This week in Sci-fi TV: August 11 – August 17

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

Monday, August 11th
Star Trek: The Next Generation – 7pm-11pm, SciFi Channel
>This block kicks of with holodeck Moriarty taking over the ship.
Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles – 9pm, FOX (repeat)
Firestarter – 10pm, AMC [Movie]
The Middleman – 10pm, ABCFamily
>Kevin "Hercules" Sorbo guests as a 60’s Middleman who is unfrozen to provide assistance on a new case. This series is full of winning.

Tuesday, August 12th
The Pirate Code – 8pm, National Geographic Channel [Documentary]
>A salvage expert tries to recover the first authenticated pirate ship in US waters.
Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles – 9pm, FOX (repeat)
Eureka – 9pm, SciFi Channel
Hulu Spotlight: Lost in Space
     >Get your futuristic Swiss Family Robinson on. The classic series has three seasons up on the site.

Wednesday, August 13th
NextWorld – 8pm, Discovery Channel
>A look at how technology will connect entire cities on the Web as well as put android helpers in your home.
Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles – 9pm, FOX (repeat)
>A fitting follow up to the NextWorld episode, no?
Mythbusters – 9pm, Discovery Channel
MonsterQuest: Boneless Horror – 9pm, History Channel
>Divers search for evidence of a 20-ton octopus in the North Pacific. They’re gonna need a bigger boat.
Ghost Hunters International – 9pm, SciFi Channel
Scare Tactics – 10pm, SciFi Channel

Thursday, August 14th
Jeremiah – 7pm-11pm, SciFi Channel (repeats)
Star Wars in Japan Celebration – 8pm, G4
Samurai 7 – 8:30pm, IFC [Anime]
Supernatural – 9pm, The CW (repeat)
>It’s the "GhostFacers" episode – rejoice or revile as you see fit.
The Toxic Avenger – 10pm, G4 [Movie]
Burn Notice – 10pm, USA
>Michael Shanks (Stargate SG-1) makes his first appearance as a burned agent who’s far less concerned about collateral damage than Michael.

Friday, August 15th
Monty Python’s Flying Circus – 8pm, BBCAmerica
>Two episodes back-to-back, just because.
The 10th Kingdom – 8pm, ION
     >Mini-series that originally aired in 2000 about a father and daughter who get taken to a world where fairy tale characters are real.
Hoodwinked! – 8pm, Cartoon Network [Animated Movie]
Speed Grapher – 8pm, IFC [Anime]
Gunslinger Girl – 8:30pm, IFC [Anime]
Stargate Atlantis – 10pm, SciFi Channel
     >It’s the return of Dr. Weir…sort of…maybe.

Saturday, August 16th
The Tuxedo – 11am, TNT [Movie]
The Secret Life of Vampires – 12pm, Biography Channel [Documentary]
>A look at the historic pop culture presence of these creatures of the night.
Gargoyles: Wings of Darkness – 11am, SciFi Channel [Movie]
>Michael Pare stars as one of two CIA agents who end up fighting decidely non-Goliath gargoyles.
Aeon Flux – 1pm, TNT [Movie]
Sasquatch Mountain – 1pm, SciFi Channel [Movie]
>Not nearly as relaxing as Hush-a-bye Mountain.
Ultraviolet – 3pm, TNT [Movie]
Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman – 4pm, Cartoon Network [Animated Movie]
Underworld – 4:30pm, TNT [Movie]
>It’s a butt-kicking chicks marathon on TNT…
Courage the Cowardly Dog – 5:30pm-7pm, Cartoon Network
>I’ve always had a soft spot for this odd little cartoon.
Doctor Who – 7pm, BBCAmerica
>Check out when the Doctor first meets Donna. It ends up being a much more important episode than it seemed.
Primeval – 9pm, BBCAmerica
>A giant centipede of death must be dealt with. I hate when that happens.
Eli Stone – 10pm, ABC (repeat)
Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters – 11pm, Cartoon Network [Animated Movie]

Sunday, August 17th
Shaolin Soccer – 2pm, SpikeTV [Movie]
Ong-Bak: The Thai Warrior – 4pm, SpikeTV [Movie]
>So it’s not sci-fi but Tony Jaa does crazy stuff that just doesn’t seem real.
Hero – 6pm, SpikeTV [Movie]
>Color-themed flashbacks reveal the story of a warrior and his battles against assassins who tried to kill the emperor.
Kung Fu Hustle – 8pm, SpikeTV [Movie]
Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles – 9pm, FOX (repeat)

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