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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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Apr 19, 2014 (United States)

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Charlie Jane Anders
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Mark Gatiss
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Dominic Sandbrook
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Keir Dullea
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Neil Gaiman
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Rutger Hauer
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Gale Anne Hurd
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Michio Kaku
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Edward Neumeier
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Adam Rogers
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Phil Tippett
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Douglas Trumbull
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Kenny Baker
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John Carpenter
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Anthony Daniels
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Richard Dreyfuss
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William Gibson
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Karen Gillan
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Rian Johnson
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John Landis
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Christopher Lloyd
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Steven Moffat
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Ronald D. Moore
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Haley Joel Osment
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Janet Peoples
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Zoe Saldana
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William Shatner
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Ed Solomon
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David Tennant
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Brian Aldiss
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Scott Bakula
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Chris Carter
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Rick Carter
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Peter Coyote
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Joe Dante
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Roland Emmerich
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Hampton Fancher
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Nathan Fillion
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Bob Gale
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Alan Ladd Jr.
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Syd Mead
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Nicholas Meyer
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Nichelle Nichols
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Owen Paterson
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Danny Rubin
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Paul Verhoeven
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Peter Weller
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Alex Winter
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7.5 / 10 | 381 votes