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Evolutionary Ecologist, Randy Olson, tries to find out just who is the real "Flock of Dodos"
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Filmmaker and evolutionary biologist Randy Olson tries to figure out if it is the Darwinists or Intelligent Design supporters who will become a flock of dodos. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)
Michael Behe ... Intelligent Design Supporter (as Michael Behe Ph.D.)
John Calvert ... Intelligent Design Supporter
Jack Cashill ... Intelligent Design Supporter
Tom Givnish ... Evolutionist
Randy Olson ... Himself
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Erik Alden
David Bottjer ... Evolutionist (as Dr. David Bottjer)
Carol Brown
Jeff Brown
John L. Burch
John Angus Campbell ... Intelligent Designer (as Dr. John Angus Campbell)
Ty Carlisle
Steve Case ... Evolutionist (as Dr. Steve Case)
Michael Donoghue ... Evolutionist (as Dr. Michael Donoghue)
Ron Etter ... Evolutionist
Daphne Fautin ... Evolutionist (as Dr. Daphne Fautin)
Sue Gamble ... Moderate Republican
Thomas Givnish ... Evolutionist
James Handen ... Evolutionist (as Dr. James Handen)
William Harris ... Intelligent Designer (as Dr. William Harris)
Ed Leydecker
Karel Liem ... Evolutionist (as Dr. Karel Liem)
Donal Manahan ... Evolutionist (as Dr. Donal Manahan)
Kathy Martin ... Conservative Repbulican
Bob Muller ... Evolutionist
Steven Orzack ... Evolutionist
Mark Patterson ... Evolutionist
Jane Pickering ... Evolutionist (as Dr. Jane Pickering)
Edward Rowand (as Pastor Edward Rowand)
Mark Skinner ... Evolutionist
Bill Wagon ... Democrat
Jonathan Wells ... Intelligent Designer (as Dr. Jonathan Wells)

Directed by
Randy Olson 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Randy Olson 

Produced by
Ty Carlisle .... producer
Thomas Chan .... co-producer
Julie Janata .... executive producer
Ed Leydecker .... co-producer
Peter LoGreco .... co-producer
Steven Miller .... executive producer
Randy Olson .... producer
Stevo Polyi .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Amotz Plessner 
 
Cinematography by
Shane Seley 
Joseph Trinh 
 
Film Editing by
Pascal Leister 
 
Art Direction by
Ryan Mitchell 
 
Art Department
Gary Reisman .... graphic artist
 
Sound Department
Thomas Chan .... sound
Jillinda Palmer .... sound editor
Jake Gideon Posner .... voiceover recordist
B. Tennyson Sebastian III .... sound mixer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Scott Degraw .... assistant camera
Matt Hawley .... assistant camera
Zach Jones .... assistant camera
Peter LoGreco .... assistant camera
Joseph Trinh .... assistant camera
Ray Woodhouse .... assistant camera
 
Animation Department
Tom Sito .... animation director
Jonathan Archambault .... digital ink & paint (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Ty Carlisle .... assistant editor
Joe Faissal .... on-line editor
Laura Jans .... colorist
Judd H. Maslansky .... assistant editor
Randy Olson .... assistant editor
J. Bretton Truett .... on-line editor
 
Music Department
Robin Urdang .... music supervisor
 
Other crew
Peter D. Coogan .... stock footage researcher
Jeff Dowd .... producer's representative
Ryan Mitchell .... publicity art director
Muffy Moose .... head dodo
Tuan Nguyen .... stock footage researcher
Tuan Chau-Minh Nguyen .... researcher
Michael Sebastian .... production assistant (as Mike Sebastian)
Jean Sievers .... publicist
Garin Sparks .... promotion dodo
 

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Rated PG for some thematic elements and brief mild language
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84 min
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41 out of 46 people found the following review useful.
The Scientific Community's Extinct-ential crisis, 14 September 2006
Author: anandblr from United States

I was lucky enough to go to a small screening of FOD at my college. Randy Olson was present at the end to discuss opinions and answer questions.

What struck me about this movie was how unashamedly it looks at pretension and ego in the scientific community today. Though ostensibly about the Evolution vs. Intelligent Design debate, this movie delves quite deeply into the levels of effective communication between scientist and layman. Anyone out there who's ever studied under a particularly brilliant professor will know exactly what I mean- they usually have quite earth-shatteringly amazing ideas and thoughts that they are woefully unequipped to communicate to the rest of us mortals.

The movie covers the Evolution/ID debate (and its theological implications) from a variety of perspectives, ranging from Conservative right-wingers to Athiest Liberals. To be entirely honest, I went in to see this movie with a preexisting bias- I am a student of Evolution and an Athiest. However, what I like about this movie is that it does not hide or suppress the opinions of either side, but lets them be heard. While my opinion on Evolution remains unchanged, this movie did uproot some prejudices in my mind relating to certain very common social stereotypes. Fundamentalist Christians are not necessarily scary bible-spouting messengers of doom, nor are scientists with an arsenal of PhDs necessarily the calm voice of reason.

Ultimately, Flock of Dodos is precise, to the point, and in a way- manages to do exactly what it asks the scientific community to do. It communicates a complex idea to the everyman without resorting to falsification or 'dumbing-down.' (9*/10*)

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