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Fondumentalist Fondumentalist Apr 26, 2019. 15 comments

The Orville (S2 Ep14) “The Road Not Taken” Spoilerific Reaction Thread

The Orville (S2 Ep14) “The Road Not Taken” Spoilerific Reaction Thread

The end is here. Season two draws to a close with the crew of the Orville trying to contend with the disastrous fallout of Kelly’s decision.

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Fondumentalist Fondumentalist Mar 22, 2019. 19 comments

The Orville (S2 Ep11) “Lasting Impressions” Spoilerific Reaction Thread

The Orville (S2 Ep11) “Lasting Impressions” Spoilerific Reaction Thread

After a week off, the Orville returns with a blast from the past, as the crew opens a time capsule from 2015.

Leighton Meester guest stars tonight. When I watched the promo two weeks ago, I wondered if she might be a hologram (simulated person) like Minuet in the Star Trek episode 11001001. The night club set in the promo is what started that train of thought.

Given the synopsis for...

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Fondumentalist Fondumentalist Mar 20, 2019. 2 comments

The House of Mouse Welcomes The House of M... & Friends

The House of Mouse Welcomes The House of M... & Friends

It’s all over but the crying... and the layoffs. The Disney - Fox deal has closed.

Disney’s Bob Iger Hails “A Historic Day For Our Company” Following Fox Deal Close, Stresses…

Shortly after the Disney’s $71.3 billion acquisition of Fox assets officially closed at 12:02 AM ET …

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Fondumentalist Fondumentalist Mar 08, 2019. 13 comments

The Orville (S2 Ep10) “Blood of Patriots” Spoilerific Reaction Thread

The Orville (S2 Ep10) “Blood of Patriots” Spoilerific Reaction Thread

The Krill helped save Earth’s bacon last episode, and may be open to peace negotiations with the Planetary Union... if the crew of The Orville don’t screw it up.

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Fondumentalist Fondumentalist Mar 01, 2019. 22 comments

The Orville (S2 Ep9) “Identity Part 2” Spoilerific Reaction Thread 

The Orville (S2 Ep9) “Identity Part 2” Spoilerific Reaction Thread 

The second half is finally here. Will the crew be able to take back the Orville and prevent the Kaylon’s genocidal onslaught on the Planetary Union? If successful, will there be cake afterward and will Bortus get a corner piece?

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Fondumentalist Fondumentalist Feb 22, 2019. 20 comments

The Orville (S2 Ep8) “Identity Part 1” Spoilerific Reaction Thread

The Orville (S2 Ep8) “Identity Part 1” Spoilerific Reaction Thread

Fox is being cagey again. There was no synopsis for this week’s episode and the promo is ambiguous at best...

Thankfully someone in the publicity department didn’t appear to get the memo. The (27) promotion stills give the impression that at least the first half of this two part episode will focus on Isaac.

“”Dammit John I’m a Doctor, not a cybernetic specialist.”

Ok that’s not...

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Fondumentalist Fondumentalist Feb 15, 2019. 17 comments

The Orville (S2 Ep7) “Deflectors” Spoilerific Reaction Thread

The Orville (S2 Ep7) “Deflectors” Spoilerific Reaction Thread

The Orville has their cloaking fields on full. No synopsis has been released for this episode. All we have is this promo, which could mean anything.

Are we getting another first contact situation or maybe a look at another Planetary Union world?  Feel free to speculate away.   

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Fondumentalist Fondumentalist Feb 08, 2019. 4 comments

The Orville - A Tale of Two Xelayans

The Orville - A Tale of Two Xelayans

No new episode tonight. I wonder why Fox decided is rebroadcasting the Season 2 opener rather than a new one. Oh well, I may still watch it, if only to remember happier times.

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I’m still not sure if replacing Alara with a new female Xelayan security officer was a good choice. It of course invites comparison between...

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Fondumentalist Fondumentalist Jan 25, 2019. 18 comments

The Orville (S2 Ep5) “All the World Is Birthday Cake” Spoilerific Reaction Thread 

The Orville (S2 Ep5) “All the World Is Birthday Cake” Spoilerific Reaction Thread 

3, 2, 1, First Contact.

Space is vast and the Galactic Union is not. At least that’s the impression I get from the series. Several episodes have focused on the GU’s lack of knowledge on the Krill and other species they’ve encountered. Until last week, they didn’t even know the Krill were at war with another race.

Now the crew are faced with an unexplored Star system, with a...

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Fondumentalist Fondumentalist Jan 18, 2019. 21 comments

The Orville (S2 Ep4) “Nothing Left on Earth Excepting Fishes” Spoilerific Reaction Thread

The Orville (S2 Ep4) “Nothing Left on Earth Excepting Fishes” Spoilerific Reaction Thread

Ed finds himself behind enemy lines when he crash-lands on a mysterious planet; Kelly questions why Gordon wants to take the command test.

The Krill are back to menace the crew of the Orville, but where is Captain Ed? Gone walkabout, if the promo video is anything to go by. It looks like Ed’s crashlanding may have happened while trying to escape capture by the Krill. Of course that...

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Fondumentalist Fondumentalist Jan 17, 2019. 3 comments

Deadly Class “Pilot” Spoilerific Reaction Thread

Deadly Class “Pilot” Spoilerific Reaction Thread

A homeless, disillusioned teen named Marcus is recruited into Kings Dominion, a secret academy for the Deadly Arts, where he struggles to find his place among a community of the deadliest characters in the world...

This unlikely coming-of-age story is set against the backdrop of 80s counterculture. Style over substance is kind of a hallmark of that decade, and the series is very pretty. Let’s...

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Fondumentalist Fondumentalist Jan 16, 2019. 3 comments

Deadly Class Premieres Tomorrow 

Deadly Class Premieres Tomorrow 

I’ve already watched the pilot on YouTube, but still plan on watching it again tomorrow. So much to take in. It definitely warrants a second viewing. Anyone up for taking part in a Spoilerific Reaction Thread?

For those unfamiliar with the source material or who want to get hyped for the premiere, here is issue one of the motion comic, for your viewing pleasure.

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Fondumentalist Fondumentalist Jan 11, 2019. 18 comments

The Orville (S2 Ep3) “Home” Spoilerific Reaction Thread

The Orville (S2 Ep3) “Home” Spoilerific Reaction Thread

Season two of The Orville began with a healthy dose of Moclan culture and some festering emotional scars from season one. The third episode turns its focus on Alara, as she visits her home planet of Xelayah, with Ed and Gordon... as seen in last weeks promo.

...yeah, that’s an awful promo. It would seem that the Krill are back. Other than that, it’s a bit of a disjointed mess. ...

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Fondumentalist Fondumentalist Dec 26, 2018. 4 comments

Engage Quantum Drive

Engage Quantum Drive

The Orville returns to Fox this Sunday (12/30)... and then returns to its normal Thursday schedule. Not sure why Fox feels that football fans are the target audience for the show, but I’m damn glad it’s back.

The premiere sees the Orville returning to Moclus for some sort of ceremony. I wonder if it has anything to do with the mustachioed Bortus glimpsed in the teaser for season 2.  

Of...

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Fondumentalist Fondumentalist Dec 24, 2018. 15 comments

Spoiler Free Christmas Eve

Spoiler Free Christmas Eve

There must not be anything new happening in the genre today. No Morning Spoilers on io9. I guess we’ll have to source our own.

'Z Nation' Producers Speak out on the Series Being Cancelled

Fans of SYFY's post-apocalyptic series Z Nation received the entertainment equivalent for coal …

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Fondumentalist Fondumentalist Dec 22, 2018. 4 comments

Class Orientaion 

Class Orientaion 

While perusing YouTube, this evening, I came across an early Christmas present, the pilot episode of Deadly Class.  So far, I like what I see.  

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Fondumentalist Fondumentalist Dec 11, 2018. 12 comments

Nightflyers 

Nightflyers 

Has anyone else been watching Nightflyers on Syfy? I wasn’t even aware that it started airing on December 2nd. There hasn’t been any mention of it on io9, even during morning spoilers. I realize that recaps would be too much to expect, but it feels like io9 is actively ignoring the series.

I am glad that I didn’t catch Nightflyers When it first aired. It takes a couple of episodes to get...

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Fondumentalist Fondumentalist Oct 08, 2018.

Agents of SHIELD: Farewell, Cruel World

Agents of SHIELD: Farewell, Cruel World

10 pm Tuesday and no AoS reaction thread. Hello? Is there anybody out there? It’s like I’m talking to a wall...

Fondumentalist Fondumentalist Oct 02, 2018. 7 comments

Kinja Woes: One of the Un

Kinja Woes: One of the Un

Ever have that feeling, that the system is out to get you? I’m am not sure what is happening, but io9 and other Gawker sites seem to think that I am not logged in. They also will not let me login with my mobile device. Oddly enough, I don’t seem to have any issue posting to the Observation Desk?

Not sure if this has to do with a recent update to my device or if I’m on some sort of double...

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Fondumentalist Fondumentalist Aug 16, 2018. 4 comments

Thoughtful Meanderings

Thoughtful Meanderings

To paraphrase John Dewey, “We only think when we are confronted with a problem.”

Sometimes, that problem may be as simple as being bored out of our skulls. I have a 45(+) minute commute to and from work Monday through Friday. Much of it, depending on the route I take, is highway driving. The ride may be dull and repetitive, but I welcome these respites from the rest of my day. It...

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