BBC America is debuting a new four-part series on Saturday (April 19) about the history of science fiction. The program will examine science fiction from “Star Wars” to “2001: A Space Odyssey” to “Jurassic Park” to “Doctor Who,” aided by commentary from the stars, writers, directors and producers of the greatest examples of the genre.

Narrated by Mark Gatiss (“Doctor Who,” “Sherlock”), the episodes focus on (in order) robots, space, invasion and time and feature observations and discourse from William Shatner, Nathan Fillion, Zoe Saldana, Steven Moffat, Richard Dreyfus, Ronald D. Moore, David Tennant, Christopher Lloyd, Rutger Hauer, Karen Gillan, Scott Bakula, Edward James Olmos and many more.

Check out the trailer above. “The Real History of Science Fiction” premieres Saturday, April 19 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on BBC America.

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