It used to be that while we could all get to enjoy SF and Fantasy films whatever the ups and downs of the film business, the good SF doc was something of a rarity, unless one looked to television for potted histories or themed series. However, times have changed, especially as the wider world realises how much of today is built on the SF visions of the past.
We’ve had great docs over the last few years on such subjects as artists Moebius and Giger, monsters of every stripe, and more, but too much is left for the world of the DVD/Blu-ray extra. Now, following the highly-praised feature doc Jodorowsky’s Dune, still unreleased in the U.K., it’s time for something more home-grown, more anarchic, more spirited, the side of SF we do here better than just about anywhere else. It’s time for the history of the Galaxy’s Greatest (and still running!) Comic, the launchpad for so many great creative minds into comics who would change the medium forever. It’s time, creatures of every planetary persuasion, for Future Shock! The Story of 2000AD.