Science fiction TV

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Westworld season four review – nothing but a humdrum dramedy about sad singletons
The Man in Black is back! And Ariana DeBose joins as a glum twentysomething trawling dating apps. Has the show that once asked the biggest questions about humanity and technology really come to this?

Jack Seale

27, Jun, 2022 @9:10 PM

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Halo review – fails to be TV’s first great video game adaptation
This sterile mix of trigger porn and talky world-building is full of middling battle scenes, and simply does not make much sense to newcomers to the Xbox games. It could have been so much more

Jack Seale

22, Jun, 2022 @1:00 PM

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The week in TV: Sherwood; The Lazarus Project; Grenfell: Five Years, Five Stories; God’s Favorite Idiot
A stellar cast shines in James Graham’s gripping miners’ strike mystery; Paapa Essiedu goes time-travelling to save the world

Barbara Ellen

19, Jun, 2022 @8:30 AM

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It’s Groundhog Day … again! Why TV can’t get enough of time-loops
Bill Murray’s movie wrote the playbook, but TV is playing catchup with a rich haul of time-loop shows from Life After Life to The Time Traveler’s Wife and now The Lazarus Project. So why do the writers curse themselves every day?

Michael Hogan

16, Jun, 2022 @11:47 AM

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JJ Abrams’ sci-fi series that was to be filmed in Northern Ireland cancelled
Production of Demimonde halted due to dispute between network HBO and director

Rory Carroll Ireland correspondent

09, Jun, 2022 @12:00 PM

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The Midwich Cuckoos review – women’s rights are under attack, and this is what they make?
An entire village of women fall inexplicably pregnant in this pedestrian remake of the creepy sci-fi novel. Given the times we live in, it’s a hugely wasted opportunity

Lucy Mangan

02, Jun, 2022 @9:15 PM

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‘There are things in this season you will never unsee’: The Boys’ Karl Urban on parenting, powers and superhero orgies
The star of Amazon’s cult comic book series on failing in Australia, his roles in The Lord of the Rings and Star Trek and spending half his life away from home

Stuart Heritage

31, May, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Can Stranger Things help put Netflix back on track?
Return of the blockbuster series arrives at a precarious time for the streamer and all eyes are on how many viewers click play

Ben Child

25, May, 2022 @6:22 AM

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‘I’m in awe’: trans actor Yasmin Finney on joining Doctor Who
She made viewers swoon in Heartstopper. Now she’s heading for the Tardis. The actor talks about teenage trauma, TikTok trolling, and juggling two armies of fans

Rachel Aroesti

24, May, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Hanky-panky in the Tardis! How a writer’s divisive Doctor Who movie spent 25 years being hated by fans
The 1996 TV movie is possibly the Time Lord’s most controversial on-screen outing. A heart-warming new documentary follows its writer, as he visits conventions full of the die-hards who’ve criticised him for decades

Martin Belam

20, May, 2022 @4:00 PM

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Night Sky review – Sissy Spacek and JK Simmons need their own eight-hour show
Never mind this sci-fi mystery’s plot about a portal to another planet – the scenes where the Hollywood legends play a devoted, ageing couple are so special you resent it when they’re off screen

Lucy Mangan

20, May, 2022 @5:00 AM

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‘It’s a massive moment’: how Ncuti Gatwa will shake up Doctor Who
What does it really mean to have the first black Time Lord? Writers Tade Thompson and Jenny Colgan and director Mark Tonderai on why he’ll alter the whole Whoniverse

Interviews by Tim Jonze

10, May, 2022 @4:53 PM

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