ANNOUNCING. A new original documentary series, a BBC AMERICA and BBC Two co-production. The Real History of Science Fiction premieres Saturday, April 19, 10:00pm ET after the Season 2 premiere of orphanblack.
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.
On one level, sci-fi can deliver a ‘white knuckle-ride’ – jaw-dropping special effects, and thrills that have cinemagoers flying out of their seats. But also, it is possibly the only area of pop culture that engages with big ideas. Good science fiction engages audiences on a deeper level than mere spectacle; it becomes a place to discuss not just the universe and how it works – but what it means to be emotional, sentient human beings.
We can’t wait for this exciting documentary eye-opener to The Real History of Science Fiction.
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that it just leads to tears….that would be me tonight.
I go to pick up my brother from work. the street leading to his work was blocked off by police after twenty minutes ofdriving around trying to figure out where to go, I pull over to ask an officer for help or at least get an understanding as to what was going on. All I get is “just u turn” “u-turn” Try to explain I am trying to get my brother (mentally disabled) and all I get is “Figure it out, turn around”
I was so angry, I just ended up crying. I turned around and ended up playing phone tag with my family. also continued to wondering unfamiliar and unsafe streets of that area of the city. In total I spent an hour driving around the back streets of downtown Las Vegas and pulling into dark parking lots to communicate with my family as to where to go…..I was finally able to get my brother right where that cop was.
yes I understand he was doing his job. Where he failed was his ability to communicate, which includes listening as well as tone. This also is a matter of public safety. I was taught as a child that if you required aide, you could approach a police officer. then to be disregarded like that. grr. Please, communicate as to what is happening and what streets are shut down.
With all that is going on with me emotionally this year…..I keep finding myself crying a lot more….Crying and not knowing why. I am familiar with the cry i had tonight….I cry when I get angry. I realize that I cannot express my emotional extremes verbally and I end up in tears. I feel really bad for my brother, because I know I made him feel uncomfortable in the car since I cried the entire way home. Driving with tear streaked glasses is not the safest scenerio either.
Palma de Mallorca’s multicultural history and the century-old bank building’s architectural quirks led the designer (a self-described “urban archeologist”) to incorporate a mix of styles: the Roman and Moorish influences of the island transposed against the crisper lines of Northern Europe. Photography courtesy of Design Hotels.