Tomorrow’s Worlds: The Unearthly History Of Science Fiction

Dominic Sandbrook concludes his exploration of the most innovative and imaginative of all genres, considering Science Fiction’s most alluring theme – time travel.
Tomorrows Worlds

Having the power to change the past or see the future is a deep-seated human fantasy, and writers and film-makers have embraced its possibilities for many years. From HG Wells’s pioneering scientist in The Time Machine, to Doc and Marty McFly in Back to the Future and Doctor Who’s very own Time Lord, audiences have been presented with a host of colourful time travellers and their time machines. But is there always a price to be paid for meddling with the timeline?

Among the contributors are David Tennant, Karen Gillan and Steven Moffat (Doctor Who), actor Christopher Lloyd and screenwriter Bob Gale (Back to the Future), actor Scott Bakula (Quantum Leap) and novelist Audrey Niffenegger (The Time Traveller’s Wife).

 

A BBC Arts production. The Producer is Robert Murphy. Series Producers are John Das, Ben Southwell, and the Executive Producer is Michael Poole.

Updated: November 21, 2014 — 1:35 pm

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