The Week In Sci-Fi

Strap yourselves in and prepare for the jump to light speed, it's time to explore another week of glorious science fiction...

MONDAY 22 AUGUST

Get down to the Greenwich Picturehouse in London from 11am this morning for a puppet making workshop followed by a screening of Pinocchio , with added 1940s newsreel footage for the vintage feel.

Posh kids find wishes in a sandpit in Five Children And It , 7:15pm, Film4.

John Carpenter's horror classic The Thing can be found on ITV1 at 10:35pm.

TUESDAY 23 AUGUST

Sanctuary continues over on Watch at 9pm.

There's Eureka to be found on Syfy from 9pm.

More Falling Skies on FX at 9pm.

Catch up with Clark and co down in Smallville , E4 at 9pm.

WEDNESDAY 24 AUGUST

Watch the Silurians come to life at the Doctor Who Experience as the Doctor Who prosthetics wizards undertake a live monster-making demonstration.

Guts, gore, swords and sandals galore, and all in glorious 3D – catch Conan The Barbarian 3D in cinemas from today.

There's more Supernatural on Sky Living from 10pm.

The Batsuit gets nipples in Batman Forever , 10:45pm ITV2.

THURSDAY 25 AUGUST

Film4 FrightFest begins today at the Empire Cinema, Leicester Square.

Gareth L Powell will be stopping in at Forbidden Planet’s Bristol megastore to launch his new novel, The Recollection .

The Cape continues on Syfy at 9pm.

Woof! Teen Wolf is on Sky Living tonight at 8pm.

Warehouse 13 continues on Syfy from 9pm.

Torchwood: Miracle Day continues over on BBC One (and in lovely HD) at 9pm. Some tough choices to be made of a Thursday night nowadays...

FRIDAY 26 AUGUST

Had a close call recently? Then you might want to stay away from Final Destination 5 3D . Death can get some funny ideas from this series…

The London International Animation Festival gets underway at the Barbican today, with a grand opening at 6:30pm.

There's Futurama for all on Sky One at 8pm.

Medium continues over on Sky Living at 9pm.

Things get hairy for Christina Ricci in Cursed , BBC One at 11:45pm.

SATURDAY 27 AUGUST

It's the weakest of the bunch, but if your sunday is lacking in mutants, check out X-Men: The Last Stand , 6:50pm on Film4.

Neo and the lads are back to fight the system in The Matrix Reloaded , Sky One at 9pm.

SUNDAY 28 AUGUST

He's back! The Doctor returns to give Hitler a bit of a stern talking to in Doctor Who , BBC One at 7:10pm.

Arnie returns for risible threequel Terminator 3: Rise Of The Machines , 7:45pm on Watch.