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PROPHETS OF SCIENCE FICTION is an American documentary television series produced and hosted by Ridley Scott
Ridley Scott
for the Science Channel . The program premiered on November 9, 2011 (2011-11-09).

The series covers the life and work of leading science fiction authors of the last couple of centuries. It depicts how they predicted and, accordingly, influenced the development of scientific advancements by inspiring many readers to assist in transforming those futuristic visions into everyday reality. The stories are told through film clips, reenactments, illustrations and interviews.

The first episode received mixed reviews. Commentators appreciated the approach of combining coverage of contemporary scientific research and biographical exposition, but criticized the series as "light on the substance and heavy on the exaggeration". The series' attempts to link Mary Shelley 's Frankenstein
Frankenstein
to developments such as organ transplants , supercomputers and DNA
DNA
research were described by one critic as far-fetched but by another as successful.

LIST OF EPISODES

The series' first season consists of 8 one-hour episodes which aired on the Science Channel in November 2011 and February 2012.

NO. SUBJECT AIR DATE

1 Mary Shelley 9 November 2011

2 Philip K. Dick
Philip K. Dick
16 November 2011

3 H.G. Wells
H.G. Wells
23 November 2011

4 Arthur C. Clarke
Arthur C. Clarke
30 November 2011

5 Isaac Asimov
Isaac Asimov
15 February 2012

6 Jules Verne
Jules Verne
22 February 2012

7 Robert Heinlein
Robert Heinlein
29 February 2012

8 George Lucas
George Lucas
7 March 2012

REFERENCES

* ^ "About the Show". Science channel. Retrieved 5 December 2011. * ^ Teague, Jason Cranford (9 November 2011). "The Prophets of Scien