This week in Sci-fi TV: May 4 – May 11

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

Monday, May 5th
Jennifergarner_elektra_240_002 Elektra – 8pm, FX [Movie]
     >As it’s Cinco de Mayo, a couple drinks might help this movie go down a little easier.
Medium – 10pm, NBC
     >The always enjoyable Miguel Ferrer guest stars in this ep.
Batman: The Animated Series – 10:30pm, Toon Disney
     >One of my favorite episodes, it revolves around a botched police sting operation told in three different points of view (hence the title "P.O.V.").
Tuesday, May 6th
Stargate: Atlantis – 7pm-9pm, SciFi Channel
Reaper – 9pm, The CW
South Park – 9:30pm, Comedy Central
     >It’s the Terminator 2 themed "Trapper Keeper" episode. Good times.

Wednesday, May 7th
Ghost Hunters – 9pm, SciFi Channel
Children of the Grave – 9pm, SciFi Channel [Special]
     >This two-hour bit of creepiness investigates the phenomenon of hauntings by spirit children.
Mythbusters – 9pm, Discovery Channel [repeat]
     >Jamie and Adam build a giant cannon. Because they’re awesome.
The Long Kiss Goodnight – 10pm, AMC [Movie]

Thursday, May 8th
Planet of the Apes – 8pm, AMC [Movie]
     >This is the original 60’s film, not the Tim Burton remake starring Mark Wahlberg. And I will resist making a Marky Mark & The Wild Bunch/bananas joke here.
Smallville – 8pm, The CW
Basilisk – 8:30pm, IFC [Anime]
Supernatural – 9pm, The CW
Lost – 10pm, ABC

Friday, May 9th
Doctorwho_season3_240 Ghost Whisperer – 8pm, CBS
The Sarah Jane Adventures – 8pm, SciFi Channel
Troy – 8pm, AMC [Movie]
Speed Grapher – 8pm, IFC [Anime]
Witchblade – 8:30pm, IFC [Anime]
Doctor Who – 9pm, SciFi Channel
Moonlight – 9pm, CBS
Battlestar Galactica – 10pm, SciFi Channel

Saturday – May 10th
Princess – 11:30am, ABCFamily [Movie]
>Enjoyable yet pacing challenged modern fairy tale.
Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends – 4pm, Cartoon Netwook [Movie]
>If you dig cartoons, I highly recommend checking this out. It’s the 90-minute pilot for one of the best toons this decade if not ever.
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade – 3pm, USA [Movie]
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom – 5:51pm, USA [Movie]
>This has got to be the oddest start time for a program I’ve ever seen.
Raiders of the Lost Ark – 8:27pm, USA [Movie]
>Or is this the oddest start time? Hmm.
Saturday Night Live – 11:29pm, NBC
>Shia LaBeouf hosts. It won’t just be good, it’ll be Sofa King good!

Sunday – May 11th
Eureka – Marathon (9am-7pm), SciFi Channel
Mary Poppins – 1:30pm, ABCFamily [Movie]
H20 – 7:30pm, Nickelodeon
Never Cry Werewolf – 9pm, SciFi Channel
>Kevin "Hercules" Sorbo stars and it’s about werewolves. What else do you need to know?
Matilda – 2pm, ABCFamily [Movie]

Hulu Spotlight
Swamp Thing [Online]
>When a man turns into an amalgamation of swampy bits, he must be pretty darn charming if he can still have a girlfriend.

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