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Masters of Science Fiction

The Awakening (Season 1, Episode 2)
TV Episode | 43 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

Major Albert Skynner is brought out of retirement when an alien creature arrives on Earth. The creature communicates through humans who appear to be in a hypnotic spell. The messages it gives is one of peace, using quotes from all of the ...See moreMajor Albert Skynner is brought out of retirement when an alien creature arrives on Earth. The creature communicates through humans who appear to be in a hypnotic spell. The messages it gives is one of peace, using quotes from all of the major religions of the world. When these creatures start appearing by the dozens, all of the major powers in the world are told to disarm, but the US President is reluctant to do so. Is this a genuine message of peace or is it just trickery and a prelude to invasion? Written by garykmcd See less
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Writers
Michael Petroni (teleplay) | Howard Fast (short story "The General Zapped...")
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Status
Edit Released
Updated Aug 11, 2007

Release date
Aug 11, 2007 (United States)

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23 cast members
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Stephen Hawking
Himself - Host Himself - Host   See fewer
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Terry O'Quinn
Albert Skynner Albert Skynner   See fewer
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Elisabeth Röhm
Lt. Granger Lt. Granger   See fewer
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William B. Davis
The President The President   See fewer
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Julian Christopher
General Mackenzie (as Julian D Christopher) General Mackenzie (as Julian D Christopher)   See fewer
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Malcolm Stewart
Col. Dingham Col. Dingham   See fewer
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Doron Bell
Kirby Kirby   See fewer
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Samir El Sharkawi
The Iraqi The Iraqi   See fewer
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Dave Lantaigne
Army Officer Army Officer   See fewer
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Adrian Glynn McMorran
The Medic (as Adrian Mcmorran) The Medic (as Adrian Mcmorran)   See fewer
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Dean Marshall
The General's Aide The General's Aide   See fewer
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Hiro Kanagawa
Captain Oguchi Captain Oguchi   See fewer
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Johannah Newmarch
Assistant Assistant   See fewer
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Mitra Loraz
Palestinian Woman Palestinian Woman   See fewer
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Andre Fex
French Leader French Leader   See fewer
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Deni DeLory
Interpreter Interpreter   See fewer
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Veena Sood
Dr. Kashani Dr. Kashani   See fewer
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Parm Soor
Pakistani Leader Pakistani Leader   See fewer
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Scott E. Miller
Technician Technician   See fewer
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Eddy Ko
Chinese Leader Chinese Leader   See fewer
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Igor Ingelsman
Russian Leader Russian Leader   See fewer
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Laura Soltis
Skynner's Wife Skynner's Wife   See fewer
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Ben Cotton
Creature Creature   See fewer
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5.9 / 10 | 356 votes