This week in Sci-fi TV: July 14-July 21

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

Monday, July 14th
Star Trek: The Next Generation – 7pm-11pm, SciFi Channel
     >Counselor Troi as Captain, two-part Spock, and mass amnesia in this block.
E3 ’08 Live – 7pm-11:30pm, G4
     >The uneven tech channel always experiences an upswing during the Electronic Entertainment Expo. The first two or so hours covers assorted goings-on while a spotlight on Microsoft upcoming games starts at 9pm. Halo strategy and pre-quel games anyone?
American Gladiators – 8pm, NBC
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – 8pm, ABCFamily [Movie]
Avatar: The Last Airbender – 8pm, Nickelodeon [Animated]
>A week of (supposedly) new episodes kick off today’s "The Western Air Temple."
A History of Violence – 9pm, SpikeTV [Movie]
The Middleman – 10pm, ABCFamily
>Zombies and flying fish!
Saving Grace – 10pm, TNT [Season Premiere]

Tuesday, July 15th
Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends – 8pm, Toon Disney
Avatar: The Last Airbender:The Firebending Masters – 8pm, Nickelodeon [Animated]
Wipeout – 8pm, ABC
I Survived a Japanese Game Show – 9:01pm, ABC
Young Frankenstein – 10pm, Fox Movie Channel [Movie]
Mega Disasters: Atlantis Apocalypse – 10pm, History Channel [Documentary]

Wednesday, July 16th
Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends – 8pm, Toon Disney
Avatar: The Last Airbender: The Boiling Rock – 8pm, Nickelodeon [Animated]
Timecop – 8pm, AMC [Movie]
Batman Unmasked: The Psychology of the Dark Knight – 9pm, History Channel
Ghost Hunters International – 9pm, SciFi Channel
Scare Tactics – 10pm, SciFi Channel

Thursday, July 17th
Jeremiah – 7pm-11pm, SciFi Channel (repeats)
Primer – 7:05pm, IFC [Movie]
>Four guys accidentally discover a way to time travel and aren’t particularlly responsible about it.
Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends – 8pm, Toon Disney
Avatar: The Last Airbender: The Southern Raiders – 8pm, Nickelodeon [Animated]
The Dark Knight, a G4 Special – 8pm, G4
Batman Begins – 8pm, FX [Movie]
>If you’re not sick of Bats yet, get a refresher before The Dark Knight hits the theaters.
Samurai 7 – 8:30pm, IFC [Anime]
Fear Itself – 10pm, NBC
>Ah yes…a zombie episode. Get some.
Burn Notice – 10pm, USA

Friday, July 18th
Monty Python’s Flying Circus – 8pm, BBCAmerica
     >Before you get you knickers twisted, it’s the Spanish inquisition episode therefore it must be listed.
Speed Grapher – 8pm, IFC [Anime]
Joan of Arcadia – 8pm, SciFi Channel (repeats)
Avatar: The Last Airbender:The Ember Island Players – 8pm, Nickelodeon [Animated]
Gunslinger Girl – 8:30pm, IFC [Anime]
Doctor Who – 9pm, SciFi Channel
Stargate Atlantis – 10pm, SciFi Channel

Saturday, July 19th
E3 ’08 Live – 9am-5pm, G4
>Relive/live vicariously through all of the coverage from this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo.
Hallowed Ground – 12pm, SciFi Channel [Movie]
Cabin Fever – 2pm, SciFi Channel [Movie]
The Shaggy Dog – 2:15pm, TCM [Movie]
>Original version, not the onw with Tim Allen.
Dawn of the Dead – 4pm, SciFi Channel [Movie]
King Kong – 4pm, TCM [Movie]
>The one that started it all with the legendary Fay Wray.
Soylent Green – 6pm, TCM [Movie]
>Charleton Heston chews up scenery and this mysterious food product.
The Abyss – 8pm, Fox Movie Channel [Movie]
Avatar: The Last Airbender: Sozin’s Comet – 8pm, Nickelodeon [Animated Movie]
>It’s time for Aang to confront the tyrannical Fire Lord.
Hellboy: Sword of Storms – 8pm, Cartoon Network [Animated Movie]
Hellboy: Blood and Iron – 9:30pm, Cartoon Network [Animated Movie]
Eli Stone – 10pm, ABC (repeat)

Sunday, July 20th
Slipstream – 11am, SciFi Channel [Movie]
>Sean Astin and Vinnie Jones star in this film about a scientist trying to rob a bank through time-travel.
Batman – 2pm, ABCFamily [Movie]
>Now that you’ve seen The Dark Knight, revisit Tim Burton’s film.
X-Men – 3pm, FX [Movie]
Termination Point – 9pm, SciFi Channel [Movie]
>More time travel gone awry, this time with Jason Priestley and a goateed Lou Diamond Phillips.
The Order – 11pm, FX [Movie]

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