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The series heads to the very frontiers of space and science to produce the definitive television history of science fiction, told through its impact on cinema, television and literature, with the help of filmmakers, writers, actors, and graphic artists. Each episode will explore one of the enduring themes of science fiction: time travel; the exploration of space; robots and artificial intelligence; and aliens.

Series Cast

  1. Dominic Sandbrook

    Dominic Sandbrook

    Himself - Presenter

    4 Episodes

  2. Charlie Jane Anders


    4 Episodes

  3. Mark Gatiss

    Mark Gatiss

    Himself - Narrator (voice)

    4 Episodes

  4. Douglas Trumbull

    Douglas Trumbull


    3 Episodes

  5. Gale Anne Hurd

    Gale Anne Hurd


    3 Episodes

  6. Phil Tippett

    Phil Tippett


    3 Episodes

  7. Michio Kaku

    Michio Kaku


    3 Episodes

  8. Neil Gaiman

    Neil Gaiman


    3 Episodes

  9. Ronald D. Moore

    Ronald D. Moore


    2 Episodes

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Last Season

The Real History of Science Fiction

Season 1

2014 | 4 Episodes

Season 1 of The Real History of Science Fiction premiered on April 19, 2014.

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The Real History of Science Fiction


Status Ended


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Type Miniseries

Original Language English


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