A look at the group of people who built the Biosphere 2, a giant replica of the earth's ecosystem, in 1991.

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Matt Wolf
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kathelin Gray ... Self
Marie Harding ... Self - AKA 'Flash'
William Dempster ... Self - AKA 'Freddy'
John Allen ... Self - AKA 'Johnny Dolphin'
William S. Burroughs ... Self (archive footage)
Mark Nelson ... Self - AKA 'Horse Shit'
Margret Augustine ... Self - AKA 'Firefly' (archive footage)
Thor Heyerdahl ... Self - Explorer (archive footage)
Tony Burgess ... Self - Desert Ecologist
Ed Bass ... Self - Chairman, Space Biosphere Ventures (archive footage)
Jane Poynter ... Self - Biospherian (archive footage)
Linda Leigh ... Self - Biospherian
Brian Mortenson Brian Mortenson ... Self - Newscaster (archive footage)
Mindy Blake Mindy Blake ... Self - Newscaster (archive footage)
Abigail Alling ... Self - Biospherian (archive footage)
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The true, stranger-than-fiction, adventure of eight visionaries who in 1991 spent two years quarantined inside of a self-engineered replica of Earth's ecosystem called Biosphere 2. The experiment was a worldwide phenomenon, chronicling daily existence in the face of life threatening ecological disaster and a growing criticism that it was nothing more than a cult. The bizarre story is both a cautionary tale and a hopeful lesson of how a small group of dreamers can potentially re-imagine a new world.

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Self - Aka 'Flash': It was quite corporate. I even wore nail polish.
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References Star Trek: The Original Series (1966) See more »

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Something in the Air
Performed by Thunderclap Newman
Written by John Keen
Courtesy of Polydor Limited
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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I vividly remember this experiment...
9 May 2020 | by aevaughn-77305See all my reviews

Because as part of a west coast fam vacation- my father TOOK me here to see this (when they were still inside)! Had no idea all this drama went on behind the scenes, and honestly I'm still fascinated by the concept (all of which I didnt really understand as a kid). But to see now that this was really just a glorified science experiment by very smart and financially secure hippy folks wanting to live in a commune...it all made sense.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 May 2020 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Spaceship Earth See more »

Filming Locations:

Arizona, USA See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$362
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