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by Rick Norwood

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Ratings
Ratings are based on a four star system.
One star means that the commercials are more entertaining than the program.
Two stars watch if you have nothing better to do.
Three stars is good solid entertainment.
Four stars means you never dreamed television could be this good.

Battlestar Galactica Battlestar Galactica has ended, and Caprica doesn't come to television until 2010, but I still feel like I'm watching more pretty good SF on TV than I want to. I liked it better when there was only one science fiction TV show, one really good one. That way, I have more time for books, which I like best, movies, my next favorite entertainment, and video games, which have recently pushed television out of the number three slot.

Of the shows I watch regularly, three have been renewed: Lost, Smallville, and Heroes. It looks like Dollhouse will move to the Sci Fi channel. And Terminator the Sarah Connor Chronicles is probably cancelled.

Wednesday, April 1
Lost "Whatever Happened, Happened" by Carlton Cuse and Damon Lindelof (Cuse and Lindelof have written more than 30 episodes of Lost)

Thursday, April 2
Smallville "Eternal" by Brian Pederson and Kelly Souders (Pederson and Souders have written 28 episodes of Smallville)
Supernatural "The Monster at the End of this Book" by Julie Stege (who wrote "The Gungan General" for Star Wars: The Clone Wars).
Sam and Dean discover that they are comic book characters. I remember Scully and Mulder made the same discovery in The X-Files Season Seven. It may be prophetic that the next episode of Supernatural is titled "Jump the Shark" and no air date has been set.

Friday, April 3
Terminator, the Sarah Connor Chronicles "Adam Raised a Cain" by Toni Graphia (who wrote "Bastille Day" for Battlestar Galactica)

Dollhouse Friday, April 3
Dollhouse "Needs" by Tracy Bellomo (Bellomo wrote two episodes of Smallville)

Monday, April 6
Heroes "Turn and Face the Strange" ("Fugitives", Chapter 9)

Tuesday, April 7
Fringe "Inner Child"

Wednesday, April 8
Lost "Dead is Dead" by Elizabeth Sarnoff and Brian K. Vaughn (Sarnoff and Vaughn have each written nine or more episodes of Lost)

Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles Friday, April 10
Terminator, the Sarah Connor Chronicles "Born to Run" (Season Two finale) by Josh Friedman (who wrote the series pilot and four other episodes).
Dollhouse "Spy in the House"

Monday, April 13
Heroes "1961" ("Fugitives", Chapter 10)

Tuesday, April 14
Fringe "Unleashed"

Wednesday, April 15
Lost "Some Like it Hoth" by Gregory Nations and Melinda Hsu Taylor (Nations and Taylor each wrote one previous episode of Lost)

Heroes Thursday, April 16
Smallville "Stiletto" by Caroline Dries (Dries has written 12 episodes of Smallville)

Friday, April 17
Dollhouse "Four Engagements", by Andrew Chambliss (Chambliss is listed as a staff writer for Bionic Woman) (May be delayed one week.)

Monday, April 20
Heroes "I Am Syler" ("Fugitives", Chapter 11)

Tuesday, April 21
Fringe "Midnight" by Akiva Goldsman (Goldsman wrote the screenplay for the Lost in Space movie. He won an Oscar for the screenplay for A Beautiful Mind.)

Wednesday, April 22
Lost "The Variable"

Smallville Thursday, April 23
Smallville "Beast" by Genevieve Sparling (Sparling wrote "Progeny" for Smallville)

Friday, April 24
Dollhouse "Briar Rose", by Jane Espenson (who wrote "Shindig" for Firefly) (May be delayed one week.)

Saturday, April 25
Legend of the Seeker "Mirror"

Monday, April 27
Heroes "An Invisible Thread", ("Fugitives" conclusion)

Tuesday, April 28
Fringe "The Road Not Taken" (Season One finale)

Coming in May, "Epitaph One" by Maurissa Tancharoen and Joss Whedon, the Season One finale of Dollhouse; "Doomsday" by Brian Pederson and Kelly Souders, the Season Eight finale of Smallville; the final two episodes of Season One of Legend of the Seeker; and the final three episodes of Season Five of Lost.

Copyright © 2009 Rick Norwood

Rick Norwood is a mathematician and writer whose small press publishing house, Manuscript Press, has published books by Hal Clement, R.A. Lafferty, and Hal Foster. He is also the editor of Comics Revue Monthly, which publishes such classic comic strips as Flash Gordon, Sky Masters, Modesty Blaise, Tarzan, Odd Bodkins, Casey Ruggles, The Phantom, Gasoline Alley, Krazy Kat, Alley Oop, Little Orphan Annie, Barnaby, Buz Sawyer, and Steve Canyon.


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