Saturday, July 25, 2009

BBC America on a Sci-Fi Roll!

Just when Sci Fi changes to that new horrible name and seems to lose its way, BBC America comes on strong with the best selection of incredible British science fiction/fantasy programming around. Doctor Who, Torchwood, Primeval, and now the newest series Being Human give BBCA the edge in out-of-this-world television. (Pictured above, Torchwood.)

If you missed the harrowing new Torchwood miniseries Torchwood: Children of Earth which played this past week, all five parts will repeat tomorrow, Sunday 7/26, beginning at 1pm with a special which will get you up to speed with Captain Jack Harkness and the group. I'm telling you, this special is riveting even if you've never watched the series before, and it's pretty damned shocking, too. Really horrifying in sections, especially from Part 3 onward. Yikes. Some creepy stuff.

Torchwood: Children of Earth runs straight up until 8pm, at which time BBCA presents a Doctor Who special "Planet of the Dead" -- available in HD, too -- and on Monday there's another Doctor Who special entitled "The Next Doctor". (Pictured below, "Planet of the Dead".)

Being Human, a brand new show, premiered earlier tonight. It's about a werewolf, a vampire and a ghost 20-somethings living together in Bristol, England, and the opener repeats tomorrow night at 9:15p after the Doctor Who special.

We recommend taking some time and perusing BBC America's website to find out about these great shows. There's of course no easy way to catch up on forty years of Doctor Who, but just know that there is about to be a change of actors playing the Doctor, and this might be a wonderful time to jump into the series. Torchwood has only been on for two seasons, so you've an easier way in there, and it's definitely recommended. Being Human...well, it's just the beginning, to get in at the start. And let's not forget about Primeval, which is a whopping action adventure show in its second season, with dinosaurs running all over contemporary Britain. Read about that one, too!

Lots to watch! Here's a cute trailer for Being Human, from its run on BBC 3 in Great Britain.

1 comment:

Jane said...

Just when I thought I better get ready for a long, hot TV drought...there is this. I am hunting down BBC America on my Time Warner box tomorrow.