The Week In Sci-Fi

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Team SFX favourite Joe Gilgun stars in futuristic prison break-out Lockout , which is out on DVD and Blu-ray today (check out an interview with the ever-entertaining Mr Gilgun right here ).

Angelina Jolie goes all action heroine on our asses in Lara Croft: Tomb Raider , 7:30pm BBC Three.


Wards Of Faerie: The Dark Legacy Of Shannara , the new one from Terry Brooks, hits bookshops today.

The first season of A Gifted Man continues at 9pm on Watch.

Season two of Falling Skies keeps on keepin’ on, FX at 9pm (check out our season two reviews here ).

Take a trip to Pandora in Avatar , 9pm on Film4 (look, here’s our original film review !).

Milla Jovovich struts her stuff in Resident Evil , 10pm on ITV4.


Indiana Jones steps into cinematic history in Raiders Of The Lost Ark , 10pm on BBC Three.

No one ever thinks about the consequences of marrying a time traveller do they – find out in The Time Traveller’s Wife , 9pm on Film4.

There’s more Sanctuary on Syfy tonight at 10pm.

Catch up with the Winchesters in the seventh season of Supernatural at 10pm on Sky Living.


There’s youthful howling a-plenty in Teen Wolf , 8pm on Sky Living (don’t forget to check out our season two reviews ).

Classic cult horror arrives on Syfy at 9pm in the form of The Grudge .


You will never hear a more rousing version of “A Wizard’s Staff Has A Knob On The End” than at the Discworld Convention , which kicks off at the Hilton Metropole today. Join Sir Terry and celebrate all the glory of the Disc.

Get your game on with Transformers: Fall Of Cybertron , out on PC, PS3, and Xbox360 today.

Todd & The Book Of Pure Evil continues at 11:30pm on Syfy.


Roger Moore is 007 in A View To A Kill , 3pm ITV1.

Shiver some timbers with the jester of the surf in Pirates Of The Caribbean: Curse Of The Black Pearl , 6:20pm BBC One.


Robin Williams is an old Peter Pan in Hook , 3:40pm on Watch.

Find out how Logan got his claws in X-Men Origins: Wolverine , 6:55pm on Channel 4.

Sail the seven seas with Sinbad , 7pm Sky One (and read up on our reviews so far right here ).

There’s more Once Upon A Time at 8pm on Channel 5.

More Bond-shaped goodness hits ITV1 in Tomorrow Never Dies at 10:15pm.

Contrary to appearances, this actually isn’t The Final Destination , but enjoy it anyway at 10:45pm on Film4.

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The Week In Sci-Fi

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Monday 23 April

Annie, Tom and Hal are together again as the magnificent Being Human Series Four arrives on DVD today. Also out today is City of Dragons: The Rain Wild Chronicles Book Three by Robin Hobb.

Christopher Nolan gives the Dark Knight a new lease of life in Batman Begins , 9pm on ITV2.

There’s a crazy spider-lady on the loose in Grimm , Watch at 9pm.

Joff isn’t happy with Robb’s victories in Game Of Thrones , Sky Atlantic at 9pm.

Ole’ Shellhead makes his magnificent big-screen debut in Iron Man , 9pm on Film4.

Twisted Terry Gilliam madness descends on Syfy at 9pm in the form of Twelve Monkeys .

Tuesday 24 April

Exciting times ahoy as The Wind Through the Keyhole: A Dark Tower Novel by Stephen King slams into bookstores everywhere today. Also available for those of you who still haven’t gotten over its demise is graphic novel Dollhouse Volume One: Epitaphs by Andrew Chambliss, Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tancharoen.

Kevin Spacey is a man from far, far away (or is he?) in K-Pax , 6:30pm on Film4.

Keiefer Sutherland continues doing his thing in Touch , 8pm Sky One.

The Vampire Diaries continues at 9pm on ITV2.

Arnie is a man of action in Total Recall , 10pm on ITV2.

There’s more Todd And The Book Of Pure Evil at 10pm on Syfy.

Wednesday 25 April

Enjoy some fantastic Fringe at 10pm on Sky One.

Oh Gizmo, you’re so cute and yet so dangerous – find out why at10:45pm on ITV2 with Gremlins .

Thursday 26 April

Kim Newman gets himself down to Forbidden Planet’s London Megastore tonight to sign copies of his novel The Bloody Red Baron from 6pm.

Lost Girl continues at 9pm on Syfy.

Friday 27 April

There’s enough all-star superhero action in Marvel’s Avengers Assemble to knock the world off its axis – get thee to a picture house and find out if it lives up to the hype.

In these genre-hopping times, even we never thought we’d see ladies covered in glitter taking on angry lycanthropes, but Strippers Vs Werewolves is with us this week nevertheless.

Jack Nicholson is frankly terrifying in The Shining , 10pm on Film4.

Saturday 28 April

Gather up the kids and head to the Corsham Sci-Fi Family Fun Day for a bit of cross-generational entertainment – Danny John Jules and Chris Barrie are among the stars in attendance.

Can’t get enough of the world’s leading superhero team? Then catch the Avengers Special at 4pm on Sky One.

Catch up with Marty and Doc Brown at 5:50pm on ITV 2 in the bloody brilliant Back To The Future Part II . You know you want to.

We all know the twist, but don’t let that stop you watching The Sixth Sense at 9pm on Film4.

Underwhelming sequel Terminator: Salvation hits Channel 4 at 9:30pm.

Sunday 29 April

Superior spin on the Roald Dahl classic Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory hits ITV 3 at 3:45pm.

The original Jodie Foster-starring Freaky Friday is on Film4 at 5:15pm.

Edward Norton does his best to give The Incredible Hulk the big screen adventure he deserves at 6:50pm on ITV2.

Uma Thurman is every man’s nightmare at 7:10pm on Film4 in My Super Ex-Girlfriend .

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