One of the best things about going to sci-fi conventions is that you get some great previews of upcoming shows. This was the case for attendees at the Science Channel panel at the New York Comic Con. They were treated to a very special video from Ridley Scott introducing his show ‘Prophets of Science Fiction’ that is scheduled to air on the Science Channel next month.

In the video, Scott apologized to the audience for not being there personally as he is “… working on a film that has tied me to the editing room”.  As you may already guess, he was talking about ‘Prometheus.’

‘Prophets of Science Fiction’ is an 8 part series that Scott not only narrates but produced. It is a project close to his heart as it investigates the crossover where science fiction becomes science fact. In these episodes, he will introduce and profile great minds of the science fiction genre whose work would later inspire ideas or concepts that are now considered science fact. Some of these ‘Prophets of Science Fiction’ include Phillip K. Dick, Jules Verne, Isaac Asimov, George Lucas, H.G. Wells and Gene Roddenberry. The video shown at the NYCC also contained a rough cut of the first episode of the series which focuses on Mary Shelley and her idea of man creating life in a laboratory.

“I am thrilled to be partnering with Science Channel on this exciting new series. I hope that the audience will find the subjects as interesting and inspiring as I do,” says Scott. You can watch the video from the NYCC below as well as the commercial for the series that is currently airing on the Science channel. ‘Prophets of Science Fiction’ will debut on the Science channel on November 9 at 10PM ET/PT.