5 sci-fi dramas you need to watch
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Project Blue Book
New episodes Wednesdays 10pm. Same day as the U.S.
Based on the true story of the U.S. Air Force-sponsored investigations into UFO-related phenomena from 1947-70, Project Blue Book is perfect for all the conspiracy theorists out there.
Game of Thrones star Aiden Gillen plays Dr Josef Allen Hynek, an astrophysicist and college professor employed by the air force. His job? To investigate and offer reasonable explanations for UFO sightings.
But as Dr Hynek goes deeper, he realises the truth is out there and many would rather it stay hidden.
Premieres Tuesday 15 January 9pm. Same day as the U.S.
Justin Cronin’s best-selling book trilogy comes to life in this epic new character-driven thriller.
Starring Saved by the Bell’s Mark Paul Gosselaar, the series focuses on a government experiment called Project NOAH, where scientists are testing a dangerous virus that could eradicate all human diseases – but also creates horrific vampire-like beings called virals.
Tasked with bringing a child in as a medical subject, Gosselaar’s Federal Agent Brad Wolgast decides he will do anything to keep the girl safe.
Roswell: New Mexico
Premieres Wednesday 16 January 9pm. Same day as the U.S.
We’re not sure about you, but there’s been a Roswell-shaped hole in our lives since the sci-fi teen drama finished in 2002.
But no longer! Roswell, New Mexico is a reimagining of the original series – but it’s more grown-ups and murder mysteries than teen angst.
The plot follows Liz Ortecho as she returns to her hometown 10 years after leaving and reconnects with her high school crush Max Evans.
But Liz quickly discovers that there is more to Max and his siblings Isobel and Michael than meets the eye… and they’ll do anything to keep their alien abilities hidden from the world.
New episodes Tuesdays 8pm. Same day as the U.S.
Three members of a family take a later flight home from holiday, landing safely after a turbulent but routine journey.
But when flight MA828 lands, the passengers discover their plane has been missing for five years and all onboard presumed dead. Everything has changed for their loved ones since they disappeared, but the plane’s passengers haven’t aged a day.
What happened to flight MA828? Jump on board and prepare for the ride of your life.
Every season available now.
Created by the master of sci-fi mystery himself J.J. Abrams, Fringe explores the blurring line between science fiction and reality.
Australian actor Anna Torv plays FBI Special Agent Olivia Dunham, who recruits institutionalised scientist Dr Walter Bishop (John Noble) and his son Peter (Dawson’s Creek favourite Joshua Jackson) to help her investigate unexplained phenomena.
After solving their first case, involving an international flight which lands despite all passengers and crew being dead, the team realises it’s only a small piece of a larger, more shocking truth.