Sci Fi TV Premieres This Week: Mars, Teen Wolf, The Librarians, Doctor Who-The Power of the Daleks

By | November 14, 2016

mars-ngcThe Fall premieres are just about over, but MTV’s Teen Wolf and TNT’s The Librarians have their bows this week and the National Geographic Channel’s docu-dram mini-series Mars has its bow as well. Plus, BBC America starts airing the animated, restored version of the lost Patrick Troughton Doctor Who episode “The Power of the Daleks”.

You can see the full listings of sci fi & fantasy shows for the week at this link.


Mars: Mini-Series Premiere is on Monday November 14th on the National Geographic Channel at 9 PM EST
Here’s the official synopsis:
The year is 2033, and humanity’s first crewed mission to Mars is about to become a reality. As a clock counts down the final 90 seconds to landing, an expert crew of astronauts endures the final harrowing moments before touching down on the red planet. Even with the best training and resources available, the maiden crew of the Daedalus spacecraft must push itself to the brink of human capability in order to successfully establish the first sustainable colony on Mars. Set both in the future and in the present day, the global miniseries event MARS blends feature film-caliber scripted elements set in the future with documentary vérité interviews with today’s best and brightest minds in modern science and innovation, illuminating how research and development is creating the space technology that will enable our first attempt at a mission to Mars.

Teen Wolf: Sixth (and Final) Season Premiere is on Tuesday November 15th on MTV at 9 PM EST
Here’s the official synopsis of the sixth season:
Storm clouds gather as Scott and the pack head into their final months of high school. But the best days of their lives turn bleak when they lose their closest ally. Before the end, Scott and Lydia will stand alone against the growing darkness and fight to stop the destruction of everything and everyone they love.

Doctor Who: “The Power of the Daleks” Premiere is on Saturday November 19th on BBC America at 8:30 PM EST
BBC America will air one episode per week of this six-part serial. Here’s the synopsis:
“The Power of the Daleks” is one of the most celebrated Doctor Who adventures, and yet no complete film recordings are known to have survived. The master negatives were destroyed in an archive purge in 1974. This brand-new animation, being released 50 years after its only UK broadcast, is based on the program’s original audio recordings, surviving photographs, and film clips. The six-part adventure features the regeneration – or as it was then called “renewal” – of First Doctor, William Hartnell, into Second Doctor, Patrick Troughton, and follows the Time Lord and his companions Polly (Anneke Wills) and Ben (Michael Craze) as they do battle with the Daleks on the planet Vulcan.

The Librarians: Season 3 Premiere is on Sunday November 20th on TNT at 8 PM EST
Here’s the official synopsis of the third season:
Our heroes will face their greatest challenge yet as they go up against the ancient Egyptian God of Chaos to stop him from releasing pure evil into the world. The stakes are especially high, and one Librarian may have to make the ultimate sacrifice to save the world. The team also confronts a new antagonist, D.O.S.A. — The Department of Statistical Anomalies — whose mission is to apprehend the Librarians and take control of the Library and all the magical artifacts hidden inside. Discovering that there are brand new artifacts in the world, the Librarians find themselves torn between the power of magic and the harm those who use it can cause.

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