Friday, August 24, 2007

Masters of Science Fiction

ABC produced six episodes of this anthology series, which has gotten good reviews, and somehow has decided to air only four of them. They are being blown off this month. Tomorrow night's episode is The Discarded, based on a story by Harlan Ellison and adapted by Josh Olsen (A History of Violence) and Harlan. Harlan has a cameo, assuming it didn't end up on the cutting room floor. Look for a character with what seems to be a huge goiter on his neck.

I've enjoyed the two episodes I've seen, one based on a story by Robert Heinlein and the other by John Kessel. The casting and production values have been quite good. Unless they release the series on DVD, there probably won't be another opportunity to see them.

No comments: