AUSTRALIA: David Tennant Appears On The Real History Of Science Fiction Tonight

Tonight David Tennant appears in the second instalment of The Real History Of Science Fiction, the BBC America documentary series now showing on SBS ONE in Australia. The series explores various aspects of the genre with the help of some of the best known actors and creators of TV, film, comics, books and games and is narrated by Sherlock and Doctor Who star Mark Gatiss. Tonight's episode looks at Invasion.

The Real History Of Science Fiction
SBS ONE, 8.35pm, Monday 15th September

What if aliens landed on Earth? Much of science fiction explores the moment of first contact – what will people do when the aliens land? From H. G. Wells’ pioneering The War of the Worlds to Independence Day, Men In Black, and District 9, Invasion deals with our fears of alien invasions of earth. David Tennant explains the appeal of Doctor Who’s Daleks and Cybermen while John Carpenter and Chris Carter explore the rich appeal of the paranoia fuelled by hidden aliens with The Thing and The X-Files. It also asks, what if the monsters were our own creation? With the aid of rarely seen animation tests, Phil Tippett takes us behind the scenes in the creation of the dinosaurs of Jurassic Park. But not all invasions are hostile. Peter Coyote and Richard Dreyfuss discuss the creation of Spielberg’s spellbinding classics E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial and Close Encounters of the Third Kind. There is more than one kind of invasion.

The series continues on Monday evenings at the same time, although David makes only fleeting appearances in the remaining two episodes.

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