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Cross The Streams: Hulu Goes British With Doctor Who, Red Dwarf And Life On Mars

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(Affects best possible British accent ever) “‘Ello, luvs. Just popped by to let you streamers know that Hulu got pissed on Old Fashioneds the other night and dropped a bunch of U.K. sci-fi round for everyone to get a gander at. While some episodes listed below are available on Hulu, most need the Hulu Plus subscription, but they’re the only place doing the job this week, so how’s about a pat on the bum for them?” That all fell apart before it got started. Get out your spare time for TV marathons, because you’re going to need it this week.

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Doctor Who: Various Episodes, Seasons 1 – 26 (1963-1989)
There’s not too much that I can explain about the great Time Lord that 75 episodes won’t. What’s available is a seemingly random assortment of storylines. You’ll find that Colin Baker’s two seasons are absent, though most of Tom Baker’s seven seasons are here. If anything, I’m assuming this is a good crash course for people who never kept up with the classic era of Doctor Who. (Like me.) Take note that most of these are probably the same ones that Netflix has.

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Outcasts Looks Like Earth 2 And Might Fill Your Sci-Fi On TV Need

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The best science fiction on television isn’t on the networks and it’s definitely no longer on the SyFy channel. It’s all happening in the BBC where, in the void left by BSG and Lost, Doctor Who is now the best science fiction series on television. But the new Doctor just finished his first season, and it’s a long wait till he returns. Don’t worry, the BBC has Outcasts.

It’s their next big-budget science fiction TV series and from the description it sounds a lot like Earth 2, minus the greatness of Tim Curry. In an eight episode arc it tells the story of a group of people given the chance to start new lives on another planet. They lose contact with Earth and things get mysterious. Yep, definitely Earth 2… and that’s not a bad thing. The short-lived 90s TV series was big on ideas, short on execution. If Outcasts can take those same ideas and do something big with them, I’m in.

Den of Geek has an early glimpse at the show in the form of production stills. They look simply brilliant… and a lot like Earth 2. Sorry, I just can’t get past it. But I’m still in. Take a look: