The Week In Sci-Fi

Back To The Future returns to the big screen in a packed week of SF and fantasy ...

MONDAY 27 SEPTEMBER

  • A deluge of TV DVD box sets over the next month kicks off with Fringe season two and the entire FlashForward . You can also get Space Chimps 2 , the Dario Argento-scripted Demons , Dead Cert and bionic twosome Bionic Showdown and Bionic Ever After .
  • Catch Chuck on Channel One at 9pm.

TUESDAY 28 SEPTEMBER

  • Get a Tuesday TV fix with Smallville on E4 at 9pm and Eureka on Syfy at 8pm.

WEDNESDAY 29 SEPTEMBER

  • Stephen King and Scott Snyder’s American Vampire volume one hits shops.

THURSDAY 30 SEPTEMBER

  • He made Buffy , Angel , Firefly and Dollhouse in the hope that this day may eventually come: the SFX Joss Whedon Special Edition goes on sale today.
  • With news like that you’ll probably barely even notice that Warehouse 13 is on Syfy at 9pm.
  • Expand your book collection to the tune of Hannu Rajaniemi’s The Quantum Thief , John Ajvide Lindqvist’s Harbour and The Brilliant Book Of Doctor Who 2011 .

FRIDAY 1 OCTOBER

  • Get your flux capacitor fluxing and catch Back To The Future on the big screen, arguably the most exciting cinema release of the month (even though we've seen it 759 times).
  • If Torchwood ’s more your thing, check out The Hub 5 in Northampton.
  • Representing the books world are Tony DiTerlizzi’s The Search For WondLa , Charles Yu’s How To Live Safely In A Science Fictional Universe , Bryan Hitch’s Ultimate Comics Studio , Teenage Wasteland: The Slasher Movie Uncut and Janet Mullany’s Jane And The Damned .

SATURDAY 2 OCTOBER

  • Top fantasy artist (and father of the babe with the power in Labyrinth ) Brian Froud goes to London’s Forbidden Planet for a bit of signing action.
  • Whether or not you think Camelot is a silly place, you should hotfoot it to BBC One for Merlin at 7:05pm.

SUNDAY 3 OCTOBER