You know the old joke about what kinds of music they play at a certain bar? It goes something like this: “We play both kinds of music . . . Country and Western.” See, that’s funny because those are the same thing . . . never mind. Still, the intent of the joke applies to the worlds of Sci-Fi and Fantasy.
As in, we like ’em both here at The Flickcast. We also tend to watch a lot of TV. So, how do we combine those two things together and, more importantly, figure out which shows are worth watching and which aren’t? Fortunately, over at Sci-Fi Wire, they’ve done the hard work for us and compiled a list of every Sci-Fi and Fantasy show we could possibly watch this Summer.
Some of the shows they highlight in the article that we’re looking forward to are listed below. For the complete list, be sure to head over to Sci-Fi Wire.
The Listener, NBC. Premieres Thursday at 9 p.m. and airs Thursdays at 10 p.m.
This Canadian/NBC production explores the life of Toby Logan, a 25-year-old paramedic who is also a telepath. Toby suddenly begins to “hear” people in trouble and decides to try to help people in crisis by using his gift.
True Blood, HBO. Premieres June 14 and airs Sundays at 9 p.m.
Alan Ball’s vampire series returns for its second season as telepathic waitress Sookie Stackhouse once again finds herself up to her pretty neck in adventure when she and Bill head to Dallas to hunt for a missing vampire.
Merlin, NBC. Premieres June 21 and airs Sundays at 8 p.m.
What would happen if Merlin and Prince Arthur met in Camelot as young men before they became legends? This English series explores the making of the legends as the two men discover their destinies.
Impact, ABC. Premieres June 21 and 28 at 9 p.m.
The moon’s orbit is altered after a collision with a brown dwarf star. When scientists realize the moon is actually on a collision course with Earth, they race to save humanity in this four-hour miniseries, which will air over consecutive Sundays. Impact stars David James Elliot, Natasha Henstridge, Stephen Culp and James Cromwell.
Warehouse 13, SCI FI. Premieres July 7 at 9 p.m. and airs on Tuesdays.
This new dramedy from the reinvented SCI FI follows the adventures of two Secret Service agents, Pete (Eddie McClintock) and Myka (Joanne Kelly), who end up tracking down mysterious artifacts for the super-secret government facility known as Warehouse 13.
Eureka, SCI FI. Premieres July 10 and will air Fridays at 9 p.m.
There’s plenty of challenges for the residents of Eureka when the series returns for its fourth season. Allison’s pregnant with Stark’s baby, and Carter was fired as the town’s sheriff.
Meteor, NBC. Premieres July 12 and 19 at 9 p.m.
The network has its own four-hour miniseries, this one about two massive rocks that collide in space and head toward Earth. Meteor is from RHI Entertainment and executive producer Robert Halmi Jr.
Torchwood: Children of Earth, BBC America. Premieres July 20 and will air five consecutive nights at 9 p.m.
Torchwood is back, but it’s going to look a bit different to viewers because its now going to be in HD. The special third season is only five episodes long, but those episodes will air over consecutive nights and tell one complete tale. In the story all the children on the Earth suddenly stop, and Torchwood discovers an alien threat is behind things.