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Prophets of Science Fiction

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Examining how science fiction luminaries have influenced science and technology with iconic movie clips, computer animation and insights from cinematic and scientific experts.

Premiered: November 9, 2011

Rating: TV-PG

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George Lucas Season 1, Episode 8 Mar 7, 2012 $1.99

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.

Robert Heinlein Season 1, Episode 7 Feb 29, 2012 $1.99

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?".

Jules Verne Season 1, Episode 6 Feb 22, 2012 $1.99

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.

Isaac Asimov Season 1, Episode 5 Feb 15, 2012 $1.99

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.