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Life in space. Beam-ins. Intergalactic war. What about getting a driver's license or doing the laundry... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Directed by
Rob Mikuriya 
 
Writing credits
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Steven R. Heard 
Rob Mikuriya 
Roger Scott Olsen 
Willie Reale 

Produced by
Jack Dirmann .... supervising producer
Rochell Linker Goodrich .... associate producer
Kathie Heard .... senior producer
Steven R. Heard .... executive producer
Rob Mikuriya .... co-producer
 
Cinematography by
David Trulli 
 
Film Editing by
John T. Davis 
Rick Morris 
Lisa Trulli 
 
Casting by
Belinda Gardea 
Katherine Ann Moore 
 
Production Design by
Ronald D. Herbst 
 
Set Decoration by
Quinn Monahan 
 
Costume Design by
Dan Moore 
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Tony Friedkin .... still photographer
 
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Leonard David .... technical consultant
Racquel Skolnik .... researcher
 

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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
One small step, 23 March 2002
Author: James McEnanly (nirgal27@yahoo.com) from United States

"Living and Working in Space" is a brief study of life in space, both in 1993, and in the near-future. It features an assortment of skits with documentary footage about life in space. The main story involves a high-school student, named Arturo, (Raymond Cruz), who is confessing to his calculus teacher(Jaime Escalante), that he finds the subject too taxing. After a few words of encouragement, the story jumps ahead about 10 or 15 years, to find our student now en-route to the Moon.

Other sketches include a couple of asteroid miners (Vincent Schiavelli, James Stephens III) , an asteroid deflection team(Pat Morita, Sheila Tousey) , and a Lunar Chemical Engineer with a housekeeping problem (Kathy Bates). The best of these sketches involves a Lunar economic development agent (Rodney Grant)reviewing a series of 'off-beat' applicants. The weakest sketch involves Jesse Ventura as a DMV candidate, taking a Lunar Driving test. The whole skit just shows him thinking. This was well before he became governor of Minnesota. This program would be good to get middle school students involved in the study of space.

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