Here’s the best of what you can watch on the shiny new channel, including classic films and new series FROM
By Laura Rutkowski, Senior Staff Writer
Calling all fans of science fiction, fantasy, supernatural horror and superheroes: we have the destination for you. Syfy is re-branding to Sky Sci-Fi from Tuesday 26 July and can be found in HD on CH 138. It’s had a serious revamp, and while it will remain your go-to place for sci-fi classics, it’s also going to be home to all-new series, including FROM.
FROM, which is executive produced by the creators of LOST and has already been renewed for a second season, will hit screens on Sky Sci-Fi’s launch day. You know when you have a strange feeling that you’ve been going around in circles? In this sci-fi horror series, that’s exactly what happens to everyone who enters a nightmarish town, which traps anyone who enters.
New arrivals, like the Matthews family, made up of Tabitha (Catalina Sandino Moreno, A Most Violent Year), Jim (Eion Bailey, Band Of Brothers) and their two children, are blissfully unaware until the rest of the residents fill them in. Local sheriff Boyd (Harold Perrineau, LOST), who is also the de facto mayor of the township, certainly has his hands full.
With an I Am Legend method of survival, they must bolt their doors and keep their windows shut at night… because that’s when the creatures that dwell in the nearby forest come out to play.
See what else you can get stuck into as hours of entertainment await – all you have to do is reach for the Sky (Sci-Fi)…
Sci-Fi TV Movie Premieres
Thor: God Of Thunder
Sky Sci-Fi presents a season of TV movie premieres, including Jurassic Domination, Bullet Train Down, Bram Stoker: Dracula’s Curse and Thor: God Of Thunder – a “mockbuster” starring Myrom Kingery, NOT Chris Hemsworth, as the hammer-wielding Norse warrior.
Stephen King’s It
Full series of Stargate SG-1, Star Trek: DS9, Star Trek: Enterprise, Quantum Leap, Fringe, Watchmen and more will be available, plus Stephen King’s mini-series It, and Salem’s Lot.
Day Of The Dead
During launch week, SurrealEstate (about an estate agency specialising in haunted houses) airs alongside zombie series Day Of The Dead (inspired by George A Romero’s horror movie).
When is Sky Sci-Fi’s FROM on TV?
FROM airs on Sky Sci-Fi/HD (CH 139/138) on Tuesdays at 9pm, with the first episode screening on Tuesday 26 July. The ten-part series will also be released as a Box Set.
TV channels: Channels, content and features available depend on your chosen package. Channel line-ups and content are subject to change at any time and to regional variations.
Catch Up TV: Catch Up TV content available for up to 7 days or up to 30 days after broadcast, depending on content.