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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.

Dollhouse The big news in February is the beginning of a new series by Joss Whedon, creator of Buffy and Firefly. It's called Dollhouse.

Smallville continues to go downhill. Only one new episode is scheduled for February, though another episode, unpromisingly titled "Hex," is in the can and could air. My guess is that the producers are trying desperately to get the show back on track. Stephen S. DeKnight, writer for Buffy and Angel, who was the top writer for Smallville, has gone over to Dollhouse. I hope they let Clark don the cape and fly away at the end.

Friday night is proverbially where TV shows go to die. It killed the original Star Trek. It killed Firefly. Will it kill Terminator and Dollhouse?

Ron Moore, commenting on the Final Cylon, admitted that he didn't know who it would be until the script was written. Now we know who, but not why. To me, this is like a mystery writer not knowing who-done-it when he starts a book, so that all the "clues" are meaningless until, at the end, we learn that the rabbit-in-the-hat is the murderer. This explains why Battlestar Galactica is big on emotion but small on logic. It's still the best SF on the air in February. The new volume of Heroes also looks good.

SF on TV in February 2009

Battlestar Galactica Monday, February 2
Heroes, Volume Four: Fugitives "A Clear and Present Danger" by Tim Kring

Wednesday, February 4
Lost "The Little Prince" by Melinda Hsu Taylor and Brian K. Vaughn

Thursday, February 5
Smallville "Requiem" by Don Whitehead and Holly Henderson
Supernatural "Sex and Violence" by Cathryn Humphris

Friday, February 6
Battlestar Galactica "Blood on the Scales"

Monday, February 9
Heroes "Trust and Blood"

Smallville Wednesday, February 11
Lost "This Place is Death" by Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis

Friday, February 13
Terminator the Sarah Connor Chronicles "The Good Wound" by Ashley Edward Miller and Zack Stentz
Dollhouse "Ghost" by Joss Whedon
Battlestar Galactica "No Exit"

Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles Monday, February 16
Heroes "Building 26"

Wednesday, February 18
Lost "316"

Friday, February 27
Terminator the Sarah Connor Chronicles "Desert Cantos" by Ian Goldberg and John Wirth
Dollhouse "Gray Hour" by Elizabeth Craft and Sarah Fain
Battlestar Galactica "Deadlock"

Heroes Monday, February 23
Heroes "Cold Wars" (may move to March)

Wednesday, February 25
Lost "The Life and Death of Jeremy Bentham"

Friday, February 27
Terminator the Sarah Connor Chronicles "Some Must Watch While Some Must Sleep"
Dollhouse "The Target" by Steven S. DeKnight
Battlestar Galactica "Someone to Watch Over Me"

Looking to the future: Caprica from Ron Moore, Stargate Universe, and a new Doctor.

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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