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Author: Ben BrowningAdam GoldwormJudy DavisJohn HurtTerry O'QuinnAll authors
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Distributed by Anchor Bay Entertainment, [2008]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : English
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A dying doctor refuses to believe that her patient cannot remember the last 25 years of his life. In the middle of a ferocious firefight outside of Baghdad, soldiers discover a mysterious body they can't identify as human. The seventh-richest couple in the world are anthropoids - each containing a few strands of human DNA, grown into a baby and fused with plastics. Despised minorities are adrift in the darkness of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Science fiction television programs
Fiction television programs
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Drama
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Ben Browning; Adam Goldworm; Judy Davis; John Hurt; Terry O'Quinn; Sam Waterston; Elisabeth Röhm; James Denton; Brian Dennehy; Anne Heche; James Cromwell; Malcolm McDowell; Clifton Collins, Jr.; Sean Astin; Stephen Hawking; Sam Egan; Mark Rydell; Michael Petroni; Michael Tolkin; Harlan Ellison; Josh Olson; Jonathan Frakes; J Michael Straczynski; Harold Becker; Walter Mosley; Darnell Martin; John Kessel; Howard Fast; Robert A Heinlein; Robert Sheckley; Starz Productions (Firm); Industry Entertainment.; Anchor Bay Entertainment, Inc.
OCLC Number: 237226798
Language Note: Closed-captioned.
Notes: Title from container.
A clean escape is based on the short story by John Kessel.
The awakening is based on the short story by Howard Fast.
Jerry was a man is based on the short story by Robert A. Heinlein.
The discarded is based on the short story by Harlan Ellison.
Watchbird is based on the story by Robert Sheckley.
Little brother is based on the short story "Futureland" by Walter Mosley.
DVD release of episodes originally broadcast on television during the 2007 season.
Credits: Executive producers, John W. Hyde, Brad Mendelsohn, Andrew Deane, Keith Adois : Hosted by Professor Stephen Hawking.
Cast: Judy Davis, John Hurt, Terry O'Quinn, Sam Waterston, Elisabeth Rohm, James Denton, Brian Dennehy, Anne Heche, James Cromwell, Malcolm McDowell, Clifton Collins, Jr., Sean Astin.
Performer(s): Host, Stephen Hawking.
Target Audience: Not rated.
Description: 2 videodiscs (264 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD ; Region 1 ; widescreen presentation ; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround.
Contents: Disc one: Clean escape / screenplay by Sam Egan ; directed by Mark Rydell ; Awakening / screenplay by Michael Petroni ; directed by Michael Petroni ; Jerry was a man / screenplay by Michael Tolkin ; directed by Michael Tolkin --
Disc two. Discarded / screenplay by Harlan Ellison & Josh Olson ; directed by Jonathan Frakes ; Watchbird / screenplay by J. Michael Straczynski ; directed by Harold Becker ; Little brother / screenplay by Walter Mosley ; directed by Darnell Martin.
Responsibility: [presented by] Starz Productions, Industry Entertainment ; co-producers, Ben Browning and Adam Goldworm.

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A dying doctor refuses to believe that her patient cannot remember the last 25 years of his life. In the middle of a ferocious firefight outside of Baghdad, soldiers discover a mysterious body they can't identify as human. The seventh-richest couple in the world are anthropoids - each containing a few strands of human DNA, grown into a baby and fused with plastics. Despised minorities are adrift in the darkness of outer space and make an ominous pact that they hope will bring them back to Earth. Flying robotic droids can prevent murder before it takes place, but life depends on a formula of carefully balanced killing. Frendon must find a way to convince an automated justice machine of his innocence.

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