ZDF unspools sci-fi miniseries

Pubcaster has produced six 15-minute segs

German TV channel ZDF will present a miniseries of short pics based on stories of Polish sci-fi author Stanislav Lem.

The pubcaster has produced six episodes of 15 minutes based on the adventures of cheeky space traveller Ijon Tichy from Lem’s “Star Diaries.” Tichy is played by Oliver Jahn, who also wrote the script and directed together with Dennis Jacobsen and Randa Chahoud.

The presentation will be today at 3 p.m. in ZDF’s lounge at the Grand Hyatt. Lem died last year, his most recent major adaptation for film was Steven Soderbergh’s “Solaris,” which ran at the Berlinale 2003.

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