BBC America Announces Real History Of Science Fiction Series With A Nerdy Star-Studded Lineup

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BBC America has announced a new four part documentary that sounds like it’s going to make geek hearts everywhere explode from joy. The Real History of Science Fiction will explore “why science fiction is not merely a genre… for its audience it’s a portal to a multi-verse – one that is all too easy to get lost in.” Each episode will tackle a specific theme: Robots, Space, Invasion, and Time.

Are you ready to take a gander at some of the actors and writers taking part in the series? Just check this out:

Among those taking part are: William Shatner (Star Trek), Nathan Fillion (Firefly), Zoe Saldana (Avatar, Star Trek), Steven Moffat (Doctor Who), Richard Dreyfuss (Close Encounters of the Third Kind), Chris Carter (The X-Files), Ronald D Moore (Battlestar Galactica), John Landis (An American Werewolf in London, Schlock), David Tennant (Doctor Who), Christopher Lloyd (Back to the Future), Rutger Hauer (Blade Runner), John Carpenter (Dark Star, The Thing), Karen Gillan (Doctor Who), Neil Gaiman (The Sandman, Stardust), Kim Stanley Robinson (Mars Trilogy), Scott Bakula (Quantum Leap, Star Trek: Enterprise), Ursula K Le Guin (The Left Hand of Darkness), Syd Mead (Blade Runner), Kenny Baker (Star Wars), Anthony Daniels (Star Wars), Nichelle Nichols (Star Trek), Peter Weller (Robocop), Edward James Olmos (Blade Runner, Battlestar Galactica), and many more.

I’m sold. The series premieres on Saturday, April 19th. Who else will be tuning in?

(BBC America via TMS)

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