Saturday, December 16, 2017

Prophets of Science Fiction - Arthur C. Clarke

Today on Far Future Horizons we commemorate the memory and centennial birthday of Science Fiction writer and visionary Arthur C. Clarke with an episode from the acclaimed documentary series Prophets of Science Fiction

Executive Producer Ridley Scott presents Prophets of Science Fiction.

The "Science Fiction" of the past has now simply become "Science". And the science of the future was strangely prophesied by a group of visionaries whose dreams once may have deemed them renegades and "mad scientists," have become reality!

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Carl Sagan - A Cosmic Celebrity

Today on Far Future Horizons we commemorate the eighty-third birthday of Carl Sagan and are proud to present a biographical documentary concerning his life.

Carl Sagan was the rarest of all creatures - the celebrity scientist. While some accused him of being a grandstander, none can deny that his approach to science helped introduce millions of people to the great wonders of the universe that fascinated him all his life.

He played many different roles - professor, working scientist, bestselling author and TV personality. In his classic television series Cosmos, he brought science to the masses in an accessible, entertaining format. 

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Eyes in the Sky

Today on Far Future Horizons we celebrate the sixtieth anniversary of the Space Age. 

On October 4th, 1957 Sputnik 1, the first artificial satellite, was launched and humanity entered the Space Age. 

To mark the occasion we will focus our attention on those ever present orbital sentinels and eyes in the sky that have become the indispensable tools of our technological civilization – the artificial satellite. Earth observation satellites continually monitor our world’s weather, environment and human activity (both civilian and military). Telecommunication satellites are the nerve cells of the twenty-first century’s telecommunications network.

Since October 4th, 1957, with the launching of Sputnik I, satellites have transformed our world into a global village. As we enter the second phase of the Space Age we can expect satellites to play an ever increasing role in serving and maintaining human civilization in the areas of long term weather forecasting, global surveillance and perhaps even in controlling the world’s weather and climate.

To explore the role of the artificial satellite in our modern world we look back in time to the dawn of the space age with two very informative documentaries: Disney's Eyes in Outer Space (1959) and NOVA's Sputnik Declassified.

The entire collection of Walt Disney Treasures - Tomorrow Land: Disney in Space and Beyond is available on DVD from

NOVA's Sputnik Declassified can be purchased on DVD from PBS Home video.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Space 1999 ~ Breakaway

Today marks the Eighteenth anniversary of a special date in SciFi History. On Monday September 13th , 1999 in the SciFi Universe of Gerry Anderson’s TV series Space: 1999 a massive thermonuclear explosion tears the Moon from Earth’s orbit.

Friday, August 25, 2017

The Age of Robots ~ Entertainment Robots

Today on Far Future Horizons we present the sixth and final episode of the acclaimed documentary series – The Age of Robots.

In this instalment we will look at the technology behind entertainment robots.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

The Age of Robots ~ The Bionic Man


Today on Far Future Horizons we present the fifth and penultimate episode of the acclaimed documentary series – The Age of Robots.

In this instalment we will look at the technology behind Bionics to create a real Six Million Dollar Man.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

The Age of Robots ~ Robot Explorers

Today on Far Future Horizons we proud to present the fourth episode of the acclaimed documentary series “The Age of Robots”.

This instalment looks at the use of robots in exploring the extreme frontiers of the Earth, Sea and Space.