Even if your show isn't realistic, it never hurts to have a real-life setpiece to show off.
Light my shiny, metal @$$!
Bad news, everyone!
If the Oscars don't want sci-fi, then maybe we don't want the Oscars.
After bringing the series back to life, Comedy Central has been cranking out a ton of new Futurama episodes.
We're still waiting for the full fleet of fall shows to sail in, but the big news this week was Doctor Who. The British series had a very big night on this side of the pond, while Warehouse 13 and Alphas both made Monday strong for Syfy. Meanwhile on FX, Wilfred struggled yet again.
Just when we thought the pickings were going to be rather slim thanks to so many of the summer shows ending and the holiday weekend, the premiere of Doctor Who pops up on the schedule and there are Daleks to be had.
The Olympics might be the biggest thing on TV right now, but many of our summer shows are still soldiering on, and some are doing quite well even in the face of stiff competition. True Blood continues to dominate, Lost Girl's holding on to its viewers and Falling Skies had another good Sunday. Meanwhile Wilfred, Futurama and Alphas weren't so lucky.
It looks like there's been plenty of sci-fi and fantasy TV to be proud of this year. The 2012 Emmy nominations have been announced and two big cable shows got major nominations.
No new premieres this week, but all the shows we're currently tracking were back with new episodes. True Blood reclaimed the top spot in Sunday night cable, while Futurama suffered a Fourth of July slump. Meanwhile, Falling Skies got some very good news.