The Oscars have wrapped, but there's still plenty of science fiction goodness waiting for you on the small screen this week. Brace yourself for new Lost, Chuck , Caprica — and next year's surefire Best Picture winner, Roger Corman's insatiable Dinoshark!
At 8 PM, a new Chuck debuts on NBC - "Chuck Vs The Beard."
Chuck feels like his life is falling apart when he can't flash and gets left behind for a mission. While Shaw, Sarah and Casey (Adam Baldwin) go on without him, Chuck finds himself in a sticky situation back at the base
Other premieres include two episodes of Monster (10 & 10:30 PM) on Syfy.
In terms of movies, there's a doubleheader of Back To The Future Part II and Back To The Future Part III beginning at 8 PM on Encore. Make like a tree and watch it, butthead!
Your Tuesday night Lost fix this week is "Dr Linus." Will Ben join Smokey's band of overt crazies or Jacob's coterie of emotionally manipulated nutjobs? We're leaning towards the latter.
There's also an awesome sounding NOVA rerun on PBS at 8 PM ("Master of the Killer Ants -The Mofu shaman in the Mandaras Mountains of northern Cameroon calls on the Jaglavak army ant to fight off an invasion of termites"), plus Joe Dante's Matinee is on HBO Family at 10 PM. Respect the Mant!
Wednesday - 3/10/10
A new episode of Human Target hits Fox at 8 PM. This episode is "Salvage & Reclamation" - Christopher Chance must save his ex from bounty hunters and South American military forces.
There's also as new installment of MonsterQuest ("Lizard Monster -Searching for a human-like beast with reptilian skin that reportedly has been terrorizing Flatwoods, W.Va., since it was first sighted in 1952 hovering over its victims in a strange craft and emitting noxious gases.") at 9 PM on History.
Late Night: Dominic Monaghan on The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson (CBS, 12:37 AM)
Reruns of The Vampire Diaries ("Children of the Damned") and Supernatural ("The Song Remains the Same") air on the CW at 8 and 9 PM.
Plus The Prestige hits Syfy at 9 PM. Wolverine and Batman meet David Bowie!
Unemployment Special Of The Week: Syfy's Early Edition marathon from 8 AM - 4 PM. Call in sick for some 1990s clairvoyant dramedy.
New Caprica ("Imperfections of Memory) on Syfy at 9 PM!
Amanda's life spirals out of control as she begins to see visions of her brother, who died years earlier. As a result, Clarice sees an opportunity to gain her trust and we learn a dark secret from Amanda's past that could have major implications for her life with Daniel.
Plus They Live is on AMC at 2 AM! And One-Eyed Monster is on The Movie Channel at 1 AM! What is One-Eyed Monster? An alien takes over Ron Jeremy's disembodied penis and it starts killing campers. Seriously.
Late Night: astronaut Mike Massimino on Craig Ferguson.
Syfy's holding an aquatic monster marathon in anticipation of Dinoshark at 9 PM. Here's a synopsis:
"Global warming causes the glaciers to break apart," Corman explains. "We start the picture with real beautiful shots of the glaciers falling into the ocean. The unborn egg of the Dinoshark that has been frozen for millions of years is released."
And here's the line-up:
9:00 AM - Sharks in Venice
11:00 AM - Supergator
1:00 PM - Mega Shark vs Giant Octopus
3:00 PM - Lake Placid 2
5:00 PM - Sea Beast
7:00 PM - Spring Break Shark Attack
9:00 PM - Dinoshark
11:00 PM - Dinocroc
There's also a new episode of Survivors on BBC America at 9 PM ("Problems arise when a so-called spiritual leader turns up promising peace and change"), and Monsters and Aliens makes its HBO debut at 8 PM.
There's no Futurama of the week. Why's this? Comedy Central's airing a rock-solid Futurama marathon from 4-9 PM! "Bender Should Not Be Allowed on Television" will be included! Hooray!
That's all for this week. Make like a tree and tune in next week, io9ers!