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Sanctuary: The Complete First Season

The modern-day stories mirror our society's uncaring treatment of outsider groups without being too blatant.

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The Handmaid’s Tale: Not So Sci-fi

The terrifying, 'it could happen today' message of this story is best told in the Atwood's book, rather than the film version.

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A pair of British science-fiction series — the short-running “Primeval” and the long-running “Doctor Who” — have arrived with new adventures on DVD this week. “Primeval Vol. 2”

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Science-fiction movies are thinking less and feeling more. A genre once heavy with futuristic hardware and mind-blowing themes has discovered its gentler, more sensitive side.

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26 Jul 2009 // 5:00 AM

Doctor Who: Planet of the Dead

Picture the following situation. You catch a bus to go home after a hard day’s work, pay the fare and take a seat. Suddenly

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20 Jul 2009 // 4:18 AM

Torchwood: Children of Earth

On a dark night in 1965, a busload of Scottish children is driving down a deserted road. The bus comes to a stop and the children

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19 Jul 2009 // 10:00 PM

Orbiter

Orbiter is perhaps a perfect comic for this period in American history, when a current of optimism can be felt within the Obama administration.

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6 Jul 2009 // 5:41 AM

So, what does it mean when a channel called Sci Fi changes its name to Syfy? A. New viewers might watch, curious about the change

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28 Jun 2009 // 3:20 AM

A Doctor Who Christmas! In June…

In Doctor Who: The Next Doctor, the Doctor (David Tennant), arrives in London on Christmas Eve, 1851. As the Doctor exits the TARDIS he finds himself

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25 Jun 2009 // 4:00 AM

Science fiction battles odds but survives, flourishes on TV

“Star Trek” was canceled after just three seasons, then grew into one of the most popular and influential franchises in science fiction history. Ever since,

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Doctor Who: The Armageddon Factor (Special Edition)

In dealing with false wars and arrogant generals, this comes eerily close to reflecting our current political climate, evil skull-faced creatures be damned.

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Doctor Who: The Androids of Tara

Mistaken identities. Political intrigue. Robotic princesses with laser guns for stomachs. Yup: it's another classic Who episode.

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Doctor Who: The Key to Time - Special Collector’s Edition

If you're ever stressed by the current dark trends in sci-fi, this set will be a soothing palliative. Take it from me; the future isn’t what it used to be.

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16 Feb 2009 // 9:00 PM

Doctor Who: Four to Doomsday

For Peter Davidson's first full episode as the Doctor, we're treated to horrible costume choices, a great script, and the worst companion to ever set foot in the TARDIS.

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13 Jan 2009 // 9:00 PM

Doctor Who: The War Machines

Yes, Artificial Intelligence will continually try and destroy us, but it still makes for some grand sci-fi viewing.

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Doctor Who: The Invisible Enemy / K9 and Company

K-9 remains a vital part of the Who universe -- but he's just not leading man material.

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The Best of Sexology, ed. Craig Yoe

In1933 Gernsback published a pseudo-intellectual, pseudo-scientific magazine devoted to sex and all its mysteries, vagaries, varieties -- not to mention all its anxieties.

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Doctor Who: The Five Doctors (25th Anniversary Edition)

This stands more as a giddy popcorn thriller than an entertaining philosophical meditation on existence -- which, as it turns out, proves to be rather fitting.

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Doctor Who: The Trial of a Time Lord

There are many moral qualms left open at the end of Trial, but the comical, fantastic, and dangerous journey has rarely been so satisfying.

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Doctor Who: The Infinite Quest

Quest marks the first full-length animated outing for the Doctor -- and, with any luck, it will be his last.

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