James Cameron Tells the Story of Science Fiction
James Cameron's new series telling the 'Story of Science Fiction' through questions about key themes of the genre launches tonight on AMC at 10pm ET with 'Aliens,' the episode that asks Steven Spielberg, Ridley Scott, Sigourney Weaver, and others "what can aliens teach us about ourselves?"
Future episodes include questions about 'Space,' 'Monsters,' 'Dark Futures,' 'Intelligent Machines,' and 'Time Travel.'
AMC says "...this documentary series explores the evolution of sci-fi from its origins as a small genre with a cult following to the blockbuster pop-cultural phenomenon we know today. In each episode, James Cameron introduces one of the “Big Questions” that humankind has contemplated throughout the ages and reaches back into sci-fi’s past to better understand how our favorite films, TV shows, books, and video games were born, Cameron and his contemporaries – Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, Ridley Scott and many more who have helped fuel sci-fi’s spectacular growth over the last several decades – debate the merits, meanings, and impacts of the films and novels that influenced them and discuss where the genre — and our species — might be going in the future."