TV Program Prophets of Science Fiction
Veriscope Pictures
Scientific Props  and Technical Consulting Furnished by
Antiques of Science & Technologyy
Jim & Rhoda Morris      781 245 2897

    The Science Channel February 14th at 9PM
    and February 17th at 7 PM.

    The film reveals the the uncanny visions of science fiction's founding
    fathers and shows how they inspired some of the most important inventions of
    the Twentieth Century.
    100 years before the Apollo program, Jules Verne foresaw the details of
    America's moon launch with remarkable accuracy -- from the speed and weight
    of the spacecraft to the location of the launch site in Florida.  And
    Verne's submarine, the Nautilus, inspired submarine designers for decades.
    H.G. Wells gave us our first vision of hostile alien invaders and inspired
    physicists to investigate time travel.  Perhaps most remarkably, Wells
    foresaw the future of war: predicting aerial bombing, the tank, and in 1913,
    the atom bomb.   Years later, Wells novel even helped physicist Leo Szilard
    invent the bomb. The film includes interviews with physicists, science
    fiction writers, and historians.
    "Prophets of Science Fiction" airs after the 9 PM broadcast of "Brilliant
    Minds," an award-winning film on the minds of Galileo, Newton, Einstein, and
    Stephen Hawking, also produced by Veriscope Pictures.

    Jules Verne in his office on the set "Prophets of Science Fiction" working out the the details of his cannon to shoot a space ship
     to the Moon in his novel From the Earth to the Moon

  •  A sample of photos taken on the set  showing the action typically found  in the dramatization  of a TV production of science and history.
    These sets are Dr. Frederick Soddy laboratory and Jules Verne office. Click on the thumbnails to see a large version of each photo.

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    Here is Jim  of A of ST helping to set up  Dr. Frederick Soddy's chemical laboratory specifically the spectroscope for testing the emissions from Radium. He is  surrounded by the lighting crew and TV camera. He has  also been fitted out with some period clothing in case they need  a shadowy figure to fill out  the back ground.

    We make a concerted effort to bring as much realism to the TV and Movie programs, that we are working on, that is practical.
    Below is a typical example.

    Jim & Rhoda created this spectrum of Helium with  a discharge tube and the spectroscope on the set shown in the photos above.
    This is the very spectrum  that the actor portraying Dr. Frederick Soddy, who won  a Noble  prize, was looking at  through the spectroscope on the set.

    Below on mouse over and a minute or so you'll see a shot being taken of my eyeball
     looking through a 100,000 volt electric arc, and you hear the director cueing my actions.

     Below is a  test shot in our lab to see how a cameraman might chose to shoot  a scene
    with a particular piece of apparatus and all of its components. This instrument is a quadrant electrometer used 
    to measure the radioactivity of a sample


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