Week 2 – 22/1/15

This week at Sciffy:

Being Human – S1E02: George encounters a man named Tully, who turns out to be another werewolf. Tully comes to live in the house for the duration of the episode, and teaches George some ways to control his powers. Everyone gets along with Tully for a while, until it turns out that he’s very creepy and is actually the werewolf that turned George in the first place. Mitchell makes an attempt to get to know the rest of the people in the street and Lauren tries to tempt him back into the blood-drinking lifestyle.

Star Trek: The Next Generation – S1E01 “Encounter at Farpoint” (second half): The crew explores Farpoint a bit. They discover some tunnels underneath, and Deanna Troi feels pain, loneliness and a terrible despair. A strange ship appears and begins firing on the old Bandi city near Farpoint. Q appears in the Enterprise to annoy Picard, and the crew abducts Groppler Zorn to find out what’s going on. It turns out that the strange ship is actually some sort of space jellyfish. Farpoint has been harvesting the energy-matter conversion powers of this jellyfish’s mate, and that’s why things can appear so suddenly on Farpoint. Picard helps the other jellyfish escape and the pair fly off into space. Also in this episode: Wesley has fun on the bridge and there is romantic tension between Troi and Riker.

Avatar: The Last Airbender – S1E02 “The Avatar Returns”: Sokka banishes Aang from the village and begins to prepare for the Fire Nation attack. Zuko arrives and has a brief fight with Sokka, before Aang shows up to save the day. Aang volunteers to go with Zuko in order to save the village. On the Fire Nation ship, Aang uses his airbending to fight Zuko and the soldiers before being rescued by Sokka and Katara who are flying on Appa. They then decide that they’re going to fly to the North Pole so that Aang and Katara can learn waterbending.

Week 1 – 15/1/15

To kick off the new semester we watched:

Being Human – S1E01: George the werewolf discovers that his previous full moon hideout is being renovated. He ends up transforming in the house and destroys most of the groups’ possessions. Annie the ghost learns that her former fiancĂ© has moved on and is dating someone new. Mitchell the vampire struggles to control his bloodlust. A woman he previously bit (named Lauren) returns for revenge, killing a woman that Mitchell was on a date with.

 

Star Trek: The Next Generation – S1E01 “Encounter at Farpoint” (First half of double length episode): Captain Jean-Luc Picard and his crew journey to the mysterious Farpoint Station. On the way, they encounter Q (an omnipotent being who puts the crew on trial) and detach the Enterprise’s saucer. Q declares that humans are savage and dangerous. Picard and friends argue with Q and eventually Q agrees to let the crew prove that they are not savages. At Farpoint, first officer William Riker wanders around with the Crusher family. They discuss strange happenings at Farpoint, namely the fact that things you want tend to appear in front of you. Riker is beamed up to the Enterprise. O’Brien skilfully rejoins the saucer and the other part of the ship and Riker gets the credit. We learn that Picard is not good with children.

 

Avatar: The Last Airbender – S1E01 “The Boy in the Iceberg”: Siblings Katara and Sokka are fishing near their South Pole home. Katara’s angry waterbending results in their discovery of Aang the airbender inside a large iceberg. He has been frozen there with his flying bison (Appa) for about 100 years. He doesn’t reveal to anyone that he is the Avatar. Nearby, Prince Zuko of the Fire Nation is lurking with his tea-loving Uncle Iroh. Katara and Aang explore an old Fire Nation ship and accidentally set off a flare, alerting Zuko to the presence of the village and the Avatar.

Series for Semester 2

This semester we’ll be watching:

Being Human: A ghost, a werewolf and a vampire live together and attempt to blend in with the humans.

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Captain Picard and his merry crew explore space and encounter all sorts of fun aliens.

Avatar: The Last Airbender: Aang is able to control all four elements, making him the Avatar. He must work with his friends to stop the evil Fire Nation from taking over the world.