- Masters of Science Fiction
Masters of Science Fiction
Masters of Science Fiction intertitle
Genre Science fiction anthology Presented by Stephen Hawking Country of origin United States Language(s) English No. of seasons 1 No. of episodes 6 Production Executive producer(s) John W. Hyde
Running time approx. 41 minutes Broadcast Original channel ABC Original airing August 4, 2007 – August 25, 2007 Chronology Related shows Masters of Horror External links Website
Masters of Science Fiction is an American television anthology series by the same creators as Masters of Horror. The show debuted on ABC on August 4, 2007 at 10PM for a run of four episodes. It was originally scheduled to run in six parts, but two episodes were removed from the schedule for undisclosed reasons.
The show follows a similar format as Masters of Horror, with each hour long episode taking the form of a separate short film adaptation of a story by a respected member of the science fiction community, hence the Masters in the title.
In December 2007, the show was picked up by Space in Canada. This then allowed the North American premiere of the missing two episodes. A Region 1 DVD of all six episodes was released on August 5, 2008.
Title Original story author Director Original U.S. air-date Original Canadian air-date A Clean Escape John Kessel Mark Rydell August 4, 2007 November 11, 2007 The Awakening Howard Fast Michael Petroni August 11, 2007 November 25, 2007 Jerry Was a Man Robert A. Heinlein Michael Tolkin August 18, 2007 November 18, 2007 The Discarded Harlan Ellison Jonathan Frakes August 25, 2007 December 16, 2007 Little Brother Walter Mosley Darnell Martin Not scheduled December 2, 2007 Watchbird Robert Sheckley Harold Becker Not scheduled December 9, 2007
- ^ a b Richmond, Ray (August 3, 2007). ""Masters of Science Fiction" too artistic for ABC". Reuters. http://www.reuters.com/article/reviewsNews/idUSN0242298520070803?rpc=92. Retrieved 2007-08-04.
- ^ a b "ABC SLATES 'LAUGHS' FOR TUESDAYS, CONFIRMS 'MASTERS' INSTALLMENTS". Futon Critic. http://www.thefutoncritic.com/news.aspx?id=7412. Retrieved 2007-08-04.
- Official Website
- Masters of Science Fiction press release
- The Futon's Summer Preview: ABC's "Masters of Science Fiction"
- "Cast Set for 'Masters of Sci Fi'", Zap2it, August 4, 2006.
- Masters of Science Fiction at the Internet Movie Database
- Masters of Science Fiction at TV.com
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