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Seasons:
1
Genre:
Plot:
A series adapting science-fiction stories by well-known authors into 60 minute episodes, introduced by renowned physicist Stephen Hawking... See more »
Awards:
Nominated for Primetime Emmy. Another 1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
A poor poor effort with far too much propaganda and politics. See more (19 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 1 of 2)

Stephen Hawking ... Himself - Host (6 episodes, 2007)
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Series Directed by
Harold Becker (1 episode, 2007)
Jonathan Frakes (1 episode, 2007)
Darnell Martin (1 episode, 2007)
Michael Petroni (1 episode, 2007)
Mark Rydell (1 episode, 2007)
Michael Tolkin (1 episode, 2007)
 
Series Writing credits
Sam Egan (2 episodes, 2007)

Series Produced by
Keith Addis .... executive producer (6 episodes, 2007)
Ben Browning .... co-producer (6 episodes, 2007)
Andrew Deane .... executive producer (6 episodes, 2007)
Brendan Ferguson .... co-producer (6 episodes, 2007)
Adam Goldworm .... co-producer (6 episodes, 2007)
Brad Mendelsohn .... executive producer (6 episodes, 2007)
Sam Egan .... co-executive producer (5 episodes, 2007)
John W. Hyde .... executive producer (5 episodes, 2007)
Lisa Richardson .... co-executive producer (5 episodes, 2007)
Grant Rosenberg .... supervising producer (5 episodes, 2007)
Lee Wilson .... consulting producer (5 episodes, 2007)
Mick Garris .... co-executive producer (4 episodes, 2007)
 
Series Original Music by
John Frizzell (3 episodes, 2007)
Laura Karpman (3 episodes, 2007)
 
Series Cinematography by
David Pelletier (3 episodes, 2007)
 
Series Film Editing by
Stephen Mark (3 episodes, 2007)
Conrad M. Gonzalez (2 episodes, 2007)
Richard Nord (2 episodes, 2007)
 
Series Casting by
Lynne Carrow (6 episodes, 2007)
Mary Jo Slater (5 episodes, 2007)
 
Series Production Design by
Andrew Neskoromny (4 episodes, 2007)
 
Series Art Direction by
Catherine Lehman (3 episodes, 2007)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Josh Plaw (5 episodes, 2007)
 
Series Costume Design by
Deborah Everton (4 episodes, 2007)
 
Series Makeup Department
Forest Sala .... key hair stylist (6 episodes, 2007)
Amanda McGowan .... first assistant makeup artist (5 episodes, 2007)
Julie Beaton-Pachauer .... assistant makeup artist (4 episodes, 2007)
Elisabeth Jolliffe .... additional makeup artist / assistant makeup artist (2 episodes, 2007)
Sarah Pickersgill .... special makeup effects artist (2 episodes, 2007)
Geoff Redknap .... special makeup effects artist (2 episodes, 2007)

Nicholas Podbrey .... special effects makeup coordinator (unknown episodes)
 
Series Production Management
Brendan Ferguson .... unit production manager (6 episodes, 2007)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Tarnya Cook .... third assistant director (6 episodes, 2007)
Alexia S. Droz .... second assistant director (6 episodes, 2007)
Robert S. Weber .... trainee assistant director (6 episodes, 2007)
David Markowitz .... first assistant director (3 episodes, 2007)
Peter D. Marshall .... first assistant director (3 episodes, 2007)
 
Series Art Department
John Beatty .... construction coordinator (6 episodes, 2007)
Les Ford .... computer graphics designer (6 episodes, 2007)
Alexandra Jastrzembska .... set dresser (6 episodes, 2007)
Kevin Tomecek .... construction foreman (6 episodes, 2007)
Gavin De West .... props (5 episodes, 2007)
Christopher Rodgers .... lead construction (5 episodes, 2007)
Terry Weaver .... property master (5 episodes, 2007)
Milena Zdravkovic .... concept artist (5 episodes, 2007)
David Hadaway .... assistant art director (3 episodes, 2007)
Eric Partridge .... assistant property master (3 episodes, 2007)
 
Series Sound Department
Jay Cheetham .... background sound editor (6 episodes, 2007)
James Fonnyadt .... sound designer (6 episodes, 2007)
David Green .... machine room engineer (6 episodes, 2007)
Andre Iwanchuk .... dialogue editor (6 episodes, 2007)
Glen Noseworthy .... adr mixer (6 episodes, 2007)
Anke Bakker .... sound supervisor (5 episodes, 2007)
Kevin Belen .... sound re-recording mixer / foley mixer (4 episodes, 2007)
Todd R. Mason .... sound effects recordist (4 episodes, 2007)
David Scott .... sound effects editor (4 episodes, 2007)
Graeme Hughes .... sound re-recording mixer (3 episodes, 2007)
Ken Lee .... boom operator (3 episodes, 2007)
Iain Pattison .... sound re-recording mixer (3 episodes, 2007)
Paul A. Sharpe .... sound re-recording mixer (3 episodes, 2007)
Bill Mellow .... sound re-recording mixer (2 episodes, 2007)
 
Series Special Effects by
Dan Rebert .... creature effects supervisor / prosthetic supervisor (5 episodes, 2007)
Chris Hatchwell .... special effects lead fabricator (4 episodes, 2007)
Lars Lenander .... special effects coordinator (3 episodes, 2007)
 
Series Visual Effects by
Matt Belbin .... digital effects editor (6 episodes, 2007)
Sébastien Bergeron .... digital effects supervisor / digital effects supervisor: Anthem Visual Effects (6 episodes, 2007)
Andrew Domachowski .... concept artist (6 episodes, 2007)
Michael Goddard .... digital artist (6 episodes, 2007)
Todd Liddiard .... senior lead digital compositor (6 episodes, 2007)
Mladen Miholjcic .... senior CGI artist: Anthem Visual Effects (6 episodes, 2007)
Bryce Rieger .... digital compositor (6 episodes, 2007)
Jonah West .... compositor (6 episodes, 2007)
Jayson Castro .... visual effects production assistant (5 episodes, 2007)
Bob Dewald .... digital effects editor (5 episodes, 2007)
Annabelle Kent .... digital compositor (5 episodes, 2007)
Lionel Lim .... digital compositor (5 episodes, 2007)
Adam Marisett .... visual effects artist (5 episodes, 2007)
Lisa K. Sepp .... visual effects producer: Anthem Visual Effects (5 episodes, 2007)
Julie Sweetin .... animator / visual effects (5 episodes, 2007)
Philippe Thibault .... digital compositor (5 episodes, 2007)
Lee Wilson .... visual effects supervisor: Anthem Visual Effects (5 episodes, 2007)
Derek Babchishin .... animator (4 episodes, 2007)
Adrian Chan .... modeler / modeler and texture artist (4 episodes, 2007)
Stephen Paschke .... digital effects artist (4 episodes, 2007)
Christopher Ahrens .... visual effects artist (3 episodes, 2007)

Andrea Caretta .... digital artist: title design (unknown episodes)
 
Series Stunts
Scott Nicholson .... stunt coordinator (2 episodes, 2007)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Darren Gregory .... grip (6 episodes, 2007)
Ryan Ketchum .... lighting technician (6 episodes, 2007)
Prem Marimuthu .... rigging gaffer (6 episodes, 2007)
Christian Schauz .... best boy / lighting technician (6 episodes, 2007)
Jim Van Dijk .... Steadicam operator / camera operator: "a" camera / ... (6 episodes, 2007)
Harold Bernard .... second assistant camera: "a" camera (5 episodes, 2007)
Fraser Boyle .... key grip (5 episodes, 2007)
Larry Portmann .... focus puller: "a" camera (5 episodes, 2007)
Gary Viola .... camera operator: "b" camera (5 episodes, 2007)
Gary Stamford .... set wireman (4 episodes, 2007)
Martin Kostian .... grip (3 episodes, 2007)
Christopher K. Stenberg .... video assistant (2 episodes, 2007)

Pascal Jean Provost .... cinematographer: second unit (unknown episodes)
 
Series Casting Department
Lynette Therrien .... casting assistant (5 episodes, 2007)

Manny Fernandez .... casting assistant (unknown episodes)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Tannis Hegan .... seamstress (6 episodes, 2007)
Iesza Jessica Jordan .... illustrator: costumes (6 episodes, 2007)
Daevina Danyluck .... truck costumer (5 episodes, 2007)
Allisa Swanson .... costume design assistant / assistant costume designer (5 episodes, 2007)
Audrey Wong .... costume set supervisor (5 episodes, 2007)
 
Series Editorial Department
Rosmary Conte .... post-production coordinator (6 episodes, 2007)
Andrea Dixon .... colorist (6 episodes, 2007)
Michael Prince .... post-production assistant (6 episodes, 2007)
Nicholas Sousa .... assistant editor / first assistant editor (4 episodes, 2007)
Tim Craig .... first assistant editor (3 episodes, 2007)
Amy Flint Catherwood .... assistant editor (2 episodes, 2007)
 
Series Music Department
Mike Beckett .... music editor (6 episodes, 2007)
Jennifer Ross .... music supervisor (6 episodes, 2007)
Ed Shearmur .... composer: theme / composer: main title music (4 episodes, 2007)
Nora Kroll-Rosenbaum .... assistant to composer (3 episodes, 2007)
Frederik Wiedmann .... orchestrator / score mixer (3 episodes, 2007)
 
Series Transportation Department
Ron Bartrom .... unit driver (6 episodes, 2007)
Henry Chu .... driver: cast (6 episodes, 2007)
Ben Liljedahl .... transportation captain (6 episodes, 2007)
Rick MacKay .... unit driver (6 episodes, 2007)
Lorraine Stomperud .... driver: cast (6 episodes, 2007)
 
Series Other crew
Bob Bedard .... caterer / head chef (6 episodes, 2007)
Chad Bretschneider .... key production assistant (6 episodes, 2007)
Heather Douglas .... assistant to producers (6 episodes, 2007)
Stephanie Herbert .... assistant production coordinator (6 episodes, 2007)
Randall Okita .... assistant: Keith Addis / script coordinator (6 episodes, 2007)
Heather Turner .... production secretary (6 episodes, 2007)
Steven Vlasak .... operations manager (6 episodes, 2007)
Erin Dixon .... production assistant (5 episodes, 2007)
Deborah Loven .... assistant accountant (5 episodes, 2007)
E. Jeff Olson .... assistant: Mr Mendelsohn (5 episodes, 2007)
Adrian Salpeter .... assistant: Lisa Richardson (5 episodes, 2007)
Nicole Oguchi .... production coordinator (3 episodes, 2007)
Gary Stamford .... set wireman (3 episodes, 2007)
Ruchir Tandon .... set production assistant (2 episodes, 2007)

Karen Lo .... assistant location manager (unknown episodes)
Janet D. Munro .... script supervisor (unknown episodes)
Nicholas Podbrey .... puppeteer (unknown episodes)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Stephen Hawking's Sci Fi Masters" - USA (rerun title)
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Runtime:
42 min (excluding commercials)
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41 out of 111 people found the following review useful.
A poor poor effort with far too much propaganda and politics., 12 August 2007
Author: bkilroy from United States

The first episode was OK for awhile but it dragged on and on and on. The point, once made, was weak and completely unoriginal. About the only really creative part of the first episode was the way in which they tried to hide the point (and the plot) until near the end. By that time I had stopped caring.

The second episode was nothing short of a cheap politically motivated lopsided propagandistic take-off of the 1960's short story (The General Zapped an......) which was set in the Vietnam war. OK, so I left the rest of the title of the short story out (it would spoil what there is of the plot - I present it here exactly as it was presented in the opening credits. The special effects were uninspired. The short story was better.

This series, so far has been a huge disappointment. Beginning with the too too short "Intro" by the much celebrated Stephen Hawking and ending with the plots and stories that are more likely to put a person to sleep than they are to provoke any thought.

The remaining two episodes includes one by the well known Sci-Fi writer Harlan Ellison - who is equally celebrated for his rather vocal negative opinion of the TV medium. So what happened Mr. Ellison? I still have not forgotten the short TV series (1970's) called "The Legend of the Starlost". Or has Cordwainer Bird decided to give it a go one more time. In any case, for those of you who have never read Mr. Ellison's works you definitely need to - preferably before watching his Masters of Science Fiction episode. Just don't read Ellison too close to bedtime, you'll never get to sleep. He's that good.

The Masters of Science Fiction is a poor effort and a financial boondoggle. The producers should be ashamed of themselves for putting it on.

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