David Tennant Appears In Tomorrow’s Worlds: The Unearthly History Of Science Fiction On BBC Two



David Tennant will be one of the contributors to a new four-part series Tomorrow’s Worlds: The Unearthly History Of Science Fiction. The BBC Two show, hosted by historian, writer and presenter Dominic Sandbrook, will make up part of the BBC's new strand of science fiction programming across TV, Radio and iPlayer.

Tomorrow’s Worlds: The Unearthly History Of Science Fiction
This new landmark series on BBC Two sees historian and author Dominic Sandbrook head to the very frontiers of space and science to offer audiences the definitive television history of science fiction.
This entertaining series made by BBC Arts tells the story of one of the liveliest and most stimulating genres in popular culture, through its impact on cinema, television and literature. With each episode exploring an enduring theme of science fiction – space, invasion, robots and time – Dominic shows how the genre has been a revealing window into our dreams and our nightmares. It features some of the genre’s greatest pioneers - the filmmakers, writers and actors whose obsession and imagination has taken them into the unknown.
The programme will hear from leading figures from cinema, TV and literature, including Rutger Hauer; Zoe Saldana; Richard Dreyfuss; David Tennant; Steven Moffat; Neil Gaiman; Nichelle Nichols; John Carpenter; Audrey Niffenegger; Edward James Olmos; Karen Gillan; Ursula K. Le Guin and William Gibson. Having explored the future, the past, parallel universes and galaxies far, far away, they are ready to report back on their experiences.
Tomorrow’s Worlds: The Unearthly History Of Science Fiction is the story of science fiction told by the men and women who fell to earth: from HG Wells's War Of The Worlds to The Terminator, from Doctor Who to Star Wars this series guides viewers through a rich, thought-provoking and endlessly exciting genre.


The programme is the UK version of The Real History Of Science Fiction, a co-production between BBC America and BBC Two which aired in the USA earlier this year. David Tennant featured in the episodes covering Time and Invasion.

The series start date is to be confirmed but is expected to be in the last week of November.

Look out too for three brand new iPlayer-exclusive films in the My Life In Science Fiction series. Both Invasion Of The Fans and Days Of Fear And Wonder look at the phenomena of sci-fi and conventions through the eyes of fans. Stories From The Stars, narrated by Mark Gatiss, sees some of the best known names of science fiction reminiscing about their greatest roles (David Tennant's participation is not confirmed). 


Via BBC Media Centre


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