Three exclusive BBC iPlayer films will join the line-up of the Beeb’s new sci-fi season.
The season will begin with a new four-part series on BBC Two, Tomorrow’s Worlds: The Unearthly History Of Science Fiction, in which Dominic Sandbrook explores how science fiction has offered a revealing window into our dreams and our nightmares.
On the same day, three new films will be released exclusively on the BBC’s VOD service:
My Life In Science Fiction: Invasion Of The Fans will see podcast maestros The Geek Syndicate lead a tour through the world of the genre’s fans, from home-made costumes to the joy of convention-going and obsession with the best of literary Science Fiction.
My Life in Science Fiction: Days Of Fear and Wonder will see The Geek Syndicate’s Barry Nugent and Dave Monteith embark an a road trip through the British Film Institute’s nationwide celebration of science fiction. A panoply of Science Fiction films and TV shows will be presented to the nation, from the old to the new, the quirky to the cutting-edge, including over 50 titles released online on BFI Player.
The final short film, My Life in Science Fiction: Stories from the Stars, is narrated by Mark Gatiss and sees some of sci-fi’s brightest stars give an entertaining insight into their best-known work. Richard Dreyfuss talks about hazardous mountain-climbing in Close Encounters; Rutger Hauer shares memories of his feathered co-star from the climax of Blade Runner; Nichelle Nichols discusses her legendary kiss with Captain Kirk in Star Trek; and Alien’s Veronica Cartwright and Star Wars’ Anthony Daniels recall some challenging costumes.