The Week In Sci-Fi
Monday 10 September
• DVD: Aardman’s first feature-length claymation pic for seven years, The Pirates! In An Adventure With Scientists, comes to DVD today, featuring a stellar voice cast that includes Hugh Grant and David Tennant. The latter of whom, can be found here talking about his role as Charles Darwin. David Tennant talks about the film here
Tuesday 11 September
• TV: Ahead of the launch of True Blood’s fifth season on Monday, FX is showing a preview tonight at 9pm which, unsurprisingly, previews what’s to come, and also offers behind the scenes insight. If you’re not spoilerphobic, click here to read all our reviews of each episode of the upcoming season
TV: A Gifted Man continues tonight at 9pm on Watch
Wednesday 12 September
• EVENT: Deborah Harkness will be signing copies of her bestselling books, A Discovery Of Witches and Shadow Of Night, at Watestone’s Leicester from 12.30-1.30pm, before heading over to the Nottingham Bridle branch to host An Evening With… from 7pm. Tickets cost £5.
• TV: Supernatural series seven continues with a double bill tonight from 10pm on Sky Living.
• EVENT: More Waterstone’s excitement, with the Southampton Above store holding ReCon: An Evening of Manga, Anime and Sci-Fi Entertainment from 6pm, with tickets priced at £5.
Thursday 13 September
• EVENT: Brian Froud, who previously worked with Jim Henson to design the creatures of cult classics The Dark Crystal and Labyrinth, will be signing copies of his new book, Trolls, at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore from 6–7pm.
• BOOK: Dodger, the new, much-anticipated, non-Discworld work from Sir Terry Pratchett finally hits shelves today.
• TV: Sky Living continues its supernatural showings with the latest episode of Teen Wolf’s second season at 9pm. Read all our reviews for the second season here.
Friday 14 September
• FILM: ParaNorman is set to spook cinemas from today. Cinemagoers have the choice of 3D or 2D, but the word on the SFX street is that, you might want to opt for 2D if you want to be able to see everything…
• EVENT: John and Carole E Barrowman will be signing their book Torchwood: Exodus Code – Torchwood 9 in Waterstone’s Glasgow Argle Street from 6pm. No word as yet as to whether Mr Barrowman will offer a full apology for Miracle Day.
Saturday 15 September
• TV: In case you hadn’t heard, the latest episode of Doctor Who, the Toby Whithouse-penned “A Town Called Mercy”, airs tonight at 7.35pm on BBC One. Read our spoiler-free preview here
Sunday 16 September
• EVENT: London Movie Mart is being held today.
TV: Watch the eleventh episode/voyage of Sinbad tonight at 7pm on Sky1.
TV: Missed out on Game Of Thrones first time around? Well Sky Atlantic is starting again from the very beginning from tonight at 10pm.