What is Comet TV?
Science fiction fans will be on cloud nine with the range of niche movies and cult TV shows available on Comet TV. The channel is dedicated to all things sci-fi, offering cult classic shows, popular programs, and undiscovered content.
Comet TV is owned by the Sinclair Television Group, a subsidiary of the Sinclair Broadcast Group, and is operated by MGM Television, a division of the movie and TV content house Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM). Its content library of adventure, fantasy, horror, and supernatural programming is largely sourced from MGM.
The channel offers free online live streaming via its website and several live video streaming services, as well as through Sinclair’s STIRR mobile app.
Comet TV supported devices
Comet TV is available to watch on mobile phones, tablets, and Smart TVs that enable access to the channel. Here is a list of devices and services that are compatible with Comet TV.
- Android phones and tablets
- Apple iOS phones and tablets
- Apple TV
- Roku devices
- Sling TV
- YouTube TV
What to watch on Comet TV
Comet TV is home to a collection of horror, science fiction, and supernatural programming. Popular titles on the platform include:
- Babylon 5
- Flash Gordon
- Stargate SG-1
- The Outer Limits
Potentially the most appealing content on Comet TV is its science fiction TV programming. This includes the cult series Babylon 5, which focuses on a group of military staff and alien diplomats on board a space station and follows a general theme of a fight to prevent the Earth descending into totalitarianism.
The channel’s other headline TV show is Stargate SG-1, which is based on the cult classic 1994 movie Stargate. It picks up one year after the events of the film, when the US Government discovers that an alien device, the Stargate, is able to access a network across the galaxy. It sends SG-1, an elite Air Force operations team, to explore and defend against alien threats. The other major TV show on the channel is The Outer Limits, a space fantasy series that originally aired in the 1960s and was revived in 1995.
Comet TV is home to a small but entertaining mix of alien and futuristic, horror, and science fiction films. The pick of the bunch may be Christopher Lambert starring in Beowulf, based on the classic poem about a monstrous creature named Grendel attacking a Scandinavian village. Other notable movies include Cypher, a corporate spy thriller starring Lucy Liu and Jeremy Northam, and John Candy in comedy Delirious, which focuses on a soap opera writer who suffers a knock on the head that enables him to control all of the events in his life.
The service also has several cult movies like Flash Gordon, which stars Sam Jones as a football star who flies to the planet Mongo to save the Earth from Ming the Merciless, Monster Dog, which features Alice Cooper as a rock star whose father is suspected of being a werewolf, and the original The Little Shop of Horrors, in which a flower shop owner creates a new plant that starts to speak and give orders.
The channel’s content library is full of niche horror movies spanning from the 1950s through to the 1980s, such as Killer Klowns From Outer Space, Motel Hell, Werewolf In A Girl’s Dormitory, and Witchboard. That is in addition to science fiction flicks like Santa Claus Conquers The Martians, Warning From Space, which is about one-eyed, star-shaped aliens that come to Tokyo to save Earth from colliding with a fiery planet, and Zontar, The Thing From Venus.
Comet TV’s live TV schedule runs from 10 am until 4 am ET every day. Weekday schedules kick off with movies in 2-hour slots up until 6 pm ET, when its TV show programming begins. This typically starts with two hours of Babylon 5, followed by three hours of Stargate SG-1, three hours of The Outer Limits, and concludes with two more episodes of Babylon 5. Weekend programming features back-to-back movies from start to finish.
Comet TV features
Comet TV’s movie list is presented in an appealing format that features an image of the film’s front cover and useful information like its release date, genre, leading cast members, and a synopsis of the movie. By clicking on a title from the main list, users are presented with a profile page with additional information such as its release date, the genres it covers, the director, its runtime, and other similar movies they might like. The live schedule section also has a big, bold design that offers a synopsis of movies and shows available throughout the day.
The channel’s website also features a blog that keeps people updated on science fiction news and rumors. It also provides trailers of upcoming movies and shows.
The final cut
Comet TV offers a small but entertaining collection of movies and TV shows to keep science fiction lovers happy. This includes a range of niche alien, horror, and sci-fi films, and a few cult space exploration TV shows. Content is available as live streams and the schedule is available up to two weeks in advance, meaning viewers can plan their sci-fi watching well in advance. The network also provides the latest updates from the science fiction world and trailers from upcoming movies.
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