The wife of a research geneticist agrees to the experimental procedure of a 'test-tube baby' by having her fetus brought to full term in a glass jar in a laboratory.

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Kay Spence
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Jim Spence
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Cliff Bender
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Anders Stenslund
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Laura Pressburg
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Donald Shibura
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Marilyn Hurst
Arthur Hill ...
Dr. Glenn Gorham
Teddi Siddall ...
Janice Bender
J. Víctor López ...
Roy
Jerry McNeely ...
Dr. Sargent
Dave Turner ...
Lieutenant Wolders
Steven Helm ...
Man at Accident (as Stephen Douglas Helm)
Virginia Bingham ...
Cheryl
Freddye Chapman ...
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The wife of a research geneticist agrees to the experimental procedure of a 'test-tube baby' by having her fetus brought to full term in a glass jar in a laboratory.

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22 March 1982 (USA)  »

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Genesis  »

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An ectogen is a person who was, or is being, gestated in an artificial womb. See more »

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Jim Spence: You almost killed the baby. If anyone had seen you walking around with a flat belly the whole project would have to be shut down.
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Real science fiction
30 August 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I only saw this today. I probably would have thought it sensationalistic if I'd seen it when it first came out. It's about a couple asked to be the first parents to have a truly in vitro baby. Such a concept would probably have seemed unthinkable when the movie was first shown. Today it seems like a very thoughtful film that considers scientific developments just around the corner. This is really the best kind of sf. It's very thoughtfully done and makes the viewer think about the issues that might be involved. And yet it manages to have quite a bit of suspense. I recommend it highly for viewers who appreciated real sf as opposed to space westerns.


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