BBC Two and BBC America have announced that they will be co-producing My God, It's Full of Stars: A Journey to the Edge of Science Fiction (W/T). The new four-part documentary series will explore the cult of science fiction across various media with input from those who have created some of the best loved examples of the genre, including Doctor Who and Star Wars.
BBC Worldwide say:
and BBC Two announced today a new four-part docu-series co-production My
God, It’s Full of Stars: A Journey to the Edge of Science Fiction (W/T).
The series heads to the very frontiers of space and science to produce the
definitive television history of science fiction. The story of one of the
liveliest and most stimulating genres in popular culture will be told through
its impact on cinema, television and literature.
Each episode will explore one of the enduring themes of science fiction: time travel; the exploration of space; robots and artificial intelligence; and aliens. It will be made with the help of the genre’s greatest pioneers: the filmmakers, writers, actors, and graphic artists whose obsession and imagination has taken them into the unknown. Having explored the future, the past, parallel universes and galaxies far, far away, they are now ready to report back on their experiences.
This is the story of science fiction told by the men and women who fell to earth… From HG Wells's War Of The Worlds to The Terminator, from Doctor Who to Star Wars this series will guide viewers through a rich, thought-provoking and endlessly exciting genre.
The executive producer for the BBC is Michael Poole and overseeing production for BBC
are Richard De Croce and Rachel Smith.
Source: BBC Media Centre