A look at the wonders of science and technology that will shape our lives in the distant future of the 1980's. Each week the hosts would look at a new revolutionary discovery that was ... See full summary »
A look at the wonders of science and technology that will shape our lives in the distant future of the 1980's. Each week the hosts would look at a new revolutionary discovery that was guaranteed to let people live lives of ease, free from the ravages of disease or old age. Additionally, they would also look at some of the brilliant science that goes into some of the everyday items we take for granted. Written by
Jean-Marc Rocher <firstname.lastname@example.org>
What a strange little show this was. And a cheap one. Corporate videos (cheap - like free) combined with black velvet pastel paintings (tastelessly cheap), Tiiu Leek (cheap - but only if she's paying) and Joseph Campanella (cheap suit).
Show synopsis: the disembodied heads and shoulders of Leek and Campanella talked about how our lives would be changed by gasoline made from carrots or wristwatches that count how much coffee you drink. Or why we catch cold from licking bus seats.
I would sit there, my Beefaroni getting cold while my jaw dropped to my lap, amazed at the technological wonders and scientific discoveries awaiting us in that far-flung future of 1983. Today, I'm not driving a flying car, I don't have a sassy robot to do my laundry and human life expectancy is still not 195. So I feel a little cheated by the Science International team.
The haunting theme song, similar to Smetana's romantic 'Ma Vlast,' was weird and inappropriate. I find myself humming it over the sink as I marvel at my Gillette Mach 3. "What will they think of next?!" Joseph Campanella would say. Although I can never say it with as much amphetamine-drenched enthusiasm as he could. Did they only tape him saying it once and then splice it in the hundreds of times he said it over the course of the show? And is a gas furnace really that incredible?
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