- In the real world, the term was invented by Hugo Gersback in 1929, although there is one anomalous occurrence in the 1850s.
In February 1970, Stevens dismissed Greg Sutton's outlandish claim that a green slime from the centre of the Earth transformed scientists into wolf monsters during the Inferno Project. He described Sutton's story as sounding like the plot of a "science fiction potboiler." (PROSE: Who Killed Kennedy)
Popular science fiction television series in Britain included Nightshade and Professor X, though American series such as Babylon 5, Battlestar Galactica and Star Trek were well known. (PROSE: Nightshade, No Future; COMIC: Ophidius; PROSE: Escape Velocity; TV: The Empty Child)
Some of the known science fiction film franchises included Star Wars, Alien, and Terminator. (PROSE: Mission: Impractical, TV: Dreamland, TV: Greeks Bearing Gifts, TV: Warriors of Kudlak, Prisoner of the Judoon; PROSE: Escape Velocity and others)
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- Obviously, Doctor Who itself is part of the science fiction genre.