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[01/06/11 - 02:09 PM]
Science Channel Greenlights "Prophets of Science Fiction" Featuring Ridley Scott
Isaac Asimov, Gene Roddenberry and George Lucas are among those featured on the eight-part series, due later this year.

[via press release from Science Channel]

SCIENCE CHANNEL GREENLIGHTS "PROPHETS OF SCIENCE FICTION" FEATURING RIDLEY SCOTT

--Ridley Scott to Produce Eight-Episode Series To Premiere in 2011 on Science Channel --

(Pasadena, CA) - 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 unique expertise to Science Channel for the project, PROPHETS OF SCIENCE FICTION. The network today announced the greenlight of the eight-episode series that will profile great minds of science fiction who later inspired "science fact." PROPHETS OF SCIENCE FICTION explores legendary figures; including Isaac Asimov, Gene Roddenberry and George Lucas, and examines how their work often inspired future discoveries decades before they took place.

"I am thrilled to be partnering with Science Channel on this exciting new series. I hope that the audience will find the subjects as interesting and inspiring as I do," said Scott. The series, which will premiere in the second half of 2011, will engage audiences in a dynamic, hyper-stylized way that has yet to been seen before on television. Viewers will be taken on a tour of what was - and what will be - through the eyes of the ingenious authors, illustrators, filmmakers, and scientists who became PROPHETS OF SCIENCE FICTION.

"Quite simply, Ridley Scott is a titan in the world of science fiction - and the perfect personification of PROPHETS OF SCIENCE FICTION." said Debbie Myers, Executive Vice President and General Manager of Science Channel. "Science Channel is thrilled to go on this journey with Ridley beyond imagination into the world of the unknown. Science is sparked by creativity, and the remarkable individuals we cover in this series actually inspired future generations of scientists."

PROPHETS OF SCIENCE FICTION is produced for Science Channel by Ridley and Tony Scott. For Science Channel, Bernadette McDaid is executive producer. Mary Lisio also is executive producer on the project.

ABOUT SCIENCE CHANNEL:

Science Channel, a division of Discovery Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK), is home for the thought provocateur - the individual who is unafraid to ask the killer questions of "how" and "why not." The network is a playground for those with audacious intellects and features programming willing to go beyond imagination to explore the unknown. Guided by curiosity, Science Channel looks for innovation in mysterious new worlds as well as in its own backyard. Science Channel and the Science Channel HD simulcast reach more than 68 million U.S. households. The network also features high-traffic online and social media destinations, including ScienceChannel.com, facebook.com/ScienceChannel and twitter.com/ScienceChannel.





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