This Week's TV: Will Wil Wheaton's Geek News Make Us Grin Or Groan?

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Wil Wheaton makes fun of the scifi news of the week in his new show while Game of Thrones gets ready to throw down and duel. Orphan Black heads to rehab, Penny Dreadful attends the theater, and The 100 goes hunting. Plus, get caught up on Defiance before the new season starts. Details below!


Top image from Penny Dreadful.


Defiance Marathon (10 AM, Syfy)

Want to get caught up on Defiance before the new season starts? Set your DVR to Syfy from 10 AM to 9 PM, when the entire first season will be running. No shtako.


Wil Wheaton Project (10 PM, Syfy)

Actor Wil Wheaton hosts a new show that combines Talk Soup with geek culture, cracking wise on the latest science fiction news of the week. How will his culture commentary translate to TV? Find out on this week's premiere episode.


The 100 (9 PM, The CW)

How do a bunch of kids who grew up on a space station hunt? Poorly.

With a low food supply at camp, Clarke (Eliza Taylor) and Finn (Thomas McDonell) lead a group out to hunt for food and wind up in a compromising position. With Finn's life in danger, Clarke makes a game-changing decision. Meanwhile, Raven (guest star Lindsey Morgan) makes Bellamy (Bob Morley) an offer he can't refuse. On the Ark - Kane risks his life and is reunited with Chancellor Jaha (Isaiah Washington) and Abby (Paige Turco).



There's not much in the new TV department on Thursday, but if you're looking for some science fiction entertainment, you can catch the space prison escape flick Lockout at 9 PM on Syfy.



Continuum (10 PM, Syfy)

Kiera and Carlos, reeling from a shocking loss, hunt down a ring of enigmatic high-tech thieves, even as a handsome, yet distant amnesiac begs for help in discovering his identity.



Da Vinci's Demons (9 PM, Starz)

An Ottoman attack on Italy seems likely. Meanwhile, Riario faces danger again and Vanessa's destiny is in Nico's hands.


Orphan Black (9 PM, BBC America)

Ooh, how many clones will pretend to be Alison?

When a rehab confidante betrays Alison and threatens to expose the truth about Aynsley's death, she goes into free fall on the eve of Family Day. With Donnie and the kids set to visit, it's all clones on deck to contain the fallout.

In the Flesh (10 PM, BBC America)

Rule of In the Flesh Season 2: no one messes with Maxine—not unless they want their unsavory nocturnal activities exposed.

Kieren sees Simon behind Amy's back and worries about the consequences. Meanwhile, Philip has a chance of heart and questions Victus policy and Maxine sets out to destroy him.



Believe (9 PM, NBC)

Will Bo be able to stop Skouras by asking him very nicely to stop hunting her down?

As Channing (Jamie Chung) struggles to recover from her gunshot wound, Winter (Delroy Lindo) takes desperate measures to keep her alive. With Winter distracted, Bo (Johnny Sequoyah) and Tate (Jake McLaughlin) sneak away to confront Skouras (Kyle MacLachlan) and demand he stop pursuing them. Meanwhile, Dani (guest star Mia Vallet) begins to question her position at Orchestra.


Cosmos (9 PM, Fox)

This week, we trace the history of the greenhouse effect:

The Ship of the Imagination travels to our near neighbor Venus, where we begin our journey to discover the long history of global warming and the greenhouse effect. Later, explore the detrimental effects of climate change and trace the magnitude of our impact on the Earth's atmosphere. However, with knowledge, technology and science within our grasp, imagine a hopeful future where we dedicate our efforts to taking care of our home, Planet Earth.

Game of Thrones (9 PM, HBO)

It's time for our trial by combat!

Mole's Town receives unexpected visitors. Littlefinger's (Aidan Gillen) motives are questioned. Ramsay (Iwan Rhoen) attempts to prove himself to his father. Tyrion's (Peter Dinklage) fate is decided.


Penny Dreadful (10 PM, Showtime)

The next episode is titled "Demimonde," already the social setting for the series. It takes us to the theater, which features some particularly bloody special effects—at least, we think they're special effects.


Salem (10 PM, WGN)

Romantic feelings between Mary and Alden intensify; Cotton deals with a unique accusation in the trials; and a powerful witch hunter makes his way towards Salem.




I like Wil Wheaton, but everything he does on his own (without structure or a strong director) turns out cringe-inducing. He has a huge lack of self-awareness, and it shows.....often.

That autobiographical audiobook he did of his early blog posts was just...painful to listen to.