors recreating the events they’re talking about. Except this time the events are in the future, not in the past.Report

      • Avatar Kim says:

        Paprika anyone?
        That was a truly FUN science fiction movie.Report

  5. Avatar Burt Likko says:

    Saw Arrival over the weekend. Fantastic movie, a worthy story told well, with strong performances by Amy Adams and Forrest Whittaker. (Jeremy Renner wasn’t bad, either.) Not at all what I thought it would be, and if you haven’t seen it yet pay close attention to the dialogue at the end. It turns out this isn’t the movie you thought it was all along.Report

  6. Avatar Morat20 says:

    Arrival is on my list, didn’t know it was out yet.

    I think it’s based on a book, that’s all I know.Report

  7. Avatar El Muneco says:

    Speaking of SF, BBC America apparently has managed to produce a series treatment of Douglas Adams’ “Doctor Who” episode turned novel “Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency” and then aggressively keep it a secret from anyone who might potentially be interested. Largely through scheduling reminiscent of when NBC were contractually obligated to broadcast “Star Trek” but were more interested in pissing off Gene Roddenberry than increasing shareholder value.
    From the one episode I have managed to record, it apparently shares exactly as much with the source material as you’d expect: there is a character named “Dirk Gently”, detecting is done (in a “holistic” manner, no less), and most of the characters are British (which is particularly interesting since it’s set in America – apparently “Running Man” rules for inexplicably foreign characters are in effect).Report