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David Tennant & Karen Gillan Among Talking Heads In The Real History of Sci-Fi

On Saturday April 19th, BBC America delves into the real history of science fiction with filmmakers, writers, actors and graphic artists looking back on their experiences and on how their obsession and imagination has taken them into the unknown.

As previously reported, The Real History of Sci-Fi – narrated by Mark Gatiss – features exclusive new interviews with Doctor Who‘s David Tennant, Steven Moffat and Karen Gillan, as well as big names such as Blade Runner‘s Rutger Hauer, Nathan Fillion, Zoe Saldana, Scott Bakula, Director John Carpenter, Writer/Producer Chris Carter,Author/Screenwriter Neil Gaiman, actors Christopher Lloyd and William Shatner and many more!

The series starts with “Robots”: What if our creations turn against us? The idea of creating life has fascinated society since the earliest days of science fiction. The first installment of the four-part series transports viewers from the first steps of Frankenstein’s monster to the threat provided by the Terminator and the world of Cyberspace.

View the trailer above to get yourself in the mood, and don’t forget to set your Tivo!

Christian Cawley


A long-term Doctor Who fan, Christian grew up watching the show and has early memories of the Graham Williams era. His favourite stories are Inferno, The Seeds of Doom and Human Nature (although The Empty Child, Blink and Utopia all come close). When he’s not bossing around the news team, Christian is a freelance writer specialising in mobile technology and domestic computing, and enjoys classic rock, cooking and spending time in the countryside with his wife and young children. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.

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