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This is a presentation I held at Finncon 2010 in Jyväskylä. The presentation obviously lacks the clips I showed, and the extra details I gave while speaking, but at least it covers the series I ...

This is a presentation I held at Finncon 2010 in Jyväskylä. The presentation obviously lacks the clips I showed, and the extra details I gave while speaking, but at least it covers the series I talked about.

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British Tv Sci-Fi British Tv Sci-Fi Presentation Transcript

  • British TV Sci-Fi Shoestring Fantasy
  • Rossum’s Universal Robots Karel Čapek’s famous play about robots Broadcast by the BBC in 1938
  • Stranger From Space 1951 First TV sci-fi serial in Britain Targeted at children A Martian boy lands in his ‘Space Boat’
  • The Quatermass Experiment 1953 Written by Nigel Kneale Broadcast live Budget: £4000 1st 2 eps amongst earliest British TV to have survived
  • The Quatermass Experiment Professor Bernard Quatermass, British Experimental Rocket Group Later made into a Hammer Film Quatermass II & Quatermass and the Pit followed
  • The Avengers
  • The Avengers 1961 Created by Sydney Newman John Steed & Co working for ‘The Ministry’ “Spy-fi”
  • Doctor Who
  • Doctor Who 1963 Created by Sydney Newman Travelling through time and space in ... a box Longest running sci-fi series in the world
  • The TARDIS
  • Thunderbirds
  • Thunderbirds 1965 Created by Gerry Anderson
  • Space: 1999
  • UFO
  • The Prisoner 1967 Created by Patrick McGoohan
  • The Village
  • Geeks
  • Yes, Definitely Geeks
  • The Year of the Sex Olympics 1968 Written by Nigel Kneale The Live Life Show Shot in colour, but tapes wiped
  • Blakes 7
  • Blakes 7 1978 Created by Terry Nation Follows band of criminals Story arc
  • Sapphire & Steel
  • Sapphire and Steel 1979 Created by Peter J Hammond “Mending Time”
  • THHGTTG
  • THHGTTG 1981 (on TV) Created by Douglas Adams
  • The Tripods
  • The Tripods 1984 John Cristopher’s novel, produced by Richard Bates
  • Red Dwarf 1988 Created by Grant Naylor, Rob Grant & Doug Naylor
  • Get In Touch Kristoffer Lawson: setok@scred.com @Setok on Twitter