I recently happened upon two reviews (1, 2) of the John W. Campbell’s Golden Age of Science Fiction DVD. Seems like an interesting DVD and one that provides a fascinating look at the history of sf and one of the pioneers. (Although, at least one would say Campbell was the worst thing to happen to sf.)
Personally, I like the so-called Golden Age of sf. Its authors (Asimov, Heinlein, Sturgeon, etc.), like it or not, shaped the genre. There are many modern novels that attempt to capture the sense of wonder that they held. Some succeed (The Golden Age) and some don’t (Chindi).
So the question is: Can anyone get this through Netflix? Or how about James Gunn’s The Literature of Science Fiction Film Series?