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Masters Of Science Fiction (TV Series)

 

aka: A Clean Escape, Jerry Was A Man, The Awakening, Little Brother, Watchbird, The Discarded.
USA 2007, 258 minutes
Dir. Mark Rydell, Michael Petroni, Darnell Martin, Michael Tolkin, Harold Becker, Jonathan Frakes
Genres: Television, Science Fiction / Fantasy

 

Aroview: Collection of six stories from the world's top sci-fi writers brought to life by a top-notch cast and hosted by Professor Stephen Hawking.

Stories include:

1. A Clean Escape: Based on the John Kessel story of a dying doctor that cannot believe her patient can't recall the last quarter century of their life.

2. Jerry Was A Man: Based on the Robert A Heinlein short story about a rich couple awakened from their dormant slumber by a Joe named Jerry.

3. The Awakening: Based on a Howard Fast short story set in Baghdad where a group of US soldiers discover a mysterious body that starts to multiply and threaten world peace.

4. Little Brother: Based on a short story from Walter Mosley's novel 'Futureland' focused on a man accused of murder that must prove his innocence to a machine.

5. Watchbird: Based on the story by Robert Sheckley questioning the merits of employing robotic droids to cease murder in society.

6. The Discarded: Based on the short story by Harlan Ellison about detested minorities forced to make a pact with their oppressors in order to make Earth their home.

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