Prisoners of Gravity

Season 5 Episode 9


Aired Monday 7:30 PM Dec 08, 1993 on TVO

Episode Recap

This week, Commander Rick takes a look at how much memory shapes who we are. He discusses this with the help of guests from the speculative fiction and comic book worlds; science fiction authors Brian W. Aldiss (Bury My Heart At W.H. Smith's), Edward Bryant ("Particle Theory"), Harlan Ellison ("Mefisto In Onyx"), Iain M. Banks (Use Of Weapons), Harry Harrison (The Turing Option), Howard V. Hendrix ("The Voice Of The Dolphin In Air"), and William Gibson (Neuromancer). Also, Commander Rick examines how childhood memories shape fiction and discusses this with comic book creators Lynda Barry (Ernie Pook's Comeek), Neil Gaiman and Dave McKean (Violent Cases) and Science Fiction author Michael Moorcock (The Dreaming City). Part 1 of 2 (continued next week.)