This week in Sci-fi TV: Apr. 28 – May 4

Please consult your local listings to verify this week’s prime time and weekend TV highlights:

Monday, Apr. 28th

Top Gear – 8pm, BBCAmerica
    
>Doctor Who star David Tennant is this week’s celebrity racer. And no, I will not be making a sonic screwdriver type pun. Check out a sneak preview here.
Medium – 10pm, NBC
     >When Joe buys a new used car as a surprise, turns out something horrible happened in it. And that’s why you should always consult your significant other before making big purchases.

Hulu SpotlightJohn Doe [Online]
    
>Before FOX had Dominic Purcell breaking out of prison, he starred as the titular amnesiac who knew everything about everything except himself. It was only on for one season, but it was a good one. Stupid FOX.


Tuesday, Apr. 29th

Stargate: Atlantis – 7pm-9pm, SciFi Channel
     >Missed this season or want an encore viewing? Lucky for you SciFi is rerunning Atlantis three hours at a time every week starting today.
Reaper – 9pm, The CW
    
>Generally it’s bad when you’re seen decapitating someone, even if it’s a demon.

Wednesday, Apr. 30th
Ghost Hunters – 9pm, SciFi Channel
     >TAPs investigates a haunted asylum. Which I would never, ever do.

Hulu Spotlight
Buck Rogers [Online]
    
>It’s cheese-tastic! I always remember the "psychic vampire" episode for some reason.

Thursday, May 1st
Smallville – 8pm, The CW
    
>Clark get’s a case of It’s A Wonderful Life-itis and Jor-El shows him what would happen if he never came to Smallville.
Basilisk – 8:30pm, IFC [Anime]
Supernatural – 9pm, The CW
    
>Dearly departed Papa Winchester calls Dean’s cell with some deal-breaking news, but is it really him?
Lost – 10pm, ABC

Friday, May 2nd
The Golden Child – 8pm, Bravo [Movie]
    
>After watching this quotable Eddie Murphy film, oatmeal never quite looked the same.
Ghost Whisperer – 8pm, CBS
The Sarah Jane Adventures – 8pm, SciFi Channel
Doctor Who – 9pm, SciFi Channel
Witchblade – 8:30pm, IFC [Anime]
Moonlight – 9pm, CBS
Battlestar Galactica – 10pm, SciFi Channel

Saturday – May 3rd
Escape to Witch Mountain – 11am, Hallmark Channel [Movie]
     >Psychically gifted and orphaned, a brother and sister go on the lam to find where they really come from.
Stealth – 3pm, TNT [Movie]
    
>Joe Morton (Terminator 2) and A.I. don’t mix as a fighter plane develops a less than shiny personality and starts randomly blowing stuff up.
The Thing From Another World – 6:30pm, TCM [Movie]
    
>Before John Carpenter made The Thing, there was this 50’s monster movie.
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial – 7pm, TV Land [Movie]
     >I can’t tell you whether this version has the government agents carrying guns or walkie-talkies.
The Chonicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe – 8pm, ABC [Movie]

Sunday – May 4th
Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life – 10:50am, TBS [Movie]
     >Gerard Butler co-stars. And takes his shirt off a couple times.
Matilda – 2pm, ABCFamily [Movie]
Cursed – 3pm, SciFi Channel [Movie]
    
>Wes Craven’s take on werewolves has appearances by all sorts of nifty people including Michael Rosenbaum, Milo Ventimiglia,  and Scott Baio.
Iron Man – 7pm-10pm, Toon Disney [Animated]
    
>To help commemorate Tony Stark’s big screen debut, they’re re-running three 2-part adventures from the 90’s animated series.
H20 – 7:30pm, Nickelodeon
Alien – 10:30pm, Fox Movie Channel [Movie]
     >In case you want to inspire a nightmare or two before you go to bed.

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