Ridley Scott, the visionary mind behind iconic works of science fiction including "Blade Runner" and the "Alien" franchise, and epic adventures such as "Gladiator", brings his unique expertise to Science Channel for the project, Prophets of Science Fiction. The network today announced the greenlight of the eight-episode series that will profile great minds of science fiction who later inspired "science fact." Prophets of Science Fiction explores legendary figures; including Isaac Asimov, Gene Roddenberry and George Lucas, and examines how their work often inspired future discoveries decades before they took place.
The series, which will premiere in the second half of 2011, will engage audiences in a dynamic, hyper-stylized way that has never been seen before on television. Viewers will be taken on a tour of what was - and what will be - through the eyes of the ingenious authors, illustrators, filmmakers, and scientists who became Prophets of Science Fiction.Genre: