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This Week's TV: The Guardians of the Galaxy Go Back to Knowhere!

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This week’s television brings us our first look at the Guardians of the Galaxy TV show! Plus season finales of Mr. Robot, The Whispers, The Last Ship and Scream! Also: the quest for leopard DNA on Zoo, and that dome’s coming down any day now on Under the Dome—all on This Week’s TV!



Wander Over Yonder (9PM, DISNEY XD)

“The Wanders” - When Wander is split into multiple parts of his personality, Sylvia must decide if there are parts of her pal she can do without.”


Wander does The Enemy Within!

The Whispers (10PM, ABC)

“Drill’s mysterious end game is put into motion and the team must do their utmost to stop it before it reaches its final - and possibly deadly - conclusion, on the season finale of “The Whispers.”

Season finale! Possibly series finale, too.


Face Off (9PM, SYFY)

The contestants make aliens in Extraterrestrial Enterprise — guest-starring Jonathan “Two Takes” Frakes!


Zoo (9PM, CBS)

“On the run as fugitives, the team flies to Zambia to gather leopard DNA in order to manufacture a cure for the abnormal behavior that’s affecting animals worldwide. When it’s time to leave, they need to reach out to animal rights activist Ray Endicott (guest star Warren Christie) to get safe passage out of the country. Also, Chloe makes the ultimate sacrifice to avoid further bloodshed.”


“You tellin’ me the animals are using military strategy?” – Ray, Zoo (2015)

“You’re tellin’ me we got a goddamn Dracula in here with us?” – Jones, Leviathan (1989)


“You tellin’ me there’s a snake out there this big!?” – Danny, Anaconda (1997

Scream (10PM, MTV)

Season finale! This is a pretty excellent promo calling back the original Friday the 13th ads. And a lovely tribute to Mr. Wes Craven...

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Thank you.


Ghost Hunters (9PM, SYFY)

This episode is called Too Many Apparitions in the Kitchen. So…chef ghosts?

Extant (9PM, CBS)

And this one’s called “Zugzwang”, which I had to look up – it’s a German Chess term meaning “compulsion to move”:

“A situation in which the obligation to make a move in one’s turn is a serious, often decisive, disadvantage.”


Mr. Robot (10PM, USA)

Last week’s preempted season finale!


Dominion (10PM, SYFY)

Break bread with The Seed of Evil, this Thursday at ten.

Under the Dome (10PM, CBS)


Geeks who Drink (11PM, SYFY)

Rob Kazinsky vs. Dominic Monaghan. That’s right: Merry from LOTR vs. “Chester” from Red Tails.



Ancient Aliens (9PM, HISTORY)

This one’s called “Creatures from the Deep”, so I assume they’re going for an Abyss vibe. It’s also the only thing vaguely in io9’s penumbra on Friday, so…what opens on Friday? Oh, Dragon Blade! Chan! Cusack! Brody! Bizarre casting! See that, maybe.


Guardians of the Galaxy (9PM, DISNEY XD)

“The newly christened Guardians of the Galaxy come into possession of a dangerous artifact that has Thanos’ new second in charge, Korath, after them.”


Your first sneak peek at the series premiere!


The Last Ship (9PM, TNT)

“With their mission now fully dedicated to spreading the cure, Nathan James puts a call out to civilians to meet at pre-selected ports across the country, where all will receive the cure. However, small Immune factions remain active in their quest to fight the cure and fulfill Ramsey’s dreams. Will Nathan James regain America’s trust? Has the havoc and destruction caused by the Immunes ended all hope to spread the cure? Or will Nathan James prevail against the enemy and finally spread the cure?”


The Strain (10PM, FX)

Vampires don’t perspire, so they can wear black three-piece suits into battle. That’s pretty intimidating.


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Plus on Sunday TNT has The Last Ship at ... oh, wait, it is in the article (sorry, could not help it).

If anyone is interested the Turner Classic Movie channel is showing Ralph Bakshi’s 1978 animated version of Lord of the Rings this Tuesday night/Wednesday morning at 3:15 AM. Only mentioning it in case there are folks who might not have seen it (has it run on “regular” tv before?).

Also for folks who pull in ota channels this Saturday on ME-TV Svengoolie is running The Night Walker with Miss Barbara Stanwyck, Robert Taylor, and most importantly Dr. Bellows. Of interest to some of us (well, me) the 1964 film was written by Robert Bloch and both produce and directed by William Castle. Over on RTV’s Off Beat Cinema the beatniks are playing 1958’s Earth vs. the Spider.