NEW ZEALAND: David Tennant Talks Time Travel On The Real History Of Science Fiction Tonight

David Tennant contributes to a brand new episode of The Real History Of Science Fiction which premieres on BBC Knowledge in New Zealand tonight.

The four part series takes an in depth look at the many worlds of science fiction with contributions from some of the best known faces from the genre, including artists, actors, writers and directors. David Tennant appears on tonight's show which focuses on Time. 

The Real History Of Science Fiction
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 Sherlock, the series determines why science fiction is not merely a genre… for its audience it is a portal to a multi-verse – one that is all too easy to get lost in.

Part 4 - Time
Saturday 31st January, 7.30pm
BBC Knowledge
What if we could travel not just through space, but through time itself? If you could travel through time, would you change the past or the future? What if you found it couldn’t be changed? What price does the time traveller — and the people they are closest to — pay? This is a journey from H. G. Wells’ The Time Machine through ideas like The Grandfather Paradox and The Butterfly Effect to the professional time traveller that is the ever popular Doctor Who. Steven Moffat, David Tennant, Karen Gillan, and Neil Gaiman offer a unique perspective on the Doctor. Edward James Olmos reveals the hidden meaning of the language he created for the vision of the future that is Blade Runner. Bob Gale and Christopher Lloyd take us behind the scenes of Back to the Future,while Ed Solomon describes the joy of solving a time travel conundrum for Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure. But what would be the physical and emotional cost to the time traveller? Audrey Niffenegger explains what inspired her novel The Time Traveller’s Wife. And what if someone from the future tried to travel back in time to warn us? Would we believe them? From the apocalyptic tones of 12 Monkeys to the drama of Quantum Leap and the comedy of Groundhog Day, time travel is a subject that has been irresistible to the creators of every type of science fiction.