Notes about TV

Sci-Fi (SF, darnit!) Channel, Summer/Fall 2001

At one of our meetings, SFDG regular Abe Dashiell mentioned that the Sci-Fi Channel (whose name Raja finds politically incorrect ;-) was going to replay US/Australian TV series Farscape from the beginning. Raja asked Abe for more information, and here's his reply, with some useful comments on the Sci-Fi Channel's roundup as of Summer/Fall 2001:

Date: Tue, 4 Sep 2001 10:07:37 -0500 (EST)

From: Abe Dashiell <>

Subject: Re: When is Farscape ?

Right now Farscape is on at 7:00 Monday through Thursday. That will switch to 8 pm whenever the barbarians go back to standard time. ;) Sci Fi might also continue showing repeats during its normal Friday time slot (the next new episode isn't due until January) but I'm not sure of that.

As far as other new shows, The Chronicle (Saturday 8pm) is pretty good, as are The Invisible Man (Friday 7 pm), The Lexx (Friday 9 pm) and Exposure (Sun 10:30). They have the second run syndication rights of a lot of other Sci Fi shows, including Quantum Leap, Battlestar Galactica, Space: Above and Beyond, Alien Nation, Earth: Final Conflict, Babylon 5, Star Trek: TOS, Friday the 13th, The Outer Limits, Tales from the Crypt, Dark Shadows, The Crow, Earth 2, Highlander, The Burning Zone, Fantasy Island, Dark Skies, Prey, Ray Bradbury Theatre, Viper, and Brimstone. Obviously a mixed bag.


The November 30th, 1997 episode of the X-Files, "The Post-Modern Prometheus," included some research at IU's biology department. Here's a note from SFDG member (and former president) Doug Rusch:

Date: Mon, 24 Nov 1997 10:35:01 -0500 (EST)

From: Douglas Rusch (

Just to let everyone know, next week the X-files is supposed to be about a mad scientist, fruit flies, and the homeotics genes. Chris Carter came here to my lab to interview my boss and take notes for the show. Yes, even I got to meet Chris Carter. That's all I know at this time. I hope it's a good show.


USA Today gave the episode 4 stars (out of 4). It was a very funny, straight-faced episode that parodied Frankenstein and other classic horror movies (including a scene with angry townspeople carrying torches) and the X-Files itself. It's worth checking out if you get a chance.