Prophets of Science Fiction: Season 1, Episode 7

Robert Heinlein (15 Feb. 2012)

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Sci-fi legend Robert Heinlein is a walking contradiction. His stories address themes of patriotism but also sexual liberation and man's inability to cooperate. Heinlein's Starship Troopers ... See full summary »

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Leslie Heinlein
David Brin ...
Himself - Futurist
Arthur C. Clarke ...
Himself (archive footage)
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Himself - Author
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Himself - Screenwriter
Robert A. Heinlein ...
Himself (archive footage)
Andy Ihnatko ...
Himself - Tech Columnist, Chicago Sun Times
Michio Kaku ...
Himself - Theoretical Physicist
Joseph McCarthy ...
Himself (archive footage)
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Young Robert Heinlein
Jerry Pournelle ...
Himself
Kim Stanley Robinson ...
Himself - Author
Rebecca Saxe ...
Herself - Neuroscientist - MIT
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Sci-fi legend Robert Heinlein is a walking contradiction. His stories address themes of patriotism but also sexual liberation and man's inability to cooperate. Heinlein's Starship Troopers and Stranger in a Strange Land continue to ask "what is freedom?". Written by Anonymous

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You never knew where you had him
21 November 2013 | by (Denmark) – See all my reviews

This documentary consists of expert interviews, film clips, reenactments, real footage, computer simulations and narration. It goes into the self-contradictory(showcasing both political extremes in his work) sci-fi author Robert Heinlein.

Covered are his predictions of mind control(we can now manipulate neurons to affect moral judgment), futuristic armor(soon to be exo-skeletons that give people back the use of their legs if they have lost it), cold sleep/cryogenics, outer space colonization, ice on the moon, the internet(and addiction to it), pneumatic tubes and the Star Wars defense.

He also offered musings on personal liberty(he became an unwilling guru for hippies as he challenged monogamy and religion), completely taking people by surprise as his earlier work, such as the polarizing Starship Troopers, was regarded by some as a celebration of fascism and glorification of military conquest. His vivid imagination and the fears of his period drove him to comment and ponder, and he even got to see some of the things he thought up come true.

There is a lot of disturbing content in this. I recommend this to any fan of the writer. 8/10


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