Week 2 – 21/1/16

Warehouse 13 “S01E01 – Part 2”: Pete and Myka travel to Iowa to meet the alleged domestic abuser. He seems perfectly normal until he starts speaking Italian and destroys the room. The pair also meet his lawyer and family friend. They go to see a professor of Italian at the university, who later goes to a petrol station and sets himself on fire. They also visit the accused’s girlfriend, who is going to be in a play. In the professor’s office they find a book with a hole in it, and determine that the artifact that they’re looking for is probably what fits in the hole. Artie finally manages to retrieve a portrait from the back of Warehouse 13 and is about to inform the duo that they are looking for a hair comb. Before he can do this, Pete notices that the lawyer is wearing a hair comb the same shape as the hole in the book, and she flips over the car they’re driving and escapes. Pete and Myka arrive at an outdoor teenage party celebrating the play and discover that the hair comb is channeling the spirit of Lucrezia Borgia. The teenagers are all being subjected to her mind control. They manage to neutralise the comb and save the day.

Hitchhiker’s Guide “S1E02”: Ford and Arthur are subjected to Vogon poetry before being thrown out of the ship via an airlock. Luckily they are picked up by a ship containing an infinite improbability drive. The ship happens to be piloted by Ford’s semi-cousin Zaphod Beeblebrox and Tricia McMillan (“Trillian”). Marvin the Paranoid Android takes Ford and Arthur to meet Trillian and Zaphod.

Legend of Korra “S1E02 – A Leaf in the Wind”: Korra struggles to learn airbending and accidentally destroys a piece of antique training equipment. She listens to pro-bending on the radio, but Tenzin bans it. She defies him and goes to the mainland where she meets Fire Ferrets Mako and Bolin. They fall out with their third teammate and Korra offers to take his place. She struggles at first, but eventually uses airbending techniques to help the team win. Tenzin has come to watch and he is impressed. He grants her permission to stay in the team as training.

Steven Universe “S1E02 – Laser Light Cannon”: A large eye appears in the sky and the only thing that can stop it is a light cannon that previously belonged to Rose Quartz, Steven’s mother. He gets his father to help him search through an old storage unit to find it. They get the cannon to work and destroy the eye.

Week 1 – 14/1/16

Warehouse 13 “Pilot” (Part 1) – Agent Myka Bering is highly organised and likes to follow a plan, whereas Pete Lattimer is more free-spirited and likes to trust his feelings. When a (clearly not particularly professional) museum curator cuts himself on an Aztec Bloodstone and becomes a murderous zombie, they both play a role in protecting the President. The next day, they travel to a remote warehouse in South Dakota after they are ordered to by a mysterious Mrs Frederick. They meet a man named Artie who runs Warehouse 13, home of many magical and dangerous artifacts. The pair are told that they now work here, which they are not happy about. They retire to a nearby B&B until the next day they they are sent to investigate some domestic abuse that may not be what it seems.

THGTTG “Episode 1” – Arthur Dent’s house is going to be demolished to make way for a bypass, so he lies down in front of the bulldozer. His best friend Ford Prefect visits and tells Arthur that they should go to the pub right now. Arthur eventually agrees to go with Ford, and Ford informs him that the world is about to be destroyed. A Vogon construction fleet appears in the sky and blows up Earth, but Ford is able to transport himself and Arthur onto a Vogon ship. Ford reveals that he is not from Earth, and was actually only visiting to find out more information about the planet for the next edition of The Hitchhiker’s Guide of the Galaxy. Ford and Arthur creep around the Vogon ship, but their presence is discovered and Ford expresses concern that they may have to listen to Vogon poetry.

Legend of Korra “S1E01: Welcome to Republic City” – Korra has learnt to control 3 of the 4 elements and Aang’s son Tenzin is meant to teach her to air-bend. Unfortunately, he feels that he can’t leave Republic City in the state it’s in so Korra decides to travel there in order to learn. She discovers that the city is home to an anti-bender movement lead by Amon. When a group of benders try to extort money from a shopkeeper, she fights them and ends up being arrested by Toph’s daughter – head of the metalbending police force. Tenzin tells Korra that she has to go back to the South Pole, but then relents and says that she can stay to learn air-bending.

Steven Universe “S01E01 – Gem Glow” – Steven is sad because Cookie Cat ice cream sandwiches are no longer being made. Luckily the Gems have managed to stockpile some for him. As he happily eats one, his gem starts to glow and he is able to produce a shield. A giant centipede attacks, and Steven believes that the Cookie Cats hold the key to him being able to activate his powers.

 

 

Semester 2 Series Night

The first series night of this semester will be on Thursday 14th January, in Appleton Tower Lecture Theatre 2 from 7-9pm.

During this semester we’ll be watching:

Warehouse 13: Secret Service agents travel about retrieving missing supernatural artifacts and investigating new ones, so that the artifacts can be stored in a special warehouse in South Dakota.

Steven Universe: Steven goes on wacky adventures with three aliens (the Crystal Gems) and helps them protect the world.

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy: BBC adaptation of the classic Douglas Adams tale of Arthur Dent’s space-based adventures following the destruction of Earth.

The Legend of Korra: Korra is the new Avatar, the only person with the ability to control all four elements. She travels to Republic City to learn air-bending from Aang’s son.