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This is the story of science fiction’s most influential works and their creators: the men and women who fell to Earth, the pioneers of the history of science fiction. Tomorrow’s Worlds: The Unearthly History of Science Fiction I: Space, BBC 2019
In the vast reaches of Space there exists objects and phenomena that are as bizarre as anything found in science fiction. The Universe s3e10: Strangest Things, History 2009
Science fiction concepts – but are they grounded in reality? Now, the next generation of physicists work to rewrite the cosmic rule book. The Universe s4e11: Science Fiction, Science Fact
There are those sci-fi technologies which may be arriving sooner than you think: transporter, black holes, terraforming, ships to the stars, calling out future weapons. ibid.
I stopped reading science fiction once I saw that the UFO was real. It became science fact that just hasn’t been proven yet. Mike Bird
Everything is becoming science fiction. From the margins of an almost invisible literature has sprung the intact reality of the twentieth century. J G Ballard, Fictions of Every Kind in Books and Bookmen, February 1971
Science Fiction like Star Trek is not only good fun but it also serves a serious purpose, that of expanding the human imagination. Stephen Hawking, introduction to Lawrence M Krauss, The Physics of Star Trek
Star Wars and Star Trek: two of my personal favourites. Maybe closer to reality than we think. Similar scenarios are at least conceivable. Stephen Hawking’s Universe: Into the Universe: Aliens: Are We Alone? 2010
It’s interesting to think about the connection between Science Fiction and Science. I think the point is there’s this relationship between the two. They both spur the imagination. And not often but sometimes you actually come up with the same solution in Science Fiction and Science. But it’s really provoking the imagination that caused me to be a scientist. Lawrence Krauss, interview UFO Files s1e2: Alien Engineering, Channel 5 2006
What introduced me into writing The Physics of Star Trek was actually the Transporter. ibid.
Science Fiction: The only genuine consciousness expanding drug. Arthur C Clarke
Science fiction writers foresee the inevitable, and although problems and catastrophes may be inevitable, solutions are not. Isaac Asimov, 1920-1992
Individual science fiction stories may seem as trivial as ever to the blinder critics and philosophers of today, but the core of science fiction – its essence – has become crucial to our salvation, if we are to be saved at all. Isaac Asimov
Joe, Beam us up when ready. Turist Omer Uzay Yolunda [Turkish Star Trek]
Star Trek: the biggest movie and TV franchise of all time. Star Trek: The True Story, Channel 5 2013
Star Trek: The Movie brought back William Shatner as Captain Kirk and Leonard Nimoy or Mr Spock. ibid.
Roddenberry’s passion was science fiction. ibid.
Roddenberry’s Star Trek changed the world for ever. ibid.
What is the goal of the life? It’s to create yourself a soul. For me movies are an art - more than an industry. And it’s the search of the human soul. Jodorowsky’s Dune, 2013
My ambition with Dune was tremendous. So what I wanted was to create a prophet … to change the young minds of all the world. Dune will be the coming of a god. Artistical, cinematographical god. For me it was not to make a picture; it was something deeper. I wanted to make something sacred, free, with new perspective. ibid.
Just follow the instructions on the tablet and you’ll have it up and running in no time. There she blows. Humans s1e1 Channel 4 2015
Is this a party? ibid. daughter before Anita/Mia breakfast spread
No, I live in a solitude that is painful in youth but delicious in the years of maturity – Einstein. ibid. old man in chair to social workers
These freaks are the singularity. ibid.
Our father designed me to be a certain way. We can’t escape that. Humans s1e2, synth
You talk about life as if it can’t be manufactured. Humans s1e3, robot to robot
It creates the impression of passion. Humans s1e4
May I use the bathroom? ibid. Anita/Mia after sex with Joe
I’m an analogue man in a digital world, Karen. ibid. man to robot
I am nice. Humans s1e5, Niska
We thought we’d check up on her [Anita]. And it turns out she’s not brand new. In fact she’s really old and probably illegally modified. So we have to take her back. ibid. Joe
True consciousness isn’t possible without suffering or pleasure. ibid. Niska to Dr George
Where did you learn to be so ominous? Humans s1e6, Dr George to Niska
She feels. ibid. wife to husband
If you want to die, why don’t you do it yourself? Humans 1e7, Dr George
We’re not all here – there’s another. Humans s1e8, Asian synth
Are you sure you want to do this? Humans s2e1, human to robot? Channel 4 2016
How did you know who you were? When did you know you liked women? So you were made that way? ibid.
I was a bit drunk. I was lonely. We haven’t – you know – for ages. ibid. Joe to Laura in counselling
The awakenings are sporadic and unpredictable. Humans s2e2, Niska
I care about someone – a human. He saw what I am and he told me to leave. But I can’t stop thinking about him. Humans s2e3, Anita/Mia
We’re looking at an increase of so-called unusual malfunctions. ibid. rozzer
Being me is dangerous. I am a synthetic and I’m awake, conscious. ibid. Anita/Mia
My whole life was being scared, being hurt, being angry. Sometimes things become too much for anyone, don’t they? ibid. Niska
Another synth did a runner on its owner, this morning. Humans s2e4, female investigating rozzer
I like the proximity. ibid. Anita/Mia
Kiss me goodbye. A last goodbye. Humans s2e5, Anita/Mia to boyfriend
Humans can convince themselves of anything they want. ibid. synth
Do you want to know what the worst moment of my life was? The night I showed you what I was. I thought because I loved you I had to show you the real me. There is no real me. There’s only Karen, the woman I invented. ibid. Karen to rozzer