Things get particularly nasty on tonight's season-ender for "Star Trek: Voyager," where Janeway and her crew find a surprising ally.
"The 24th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards" (8 p.m.-10 p.m., WMAR, Channel 2) -- Will the 17th time be a charm for Susan Lucci? All America holds its breath. ABC.
"The Sentinel" (8 p.m.-9 p.m., WNUV, Channel 54) -- The all-sensing Sentinel comes to the aid of a young woman recently awakened from an eight-year coma, caused by a car accident she claims was staged to cover up the murder of her parents. UPN.
"Beverly Hills 90210" (8 p.m.-10 p.m., WBFF, Channel 45) -- It's graduation day, but something tells me things aren't going to go smoothly. Meanwhile, Donna and David (Tori Spelling and Brian Austin Green) take things to a new level. Oh my. Fox.
"The New Explorers" (8 p.m.-9 p.m., MPT, Channels 22 and 67) -- "Is Trinidad Drowning?" doesn't so much ask the question -- there's no disputing the island nation off the Venezuelan coast is losing shoreline rapidly -- as ask why. The answers range from global warming raising the ocean level to excessive sediment raising the ocean level to the country essentially turning into a giant sinkhole, thanks to all the oil and asphalt that's been pumped out of it. None of the answers are particularly comforting, and most chilling may be the indifference of many island residents, who continue building right up against the shoreline -- and may soon find themselves with outdoor pools they never expected. PBS.
"Under Siege" (9 p.m.-11 p.m., WJZ, Channel 13) -- A better-than-average movie that even stars Steven Seagal: who would have thought it possible? Seagal is a ship's cook who's one of two people not captured (the other's a spunky stripper) when crazed Tommy Lee Jones commandeers a battleship and threatens to blow up large chunks of the U.S. Taut direction by Andrew Davis, who would later helm "The Fugitive," keeps this one going, and Seagal's pretty macho cool ... did I mention he plays an ex-Navy SEAL? CBS.
"Star Trek: Voyager" (9 p.m.-10 p.m., WNUV, Channel 54) -- Here's bad news: Captain Janeway and the Voyager encounter Species 8-4-7-2, really mean aliens. And the only way to beat them, apparently, is to form that most unholy of alliances and actually fight side-by-side with ... the Borg. Sounds like one pretty nasty season-ending cliffhanger. UPN.
"Barbara Walters Presents 6 to Watch" (10 p.m.-11 p.m., WMAR, Channel 2) -- Rather than concentrate on the established stars, this time Barbara's focusing on the young set, six people she figures are going to be making headlines for a long time: Drew Barrymore, David Duchovny, Chris O'Donnell, Janeane Garofalo, Leann Rimes and Tiger Woods. ABC.
"Gunfight at the O.K. Corral" (10 p.m.-12: 15 a.m.) and "They Died With Their Boots On" (12: 15 a.m.-2: 45 a.m., TCM) -- Turner Classic Movies' month-long look at "Hollywood vs. History" continues with two westerns that have little to do with reality, but make for great yarns anyway. "Gunfight" is not the best film version of the famous gun battle (that honor goes to John Ford's "My Darling Clementine"), but it's a close second, with Burt Lancaster as Wyatt Earp and Kirk Douglas as Doc Holliday. "Boots," chronicling the life of the famously and tragically self-assured George Armstrong Custer, could be arrested for distorting history -- it paints Custer as sympathetic to the Indians' plight, which isn't exactly true. But with Errol Flynn playing Custer, you know you're in for a good time.
Pub Date: 5/21/97