From Monday 17th April 2017

Eight nights of science fiction with no silver linings... including the first play of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1, network premieres of Extraterrestrial and Predestination, Sam Raimi's 90s superhero gem Darkman, and two classics of the genre from Russian auteur Andrei Tarkovsky.

Monday 17th April

9pm - Oblivion

Sci-fi action-mystery set on a war-ravaged planet Earth that's been almost entirely abandoned by humanity. Starring Tom Cruise, Andrea Riseborough, Olga Kurylenko and Morgan Freeman.

11.25pm - Terminator Salvation

Part four of the sci-fi action franchise. Now the machines have massacred mankind in a bid to rule the planet. Christian Bale stars as the leader of humanity's resistance to the robots.

Tuesday 18th April

9pm - The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1

Jennifer Lawrence stars in the penultimate part of the action fantasy. Angered at how her friends were treated, Katniss initially refuses to help the anti-Capitol rebels. [First play on Film4]

11.20pm - The Host

Sci-fi drama starring Saoirse Ronan. A small group of people resist an invasion of parasitic aliens who rob humans of their identity. With Diane Kruger, Max Irons and Jake Abel.

Wednesday 19th April

9pm - Riddick

Violent sci-fi thriller sequel with Vin Diesel. Left for dead on an inhospitable planet full of lethal creatures, the outlaw warrior's only means of escape is to draw bounty hunters to himself.

11.20pm - Hellboy

Ron Perlman stars in Guillermo del Toro's action fantasy about a demon who's raised to battle the forces of darkness. Also starring John Hurt, Jeffrey Tambor and Karel Roden.

Liam Neeson in Darkman

Thursday 20th April

9pm - Darkman

Liam Neeson and Frances McDormand star in Sam Raimi's crime-fighting action-fantasy about a scientist who can change appearance based on a synthetic skin that he has invented

10.50pm - The Anomaly

Writer-director Noel Clarke also stars as a soldier who repeatedly wakes to find himself in different time zones and cities, with no idea how he got there.

12.40am - Solaris

Andrei Tarkovsky's influential sci-fi epic about a psychologist who's sent to investigate mysterious events that have taken place on a space station.

Tarkovsky's revered classic, Solaris

Friday 21st April

9pm - Transcendence

Sci-fi thriller with Johnny Depp, Rebecca Hall and Paul Bettany. A dying genius's consciousness is uploaded to an artificially intelligent computer. But is connecting him to the internet wise?

11.20pm - Extraterrestrial

A group of friends fall prey to an alien race in this gory sci-fi slasher horror from writer-director team Colin Minihan and Stuart Ortiz (aka The Vicious Brothers'). [Network Premiere]

Saturday 22nd April

9pm - The Day After Tomorrow

Tense sci-fi thriller starring Dennis Quaid and Jake Gyllenhaal. A scientist sets out to save his son when global warming plunges the world into a sudden climatic catastrophe.

Sunday 23rd April

9pm - The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1

Jennifer Lawrence stars in the penultimate part of the action fantasy. Angered at how her friends were treated, Katniss initially refuses to help the anti-Capitol rebels.

Ethan Hawke in Predestination

Monday 24th April

9pm - Predestination

Violent sci-fi thriller starring Ethan Hawke and Sarah Snook. An agent is sent back in time to defuse a terrorist's bomb. But the mission doesn't go to plan, and then things get complicated. [Network Premiere]

10.55pm - Source Code

Violent time-travel thriller starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Michelle Monaghan. A man must repeatedly relive the moments before an explosion on a train so he can foil the terrorists' next attack.

12.40am - Stalker

Andrei Tarkovsky's enigmatic sci-fi drama. A writer and a scientist hire a guide to take them through an eerie forbidden zone to a strange place where desires are granted