Connected: The Power Of Six Degrees, Playing on The Science Channel
I watched this show tonight, and I really enjoyed it.
In particular I enjoyed hearing about the scientific exploration and research that is going on in network systems, I too do happen to agree that network systems are in fact an emerging, paramount science.
The Science Channel also showed tonight The Prophets of Science Fiction:
Which is a very nice look into (or at) Vernes, Wells, Clarke and Dick's research/works, their forethought and writings, and ultimately those writings influences in, in particular, fields like science.