Anne Heche and Russell Porter by Bob Akester/ABC
Masters of Science Fiction
anthology series, announced what seems like light-years ago, will finally hit the airwaves during the dog days of August. The lineup - slashed from six installments to four - is as follows:
"A Clean Escape," based on Nebula Award-winning author
's short story about a postapocalyptic psychiatrist (
) determined to solve a man's (
) apparent memory lapse.
"The Awakening," based on a short story by Howard Fast, starring
William B. Davis
, and concerning Baghdad-based soldiers' discovery of a "mysterious casualty."
"Jerry Was a Man," based on the Robert Heinlein story about an affluent couple (
) who acquire an anthropoid.
"The Discarded," based on the short story by seven-time Hugo Award winner, three-time Nebula Award winner, and Science Fiction Grand Master Laureate
, directed by
, and starring