The Week In Sci-Fi

Plenty of juicy sci-fi goodness to get your teeth into this week, including Team SFX at MCM Expo...

MONDAY 23 MAY

Sookie fans, today is the day to snap up True Blood season three - it's out on DVD today, and you can pick it up from all the usual places as well as from those friendly folks at HBO right here .

Earth cowers as Mars Attacks ! at 8pm on ITV4.

Stargate Universe heads towards its grand finale at 8pm on Sky One.

Alan Moore will no doubt be getting angry as 5* airs The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen at 9pm.

Game Of Thrones continues on Sky Atlantic at 9pm, with the Starks and the Lannisters probably not discussing their disagreements over a civilized cup of tea.

Here’s Johnny! The Shining appears on ITV4 at 10:10 pm.

Battlestar spin-off Caprica continues at 11:05pm on Sky One.

The first series of The Event reaches its penultimate episode at 12:10 on Channel Four.

There’s another chance to catch the supremely disappointing Krod Mandoon and the Flaming Sword of Fire at 1:30 on Dave. Sleep inducing nonsense.

TUESDAY 24 MAY

SG-1 may have played a part in the deaths of thousands of villagers. Whoops. Stargate SG-1 is on Sky One at 1pm.

Primeval fans, rejoice! Season five returns to Watch at 8pm.

A posho environmental protester starts his community service in Misfits at 11:05pm on Channel Four.

Looking forward to "Miracle Day?" Then you might want to catch this repeat of last year’s Torchwood on Watch at 11:05pm. Ianto fans, brace yourselves…

Bolivia is in serious trouble in Fringe on Sky One at 12:25pm.

The Sanctuary team receive a call for help at 12:20pm on Watch.

WEDNESDAY 25 MAY

Why do we never see Angelina Jolie at conventions? I mean, she was in Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle Of Life after all - 9pm on BBC Three…

Marvel movie fun for all the family (but not hardcore fans, because let’s face it, it’s not very good) in Fantastic Four on Film4 at 9pm.

The Fringe team enters Olivia’s brain in this partially animated episode, 10pm on Sky One.

THURSDAY 26 MAY

Goodbye V , it’s been occasionally emotional; say farewell tonight on Syfy at 9.

Chuck it up to the max on Sky Living tonight at 8pm.

The second series of Psychoville continues on BBC Two at 10pm.

Johnny Depp is behaving strangely in The Astronaut’s Wife at 10:45pm on ITV2.

FRIDAY 27 MAY

SFX ’s bloody marvellous (trust us, we’ve seen it) Anime Special is on sale today from all good (and some not so good) stockists.

Press the flesh with like minded folks at the MCM Expo - don’t miss Pat Mills signing at the SFX stand (Friday afternoon), and SFX ’s panel (Saturday afternoon), which will arm you with all the info you need to get into sci-fi journalism.

Doctor Who fans are spoilt for choice today. David Tennant tries to unlock “The Shakespeare Code” at 4:30pm on Watch before Matt Smith comes face to face with “The Rebel Flesh” at 7:00pm on BBC3. Keep an eye out for the woman with the eye-patch…

SATURDAY 28 MAY

In London's docklands at 2pm? Then drop by and see the SFX panel at MCM Expo.

Not enough Doctor Who ? “The Almost People” concludes last week’s story as the clones seek revenge on their creators on BBC One at 6:45pm.

Arnie dons the latex in The Running Man on Sky One at 10pm.

Most excellent Mexican vampire madness on Film4 in From Dusk Till Dawn at 10:55pm.

SUNDAY 29 MAY

Channel Five heads into outer space as Jodie Foster makes Contact with friendly aliens at 2:10pm.

Some tough choices will have to be made as X-Men (Film4), Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest (BBC1) and The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button (Channel 4) fight it out for TV supremacy at 9pm.