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Sci Fi TV Week of 08/10/2014

Arrow
Arrow
Warner Bros Television

Here we are again with a new week ahead of us. With that comes a whole slew of sci fi action, adventure, and otherworldly fun.

SUNDAY 8/10/2014

TNT

9:00 pm The Last Ship

TWO SAILORS WALK INTO A BAR - Season 1 Episode 8

With Chandler and Tex caught in a dangerous situation, Slattery has to step into the role as commanding officer. Torn between a mission with the fate of the world at stake and a Captain (and friend) in danger, Slattery has to find a way to get his people back without losing the most important asset: the vaccine prototype.

10:01 pm Falling Skies

A THING WITH FEATHERS - Season 4 Episode 8

The 2nd Mass picks up the pieces after a devastating alien attack leaves Maggie fighting for her life...and Hal fighting for Maggie. Meanwhile, Tom and Dingaan (guest star Treva Etienne) are cut off from the rest of the group, buried under tons of rubble, where they must rely on an Enemy Ship to rescue them. Mira Sorvino guest-stars. Click on the link to go to the official Web Site.

SYFY Imagine Greater

3:00 pm The Matrix

A computer hacker learns from mysterious rebels about the true nature of his reality and his role in the war against its controllers.

6:00 pm The Matrix Reloaded

Neo and the rebel leaders estimate that they have 72 hours until 250,000 probes discover Zion and destroy it and its inhabitants. During this, Neo must decide how he can save Trinity from a dark fate in his dreams.

9:00 pm The Matrix Revolutions

The human city of Zion defends itself against the massive invasion of the machines as Neo fights to end the war at another front while also opposing the rogue Agent Smith.

MONDAY 08/11/2014

CBS

10:00 pm Under The Dome

GOING HOME - Season 2 Episode 7

When Barbie descends into the unknown abyss in the mysterious tunnel to look for Sam, he discovers a world that is familiar but filled with unanswered questions.

AMC

8:00 pm Air Force One

Hijackers seize the plane carrying the President of the United States (Harrison Ford) and his family, but he - an ex-soldier - works from hiding to defeat them. (Now I know this is not Sci Fi or even Fantasy Adventure but I dare you to find a better President .... other than Sam Jackson or Jack Nicholson)

CW

9:00 pm Arrow

BIRDS of PREY - Season 2 Episode 14

WHEN THE HUNTRESS MET THE CANARY — When Frank Bertinelli (guest star Jeffrey Nordling) is arrested, Oliver (Stephen Amell) knows it’s only a matter of time before his daughter, Helena, AKA The Huntress (guest star Jessica De Gouw), returns to town. To make matters worse, Laurel (Katie Cassidy) is picked to try Frank’s case, putting her right in the path of Helena. Oliver tells Sara (Caity Lotz) he will handle his ex-girlfriend, but when Helena takes hostages at the courthouse, including Laurel, the Canary will stop at nothing to save her sister. When The Huntress and Canary meet, an epic battle begins. Meanwhile, Roy (Colton Haynes) realizes he needs to keep Thea (Willa Holland) safe, but doesn’t like the way he is forced to go about it.

TUESDAY 8/12/2014

SYFY Imagine Greater

8:00 pm Face Off

TWISTED TREES - Season 7 Episode 4

The artists' must create their own angry twisted trees, each with their own particular malady.

9:00 pm Face Off

ANCIENT ALIENS - Season 7 Episode 3

In their first individual Spotlight Challenge, the 13 remaining artists explore the world’s great wonders and the ancient aliens who may have helped build them.

10:00 pm The Will Wheaton Project

FOR WILL'S EYES ONLY - Season 1 Episode 12

The Wil Wheaton Project is a weekly topical comedy show hosted by actor and champion of geek culture Wil Wheaton. The 30-minute show will offer a funny, fast-paced exploration and celebration of science fiction and genre entertainment.
Each week, Wil provides his insider point-of-view, sense of humor and expertise as he dissects the week’s most popular and trending topics across sci-fi film, television and pop culture, as well as video games, viral videos and news. Wil is on his feet for the rapid-fire half hour, delivering sharp, straight-to-camera commentary as he riffs his way through content clips. The result is a fun appreciation for all things science fiction.

CW

8:00 pm ARROW

DEATHSTROKE - Season 2 Episode 18

Initially pretending to comfort Thea after her breakup, Slade uses his opportunity to kidnap her. Distracted by Thea's kidnapping, and having his team work to locate Slade, Oliver gives temporary CEO status to Isabel Rochev so that she can ensure that the company runs smoothly in his absence. Isabel uses her temporary power to convince the board of directors to make her position permanent, thus allowing her company to take full control over Queen Consolidated. When confronted, Isabel reveals that she has been working with Slade the entire time, and tells Oliver where Thea is being held. Oliver arrives, but Thea has already been freed—her kidnapping was a diversion from Slade's real plan to free a group of convicts to be used as test subjects for the next Mirakuru trials. Thea informs Oliver and Moira that Slade told her that her biological father is Malcolm Merlyn. Quentin Lance is arrested for aiding the vigilante, Roy leaves Starling City, and Slade visits Laurel and reveals that Oliver is the Arrow. In flashbacks, Sara attempts to use the trade for Oliver as a moment to kill Slade, but it backfires.

9:00 pm SUPERNATURAL

BLADE RUNNERS - Season 9 Episode 14

Dean is frustrated when he can’t reach Crowley, who has promised to find The First Blade. When Crowley finally calls Sam and Dean, he tells them he fell off the wagon and has been injecting human blood and needs their help. To make matters worse, he had a demon helping him find blood, but she sold him out and told Abaddon that he and the Winchesters were searching for The First Blade. The brothers need to find the blade before Abaddon does, so they enlist the help of a former member of the Men of Letters. Meanwhile, Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi appears in a cameo role.

Wednesday 08/13/2014

CBS

10:00 pm EXTANT

NIGHTMARES - Season 1 Episode 6

Molly uncovers footage that may reveal the real reason the ISEA chose ger for solo missions.

TNT

9:00 pm LEGENDS

PILOT - Season 1 Episode 1

Martin Odum has the uncanny ability to transform himself into a completely different person for each job. But he begins to question his own identity when a mysterious stranger suggests that Martin isn't the man he believes himself to be. (Watch the PILOT online now by clicking on the web link above)

AMC

8:00 pm VAN HELSING

The notorious monster hunter is sent to Transylvania to stop Count Dracula who is using Dr. Frankenstein's research and a werewolf for some sinister purpose.

CW

9:00 pm THE 100

DAY TRIP - Season 1 Episode 8

Some of the 100 accidentally eat nuts with powerfully hallucinogenic properties and lose their grasp on reality.

Thursday 08/14/2014

AMC

10:15 pm WEIRD SCIENCE

Two high school nerds attempt to create the perfect woman, but she turns out to be more than that.

FOX

8:00 pm SLEEPY HOLLOW

NECROMANCER Season 1 Episode 8

Mills and Crane interrogate the Horseman with Andy's help, despite the dead policeman Brooks' warnings not to do so. During the interrogation the Horseman reveals himself to be Abraham, Katrina's former fiancé and Ichabod's friend who was killed by Hessians and turned into the Horseman by Moloch. Brooks, under control of Moloch, sneaks a druidic relic into the chamber where the Horseman is being held and uses it to dispel the magical bindings of the chamber built by Thomas Jefferson. This allows Moloch's hellish minions to be summoned into the chamber, who disappear with Brooks and the Horseman just as the Horseman is about to kill Crane.

CW

8:00 pm VAMPIRE DIARIES

WHILE YOU WERE SLEEPING - Season 5 Episode 16

When Stefan tries to explain recent events to a very sick Elena, her first instinct is to call Damon. At the same time, Damon is trying to figure out how to make a disturbing confession to Elena. While going through Dr. Wes’ files, Caroline discovers a frightening secret, and is surprised when Enzo (guest star Michael Malarkey) appears, claiming to have the solution everyone is searching for. At Enzo’s insistence, Caroline asks Stefan to meet her at a mysterious location where they are joined by a group of Travelers, including Sloan (guest star Caitlin McHugh), who reveals new information on the importance of doppelgangers. During spring break on a mostly deserted Whitmore campus, Elena runs into Luke (guest star Chris Brochu), a student who seems to know her, though she has no memory of meeting him. Recently dumped by his boyfriend, Luke proposes that he and Elena spend the break getting drunk together, but she sends him off on an urgent mission to find Bonnie and the “newbie” witch, Liv (guest star Penelope Mitchell). Damon finally tells Elena the truth about his recent activities, and they come to a new agreement about their relationship. Pascal Verschooris directed the episode written by Caroline Dries.

9:00 pm THE ORIGINALS

FAREWELL TO STORYVILLE Season 1 Episode 16

Since Davina has returned, Marcel hopes to save Rebekah, who is stuck in the Cemetery with Klaus and Elijah because of Celeste's spell. Cami meets Davina, who immediately finds that she visited her with a purpose, which is to reverse the spell over her uncle. Marcel turns to Genevieve in order to save Rebekah's life, which she agrees with the deal to have Davina returned to the witches. Klaus viciously stabs Elijah with Papa Tunde's blade, and later Rebekah with the White Oak Stake, however he doesn't kill her. Instead, Klaus frees Rebekah and leaves her to finally live the life she always wanted. After a farewell with Elijah, Marcel and Hayley, Rebekah finally leaves New Orleans.

And that is all fans. If I missed a show you are following leave a comment and I will add it to the weekly list.

New Seasons and NEW FALL Shows are coming soon. I will review the best and the worst of the new shows and you can read it all right here.

* If you are unfamiliar with some of these shows, below you will find a synopsis of each..but be careful......SPOILERS

Arrow
Arrow Warner Bros Television

Arrow

          The series follows Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell), billionaire playboy of Starling City, who spends five years stranded on an island following a shipwreck that claims the life of everyone else on board, including his father, Robert Queen (Jamey Sheridan). Upon his return to Starling City, he is reunited with his mother, Moira (Susanna Thompson), her new husband, Walter Steele (Colin Salmon), the then-current CEO of Queen Consolidated; and his younger sister, Thea (Willa Holland). His best friend, Tommy Merlyn (Colin Donnell), the son of billionaire Malcolm Merlyn (John Barrowman), and ex-girlfriend Laurel Lance (Katie Cassidy), also greets him. The series also features the introductions of various DC Comics characters, both in present time and flashbacks to the island, many of whom are vying for control of Starling City.

The first season focuses on Oliver reconnecting with people upon his return, and spending his nights hunting down the wealthy responsible for "failing the city" as a hooded vigilante who is not afraid to kill his targets. He becomes at odds with a secret organization that plans to destroy the Glades, a section of the city that has become overridden with crime. John Diggle (David Ramsey), who acts as Oliver’s bodyguard in front of the public, and Felicity Smoak (Emily Bett Rickards), an IT specialist who works at Queen Consolidated, assist Oliver in his crusade. The first season also features flashbacks to Oliver's time on the island, and how it changed him; this continues in the second season.

In season two, Oliver is driven to stop crime without killing criminals, motivated by the death of his friend Tommy. His newfound ideals are consistently challenged by his enemies however, not least of them Deathstroke (Manu Bennett), whose vendetta against Oliver thrusts Starling City into chaos and forces him closer to crossing the line between hero and killer. Oliver must also contend with outside forces attempting to take over Queen Consolidated, and continued revelations of his own past, as well as those of his family and friends. In time, Oliver accepts aspiring vigilante Roy Harper (Colton Haynes) as his protégé, and begins to receive assistance from Laurel's father, Officer Quentin Lance (Paul Blackthorne).

The Last Ship
The Last Ship TNT

The Last Ship

The Last Ship is based on the 1988 novel by William Brinkley, and it recounts the story of the crew of a US Navy Destroyer when faced with a global crisis created by a pandemic of a virus that destroyed most of the human population, after they return from a 4 month long mission to the Arctic, where they were escorting two scientist who's mission is to study the virus and find a cure.

Face Off
Face Off SyFy

Face Off

          Face Off is a competition/elimination series exploring the world of special-effects make-up artists and the unlimited imagination that allows them to create amazing works of living art. Each week the artists are tasked with using their considerable talent to create original movie-worthy characters such as aliens, human-animal hybrids, horror villains, cyborgs and others.

Challenges incorporate a wide range of skill sets including design, sculpting, molding and application. It all builds to incredible reveals of the competitors' finished work and the drama of one artist being sent home by the expert panel of judges.

Series judges include three-time Academy Award winner Ve Neill (Pirates of the Caribbean, The Hunger Games) and Hollywood veterans Glenn Hetrick (Heroes, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The X-Files) and Neville Page (Lead Creature Designer on Avatar and Character Designer on Ridley Scott's Prometheus). The artists are mentored by Academy Award and Emmy Award winner Michael Westmore. Actress McKenzie Westmore hosts the series, bringing poise as well as the rich history of the Westmore family, a name synonymous with movie make-up.

In the end, one artist is declared the winner and takes home an amazing grand prize package: a VIP trip from Kryolan Professional Make-up to one of their 85 international locations, the 2013 Fiat 500 and $100,000!

The Will Wheaton Project
The Will Wheaton Project SyFy

The Will Wheaton Project

The Wil Wheaton Project is a weekly topical comedy show hosted by actor, blogger and champion of geek culture Wil Wheaton. The 30-minute show is a fast-paced, lighthearted exploration and celebration of all things within the realm of science fiction and genre entertainment. Each week, Wil provides his insider point-of-view, sense of humor and genre expertise as he dissects the week’s most popular and trending topics across science fiction film, television and pop culture, video games, viral videos and news. Wil is on his feet for the rapid-fire half hour, delivering witty commentary on the things he knows and loves in this golden age of sci-pop culture. The result is a fun appreciation and celebration of fandom and all things science fiction.

Falling Skies
Falling Skies TNT

Falling Skies

Falling Skies tells the story of the aftermath of a global invasion by extraterrestrials (including mechanical attack drones called "mechs", a species of green-skinned six-legged beings known as "Skitters" that appear to control the mechs, and a third mysterious species known as the Overlords, or "Espheni", presumably the actual engineers of the invasion and the masters of the Skitters). Within a few days the invaders neutralized the world's power grid and technology, destroyed the militaries of all the world's countries, and killed over 90% of the human population. The aliens' objectives are not explained, though the aliens try to round up children between the ages of 8 and 18 and attach a biomechanical obedience device onto (and into) their spines, referred to as a "harness". The harness controls the child's mind, and forcibly removing it generally kills the child. The story begins six months after the invasion and follows a group of survivors who band together to fight back. The group, known as the Second Massachusetts (an allusion to a historical regiment from the Continental Army), is led by retired U.S. Army Captain Dan Weaver and Boston University history professor Tom Mason who, while in search of his son Ben, must put his extensive knowledge of military history into practice as one of the leaders of the resistance movement.

Under The Dome
Under The Dome CBS

Under The Dome

Under the Dome tells the story of the residents of the small town of Chester's Mill in Maine, where a massive, transparent, indestructible dome suddenly cuts them off from the rest of the world. With no Internet access, no mobile signals and limited radio communication, the people trapped inside must find their own ways to survive with diminishing resources and rising tensions. While military forces, the government and the media positioned outside of this surrounding barrier attempt to break it down, a small group of people inside attempt to figure out what the dome is, where it came from, and when (and if) it will go away.

Supernatural
Supernatural Warner Bros Television

Supernatural

Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) have spent the last eight years battling the things that go bump in the night. Over the years, with the help of the fallen angel Castiel (Misha Collins), and the King of Hell, Crowley (Mark A. Sheppard), the Winchesters have straddled the line between good and evil.

Last season, the boys faced their most important mission yet: close the gates of Hell once and for all. With the help of the prophet Kevin Tran (Osric Chau), Sam and Dean set forth to perform the Trials required to close the gates. While the boys worked to shut Crowley and his minions down for good, a new threat to his reign emerged: the Knight of Hell, Abaddon (Alaina Huffman). As the struggle for Hell’s command began, Castiel set about his own set of Trials. With the aid of God’s scribe Metatron (Curtis Armstrong), Cass went on a mission to close the Gates of Heaven. However, he found out too late that the Scribe had nefarious intentions, and Cass paid the price. His Grace forcibly removed, Castiel watched as Metatron’s machinations came to fruition – and the angels of Heaven fell.

Season Nine begins with the fallout from the angels’ descent to Earth. Sam and Dean are faced with a world inhabited by thousands of powerful beings who immediately begin to form their own agendas. Before they can tackle the threat of the “loose nukes” roaming the countryside, Sam and Dean must face their most personal battle yet. Meanwhile, Castiel awakes to find himself more vulnerable than he’s ever been. As the threat of the angels escalates, the boys are tasked with finding a way to reopen the gates of Heaven and send the Host packing. But a dark secret hangs over Dean’s head – has he finally crossed the line to protect his family?

Extant
Extant CBS

Extant

This science-fiction drama revolves around Molly Woods (Halle Berry), an astronaut who returns to Earth after a year-long solo mission in outer space. Her efforts to reconnect with her loving husband John (Goran Visnjic) and young son Ethan (Pierce Gagnon) are soon thrown into turmoil when Molly learns that she is pregnant.

Her experiences in space and home lead to events that ultimately will change the course of human history.

Legends
Legends TNT

Legends

This spy drama follows deep-cover operative Martin Odum, who has an uncanny ability to transform himself into a different person for each job. But his own identity comes into question when a mysterious stranger suggests that Martin isn’t who he thinks he is

The Vampire Diaries
The Vampire Diaries Warner Bros Television

The Vampire Diaries

Returning for its fifth season, THE VAMPIRE DIARIES is the story of two vampire brothers, Stefan and Damon, obsessed with the same girl, Elana, in a small town with more than its share of supernatural beings.

As season five begins, Damon and Elena have spent a blissful summer in love, unaware that Silas is free and Stefan has been suffering agonizing pain every day for months. Damon believes Stefan is staying away because it would be too painful for him to see Damon and Elena as a couple, but Elena can’t escape the uneasy feeling that Stefan needs their help. While Elena is reluctant to leave Damon and Jeremy, she is also thrilled to be heading off to a new start at nearby Whitmore College with Caroline as her roommate. Still unaware that Bonnie is dead, Elena and Caroline are waiting for their friend to join them at college. Jeremy is the only one who can see and talk to Bonnie who is trapped on the Other Side. Caroline is also waiting impatiently for Tyler to return and join her at Whitmore. Matt and Rebekah have spent a wonderful summer traveling through Europe, and the newly cured Katherine is having a tough time adjusting to being human after 500 years as a vampire. Returning to town after months on the run, Katherine asks Damon to help her now that she is vulnerable to her many enemies. Although everyone in this tight-knit group of friends is trying to move on to a new and better phase of their lives, the past is always with them, and Silas is determined to use his powers and the secrets of doppelgangers to make sure no one remains unscathed.