British Tv Sci-Fi

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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 talked about.

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British Tv Sci-Fi

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

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