The Inventors' Specials Episodes

2000, TV Show

Episode Detail: Galileo: On the Shoulders of Giants - The Inventors' Specials

In “Galileo: On the Shoulders of Giants,” the Italian genius (Michael Moriarty) begrudgingly becomes tutor to “an insufferable little prince” of the Medici dynasty and teaches the boy (Kenny Vadas) to think for himself. Colombe: Louis Del Grande. Friar Sarpi: Damir Andrei.

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Premiered: 2000, on HBO
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Premise: Canadian-produced cable films dramatize fictitious encounters between kids and famous inventors, including Leonardo da Vinci, Galileo, Madame Curie, Isaac Newton and Thomas Edison. Each story focuses on a single innovator at a pivotal career moment.

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