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Science fiction

Star Trek, a science fiction series. (COMIC: Oblivion)

Science fiction was a literary genre, usually dealing with futuristic or technological themes. H. G. Wells coined the term during an adventure with the Sixth Doctor. (TV: Timelash)

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, Doctor Who and Professor X, though American series such as Babylon 5, Battlestar Galactica and Star Trek were well known. (PROSE: Nightshade, No Future, Bafflement and Devotion; COMIC: Ophidius; PROSE: Escape Velocity; TV: The Empty Child, Remembrance of the Daleks, In the Forest of the Night; WC: The Zygon Isolation)

Some of the known science fiction film franchises included Star Wars, Alien, and The Terminator. (TV: Dreamland, Greeks Bearing Gifts, Warriors of Kudlak, Prisoner of the Judoon; PROSE: Mission: Impractical, Escape Velocity, et. al)

In 1980, the science fiction film Prey for a Miracle was released. It starred Peter Cushing as "the mysterious government adviser, Doctor Who", a character loosely based on the First Doctor. (PROSE: Salvation)

Amy Pond once told Eldritch Valdemar that she was a science fiction fan. She cited Jules Verne as an example of a science fiction author whose work she had read. (COMIC: The Screams of Death)

Dr Ivan Asimoff was a writer of science fiction from the planet Sigma. (COMIC: Doctor Who and the Free-Fall Warriors) Marnal wrote science fiction during his time on Earth. (PROSE: The Gallifrey Chronicles)

Bill Potts was a fan of science fiction, and didn't believe the Twelfth Doctor was until she stepped into the TARDIS for the first time. (TV: The Pilot)

After the Sycorax invasion of Earth on 25 December 2006 (TV: The Christmas Invasion) UNIT released a press briefing, that stated, among other things, that aliens were no longer "little green men" or "science fiction" or "hiding under the bed". (PROSE: Alien Life)