Frankenstein’s Author to Be First Prophet of Science Fiction in Ridley Scott Series

Ridley Scott (Alien, Prometheus) has brought a series to the Science Channel that has given us something to watch on Wednesday nights, starting on November 9. Sir Ridley will narrate the series entitled Prophets of Science Fiction which will “profile great minds of science fiction who later inspired ‘science fact.’”

TV Guide reports that the first episode will profile Mary Shelley, author of Frankenstein. Other sci-fi icons to be chronicled include H.G. Wells, Isaac Asimov, Jules Verne, and George Lucas. Four episodes will air in November, with the next four to be broadcast in February.

Here’s the terrific TV spot:

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And here is the press release from earlier in the year when the project was officially greenlit:

Ridley Scott, the visionary mind behind iconic works of science fiction including Blade Runner and the Alien franchise, and epic adventures such as Gladiator, brings his
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