From a forthcoming episode of PBS's NOVA scienceNOW on the science of crime prevention comes an interesting revelation: William Marsten, one of the people behind the invention of the (oft-maligned) lie-detecting polygraph, is the same William Marsten who created Wonder Woman and her truth-producing Golden Lasso:
Aliens have it in for us on television this week. They're attacking on The Event, they're firing up reactors on V, they're facing off on Stargate Universe...and they're invading Los Angeles. Yes, there's a Battle of Los Angeles TV movie.
Tricia Helfer has the most devastating power of all — she can control your mind and body. We say a tearful goodbye to The Cape, and welcome back all of your animated favorites. Bikini-clad ninjas attack! And much, much more.
You didn't get to see much of Bruce Boxleitner as Tron in Tron Legacy, but you can see a lot of him fighting nasty aliens this Saturday in a new film from After Dark Originals.
This week on television, the original British Being Human returns to America's screens. And it looks like yet another one of the other shoes is dropping on Fringe. Clark inches closer to wearing a costume on Smallville, and Dean reunites with his surrogate family on Supernatural. And you'll never guess who's getting…
What television has to offer this week: the U.S. debut of time-traveling soap opera Being Erica. The return of Supernatural, Archer and Smallville. Tiffany and Debbie Gibson have a pie-fight, and still somehow cope with a Mega-Python and a Gatoroid.
There's a lot of great stuff on TV this week, if you know where to look. For one thing, there are more attempts to cash in on Bat-fever with some fun-sounding Batman shows. For another, The Middleman is finally clearing up all your nagging questions about boy bands. Doctor Who cranks it up to 11 for the first half of…