This week in Sci-fi TV: August 4 – August 10

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

Monday, August 4th
Star Trek: The Next Generation – 7pm-11pm, SciFi Channel
>Episodes include James Doohan’s guest appearance and the two-parter where Picard is taken hostage by Cardassians.
American Gladiators – 8pm, NBC [Season Finale]
Spaceballs – 8pm, ABCFamily [Movie]
The Middleman – 10pm, ABCFamily
>Wendy must go undercover at a haunted sorority. Ghostbusters references anyone?

Tuesday, August 5th
Ghost Ship – 8pm, FX [Movie]
Aliens – 9pm, Fox Movie Channel [Movie]
Eureka – 9pm, SciFi Channel
Hulu Spotlight: Groundhog Day
Hulu Spotlight: Roswell

Wednesday, August 6th
Mythbusters – 9pm, Discovery Channel [Summer Premiere]
     >The description of the episode states that Jamie and Adam will try to tenderize steak using explosives. I don’t know how to respond to that.
MonsterQuest – 9pm, History Channel
>All about Vampires and their past and present presence in America.
Ghost Hunters International – 9pm, SciFi Channel
Alien 3 – 9pm, Fox Movie Channel [Movie]
Scare Tactics – 10pm, SciFi Channel

Thursday, August 7th
Jeremiah – 7pm-11pm, SciFi Channel (repeats)
The Undying Monster – 7pm, Fox Movie Channel [Movie]
>Old school monster movie about two Scotland Yard agents on a case about a werewolf.
Samurai 7 – 8:30pm, IFC [Anime]
Supernatural – 9pm, The CW (repeat)
>Replay of "Jus in Bello", one of the best of the season.
Burn Notice – 10pm, USA

Friday, August 8th
Hellboy – 8pm, Fox [Movie]
Speed Grapher – 8pm, IFC [Anime]
Gunslinger Girl – 8:30pm, IFC [Anime]
War of the Worlds – 8:30pm, ABC [Movie]
>The remake starring a host of folks including Justin Chatwin, aka Goku in the upcoming Dragonball adaption.
Classic in Concert – Queen: Live at Wembley – 9pm, VH1Classic
>No, it’s not sci-fi but it’s Queen.

Saturday, August 9th
Son of Flubber – 10:45am, TCM [Movie]
Zoolander – 10:10am, TBS [Movie]
>Two words: Blue Steele.
The Thing – 3pm, SciFi Channel [Movie]
Escape From New York – 3:30pm, AMC [Movie]
>It’ll have commercials and whatnot, but it’s still enjoyable.
The X-Files: Fight The Future – 8pm, A&E [Movie]
>In case anyone wants to refresh their memories on the original film.
Primeval – 9pm, BBCAmerica [Premiere!]
>For those of you starved for some solid sci-fi now that Doctor Who’s season has come to a fabulous end.
Monster Ark – 9pm, SciFi Channel [Movie]
>Renee O’Connor stars in this movie about finding the wrong ark.
Eli Stone – 10pm, ABC (repeat)
The Graham Norton Show – 10pm, BBCAmerica
>For those of you who missed him at Comic Con, get a dose of David Boreanaz on this unconventional UK talk show.

Sunday, August 10th
Mortuary – 12pm, SciFi Channel [Movie]
>A family moves to a rural town and takes over an abandoned funeral home. That just reeks of bad news.
Shaun of the Dead – 2:30pm, Comedy Central [Movie]
Requiem – 3:45pm, IFC [Movie]
>Devout college student with epilepsy stops taking medication as possibly demonic happenings follow her about.
Primeval – 7pm, BBCAmerica (repeat)
>In case you missed the premiere the first time around.
The Man Who Knew Too Much – 8pm, TCM [Movie]
     >The 1950’s Hitchcock classic starring Jimmy Stewart and Doris Day. Respect.
Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles – 9pm, FOX (repeat)
      >Miss it the first time it aired? Here’s your chance to catch up before the new season.
Visions of the Future – 9pm, Science Channel
>A look at how machines can and will respond to people in this episode entitled "Intelligence: The Computer Revolution."


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