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Feb 11, 2021

The first ever science-fiction TV broadcast occurred on February 11, 1938. The BBC aired a 35-minute adaptation of Karel Capek's play "R.U.R." which also happened to be the first place the word "robot" was ever used.

Check out the modern adaptation of R.U.R. by director James Kerwin.

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