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Season: 1
Year: 2007


Season 1


Season 1, Episode 1: A Clean Escape

4 August 2007
In John Kessel's short story about a post-apocalyptic near future, a psychiatrist (Davis) is trying to help a patient (Waterston) recover from a memory lapse.

Stephen Hawking ... Himself - Host

Sam Waterston ... Havelman

Judy Davis ... Dr. Deanna Evans
Allison Hossack ... Kelly Prosky

Tom Butler ... Warren Geslow

Robert Moloney ... Pierce
Terence Kelly ... Goldstone

Garry Chalk ... General
Peter Bryant ... Dr. Gavin
McKye Kelly ... Claire
Peter Hall ... Nick

Burkely Duffield ... Will
Camyar Chai ... Mansur
Malaya Cooks ... Technician

Season 1, Episode 2: The Awakening

11 August 2007
Major Albert Skynner is brought out of retirement when an alien creature arrives on Earth. The creature communicates through humans who appear to be in a hypnotic spell. The messages it gives is one of peace, using quotes from all of the major religions of the world. When these creatures start appearing by the dozens, all of the major powers in the world are told to disarm, but the US President is reluctant to do so. Is this a genuine message of peace or is it just trickery and a prelude to invasion?

Stephen Hawking ... Himself - Host

Terry O'Quinn ... Albert Skynner

Elisabeth Röhm ... Lt. Granger

William B. Davis ... The President

Julian Christopher ... General Mackenzie (as Julian D Christopher)

Malcolm Stewart ... Col. Dingham

Doron Bell ... Kirby

Samir El Sharkawi ... The Iraqi
Dave Lantaigne ... Army Officer

Adrian Glynn McMorran ... The Medic (as Adrian Mcmorran)
Dean Marshall ... The General's Aide

Hiro Kanagawa ... Captain Oguchi

Johannah Newmarch ... Assistant
Mitra Loraz ... Palestinian Woman
Andre Fex ... French Leader

Deni DeLory ... Interpreter

Veena Sood ... Dr. Kashani

Parm Soor ... Pakistani Leader

Scott E. Miller ... Technician
Eddy Ko ... Chinese Leader
Igor Ingelsman ... Russian Leader

Laura Soltis ... Skynner's Wife

Ben Cotton ... Creature

Season 1, Episode 3: Jerry Was a Man

18 August 2007
A wealthy couple come into possession of an anthropoid named Jerry. Based on a story by Robert Heinlein.

Stephen Hawking ... Himself - Host (as Professor Stephen Hawking)

Malcolm McDowell ... Tibor Cargrew

Anne Heche ... Martha Von Vogel

Russell Porter ... Bronson

Jason Diablo ... Jerry

Richard Ian Cox ... Pudgy Dodge
Bill Dow ... McCoy
Val Cole ... News Anchor
Osmond L. Bramble ... Bailiff

Matty Finochio ... Judge #2

David Neale ... Pyramus

Sonja Bennett ... Judge Pomfrey

Jeanie Kawakami Cloutier ... Judge #3 (as Jeanie Cloutier)
Nicholas Podbrey ... Ben (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 4: The Discarded

25 August 2007
Based on a short story by seven-time Hugo Award winner, three-time Nebula Award winner and Science Fiction Grand Master Laureate Harlan Ellison ("A Boy and His Dog," "Star Trek"). Story of despised minorities forever adrift in the darkness of outer space. As a last resort born out of their loneliness and despair they are forced to make an ominous pact with those responsible for their plight, in the hope that they will finally be offered refuge at home on Earth.

Stephen Hawking ... Himself - Host (as Professor Stephen Hawking)

John Hurt ... Samswope

Brian Dennehy ... Bedzyk

James Denton ... Barney Curran

Gina Chiarelli ... Annie

Lori Triolo ... Harmony Teet
Donny James Lucas ... Steve (as Donny Lucas)

Vicky Lambert ... Frenchy

Alex Zahara ... Bucky
Leanne Adachi ... Sharon

Jason Diablo ... Smiler

Brian Dobson ... Samswope 2 (voice)

Barbara Kottmeier ... Sis

Harlan Ellison ... Nate

Ken Kramer ... Schmool

Gillian Barber ... Dr. Goldstein

Season 1, Episode 5: Little Brother

2 December 2007
In the future, courtrooms exist without human judges or juries, and automated justice is the law of the land.

Stephen Hawking ... Himself - Host

Kimberly Elise ... Tilly Vee

Clifton Collins Jr. ... Frendon Blythe

Garwin Sanford ... Judge - The Court

Daryl Shuttleworth ... Otis Brill
Matthew Walker ... Augustus
Jorge Vargas ... Young Man (as Jorgito Vargas Jr.)

Lorena Gale ... Mary - Mother
Shelley MacDonald ... Female Guard

Nicole Muñoz ... Frightened Girl (as Nicole Munoz)

Adrien Dorval ... Officer Bernard

Keith Dallas ... Officer Labey
Joanna Reid ... Defense Attorney
Carlos Joe Costa ... Juror #3 - Kwame
Alex Kliner ... Juror #1 - Jessup

Alexia Fast ... Juror #4 - Ginnie
Doreen Ramus ... Juror #2 - Renee
Greg Chan ... Old Chinese Man - Juror #8
Jim Shepard ... Middle Aged White Man - Juror #6
Ray G. Thunderchild ... Native American Man - Juror #7
John Burnside ... Juror #9

Ellen Ewusie ... Black Woman - Juror #5
Donna Yamamoto ... Asian Police Woman

Louis Chirillo ... Interrupt Progarm 91
Jeni Le Gon ... Juror #10

Nimet Kanji ... Juror #11
Esme Lambert ... Juror #12

Season 1, Episode 6: Watchbird

9 December 2007
Set in a world where droids prevent killings before they happen. Based on a story by Robert Sheckley.

Stephen Hawking ... Himself - Host

James Cromwell ... Randolph Ludwin

Sean Astin ... Charlie Kramer

Vincent Gale ... Jack Valentine

Stacy Grant ... Sarah Moser
Christine Chatelain ... Marissa Summer

Michael Kopsa ... Ratcliffe

Sally Kellerman ... The Watchbird (voice)

Viv Leacock ... Willy

Dean Redman ... Bradley Tanner
David Abbott ... President
Ivan De Leon ... Hispanic Youth #1
Andreas Abbondanza ... Hispanic Youth #2
Ken Camroux ... Summer (as Ken Camroux-Taylor)
A.B. Chater ... Terrorist #1
Mehdi Darvish ... Terrorist #2

Sean O. Roberts ... Mugger (as Sean Owen Roberts)

Alistair Abell ... SWAT Leader
Gerry South ... Gunman

Vanesa Tomasino ... Housekeeper
Jill Krop ... TV Newscaster

Link Baker ... Technician
Mark Docherty ... TV Newscaster
Paul Herbert ... Medical Technician (uncredited)

Javier Villarreal ... Additional Voices (uncredited)

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