A bit over two centuries ago, June 16, 1816, Mary
Shelley on the left invented Science Fiction when she wrote "Frankenstein'.
About 150 years later Lucille Ball on the right championed a script nobody wanted, paid for the pilot and fought the money people back enough for "Star Trek" to get made. (She also had a hand in "Westinghouse Desilou Playhouse" which gave
Rod Serling the big break he needed to get "The
Twilight Zone" produced.)
The mother of science fiction, and the godmother of modern science fiction, we salute you.