Sci-fi is everywhere, from 'Sliders' to 'Pirates'

Today's TV

March 28, 1997|By Chris Kaltenbach | Chris Kaltenbach,SUN STAFF

Dying to go behind-the-scenes in the world of comic books? Check out the Sci-Fi Channel tonight. On CBS, "Orleans" returns. Yippee.

"Unsolved Mysteries" (8 p.m.-9 p.m., WBAL, Channel 11) -- David Morehouse, an Army officer from Maryland described as "a psychic spy in the government's top secret Stargate program," is profiled, along with an allegedly murderous nanny from California. NBC.

"JAG" (8 p.m.-9 p.m., WJZ, Channel 13) -- Bruce Weitz (Mick Belker on "Hill Street Blues") plays a homeless vet who gets himself into some trouble with the law. CBS.

"Sliders" (8 p.m.-9 p.m., WBFF, Channel 45) -- Man, these folks have the worst luck: Tonight, they slide into a world prone to nasty earthquakes (or whatever such ground movements are called wherever they are). Fox.

"Boy Meets World" (8: 30 p.m.-9 p.m., WMAR, Channel 2) -- In a repeat from November, Ariana Richards, the plucky girl from "Jurassic Park," guest stars as a classmate with whom Shawn (Rider Strong) spends the night but maybe it's not what you think. ABC.

"Orleans" (9 p.m.-10 p.m., WJZ, Channel 13) -- Back from hiatus, those wacky denizens of New Orleans are at it again. Tonight, Charles Durning plays a mob boss who might know the whereabouts of Luther's daughter, who's been a no-show for 16 years. CBS.

"Crisis Center" (10 p.m.-11 p.m., WBAL, Channel 11) -- A take-no-prisoners new doctor shows up at the center and makes like a bull in a china shop, cutting himself quite a path. Of course, Kathy (Kellie Martin) falls for him. Among the guest stars is Kathleen Wilhoite of "ER." NBC.

"Nash Bridges" (10 p.m.-11 p.m., WJZ, Channel 13) -- A beautiful detective from Chicago (Melinda Clarke) joins the boys to help them with their investigation. But except for providing that rascal Nash with a night of passion, is she more hindrance than help? CBS.

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"Ice Pirates" (1: 05 p.m.-3: 05 p.m., TBS) -- Robert Urich, Mary Crosby, Anjelica Huston and John Carradine head up this lightweight sci-fi tale, concerning a future where water has become one of the most valuable commodities on Earth (unlike "Waterworld," where there was just too darn much water, and the movie didn't have a lightweight bone in its body).

"The Anti-Gravity Room" (6: 30 p.m.-7 p.m., Sci-Fi) -- Hosts Nick Scoullar, Phil Guerrero and Jaimy Mahlon try to get the lowdown on comic books, with some help from guest host Ben Stiller. As part of their quest, they visit DC comics and Mad magazine, plus interview Howard Stern, Robin Quivers (they wanna know if she'd play Wonder Woman), Flea (of the Red Hot Chili Peppers) and band members from Aerosmith and Marilyn Manson.

Pub Date: 3/28/97

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