The September schedule has some weekly themes, including a Hitchcock marathon every Sunday starting at 10 AM and a "Future Shock!" spotlight on dystopian SF films. I won't list the Hitchcock films unless they have an SF/fantasy element, which pretty much reduces it to The Birds
6:00 AM: Tarzan the Ape Man
(1932): The original Weissmuller film!
8:00 AM: The Land That Time Forgot
5:45 PM: The Birds
11:15 PM: A Trip to the Moon
(1902): George Melies!
4:15 PM: Around the World in 80 Days
('56): The David Niven version.
5:15 AM: The Phantom Carriage
('22): Silent supernatural-ish Swedish film.
5:46 PM: The King of the Duplicators
('68): Documentary short about makeup artist William Tuttle. Might have some bits about his SF work.
8:00 PM: Metropolis
('27): The Fritz Lang classic. TCM says it's 149 minutes, which suggests it's the 2010 restoration, the most complete version to date.
10:45 PM: Things to Come
: The movie H.G. Wells wrote!
12:30 AM: Escape from New York
2:15 AM: Brazil
('85): Apparently the 132-minute US cut, not Gilliam's definitive cut.
4:50 AM: On Location With Westworld
('73): Behind-the-scenes promotional short.
9:00 AM: Battle in Outer Space
('60): Aka The Great Space War
, a Japanese SF film from the makers of Godzilla
2:00 AM: The Awful Dr. Orloff
('64): Spanish horror film.
3:30 AM: Bride of Frankenstein
9:15 PM: The Thief of Bagdad
7:30 AM: Vampyr
8:45 AM: Brigadoon
('54): I guess this counts as fantasy.
1:00 PM: Finian's Rainbow
('68): Leprechaun musical.
3:30 PM: Tom Thumb
('58): George Pal film.
5:30 PM: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
8:00 PM: Soylent Green
9:45 PM: Minority Report
(2002): Yes, TCM is showing a 21st-century movie!
12:15 AM: Logan's Run
2:30 AM: Mad Max
9:30 AM: The Night the World Exploded
('57): Seismological disaster movie!
8:00 AM: King Kong
3:30 AM: Metropolis
8:00 PM: Bell, Book and Candle
6:30 AM: Topper
8:00 PM: La Jetee
('62): The basis for 12 Monkeys
8:45 PM: Rollerball
11:00 PM: A.I.
(2001): Yep, another post-2000 Spielberg film.
1:45 AM: Total Recall
3:45 AM: The Satan Bug
('65): Ooh, with Anne Francis!
6:00 AM: First Men in the Moon
('64): H.G. Wells adaptation.
7:45 AM: The Man Who Could Work Miracles
('36): Another Wells adaptation, with Ralph Richardson.
9:15 AM: Valley of the Dragons
('61): Loose adaptation of Jules Verne's Off on a Comet
, recycling dinosaur footage from One Million B.C.
12:45 AM: Frankenstein
('31): Why not show this back-to-back with Bride
5:30 AM: The Adventures of Prince Achmed
('27): Interesting -- a "silhouette film" based on the Arabian Nights
, which may have been the first animated feature film.
8:00 PM: The Time Machine
10:00 PM: World Without End
('55): Astronauts fall through a time warp and find post-apocalyptic mutants! Sounds like a cross between The Time Machine
and Planet of the Apes
, and actually co-stars TTM's Rod Taylor. Should be an interesting companion piece.
11:30 PM: The Omega Man
('71): The Charlton Heston version of Richard Matheson's I Am Legend
1:30 AM: A Boy and His Dog
('74): Film version of Harlan Ellison's post-apocalyptic tale.
9:30 AM: Creature With the Atom Brain
('55): Atomic Nazi zombies!!!
Wow, that's a pretty full month.