Welcome to the first installment of ‘This Week On Sci Fi’ where we take a look at the shows on the SCI FI Channel during primetime. If this one goes well, I’ll do more in the future.
Unless stated otherwise, I’ll be using Central Time for the times, as that is the timezone I reside in. You can figure out what it would be for you, if you get Sci Fi.
7pm – 9pm: Star Trek Enterprise – Just what everyone wants, back-to-back-to-back episodes of the worst Trek spinoff. And there’s no HD feed to at least watch Jolene Blalock on. Monday’s only saving grace may be…
10pm: Ani Mondays – With Noein and Tokko. Both look to be SF-related, although I’ve never seen any. I do have Noein somewhere though…
7pm: Tru Calling – Apparently Sci Fi is where shows killed by Fox go to die, again. This episode is Past Tense, which is where this show should be.
8pm: Eureka – Tonight, it’s Try, Try Again. I don’t really care what its about, I’ll be watching. Am I expecting Emmy worthy stories? No. Funny ones? Yes. So don’t let me down.
9pm: ECW – The 900 lb. cash cow in the room, wrestling. Do I even need to say anything more?
7pm -8pm: Ghost Hunters – Does anyone watch this so called ‘reality’ program? Have they ever found a ghost, or even the ghost of their ratings?
9pm: Destination Truth – Another one of the ‘reality’ programs. The truth is out there, but that’s another, better show.
7pm-10pm: Dinocroc and Supergator – It’s prime time for the super aquatic reptiles! At least we can breathe easy knowing that Sci Fi isn’t showing Mansquito again.
7pm: Wolf Lake – Lou Diamond Phillips’ goes to Wolf Lake to find his career and finds, instead, werewolves. I don’t see this one lasting at all.
8pm: Doctor Who – Season 3 rolls on with Gridlock, where the good Doctor must hurry to the Tower Of London to stave off yet another alien threat to Earth, but gets stuck in traffic on the M5.
9pm: Painkiller Jane – Yet another show that I wonder if any even bothers to watch. Tonight, Kristanna Loken curses Uwe Boll for killing her career. She does this for. The. Whole. Hour. Is this what sciFridays have come to?
6pm: Magma: Volcanic Disaster – Yet another Sci Fi original movie, this time using the appropriate word ‘disaster’ in title. I’m surprised there isn’t an ‘!’ at the point. But don’t worry, because
8pm: Atomic Twister – is coming! I know, I couldn’t believe it either. It’s about a tornado, with atoms, or atomics, or something.
4pm -10pm: Dinotopia – A 2002 mini-series based on the Dinotopia books. Could be good, or not, but its all day long. Wakka.
So there you go, all the shows on primetime on Sci Fi. With only a few bright spots, they should change their name to the ‘Monster Movie, Kinda Sorta Reality, And Crappy SciFi’ Channel.
Update: Perhaps this is a good place to post a link to Sclerotic_Rings mini-screed against the SciFi Channel over at TheSaucerNews. He details what we all suspected, the beancounters are in charge.