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"Prophets of Science Fiction" Jules Verne (2012)

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Prophets of Science Fiction: Season 1: Episode 6 -- Jules Verne is the ultimate futurist, with a legacy of sci-fi adventure stories predicting everything from fuel cell technology to viral advertising. The extraordinary voyages of Jules Verne span from the center of the Earth to the surface of the Moon.


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Original Air Date:
8 February 2012 (Season 1, Episode 6)
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Episode Crew
Directed by
Declan Whitebloom 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Simon Brown  uncredited
Kevin Tavolaro  senior writer

Produced by
Gary Auerbach .... executive producer
Julie Auerbach .... executive producer
Henry Capanna .... executive producer in charge of production
David Cargill .... co-executive producer
Rocky Collins .... executive producer
David Franzke .... line producer
Alistair Knapp .... producer
Jason S. Lee .... associate producer
Mary Lisio .... executive producer
Nino Lopez .... associate producer
Bernadette McDaid .... executive producer
Kaitlin McIntyre .... producer
Deborah Adler Myers .... executive producer
Dennis Principe Jr. .... production executive
Katie Pyne .... associate producer
Ridley Scott .... executive producer
Kathryn Takis .... field producer
Kevin Tavolaro .... story producer
David W. Zucker .... executive producer
Original Music by
Scott Greer (series)
Joel J. Richard 
Film Editing by
Neil Fernandez 
Joseph Lorenzetti 
J.D. Richardson 
Tanner Roth 
Casting by
Chad Patterson 
Art Direction by
Gary Kroytor 
Makeup Department
Tara Lang .... makeup artist
Production Management
Christopher Lauer .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Isaac Heckert .... second unit director
Sound Department
John Barzelay .... sound mixer
Matt Radlauer .... sound mixer
Visual Effects by
Alena Cochran .... visual effects artist
Jeff Fuller .... visual effects artist
Patrick Hibbs II .... visual effects artist
Sean McHale .... graphics coordinator
John Mitchell .... lead visual effects artist
Camera and Electrical Department
Megan Mitchell .... digital imaging technician
Casting Department
Chad Patterson .... casting producer
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Megan Hofferth .... stylist
Editorial Department
Brandon Crooks .... post production supervisor
AJ Havrilla .... assistant editor
Elizabeth Krasick .... assistant editor
Shane Lefler .... colorist
Shane Lefler .... on-line editor
Andrew Parkhurst .... first assistant editor
Location Management
Alexandra Gibson .... location manager
Music Department
Joel J. Richard .... composer: theme music
Other crew
Valarie Barsky .... clearance supervisor
Eric Day .... production coordinator
Hilari Farrell .... production accountant
Henry Hobson .... director: title sequence
Kelly Tanaka .... production accountant


Additional Details

43 min

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Astonishingly accurate for his time, 19 November 2013
Author: Grann-BachB from Denmark

This documentary consists of expert interviews(physicists, researchers, film-makers, etc.), film clips, reenactments, real footage, computer simulations and narration. It goes into the inspiring sci-fi author Jules Verne.

Covering his many revolutionary ideas, we see his predictions about going into space, such as to the moon, firing a cannon beyond our planet(not into the sun, mind you), the submarine and in general traveling under the sea, using electricity and nuclear power to run large machines, taser-weaponry for US police to abuse so they don't have to repress their aggressive and violent tendencies, hydrogen as clean fuel which should be able to replace fossils, a soaring stronghold(still only theoretical), grand weapons of destruction(as a cautionary tale), and in a dystopian vision of a world where technology prevents people from connecting with each other(…huh, sounds a lot like today), cars and the internet.

Along the way, we find out about his own experiences, as well. His restless imagination driving ahead his novels and his darker takes on concepts hidden(altered into more crowd-pleasing versions) by his publisher(eventually channeled into Robert the Conqueror, the prototypical super-villain bent on(of course!) world domination).

I recommend this to any fan of the writer. 8/10

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