Anne Heche Vs. Malcolm McDowell, With A Bio-Slave's Rights At Stake

The anthology series Masters Of Science Fiction is finally coming to DVD in the U.S. — a full year after ABC ran four out of the six episodes during the August lull. The four episodes include one brilliant standout: "Jerry Was A Man," based on a Robert Heinlein story about a genetically engineered chain-smoking slave who seeks his freedom, with the help of an heiress (Anne Heche channeling Paris Hilton). The other three televised episodes range from okay to awful, but I'm crossing my fingers for the unaired eps "Little Brother" (written by Walter Mosley) and "Watchbird" (written by Babylon 5's J. Michael Straczynski based on a story by Robert Sheckley). It hits stores on August 5. [TV Shows On DVD]