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Directed by
Rob Mikuriya 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
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
Other crew
Leonard David .... technical consultant
Racquel Skolnik .... researcher

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USA:58 min


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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Kinda like a real-life "Firefly," but boring, 11 October 2005
Author: goatsniper from United States

A PBS documentary from the early nineties, its definitely showing its age. The show's basically a bunch of short skits (alternately funny and bizarre) with minor celebrities interspersed with actual predictions and explanations from scientists. Unfortunately some of those predictions are of the "By the end of the century we'll be doing something completely ridiculous like living on the moon. No seriously, we will," variety.

It was well thought out, I'll give them that. Segments like the one on interior design in space are thought-provoking, and probably would be a real concern for the first space pioneers (they talk about how things like furniture and wall colors will need to change to stave off boredom and insanity), even if it seems a bit trivial.

What I really thought was interesting was, early on, one of the scientists mentions that space exploration would be like frontier life. They then showed scenes of space travel paralleled with the taming of the west. Maybe I've got "Firefly" on the brain, but the first thing I thought was, "Holy crap, Joss Whedon must've seen this." Maybe he didn't, but its still not a bad little program if you can find it.

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