The American Film Institute has come up with a list that they consider to be the 50 best Sci-Fi films (my list would be different). From that, they will announce the 10 best later this year (I think the show is 10 best in 10 genres or something like that). Sci-Fi Wire is asking people to vote now on what 10 films they consider best (and you can add films that aren't in the list of 50). The list of 50 includes:
A.I. Artificial Intelligence, Alien, Altered States, The Andromeda Strain, Back to the Future, The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms, Blade Runner, Children of Men, A Clockwork Orange, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Cocoon, Contact, The Day the Earth Stood Still, Destination Moon, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Escape From New York, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Fantastic Voyage, The Fly (1986), Forbidden Planet, Frankenstein (1931), The Incredible Shrinking Man, Independence Day, Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956), The Invisible Man (1933), It Came From Outer Space, Jurassic Park, Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome, The Matrix, Men in Black, Minority Report, Planet of the Apes (1968), Repo Man, RoboCop, Rollerball (1975), Silent Running, Soylent Green, Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan, Star Wars: Episode IV--A New Hope, Starman, The Stepford Wives (1975), Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Them!, The Thing From Another World, The Time Machine (1960), Total Recall, Tron, 2001: A Space Odyssey, The War of the Worlds (1953), WestworldZap2It has a gallery of Engrossing Sci-Fi shows. There may be some debate over whether or not they are all Sci-Fi (Twin Peaks?), but they are all good shows, and they left off fewer than most lists (but still, where are Max Headroom, Farscape and Red Dwarf?). The original article was more of a discussion of which new shows will be added to this list over the years.
CW announced that several shows will be returning with new shows this spring. This will include Supernatural and Reaper.
The Indy 4 trailer has been released. It's going to be fun.
SF Signal has posted their Top Couples in Science Fiction. I'm sure there are a ton of great ones they leave out, but I like 5 of the 6 they listed.
CBS just renewed 11 shows, including the CSIs, Big Bang Theory, 2.5 Men, Ghost Whisperer, and Numb3rs. Still in limbo are How I Met Your Mother, Moonlight, and Jericho.
ABC Family has renewed Greek for a 2nd season. The 2nd half of the 1st season starts March 24th, and the 12 episodes ordered for season 2 should start this fall.
It looks like the networks still plan to have upfront presentations of their fall lineups in May.
DVRs for tonight: