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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Season 1, Episode 8
Filmmaker Ridley Scott explores the biography of some of the most renowned science fiction visionaries and the formation of their imaginations and ideas. Find out how they revealed themselves in their writing and screen projects, and finally how precise their predictions of the future are ultimately proved this season on Prophets of Science Fiction.

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Season 1, Episode 8
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.

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Season 1, Episode 7
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?".

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Paid | iTunes Aired: 2/22/2012

Season 1, Episode 6
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.

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Premiered: November 09, 2011
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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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