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Masters of Science Fiction 

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A series adapting science fiction stories by well-known authors into sixty-minute episodes, introduced by renowned physicist Stephen Hawking. Stories filmed, included those of science ... See full summary »
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Stephen Hawking ...  Himself - Host 6 episodes, 2007
Jason Diablo Jason Diablo ...  Jerry / ... 2 episodes, 2007
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A series adapting science fiction stories by well-known authors into sixty-minute episodes, introduced by renowned physicist Stephen Hawking. Stories filmed, included those of science fiction authors Robert Heinlein and Robert Sheckley, historical novelist Howard Fast, and mystery novelist Walter Mosley. Written by David Stevens

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Drama | Sci-Fi

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USA

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English

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4 August 2007 (USA) See more »

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Stephen Hawking's Sci Fi Masters See more »

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$3,000,000 (estimated)
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1.78 : 1
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Nothing I haven't seen before. Executed more sloppily and heavy handedly.
4 March 2012 | by cinebuff-3See all my reviews

There is a reason why 'Masters of Science Fiction' didn't last a full season when first trotted out on ABC.

There's nothing in the collection of short stories badly translated to television that the original 'Outer Limits' and scant few Sci-Fi oriented episodes of 'Twilight Zone' from the 1960s didn't deliver with infinitely better precision.

'Masters of Science Fiction' more closely resembled the consistently bleak and down beat, over all inferior episodes of the re-vamped 1995 'Outer Limits'.

Though 'Masters of Science Fiction' no doubt boasts better talent and larger budgets. The screen writers, directors and cast should remember that when trying to deliver a 'message'. The subtlety of a feather works far more favorably than bludgeoning with a brick!


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