This week in Sci-fi TV: July 7 – July 13

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

Monday, July 7th
Alf_240_001Star Trek: The Next Generation – 7pm-11pm, SciFi Channel
>The block starts with yet another episode in which something awful happens to Geordi and ends with the fantastic Enemy Mine type episode "Darmok."
Alf – 8pm-10pm, WGN  (repeats)
     >How did I not notice they were airing reruns of this? Shame on me!
American Gladiators – 8pm, NBC
Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed – 8pm, ABCFamily [Movie]
Star Wars VI: Return of the Jedi – 9pm, SpikeTV [Movie]
Psychic Kids: Children of the Paranormal – 10pm, A&E
The Middleman – 10pm, ABCFamily

Tuesday, July 8th
Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends – 8pm, Toon Disney
Wipeout – 8pm, ABC
I Survived a Japanese Game Show – 9:01pm, ABC
Hulu Spotlight: Angel
>The first season is already up with more to come I’m sure. It’s fantastic!

Wednesday, July 9th
Ghost Hunters International – 7pm-9pm, SciFi Channel (repeats)
Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends – 8pm, Toon Disney
Mythbusters – 8pm, Discovery Channel (repeat)
>I always found this episode fascinating – they examine exactly what in Mentos makes soda explode.
Ghost Hunters International – 9pm, SciFi Channel [Season Premiere]
>The overseas investigators check out Larnach Castle.
MonsterQuest – 9pm, History Channel
>The "MQ team" looks into the "Black Beast of Exmoor," a creature that kills livestock in the moors of England.
Scare Tactics – 10pm, SciFi Channel [Season Premiere]
>The most jacked up practical joke show ever returns with back-to-back episodes.

Thursday, July 10th
Jaredpadalecki_supernatural_240_002Jeremiah – 7pm-11pm, SciFi Channel (repeats)
>Short lived post-apocalyptic series gets another run.
Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends – 8pm, Toon Disney
Hellboy – 8pm, FX [Movie]
Samurai 7 – 8:30pm, IFC [Anime]
Supernatural – 9pm, The CW (repeat)
>The most messed up Christmas episode of anything ever. Ever.
Burn Notice – 10pm, USA [Season Premiere!]
>It’s not sci-fi but it’s one of my favorite shows. Good times all around.

Friday, July 11th
Speed Grapher – 8pm, IFC [Anime]
Joan of Arcadia – 8pm, SciFi Channel (repeats)
>The SciFi premiere of the beloved series.
Doctor Who – 9pm, SciFi Channel
>After taking a vacation last week, The Doctor returns with a new episode.
Stargate Atlantis – 10pm, SciFi Channel [Season Premiere!]
>Sheppard and the crew must rescue the very pregnant Teyla and her fellow Athosians from the clutches of Michael the Human-Wraith Hybrid.
Dracula 2000 – 10:30pm, AMC [Movie]
>It’s craptacular!

Saturday, July 12th
Ella Enchanted – 10:10am, TBS [Movie]
Intermedio – 1pm, SciFi Channel [Movie]
>Edward Furlong and Amber Benson star in this flick about tunnel monsters at the Mexican/US border.
Wicked Little Things – 3pm, SciFi Channel [Movie]
>A woman and her two daughters stay at a house in the woods…which are full of zombie children. I’m sure the Real Estate agent left that out of the listing description.
Deep Rising – 3pm, WGN [Movie]
>A sea monster hunts people on a seemingly marooned boat. Stars all kinds of famous folks including Treat Willimas, Famke Janssen, Djimon Hounsou, Paul Bettany, and Kevin J. "Benny from The Mummy" O’Connor.
Futureweapons – 4pm, Discovery Channel
>This episode takes a look at stealth technology and what it may develop into.
Journey to the Center of the World – 6pm, History Channel [Documentary]
>A team of explorers and scientists investigate a cave in the Guatemalan jungles.
Jurassic Park – 8pm, USA [Movie]
Journey to the Center of the Earth – 9pm, ION [Movie]
>Just as Brendan Fraser’s 3-D adaption hits the big screen, this version of the Jules Verne novel airs on the small one. It stars Rick Schroder which automatically qualifies it as interesting.
Ghouls – 9pm, SciFi Channel [Movie]
>A college student family history may include a little detail about bringing about massive mayham and destruction.
Superman: Doomsday – 9pm, Cartoon Network [Animated]
>Misfits favorites Adam Baldwin and James Marsters are among the vocal cast.
Eli Stone – 10pm, ABC (repeat)

Sunday, July 13th
Courage the Cowardly Dog – 12pm-5pm, Cartoon Network [Animation]
>One of my favorite odd little cartoons.
Dungeons & Dragons: Wrath of the Dragon God – 12:30pm, SciFi Channel [Movie}
>I’ve never heard of this before now…but it can’t be worse than the other Dungeons & Dragons movie…
Predator – 1:30pm, SpikeTV [Movie]
Quest for the Lost Ark – 3pm, History Channel [Documentary]
>A professor searches for the real Ark of the Covenant. Hopefully sans face-melting.
Deep Impact – 5:30pm, TNT [Movie]
>The thinking man’s Armegeddon.
Scrooged – 6pm, SpikeTV [Movie]
>I’d rather watch this than It’s A Wonderful Life any and every Christmas.
Weird Travels – 6pm, Travel Channel
>A look at UFO sightings that happen worldwide.
Light Fantastic – 8pm, Science Channel
>A look at how light affects science, art and the brain. Cool.
King Kong – 8pm, TNT [Movie]
     >The new version with Naomi Watts, Jack Black, and Adrian Brody.

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