Time for January 2014. Every Friday night/Saturday early AM has a "Science in the Movies" spotlight, though only some of its installments are science fiction (others are historical films about major scientific advances or figures).
WED 1/1 - THU 1/2/14 (copied from last month's post):
8:00 PM: Journey to the Center of the Earth
('59) With James Mason, Pat Boone, and iguanas impersonating dimetrodons.
10:15 PM: The Lost World
('60): Irwin Allen version with Michael Rennie, Jill St. John, and lizards impersonating dinosaurs.
Midnight: The Valley of Gwangi
('69): Finally, real dinosaurs! By which I mean Harryhausen-animated dinosaurs!
2:00 AM: She
('65): With Ursula Andress and Peter Cushing.
4:00 AM: The Lost Continent
('68): Misleadingly named Hammer film about Sargasso Sea castaways.
2:15 AM: Countdown
('68): Sounds interesting... Robert Altman directs a fictional version of the race to beat the Soviets to the Moon, starring James Caan and Robert Duvall. Made with NASA cooperation.
4:15 AM: Marooned
('69): The sixties version of Gravity
, basically. Gregory Peck, Richard Crenna, and David Janssen are stranded in space. From the Martin Caidin novel.
6:30 PM: The Thing From Another World
('51): Need I say more?
1:00 PM: Jungle Jim
('48): Not strictly genre, but it's based on an Alex Raymond comic strip, it stars Johnny Weissmuller and George Reeves, and it's the first in a series that has more fantasy elements in later installments.
FRI 1/10-SAT 1/11
8:00 PM: Bride of Frankenstein
9:30 PM: Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
('41): Argh, why do they keep showing the lame Spencer Tracy version instead of the superb Fredric March version?
11:30 PM: The Thing From Another World
1:15 AM: Forbidden Planet
3:00 AM: Solaris
('72): The Andrei Tarkovsky version.
5:00 PM: Mad Love
('35): Peter Lorre's American debut, as a mad doctor. Colin Clive, in a role reversal, plays his patient.
4:00 PM: The Canterville Ghost
('44): Loose, WWII-themed adaptation of the Oscar Wilde story.
4:15 AM: These Are the Damned
('62): Originally called The Damned
. Hammer horror film about radioactive mutant children (no, not the X-Men).
9:15 PM: The World, The Flesh, and The Devil
('59): Harry Belafonte, Mel Ferrer, and Inger Stevens in the post-apocalypse.
FRI 1/24-SAT 1/25
Midnight: It Happens Every Spring
('49): Borderline-SF comedy with Ray Milland as a professor who invents a baseball that can't be hit and goes into pitching.
1:45 AM: The Man in the White Suit
('51): In a similar vein, Alec Guiness invents an indestructible fabric to the dismay of the garment industry.
4:00 PM: Robin and Marian
('76): Robin Hood's a legend, so he counts as genre, I guess. Sean Connery as aging Robin Hood.
8:00 PM: Jaws
10:15 PM: Alien
9:30 AM: Sinbad the Sailor
('47): With Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.
6:15 PM: Dr. Coppelius
('68): Based on the ballet Coppélia
, about an inventor passing off a lifelike animated doll as his daughter.
8:00 PM: The Manchurian Candidate
2:00 AM: Trog
('70): Joan Crawford protects a revived "caveman."
FRI 1/31-SAT 2/1:]
8:00 PM: The First Men in the Moon
('64): H.G. Wells adaptation.
10:00 PM: The Time Machine
3:45 AM: Charly
('68): Cliff Robertson adaptation of "Flowers for Algernon."