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Seven of today's top scientist/researchers are the subject of this humourous exploration of real people behind the white lab coats; more about what makes the tick than what they have per-se... See full summary »

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Michael Apted
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Cast

Credited cast:
Paul G. Allen ... Presenter
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Gertrude Elion Gertrude Elion ... Herself - Chemist
Ashok Gadgil Ashok Gadgil ... Himself - Environmental Physicist
Michio Kaku ... Himself - Theoretical Physicist
Maja Mataric Maja Mataric ... Herself - Computer Scientist
Steven Pinker ... Himself - Cognitive Scientist
Karol Sikora Karol Sikora ... Himself - Professor of Cancer Medicine
Patricia Wright Patricia Wright ... Herself - Primatologist
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Seven of today's top scientist/researchers are the subject of this humourous exploration of real people behind the white lab coats; more about what makes the tick than what they have per-se accomplished. Chosen because the subjects are the very best in their particular fields, featured are Gertrude Elion, Ashok Gadgil, Michio Kaku, Maja Materic, Steven Pinker, Karol Sikora and Patricia C. Wright. Written by Len Massaar

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 November 2000 (USA) See more »

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Budget:

$1,500,000 (estimated)
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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Dire & Irrelevant
4 October 2005 | by elvanwzrdSee all my reviews

When I look for new cars, I expect not to be shown boats. When I drink fountain Coke, I should expect that the drink contains Coke. When I watch a movie that embellishes itself with the name of en excellent scientist, I expect that it is in some way relevant to that person or their work. This could have been people discussing my grannys' diary. The material covered is relevant only in that they vaguely tirade science. I fell asleep the first time I tried to watch it, & the second time I stopped watching it.

I love science & documentaries. I would rather watch them over the latest blockbuster. However this falls far short of providing anything worth your time – Avoid at all costs.


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