Prophets of Science Fiction 1 Season 2012
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1. Mary Shelley Mary Shelley set out to create a monster--along the way she created a masterpiece. In 1816, she begins stitching together a patchwork of legend, technology, and personal tragedy- giving life to her novel, Frankenstein - and the genre of science fiction.
2. Philip K. Dick Philip K. Dick lived a life straight from the pages of his mind-bending sci-fi stories. His writing inspired Blade Runner and influenced the development of robotics and law enforcement. The troubled sci-fi legend questioned the definition of reality.
3. H. G. Wells With stories like The Time Machine and The War of the Worlds, H.G. Wells established himself as a sci-fi writer of almost clairvoyant talent. But these tales of hi-tech adventure hold an ominous warning - beware the dark side of progress.
4. Arthur C. Clarke Some sci-fi storytellers are content to predict - but Arthur C. Clarke creates. His collaboration with Stanley Kubrick on 2001 predicted videophones, iPads, and commercial spaceflight. His sci-fi legacy inspires us to unveil the mysteries of the universe.
5. Isaac Asimov Isaac Asimov dreamed of a better future where robots can do mankind's dirty work. His I, Robot stories led to the creation of real-life industrial robots--and inspired generations to embrace the science and technology of a robo-friendly world.
6. Jules Verne Jules Verne is the ultimate futurist, with a legacy of sci-fi adventure stories predicting everything from fuel cell technology to viral advertising. The extraordinary voyages of Jules Verne span from the center of the Earth to the surface of the Moon.
7. Robert Heinlein Sci-fi legend Robert Heinlein is a walking contradiction. His stories address themes of patriotism but also sexual liberation and man's inability to cooperate. Heinlein's Starship Troopers and Stranger in a Strange Land continue to ask "what is freedom?".
8. George Lucas From the light sabre to the Death Star, Star Wars is one of the defining science fiction works of the later 20th century. George Lucas' imagination has inspired generations of scientists and engineers to push the envelope of technology.
|Starring||Jonathan Adams, Julie Brett|
|Supporting actors||David Brin, Arthur C. Clarke, Harlan Ellison, Akiva Goldsman, Robert A. Heinlein, Andy Ihnatko, Michio Kaku, Joseph McCarthy, John McGlothlin, Jerry Pournelle, Kim Stanley Robinson, Rebecca Saxe, Ridley Scott, Casper Van Dien, Dan Vebber, Jessica Nicole Webb|
|Producers||Gary Auerbach, Julie Auerbach, Henry Capanna, David Cargill, Rocky Collins, Charlie Cook, David Franzke, Jason S. Lee, Mary Lisio, Bernadette McDaid, Kaitlin McIntyre, Deborah Adler Myers, Joseph Peicott, Dennis Principe Jr., Katie Pyne, Ridley Scott, Kathryn Takis, Kevin Tavolaro, David W. Zucker|
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|Format||Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)|
Pretty superficial and repetitive. This would be of interest only to someone who was not familiar with Philip K. Dick.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
This is an excellent source for students to learn about the works of HG Wells.Published 8 months ago by SF Teacher
As a teen-ager I began to read the books of Robert Heinlein. I started with
"Stranger In A Strange Land" and eventually read everything Heinlein had
written, and caught... Read more
Great historical review of the invention and development of SiFi. This is about true SiFi stories of the future which include future travel and robots.Published 19 months ago by John Avenson