Science Fiction Delivers Mainstream Hits

McNamara, Mary
October 2004
Multichannel News;10/25/2004, Vol. 25 Issue 43, p9
Reports on the improvements in the demands for science fiction television programs seen in U.S. cable television networks in 2004. Ratings of the premier season of the television program "Stargate: Atlantis"; Plot of the science-fiction series "Dead Like Me"; Airing of revisions of "Frankenstein" and the epic "Lord of the Rings" in the Hallmark Channel.


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