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The Real History of Science Fiction (2014– )

TV Mini-series | 240 min | Documentary, Sci-Fi

The series heads to the very frontiers of space and science to produce the definitive television history of science fiction. The story of one of the liveliest and most stimulating genres in popular culture will be told through its impact ...See moreThe series heads to the very frontiers of space and science to produce the definitive television history of science fiction. The story of one of the liveliest and most stimulating genres in popular culture will be told through its impact on cinema, television and literature. Each episode will explore one of the enduring themes of science fiction: time travel; the exploration of space; robots and artificial intelligence; and aliens. It will be made with the help of the genre's greatest pioneers: the filmmakers, writers, actors, and graphic artists whose obsession and imagination has taken them into the unknown. Having explored the future, the past, parallel universes and galaxies far, far away, they are now ready to report back on their experiences. Written by BBC America See less
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Release date (First episode)
Apr 19, 2014 (United States)

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55 cast members
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Dominic Sandbrook
Self - Presenter Self - Presenter   See fewer
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Charlie Jane Anders
Self / Self - Author Self / Self - Author   See fewer
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4
Neil Gaiman
Self - Author / Screenwriter, Doctor Who / Screenwriter: Doctor Who / Self Self - Author / Screenwriter, Doctor Who / Screenwriter: Doctor Who / Self   See fewer
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4
Mark Gatiss
Self - Narrator / Narrator Self - Narrator / Narrator   See fewer
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4
Rutger Hauer
Self - 'Roy Batty', Blade Runner / Self - Blade Runner Self - 'Roy Batty', Blade Runner / Self - Blade Runner   See fewer
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4
David Tennant
Self - 'The Doctor', Doctor Who (2005-2010) / Self - Doctor Who / Self - The Doctor: Doctor Who (2005-2010) Self - 'The Doctor', Doctor Who (2005-2010) / Self - Doctor Who / Self - The Doctor: Doctor Who (2005-2010)   See fewer
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4
Keir Dullea
Self - 'Dave Bowman', 2001: A Space Odyssey / Self - 2001: A Space Odyssey Self - 'Dave Bowman', 2001: A Space Odyssey / Self - 2001: A Space Odyssey   See fewer
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3
Gale Anne Hurd
Self / Self - Producer, The Terminator / Self - Producer: Aliens & The Terminator Self / Self - Producer, The Terminator / Self - Producer: Aliens & The Terminator   See fewer
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3
Rian Johnson
Self - Looper / Self - Director & Screenwriter, Looper Self - Looper / Self - Director & Screenwriter, Looper   See fewer
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3
Michio Kaku
Self - Theoretical Physicist / Self Self - Theoretical Physicist / Self   See fewer
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3
John Landis
Self - Director Self - Director   See fewer
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3
Christopher Lloyd
Self - Back to the Future / Self - 'Dr Emmet Brown', Back to the Future Self - Back to the Future / Self - 'Dr Emmet Brown', Back to the Future   See fewer
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3
Edward Neumeier
Self / Self - Robocop (1987) / Self - Screenwriter, Robocop (1987) Self / Self - Robocop (1987) / Self - Screenwriter, Robocop (1987)   See fewer
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3
Haley Joel Osment
Self - A.I. Artificial Intelligence / Self - 'David', A.I. Artificial Intelligence Self - A.I. Artificial Intelligence / Self - 'David', A.I. Artificial Intelligence   See fewer
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3
Adam Rogers
Self / Self - Senior Editor: Wired Magazine Self / Self - Senior Editor: Wired Magazine   See fewer
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3
Phil Tippett
Self / Self - Visual Effects, Jurassic Park / Self - Visual Effects: Jurassic Park Self / Self - Visual Effects, Jurassic Park / Self - Visual Effects: Jurassic Park   See fewer
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3
Douglas Trumbull
Director, Silent Running / Self / Self - 2001: A Space Odyssey / Self - Visual Effects, 2001: A Space Odyssey / Visual Effects: Close Encounters of the Third Kind Director, Silent Running / Self / Self - 2001: A Space Odyssey / Self - Visual Effects, 2001: A Space Odyssey / Visual Effects: Close Encounters of the Third Kind   See fewer
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3
Kenny Baker
Self - 'R2-D2', Star Wars Self - 'R2-D2', Star Wars   See fewer
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2
John Carpenter
Director: The Thing (1982) / Self / Self - Dark Star Director: The Thing (1982) / Self / Self - Dark Star   See fewer
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2
Rick Carter
Self / Self - Production Designer, Avatar Self / Self - Production Designer, Avatar   See fewer
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2
Anthony Daniels
Self - 'C-3PO', Star Wars Self - 'C-3PO', Star Wars   See fewer
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2
Richard Dreyfuss
Roy Neary / Self / Self - Close Encounters of the Third Kind Roy Neary / Self / Self - Close Encounters of the Third Kind   See fewer
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2
William Gibson
Screenwriter: The X-Files / Self - Author / Self - Author, Neuromancer Screenwriter: The X-Files / Self - Author / Self - Author, Neuromancer   See fewer
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2
Karen Gillan
Self - 'Amy Pond', Doctor Who (2010-2012) / Self - Amy Pond: Doctor Who (2010-2012) Self - 'Amy Pond', Doctor Who (2010-2012) / Self - Amy Pond: Doctor Who (2010-2012)   See fewer
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2
Ursula K. Le Guin
Self / Self - Author, The Left Hand of Darkness Self / Self - Author, The Left Hand of Darkness   See fewer
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2
Steven Moffat
Self - Executive Producer, Doctor Who (2009-) / Self - Executive Producer: Doctor Who (2009-) Self - Executive Producer, Doctor Who (2009-) / Self - Executive Producer: Doctor Who (2009-)   See fewer
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2
Ronald D. Moore
Self / Self - Executive Producer, Battlestar Galactica (2003-9) Self / Self - Executive Producer, Battlestar Galactica (2003-9)   See fewer
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2
Edward James Olmos
Self / Self - 'Commander William Adama', Battlestar Galactica Self / Self - 'Commander William Adama', Battlestar Galactica   See fewer
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2
David Webb Peoples
Self / Self - Screenwriter, Blade Runner Self / Self - Screenwriter, Blade Runner   See fewer
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2
Members only
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Kim Stanley Robinson
Self / Self - Author Self / Self - Author   See fewer
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2
Zoe Saldana
Avatar / Self - Star Trek Avatar / Self - Star Trek   See fewer
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2
William Shatner
Self - Star Trek Self - Star Trek   See fewer
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2
Ed Solomon
Self / Self - Screenwriter: Men In Black Self / Self - Screenwriter: Men In Black   See fewer
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2
Brian Aldiss
Self - Author, Supertoys Last All Summer Long Self - Author, Supertoys Last All Summer Long   See fewer
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1
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1
Members only
1
Chris Carter
Self - Creator: The X-Files (1993-2002) Self - Creator: The X-Files (1993-2002)   See fewer
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1
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1
Peter Coyote
Self - Keys: E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial Self - Keys: E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial   See fewer
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1
Joe Dante
Self - Director Self - Director   See fewer
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1
Roland Emmerich
Self - Director: Independence Day Self - Director: Independence Day   See fewer
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1
Hampton Fancher
Self - Screenwriter, Blade Runner Self - Screenwriter, Blade Runner   See fewer
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1
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1
Bob Gale
Self - Screenwriter & Producer, Back to the Future Self - Screenwriter & Producer, Back to the Future   See fewer
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1
Alan Ladd Jr.
Self - President, 20th Century Fox (1976-79) Self - President, 20th Century Fox (1976-79)   See fewer
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1
Members only
1
Members only
1
Members only
1
Members only
1
Owen Paterson
Self - Production Designer, The Matrix Self - Production Designer, The Matrix   See fewer
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1
Members only
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Paul Verhoeven
Self - Director, Robocop (1987) Self - Director, Robocop (1987)   See fewer
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Peter Weller
Self - 'Murphy', Robocop (1987) Self - 'Murphy', Robocop (1987)   See fewer
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1
Top 5000
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7.4 / 10 | 411 votes