A horrifying lineup on Sci-Fi

Today's TV

March 04, 1996|By Chris Kaltenbach | Chris Kaltenbach,SUN STAFF

The Sci-Fi Channel has a real treat for horror-film buffs this week: four classic fright flicks, beginning with "Frankenstein" tonight and continuing through Thursday with "Bride of Frankenstein," "The Wolfman" and "The Creature From the Black Lagoon." Don't miss any of them and make sure the doors are locked.

* "3rd Rock From the Sun" (8 p.m.-8:30 p.m., WBAL, Channel 11) -- Bronson Pinchot, who usually seems like he's from outer space anyway, should fit right in here. He plays a guy claiming to have been abducted by aliens. NBC.

* "Straight Talk on Menopause" (8 p.m.-11 p.m., MPT, Channels 22 and 67) -- Gynecologist Judith Reichman discusses the hows and whys of menopause, along with treatment options.

* "Murphy Brown" (9 p.m.-9:30 p.m., WJZ, Channel 13) -- First Liz Taylor, now Newt Gingrich all sorts of names seem to be popping up on FYI these days. Mr. Speaker has a cameo in tonight's episode, which finds Murphy named producer of a D.C. press corps revue known as "The Washington Hillbillies." CBS.

* "Murder One" (10 p.m.-11 p.m., WMAR, Channel 2) -- After too RTC many weeks of being pre-empted, the most riveting drama on the air returns. The victim's diary is entered into evidence, while defense attorney Ted Hoffman and his wife decide to try counseling to save their marriage. ABC.

* "Mad About You" (10 p.m.-10:30 p.m., WBAL, Channel 11) -- Yoko Ono can't act, but does it really matter? In this repeat, she and Paul are working together on a project, although Paul is having a tough time figuring out exactly what she wants. Sounds like a similar problem faced by another Paul a couple of decades ago. NBC.


* "Biography" (8 p.m.-9 p.m., repeats midnight-1 a.m., A&E) -- It's despicable 20th-century dictators week, and what better way to start it off than with a two-part look at Adolf Hitler? Part 2 airs at the same time tomorrow.

* "Frankenstein" (9 p.m.-11 p.m., repeats 1 a.m.-3 a.m., Sci-Fi) -- Hollywood has yet to make a movie any more horrific than this 1931 tale of the man who would be God. The film has atmosphere to spare and a genuine star turn from Boris Karloff, who manages to make an indelible impression without uttering a word. This one'll give you the creeps.

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