Prophets of Science Fiction

2011, TV Show

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

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Subscription | Netflix Aired: 3/7/2012

Season 1, Episode 8
George Lucas' Star Wars is one of the defining works of the 20th century, inspiring scientists and engineers to push the envelope of technology.

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Subscription | Netflix Aired: 2/29/2012

Season 1, Episode 7
Sci-fi legend Robert Heinlein's stories address themes of patriotism but also man's inability to cooperate, and continue to ask "what is freedom?

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Subscription | Netflix Aired: 2/22/2012

Season 1, Episode 6
Jules Verne's stories predict fuel cell technology and viral advertising, and span from the center of the Earth to the surface of the Moon.

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Subscription | Netflix Aired: 2/15/2012

Season 1, Episode 5
Isaac Asimov dreamed of a future where robots do man's work. His stories led to the creation of real-life industrial robots and a robo-friendly world.

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Premiered: November 09, 2011
Rating: TV-PG
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Premise: Examining how science fiction luminaries have influenced science and technology with iconic movie clips, computer animation and insights from cinematic and scientific experts.

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