The BEST Episodes of Masters of Science Fiction

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jan 3, 2020

Network: ABC (US)

A series adapting science-fiction stories by well-known authors into 60 minute episodes, introduced by renowned physicist Stephen Hawking. Stories filmed included those of science fiction authors Robert Heinlein & Robert Sheckley, historical novelist Howard Fast and mystery novelist Walter Mosley

Little Brother

#1 - Little Brother

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 29, 2007

Set in the future, we are introduced to courtrooms without human judges or juries, and automated justice is the law of the land.

star 7.72
181 votes
Directors: Darnell Martin
Writers: Walter Mosley
The Awakening

#2 - The Awakening

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Aug 11, 2007

In war torn Baghdad, U.S. soldiers discover a mysterious casualty which they can't identify as human.

star 7.71
275 votes
Directors: Michael Petroni
Writers: Michael Petroni
A Clean Escape

#3 - A Clean Escape

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Aug 4, 2007

Set in a post-Apocalyptic future, psychiatrist Dr. Deanna Evans interrogates a confused man who is suffering from a lapse in memory.

star 7.55
302 votes
Directors: Mark Rydell
Writers: Sam Egan
Watchbird

#4 - Watchbird

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Nov 22, 2007

In the not too distant future, Watchbird robots, previously used as unmanned weapons for the military, are assigned to aid police forces in a small number of test cities. Their task is to prevent killing before it happens. However, soon everyone discovers the fragile formula of life and death.

star 7.35
148 votes
Directors: Harold Becker
Writers: Robert Sheckley
The Discarded

#5 - The Discarded

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Aug 25, 2007

A group of people are sentenced to drift in space forever so they take one final chance at returning back to Earth.

star 7.19
181 votes
Directors: Jonathan Frakes
Writers: Harlan Ellison, Josh Olson
Jerry Was a Man

#6 - Jerry Was a Man

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Aug 18, 2007

This futuristic episode revolves around the seventh richest couple in the world. Their lives take a turn when they acquire an anthropoid named Jerry.

star 7.18
186 votes
Directors: Michael Tolkin
Writers: Michael Tolkin