Since science fiction shows are popping up all over television instead of being confined to that channel with the unspeakable name, why not one topic for all of them? The highly anticipated FlashForward starts tonight on ABC; let's all cross our fingers and hope that it's not another Virtuality or Defying Gravity. And only a few more weeks until the premiere of Stargate Universe.

This way, those poor, benighted souls who never discovered the exquisite joys of science fiction can just skip this topic and not have to worry about running into SF talk in the Television 2009 topic.