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The Week In Sci-Fi

The time for rejoicing is at hand this Wednesday for UK Fringe -o-philes, but that’s not the only show that’s back – a treasure trove of televisual treats await you this week, you lucky people...


Mayor Adam West is among us as the campest caped crusader in living memory today, as Batman invades ITV4 from 2:55pm.

Back among us tonight, The Event returns to Channel Four at 11:05pm.

Kevin Costner grows gills and blows enough cash to clear the UK deficit in Waterworld , on ITV2 tonight at 11:20pm.


No Ordinary Family or OMG! With Peaches Geldof ? A collective decision has never been reached so quickly – join the Powells on Sky Living at 8pm.

Christopher Nolan teams up with Batman and Alfred but leaves the Batmobile at home as he makes magic in The Prestige , on Watch tonight at 10pm.

Jean-Claude Van Damme kicks robot ass as Cyborg slams into ITV4 at 10:05pm.

ITV4 gives us all a reason to stay up past bedtime with a late-night screening of Serenity at 11:50pm.


Matthew Broderick and Michelle Pfeifer get fantastical in Ladyhawke , on Film4 at 6:45pm.

Fringe fanatics, the wait is over – season three continues on Sky One from 10pm.

Revisit the Being Human youth team if you missed their full-length debut at the weekend in Becoming Human , on BBC Three at 11:15pm.


There’s more classic Batman on ITV4 from 3pm.

Couldn’t get enough of Wishmaster last week? Then Wishmaster 2: Evil Never Dies is the film for you - 10:00pm on Fiver.

The Visitors are back, and they’re making Thursdays their own in V on Syfy from 9pm.


Mark Hamill and Richard Grieco indulge in a bit of time-slip trouble in When Time Expires on 5USA at 4:05pm.

True Blood continues to titillate in its own inimitable style from 10pm on FX.


David Lynch! Kyle MacLachlan! Sting! There’s a huge slice of juicy Dune goodness winging its way to you today, from 2pm on Five.

Hop aboard the Nautilus alongside James Mason and descend 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea at 2:10pm on Film4.

Season three of The Clone Wars concludes at 5:30pm on Sky Movies Premiere.

Do you prefer your Bond gritty or witty? Daniel Craig returns as 007 in Quantum Of Solace on ITV1 at 9pm and flashes his license to kill all over the place.

Ryan Reynolds delivers the funnies while Wesley Snipes continues his one man Vampire-mashing mission in Blade: Trinity , making an appearance on E4 at 9pm.

If neither Bond nor Blade tickle your fancy, maybe Brendan Fraser will in The Mummy Returns , unwrapping itself on Sky1 at 9pm.


Battle For The Planet Of The Apes may not be the best the franchise had to offer, but in a snoozy, slippers and tea kind of way it’s perfect Sunday afternoon fodder – Film4 at 4:30pm.

Michael J Fox guns it to 88 in Back To The Future at 5:45pm on ITV2.

Extra-terrestrial killers return to wage war on LA in Predator 2 tonight; Danny Glover fans might want to head over to E4 at 10pm.