by Alicia Glass, contributing writer
Summer is here, and what better way to celebrate that big ole ball of fire in the sky, than by catching the hottest new and returning Sci-Fi TV shows! Do albino aliens need to wear sunscreen all over? Is Hell on Earth hotter than Miami in June? Does that damnable dome act as a magnifying glass when that ole Sol hits it? Find out, with the can’t-miss Sci-Fi shows gracing the small screen in June!
Where: SyFy Channel
When: Thursdays, starting June 19th, 2014, 9:00 p.m. (8:00 p.m. Central)
What: Dominion is a TV series based off the 2010 film Legion, wherein renegade Angels fight each other and possess humans in a battle for supremacy of the Earth. The show is set to begin 25 years after the origin film (you may want to watch it), with Archangel Gabriel waging a war of possession against mankind, and Archangel Michael has chosen to side with Humanity. Fortified cities have risen to protect Mankind, and the final battle for the world can begin!
Why it’s likely to be awesome: Anyone who enjoyed the Prophecy movies, or the original film Legion like I did, is likely to get a great kick out of the show. Renegade Archangels can and should be viewed as seriously scary, and I’m sure the SyFy Channel will be granting the show it’s own beloved brand of snark, that gave us things like Sharknado.
When: Sundays, starting June 22nd, 2014, 10:00 p.m. (9:00 p.m. Central)
What: Aliens have invaded Earth! Humanities last survivors gather to pool their resources and keep the human spirit alive, despite terror, treachery and betrayal, even from their own kind!
Why you should Watch: Yes, okay, TNT makes this show a very human drama, despite the semi-constant alien presence – that’s what their good at! Noah Wiley as Tom Mason and Moon Bloodgood as his woman Anne are perhaps one of the most precious post-apocalyptic couples to watch on the small screen today, and that’s not even a half-third of all the glory and wonder that is Falling Skies, give it a try! Or return for a saccharine-laced 4th season helping of humanities glorious last stands!
When: Mondays, starting June 30th, 2014, 10:00 p.m. (9:00 p.m. Central)
What: Based on a book written by Stephen King, the town of Chester’s Mill is suddenly engulfed by an invisible, impassable dome, yes, like a snowglobe. Now the townsfolk are discovering new mysteries about the dome itself and where it came from, who controls it, how and why, along with the secrets and potential involvement of their own neighbors!
Why you should continue watching: Like most King epics, Under the Dome started off very solid, and proceeded to get more and more weird. I’m fine with that, and there is enough intricacies of human indecency interspersed with the holy-crap Sci-Fi elements to keep a whole legion of fans entertained! Perhaps this upcoming season we’ll finally find out why the hell pink stars are falling in lines!
Where: SyFy Channel
When: Thursdays, starting June 19th, 2014, 8:00 p.m. (7:00 p.m. Central)
What: In the not-too-distant future, alien races known collectively as Votan have come to Earth and terraformed the heck out of it, living amongst humans, some as refugees just scraping by, and many as ambitious would-be rulers. The city of Defiance, what was once St. Louis, is a trade crossroads for a whole lot of factions, and here is where our stories are laid out.
Why this season will rule: The albino Votan, I mean Castithans, are back! Along with the cat-people Irathients, the untrustworthy lizard-like Indogenes, even the ape-like Sensoth! The aliens want to take over the important town of Defiance by means fair or foul (mostly foul) and while Sheriff Nolan is determined to stop them, he has to find out what the hells happened to his adopted alien daughter Irisa. The mystery of the lightning balls and the surreptitious mining is sure to be explored further in depth too; it better be. And come on, it’s a show brought to us from SyFy and the guy who gave us Farscape – that’s epic right there!
We’ve got the best of the bunch starting this month, so crank up the air conditioner, pull up a tall, icy drink, and get ready to enjoy summer’s coolest science fiction television. What summer sci-fi series are you most looking forward to? Sound off in comments below!