Category Archives: John J. Joex

Sci Fi TV Genre Gems: A Town Has Turned to Dust (1998)

Sci Fi TV Genre Gems: Forgotten magic and hidden treasures from the worlds of sci fi TV What Is It?  This TV movie was produced by the Sci Fi Channel back in 1998 in an era when that network still more closely embraced its science fiction roots and had not yet given in to wrestling, reality shows, and Sharknado (an… Read More »

Sci Fi TV Genre Gems: Neverwhere

Sci Fi TV Genre Gems: Forgotten magic and hidden treasures from the worlds of sci fi TV What Is It?  This 1996 British TV series created by Neil Gaiman (and later adapted by him into a novel) ran six-episodes (it’s common for a British show to have a shortened run like this) and takes place in the world of… Read More »

Return To Farpoint: Looking Back On The Bold Course Charted By Star Trek: The Next Generation 30 Years Ago

Thirty years ago on September 28, 1987 the two-hour pilot episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation, “Encounter at Farpoint”, had its premiere on television. That episode not only returned the Trek franchise to the small screen after nearly a twenty-year absence (not counting 1973’s animated series), but it also began a major shift for sci fi as… Read More »

Sci Fi TV Reboots That Should Happen: Land of the Giants

Television reboots and revivals are all the rage mostly because the entertainment industry prefers name recognition over original ideas. But there are some properties that truly deserve a re-look because they didn’t quite achieve their goal the first time around or they were cut short. What Is It? In this late 60’s Irwin Allen entry, a sub-orbital shuttle passes… Read More »

Space: 1999

Classic Sci Fi TV: Our ongoing look back at many of the classics of science fiction and fantasy television. What Is It? In this British made series, the Moon gets launched out of orbit when a nuclear waste dump erupts in a massive explosion and sends the inhabitants of Moonbase Alpha on a journey through the stars. When… Read More »

First Look at the Fall 2017 Schedule of Sci Fi and Fantasy Shows for the Broadcast Nets

The Upfronts over now, and we know what the Fall schedule will look like for the broadcast networks as far as sci fi & fantasy shows. At this point, there are eighteen set for a Fall debut, which is the exact number we had from the broadcast nets last year. This will get padded out once the cable… Read More »

5 Ways The CW Can Avoid Superhero Burnout For Its DC Shows

The CW has ordered a pilot for Black Lightning, based on the DC comic book of the same name. If they pick that up to series it will give the network five superhero shows on its schedule. That’s quite a lot of superhero exposure and doesn’t even count iZombie, which is DC based but has not been brought into… Read More »

Classic Sci Fi TV: Lost in Space

Classic Sci Fi TV: Our ongoing look back at many of the classics of science fiction and fantasy television. What Is It? In this 1965 space adventure series, the Robinson family set off on a journey to colonize Alpha Centauri, but the sinister Dr. Smith sabotages the ship which sends it far off course with him along as… Read More »

The Invaders

Looking back at science fiction and fantasy television from the years and decades past. What Is It? In this series, architect David Vincent uncovers a silent invasion by aliens that have taken up human form and goes on a crusade to stop the invaders and convince others of their threat. When Did It Air? ABC, 1967-1968, 2 Seasons… Read More »

Defying Gravity

Sci Fi TV Genre Gems: Forgotten magic and hidden treasures from the worlds of sci fi TV What Is It?  This short-lived 2009 TV series followed the crew of the spaceship Antares on its near future mission to explore our solar system.  The story unfolds through a series of flashbacks covering the training period for the mission as well… Read More »