AUSTRALIA: The Real History Of Science Fiction Comes To SBS One

The BBC America documentary series The Real History Of Science Fiction comes to SBS One in Australia from tomorrow. The four part series explores the genre of science fiction in depth with help from some of the best known actors, writers, producers and artists. Doctor Who and Sherlock writer and actor Mark Gatiss narrates the programmes, and contributors include David Tennant, Steven Moffat and Karen Gillan

David Tennant appears in the first two episodes, dedicated to Time and Invasion.

The series kicks off tomorrow on SBS One at 8.35pm with Time and continues on Monday nights at the same time.

The Real History Of Science Fiction
SBS ONE, Mondays, 8.35pm
From Star Wars to 2001: A Space Odyssey, and from Jurassic Park to Doctor Who, each program is packed with contributors behind these creations and traces the developments of Robots, Space, Invasion and Time. Narrated by Mark Gatiss, Doctor Who writer, actor, and co-creator of the BBC’s Sherlock, the series determines why science fiction is not merely a genre… for its audience it’s a portal to a multi-verse – one that is all too easy to get lost in.
Among those taking part are: William Shatner (Star Trek), Nathan Fillion (Firefly), Zoe Saldana(Avatar, Star Trek), Steven Moffat (Doctor Who), Richard Dreyfuss (Close Encounters of the Third Kind), Chris Carter (The X-Files), Ronald D Moore (Battlestar Galactica), John Landis (An American Werewolf in London, Schlock), David Tennant (Doctor Who), Christopher Lloyd (Back to the Future), Rutger Hauer (Blade Runner), John Carpenter (Dark Star, The Thing), Karen Gillan(Doctor Who), Neil Gaiman (The Sandman, Stardust), Kim Stanley Robinson (Mars Trilogy), Scott Bakula (Quantum Leap, Star Trek: Enterprise), Ursula K Le Guin (The Left Hand of Darkness),Syd Mead (Blade Runner), Kenny Baker (Star Wars), Anthony Daniels (Star Wars), Nichelle Nichols (Star Trek), Peter Weller (Robocop), Edward James Olmos (Blade Runner, Battlestar Galactica), and many more.