The Week In Sci-Fi

Seven days of science fiction and fantasy, including the returns of Stargate Universe and Fringe ...

TUESDAY 5 OCTOBER

  • SEASON PREMIERES! Sky1 offers up openers of the second season of Stargate Universe and Fringe (at 9pm and 10pm, respectively), while The Vampire Diaries’ second year kicks off on ITV2 at 9pm.
  • You can also catch Eureka on Syfy at 8pm and Smallville on E4 at 9pm.
  • In the world of new DVDs this week, you can grab Heroes : season four , Sanctuary ’s second season , Doctor Who: Revisitations Box Set: Volume One or The Human Centipede: First Sequence .
  • High-def fans can grab The Blair Witch Project and Forbidden Planet on Blu-ray.

WEDNESDAY 6 OCTOBER

  • Get in touch with the other side – Ghost Whisperer ’s on Living at 9pm.
  • Unfortunately, the Guillermo del Toro signing at London’s Forbidden Planet has been cancelled.

THURSDAY 7 OCTOBER

  • SEASON PREMIERE! Stephen King adaptation Haven comes to Syfy at 10pm. Warehouse 13 is on just before at 9pm.
  • Iain M Banks’s latest novel, Surface Detail , is out, and you can catch him for a bit of signing action at London’s Forbidden Planet. tinyurl.com/sfximb
  • Other books out today include Robert Jackson Bennett’s The Company Man and Haynes’s USS Enterprise Owners’ Workshop manual.
  • A couple of BBC Audiobooks Doctor Who releases for you: Demon Quest: Demon Of Paris and The Runaway Train .

FRIDAY 8 OCTOBER

  • Head down to the cinema for The Life And Death Of Charlie St Cloud , Jackboots On Whitehall and A Town Called Panic .
  • Medium is on Living at 9pm.
  • The monsters are coming, as Doctor Who Live gets underway in London.
  • The New York Comic-Con gets underway in the Big Apple.
  • Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Alan Garner’s modern classic The Weirdstone Of Brisingamen at a festival at Cheshire’s Alderley Edge.

SATURDAY 9 OCTOBER

  • Be spellbound this evening by Merlin on BBC One at 7.40pm
  • The legendary William Gibson heads to Forbidden Planet for a signing.

SUNDAY 10 OCTOBER