The Week In Sci-Fi

Monday morning can only mean one thing - another run down of the week's sci-fi highlights...

Monday morning can only mean one thing - another run down of the week's sci-fi highlights...

MONDAY 5 DECEMBER

Steve Rogers shows those naughty Nazi types the error of their ways in Captain America: The First Avenger, out on DVD, 3D Blu-ray and Blu-ray Triple-Play today; it's joined on shiny disc by The Smurfs and a Blu-ray of Brazil (and in case you missed it, Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part Two came out on Friday, for some reason. Weird.)

Taylor gets all up in Mira's grill in Terra Nova, Sky One at 8pm.

Teen witches get their freak on in The Craft, 9pm on 5*.

American Horror Story continues on FX at 10pm.

TUESDAY 6 DECEMBER

Grab your copy of The Unwritten volume four and head to Forbidden Planet’s London megastore for a signing session with Mike Carey at 6pm.

Catch up with the folks of A Town Called Eureka on Syfy at 8pm.

There's more Haven on Syfy at 9pm, and another episode of The Vampire Diaries on ITV2 at the same time.

Whizzing, angry metal robots kick seven bells out of each other in Transformers, 9pm on Film4.

WEDNESDAY 7 DECEMBER

Peter Cushing battles a woman who turns into a WERE-MOTH in 1968 Brit-horror The Blood Beast Terror , on the Horror Channel at 4pm. (Sky 319, Virgin 149, Freesat 138)

Catch up with Sheldon and his reliably geeky mates in The Big Bang Theory, E4 at 8pm.

Get some mutant madness in your life with X-Men: The Last Stand, 9pm on E4.

Kathryn Bigelow's '80s vampire flick Near Dark is on Film4 at 10.40pm.

Talk a wander through Alex Proyas's surreal Dark City, on TCM at 11.15pm. (Sky 317, Virgin 415)

THURSDAY 8 DECEMBER

Go book bananas! Theme Planet by Andy Remic, Warhammer 40,000 title The Gildar Rift by Sarah Cawkwell and SF Masterworks reissue Floating Worlds by Cecilia Holland are all due out today.

Serpent Crest, AudioGo's latest Doctor Who audio series starring Tom Baker, draws to a close with the release of parts four and five: The Hexford Invasion and Survivors In Space.

1968 were-moth horror The Blood Beast Terror is on the Horror Channel again at 10am. (Sky 319, Virgin 149, Freesat 138)

The latest part of fantasy sitcom Elvenquest is on Radio 4 at 6.30pm.

Brazil will twist your melon beyond all belief - Film4 at 9pm.

Spooky show Weird Tales begins a new run of four episodes on Radio 4 at 11.00pm.

FRIDAY 9 DECEMBER

A duplicate Earth turns up in new indie film Another Earth, in cinemas today. Why not read our interview with the director ? (Hang on... deja vu)

Shrek spin-off Puss In Boots also hits your local multiplex.

Rhys Ifans stars in epic re-telling of the Peter Pan story Neverland, on Sky Movies HD at 6:30pm. Why not read our interview with the director ?

The sun is screwed in Danny Boyle's Sunshine, 9pm on More4.

The virus has mutated and everyone is in serious trouble in 28 Weeks Later, E4 at 10pm.

A mysterious signal turns people into loony killers in The Signal, 10.55pm on the Horror Channel . (Sky 319, Virgin 149, Freesat 138)

SATURDAY 10 DECEMBER

Don't you hate it when the baddy just won't die? The Mummy Returns at 2:35pm on ITV2. How punctual of him.

1979 Italian Star Wars cash-in The Humanoid features Bond movie alumni Richard Kiel and Barbara Bach, and should be good for a few laughs - 4pm on the Horror Channel . (Sky 319, Virgin 149, Freesat 138)

Miyazaki master class Ponyo is on Film4 at 6:55pm.

Morgana makes some friends in Merlin, BBC One at 8:15pm.

Find out how the best there is got his claws in X-Men Origins: Wolverine - 9pm Film4.

Aroooooooo! An American Werewolf In London is on the Horror Channel at 9pm. (Sky 319, Virgin 149, Freesat 138)

SUNDAY 11 DECEMBER

The Humanoid and The Blood Beast Terror both get another airing on the Horror Channel , at 10am and midday. (Sky 319, Virgin 149, Freesat 138)

Christopher Paolini's novel makes it to the big screen and it's... a bit average, really. Eragon is on Film4 at 1pm. Hey, why not read our Paolini interview ?

Awe-inspiring Miyazaki masterpiece Princess Mononoke is on Film4 at 4:40pm.

Buddy the elf wants to help you have a great Christmas in Elf, 5:45pm on Channel 4.

Nic Cage discovers a document that predicts major disasters yet to come in Knowing, 9pm on Film4. (Check out our review )

Charlie Brooker makes us all feel a little bit sick with Black Mirror, Channel 4 at 9.30pm.

Seth finds a way to bring his dead ex back to life in Misfits, E4 at 10pm.

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