Next Week in TV 10/11: Star Trek: Discovery ventures to a new frontier!

By DRWHO42 & Scott C.

Tonight (9 p.m. ET), AMC’s Fear the Walking Dead returns with season six, and based on the trailers, a lot of things have happened since last season’s finale. We are very curious to know what happened to Morgan; why his eyes were red? Is he fighting an infection, malnourished, or is he severely injured?

The crew of the starship Discovery returns this Thursday morning (early!) on CBS All Access for an epic third season return. The Discovery is embarking into the unknown after being hurled over 900 years into the future. The year is 3187, and at this time, the Federation is no more. As such, the crew must adjust to their new lives in an unfriendly future, while also trying to make the galaxy a better place by trying to reestablish the principles of The Federation.

Early Friday morning will feature a pair of series to add to your viewing list. First is Hulu’s supernatural series titled Helstrom. This darker-themed series centers on a brother and sister who investigate crimes that border on psychiatric and satanic with possessions and demons coming into the fray. The second series is Netflix’s La Révolution, which is a reimagining of the events leading up to the French Revolution. This series not only showcases the disparity of the wealthy and the poor during that time, but it also touches on a widespread pandemic that ravages the population.

The past week is in television also provided us with a satisfactory conclusion to the Whisperer War on AMC’s The Walking Dead, as well as the emotional return of a fan-favorite: Lauren Cohan’s Maggie. Unfortunately, fans have to wait until 2021 for the remaining six episodes of this current season (which expanded from in response to COVID-19 delays and the announcement that the series will be coming to a close in its next season). The latest expansion into The Walking Dead universe, World Beyond, was off to a slower start, but this was to provide viewers a sense of the characters and lay the groundwork for this two-season limited series set 10 years after the beginning of the zombie apocalypse.

Many of us on the blog have been anxiously waiting for the premiere of The Haunting of Bly Manor. Our initial reaction to this second chapter of The Haunting franchise is (no spoilers ahead) that this an entirely different story that has an underlying theme of how to live your life after a loved one passes on. This story may seem pretty straightforward, but from the outset, there are some unexpected twists and turns along the way, showcased throughout the season. It was well worth the wait, and we strongly recommend adding it to your viewing list.

That’s all for this week. So, what are you watching? Let us know when visiting the FoCC forum!

DRWHO42’s picks:

New: Fear The Walking Dead!!, Devils, Doctor Who

On-going: The Walking Dead: World Beyond, Lovecraft Country, Biohackers, Umbrella Academy, Star Trek: Lower Decks, Coroner, Cursed, Warrior Nun, Doom Patrol, Stargirl, The Right Stuff

Binge / Re-watch: Lost in Space, Jack Ryan, Strike Back!, The Witcher (finished and re-watching the greatness)

Mario Wario’s picks:

New: Fear The Walking Dead (S6 Premiere), Star Trek: Discovery (S3 Premiere).

On-going: Lovecraft Country.

Binge / Stack: [Nothing at the Moment]

Editor’s note: All times listed below are Eastern and nerd/geek interest are highlighted in AMBER.

Sunday, October 11, 2020
8:00 pm
PBS Last Tango in Halifax [4th Season Finale]
STARZ Spanish Princess: Camelot [2nd Season Premiere]
8:30 pm
CBS 60 Minutes: Presents [Special Time]
9:00 pm
AMC Fear The Walking Dead [6th Season Premiere]

Monday, October 12, 2020
12:15 am
ADULT SWIM Tigtone: Tigtone And The Stakes [2nd Season Finale]
3:01 am
HBO MAX Ghosts: Season 2 [2nd Season Premiere]
NETFLIX Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts [Complete 3rd Season Premiere / Animated Show]

Tuesday, October 13, 2020
3:01 am
AMAZON Evil Eye [Movie]

A seemingly perfect romance turns into a nightmare when a mother becomes convinced her daughter’s new boyfriend has a dark connection to her own past. Click here for more information.

AMAZON Nocturne [Movie]

Coming Soon to Prime: October 13. Welcome to the Blumhouse! Inside the halls of an elite arts academy, a timid music student begins to outshine her more accomplished and outgoing twin sister when she discovers a mysterious notebook belonging to a recently deceased classmate. Click here for more information.

NETFLIX Octonauts & The Great Barrier Reef [Kids Show Special]

In this musical special, the Octonauts must find a way to hold back hungry swarms of coral-eating starfish to save a new friend’s fragile reef home. Click here for more information.

8:00 pm
PBS Finding Your Roots: Fashion’s Roots [6th Season Fall Premiere]

Wednesday, October 14, 2020
8:00 pm
NBC 2020 Billboard Music Awards

Thursday, October 15, 2020
3:01 am
CRACKLE Lennox Lewis: The Untold Story
NETFLIX A Babysitter’s Guide To Monster Hunting [Movie / Family]

Recruited by a secret society of babysitters, a high schooler battles the Boogeyman and his monsters when they nab the boy she’s watching on Halloween. Click here for more information.

NETFLIX Social Distance [Complete 1st Season / Series Premiere]

Filmed in isolation, this narrative anthology series features both dark and funny takes on how people strive to stay connected while staying apart. Click here for more information.

CBSAA Star Trek: Discovery [3rd Season Premiere]
HBO MAX West Wing: A West Wing Special to Benefit When We All Vote

Friday, October 16, 2020
3:01 am
DISNEY+ Clouds [Special]

Young musician Zach Sobiech discovers his cancer has spread, leaving him just a few months to live. With limited time, he follows his dream and makes an album, unaware that it will soon be a viral music phenomenon. Click here for more information.

NETFLIX Grand Army [Complete 1st Season / Series Premiere]

Five students at the largest public high school in Brooklyn take on a chaotic world as they fight to succeed, survive, break free and seize the future. Click here for more information.

APPLE TV+ Helpsters [2nd Season Premiere]
HULU Helstrom [Complete 1st Season / Series Premiere]

Daimon and Ana Helstrom are the son and daughter of a mysterious and powerful serial killer. The siblings have a complicated dynamic as they track down the terrorizing worst of humanity — each with their attitude and skills. Click here for more information.

NETFLIX La Révolution [Complete 1st Season / Series Premiere]

In a reimagined history, a mysterious disease besets 18th century France, culminating in a brutal clash between rebels and the aristocracy. Click here for more information.

NETFLIX Last Kids On Earth: Book 3 [3rd Season Premiere / Animated]
DISNEY+ Meet The Chimps [Complete 1st Season [Series Premiere About a Group of Chimpanzees in the Wild]
NETFLIX The Trial Of The Chicago 7 [Movie]

What was supposed to be a peaceful protest turned into a violent clash with the police. What followed was one of the most notorious trials in history. Click here for more information.

NETFLIX Someone Has to Die [Complete 1st Season / Series Premiere]

In conservative 1950s Spain, the alleged relationship between a young man and a Mexican ballerino creates an uproar of harrowing consequences. Click here for more information.

8:00 pm
DISNEY Halloween House Party [Special]

Saturday, October 17, 2020
8:00 pm
HBO David Byrne’s American Utopia [Movie]

The special includes performances of songs from Byrne’s 2018 solo album of the same name, in addition to popular Talking Heads favorites such as “Once in a Lifetime” and “Burning Down the House.” The musical numbers accompanied with brief monologues allows Byrne to address various sociopolitical topics from police brutality, immigration, climate change, to the critical upcoming election. Click here for more information.

Mario Wario

Scott is a Spidey/Funko/video game fanatic, yet going to a pop culture convention is always his goal. Yes, he is also a fan of Mario and Wario. You can follow him on Twitter @ScottyTheWise.

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