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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).

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Managing editor with realscreen publication, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Darah is an award-winning journalist who has spent over two decades covering a wide range of issues from real estate and urban development to immigration, politics and human rights, primarily with The Vancouver Sun. Prior to joining realscreen, she was editor of Stream Daily, realscreen's sister publication covering the dynamic global digital video industry. She also served a stint as a war reporter in Afghanistan for television and print, and was a national business blogger with Yahoo Canada.

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