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Old January 7 2011, 04:10 PM   #1
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Roddenberry episode "Prophets of Science Fiction" Q4 2011

Ridley Scott will be producing a series for the Science Channel entitled:
"Prophets of Science Fiction"
Discovery cabler has greenlit eight episodes of the skein, which will profile outstanding sci-fi minds including Isaac Asimov, "Star Trek" creator Gene Roddenberry and "Star Wars" director George Lucas. Focus will be on what their ground-breaking work meant at the time and how it affected future breakthroughs.
"Prophets" is set to debut in the second half of 2011.

This is great news. a entire episode dedicated to Roddenberry and how Star Trek has affected actual science.
Faster than Light transport (not a Roddenberry invention) but the science behind it with the Warp core technology, teleportation (not a Roddenberry invention), energy-based weapons ['phasers'] (not a Roddenberry invention), Photon torpedoes, the medical devices used in TOS, TNG, VOY sick bay and the Emergency Medical Holographic program (EMH) in VOY.
Hopefully they will also mention the utopia future world that the Star Trek future has evolved into where money isn't used (on Earth) but Federation Credits exist within the U.F.P. such as discussed in this thread: Trying to figure out the Federation Economy .

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Old January 9 2011, 12:48 AM   #2
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Re: Roddenberry episode "Prophets of Science Fiction" Q4 2011

Roddenberry was one of the men I always wanted to work for and hopefully learn from.

Can't wait for the series! Thanks for the info!
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Old January 10 2011, 06:04 PM   #3
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I hope they mention MP3's and other mundane things that people now take for granted but were inspired by watching Trek (MP3's came about after the programmer watched Data listening to multiple tracks in A Matter Of Time)
One day soon, man is going to be able to harness incredible energies, energies that could ultimately hurl us to other worlds in... some sort of spaceship.
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Old January 12 2011, 11:18 PM   #4
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If Gene Roddenberry had written this show, it would be called "Profits of Science Fiction".
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I'm definitely looking forward to seeing this. I'm amazed by the extent to which Star Trek has affected the real world. I think it's extraordinary that people with talent and intelligence have been inspired by it to turn some of the fictional science there into reality.
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