Connections (1978)

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Follow James Burke through the history of science and technology. In this collection of 10 1-hour episodes, starting with "The Trigger Effect".

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This series explores the various paths of how technological change happens and the social effects of these changes on Western society. To illustrate this, James Burke follows various timelines of how one innovation lead to something seemingly totally unrelated in the future such as how a 17th century Dutch cargo ship design lead to development of plastic in the 20th century. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

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Greatest Historical Documentary I have ever seen about our world
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I am a curious character who just loves how things and world and people came to be the way we are today.... I just want things to make sense and go behind the scenes to find out about things.. If you like that, and if you are a history fanatic, this is the BEST documentary, with that so delicious British tongue-in-cheek humor that is served so well by Burke. Comedy and (real) History and Technology and Detective story (connecting seemingly so unconnected things) .. I love all four genre... But to find all of them, in ONE movie, all rolled together... and also done so... so well.... how can heaver be far away? p.s. is there ANY way I can get a copy of this rented or even purchased? Please please email me if you know...


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