Science fiction has provided the small screen with many of its most memorable -and forgettable- moments. The best, such as Star Trek, Doctor Who, The Prisoner and Gerry Anderson's super-marionation puppets Thunderbirds, have attracted a devoted following who refuse to let their legends fade. Other series, such as Space Patrol and the Andromeda series, have not been quite so fortunate, slipping into the twilight zone of archive television. In recent years, the enduring fascination with science fiction has spawned new classics such as The X-Files, Farscape, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and a new dynasty of Star Treck offspring -the phenomenally successful Deep Space Nine and Voyager.
The "Encyclopedia of TV science fiction" is the definitive A-Z guide with up-to-date details on all the latest additions to the TV science-fiction universe. This is your route map through five decades of science fiction on television: the ultimate guide to the TV galaxy.