Sky Cinema is bringing sci-fi classics back with a dedicated channel
Just try and tell me you don’t love Back to the Future, Jurassic Park or The Terminator. Even if you said you didn’t, you’d clearly be lying because everyone loves classic sci-fi movies – which is why Sky has announced that it’ll be bringing out a Sky Cinema channel dedicated to our favourite classics.
Dubbed “Sky-Fi”, the month-long Sky Cinema channel will air “an unrivalled collection of sci-fi films”, according to Sky’s press release. It’ll bring the likes of the entire Star Wars series – including The Force Awakens and Rogue One – alongside all ten Star Trek movies. Sky Cinema Sky-Fi will also air the likes of Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Minority Report, Blade Runner and The Terminator.
Essentially, if you can think of a classic science fiction film you’d love to see again, chances are Sky’s dedicated channel will be showing it. Fingers crossed for Flight of the Navigator and The Fly.
The launch of this timed Sci-Fi-focused movies channel comes at the end of Sky’s Star Wars Cinema channel, opening it up to a wider audience who don’t just want to watch marathons of Star Wars every day.
“Sky Cinema Sky-Fi will bring together all that’s great about the genre, from iconic franchises such as Star Wars and Star Trek, to classics such as Blade Runner and Close Encounters,” Sky Cinema group director Ian Lewis explained in a press release. “It is another innovative offering for our customers bringing the sci-fi genre to life, re-affirming our position as the UK and Ireland’s leading in-home movies service.”
Sky Cinema Sky-Fi will air from 9 September to 8 October 2017 and is available at no extra cost to Sky Cinema subscribers. Those of you who haven’t signed up to Sky, you can also find it on NowTV as part of its £9.99 Sky Cinema Pass and all movies will be available via Sky’s On Demand service too.