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BBC America preps “Real History of Science Fiction”

U.S. network BBC America has set an April 19 premiere date for its original docuseries The Real History of Science Fiction, which is a coproduction with UK terrestrial BBC2.
March 11, 2014

U.S. network BBC America has set an April 19 premiere date for its original docuseries The Real History of Science Fiction, which is a coproduction with UK terrestrial BBC2.

Airing at 10 p.m. EST, the series features filmmakers, writers, actors and graphic artists known for their sci-fi work “looking back on their experiences and on how their obsession and imagination has taken them into the unknown,” according to the network.

The BBC-made series is narrated by Mark Gatiss (Sherlock, Doctor Who), the series producer is Ben Southwell, and the exec producer is Michael Poole.

Among the notable names taking part in the series are William Shatner (Star Trek), Zoe Saldana (Avatar), Chris Carter (The X-Files), David Tennant (Doctor Who), Christopher Lloyd (Back to the Future), Rutger Hauer (Blade Runner), Neil Gaiman (The Sandman), Bakula (Quantum Leap) and Peter Weller (Robocop).

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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