Though we are not at liberty to offer a detailed proposal to the general public, the broad strokes are as follows. We envision a multi-part documentary that uses science fiction literature and the lives of its writers as the basis for exploring the Twentieth Century.
The programs will be topical rather than strictly chronological in their sequence and approach. Topics will include:
Luddites meet Frankensteins Monster
War, Weapons and the End of the World
Evolution and Human Destiny
Outer Space vs. the Earth
Aliens and Other Outsiders
Robots, Clones and the Human Being
The Seven Sexes
Golden Atom or Infinite Universe?
The Secret Masters
When the South Won the War
Threatening Voices and Impossible Conversations
Revolution On the Moon
Despite a few miserable attempts to tell the story of science fiction (with SF cinema usually dominating), and a small, mixed bag of author bios (the best coming from the BBC), the subject has never been treated comprehensively, seriously, or in an interdisciplinary fashion.
Anyone out there with the money or the connections or a strong desire to help out should feel free to contact us.