The BEST Episodes of Masters of Science Fiction

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 29, 2019

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

The Awakening

#1 - The Awakening

Season 1 - Episode 2

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

star 7.75
59 votes
Directors: Michael Petroni
Writers: Michael Petroni
Little Brother

#2 - Little Brother

Season 1 - Episode 5

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

star 7.52
40 votes
Directors: Darnell Martin
Writers: Walter Mosley
A Clean Escape

#3 - A Clean Escape

Season 1 - Episode 1

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

star 7.43
86 votes
Directors: Mark Rydell
Writers: Sam Egan

#4 - Watchbird

Season 1 - Episode 6

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 7.41
44 votes
Directors: Harold Becker
Writers: Robert Sheckley
The Discarded

#5 - The Discarded

Season 1 - Episode 4

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

star 7.17
46 votes
Directors: Jonathan Frakes
Writers: Josh Olson, Harlan Ellison
Jerry Was a Man

#6 - Jerry Was a Man

Season 1 - Episode 3

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 7.12
51 votes
Directors: Michael Tolkin
Writers: Michael Tolkin