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The Week In Sci-Fi

Haven returns and Hugh Jackman teaches robots to box - get ready for another smashing seven days...


The original - and some might say the best (ok, we all know it is), Planet Of The Apes is on Channel 4 at 1pm.

The final series of The Sarah Jane Adventures continues on CBBC at 5:15pm.

Puny time-travelling humans take on dinosaurs in Terra Nova , Sky One at 8pm.


Head down to the Barbican Centre in London tonight to catch Mark Gatiss chatting with author Jonathan Rigby about his new book, Studies In Terror: Landmarks Of Horror . Once they’re finished chin-wagging, there will be a screening of early ‘70s vampire classic Daughters Of Darkness .

Fiction’s most sparkly vampire makes his way to a whole new medium today as Twilight: The Graphic Novel hits shelves.

Season two of Haven returns to Syfy at 9pm.

Sexy sci-fi horror gets us all hot under the collar in Species , 10:45 on ITV4.

Clark and Oliver return from the Phantom Zone only to find themselves in even more bother in Smallville , E4 at 9pm.

Kevin Bacon does a disappearing act in Hollow Man , 9pm on 5USA.

Get your hit of O-Neg in True Blood , Channel 4 at 11:10pm.


Peter F Hamilton ’s will be reading from, talking about and signing copies of his new book, Manhatten In Reverse , at Waterstone’s in Lincoln tonight from 8pm.

France’s premier swashbucklers get a steam-punk make-over in The Three Musketeers , out in cinemas today.

Catch a falling star in entertaining Neil Gaiman adaptation Stardust , 8pm on E4.

What the hell is going to happen to Paul after last week's shock ending? Find out on BBC Three at 9pm in The Fades .

Get yourself some red-hot season four Fringe action, Sky One at 10pm.

Sshhh, don't tell anyone but The Secret Circle continues at 8pm on Sky Living.

Terry Gilliam madness descends on BBC Four at 10pm in the form of Brazil .

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


Sam Vimes goes on holiday and, well, let’s just say he doesn’t get much of a rest. Snuff , Terry Pratchett’s 50 th novel, hits bookshelves today.

The future is pretty bleak in Children Of Men , but at least Michael Caine seems to be enjoying himself - 9pm. ITV4.

Warehouse 13 continues on Syfy from 9pm.

Ok so we all know the twist, but it's still a decent way to spend a Thursday evening - The Sixth Sense is on Film4 at 9pm.

There's a sexy succubus on the loose as Lost Girl returns to Syfy at 10pm.


Peter F Hamilton ’s book tour takes him to Waterstone’s in Leicester today from 12pm, where he’ll be signing everything in sight (but mainly copies of his latest book).

Having taken a trip into fantasy with The Cold Commands , author Richard Morgan begins a promotional tour at 5:30pm in Glasgow’s Waterstone’s, where he’ll be talking about the book and signing copies.

Prepare yourself for creative zombie takedowns as Dead Rising 2: Off The Record arrives in games shops.

Hugh Jackman and the lovely Evangeline Lily help guide a giant boxing robot to victory in the ring in Real Steel , out in cinemas today.

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

God-bothering Kevin Smith outing Dogma will stain your soul at 9pm on More4.


Richard Morgan continues his The Cold Commands tour at Waterstone’s (West End), Edinburgh.

A triple threat of authors descend on Forbidden Planet’s London Megastore today fom 1pm – Adam Nevill , Mark Charan Newton and Adrian Tchaukovsky break out the biros for a mega-signing session.

Come over all cultural? Then head to the Serpentine Gallery Garden Marathon today and tomorrow, where writer Brian Aldiss will be taking part in interviews while filmmaker Sophie Von Cundale ’s fantasy flick The Garden Of Endemol will be premiering.

It's a classic - enjoy superb Saturday afternoon far in Clash Of The Titans , 3:50pm on Channel 5.

Strap yourself in for a Journey To The Centre Of The Earth , 1:45pm on More4.

It's Harryhausen a go-go in Jason And The Argonauts , 6pm on Channel 5

It's happy birthday to Arthur in this week's Merlin - we suspect pass the parcel won't feature prominently. BBC One at 8:05pm.


The heroes in a half shell save the day in TMNT , 3pm on Channel 5.

Dragons! Sorcery! There's fantasy family fun to be had in Eragon , 1pm on Film4.

Peerless animated comedy as the legend of Woody and Buzz begins in Toy Story , 4:35pm on Channel 5.

There's classic Spielberg to be lapped up in Close Encounters Of The Third Kind , 6:20pm on Channel 5.

Re-watch the majestic Game Of Thrones at 9pm on Sky Atlantic.

Catch up with The Walking Dead before season two hits, 9pm on FX.