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A series adapting science-fiction stories by well-known authors into 60 minute episodes, introduced by renowned physicist Stephen Hawking. Stories filmed included those of science fiction authors Robert Heinlein & Robert Sheckley, historical novelist Howard Fast and mystery novelist Walter Mosley. Written by
I don't leave comments very often, but felt compelled to do so to give some counterpoint to very negative comments.
It seems that you will either love or hate the series, and few people are indifferent in the sense that they rate it average.
Such is the case with my rating: 9 out of 10, mostly because the "Masters" is different and tries to go deeper. The fact that ABC discontinued the show after 4 episodes is either a good or a bad sign, depending on your viewpoint.
These are not stories that we have become used to where Science-Fiction is concerned. Obviously, for me, that is a good thing. These stories focus more on characters and character development, in the tradition of the great SF-writers of the sixties, and the casting is excellent - on the whole we have good acting from good actors to support the story, an absolute must in stories which rely on it.
I fear we will see nothing more than the 6 episodes I know at the moment I write this. It's a shame, but I'll content myself with stories published in the great SF-magazines.
In summary, probably only for a particular brand of Science-Fiction fans.
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