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Spaceship Earth (2020)

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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:
Shelley Taylor Morgan Shelley Taylor Morgan ... Self (archive footage)
Kathelin Gray ... Self - AKA 'Salty'
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)
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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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Features Silent Running (1972) See more »

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I Found a Reason
Written by Lou Reed
Performed by The Velvet Underground
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Like a forgotten dream
23 August 2020 | by maniortSee all my reviews

I remember hearing about this as a teenager, and about how it failed in some nonspecific manner. How wrong. How nice to unmake a memory.

This is a remarkable film about a remarkable human story. It is well made and engaging, whatever your feelings are for the characters and their doings.

This was not a technical experiment, just as our life on Biosphere 1 is not. It was, and is, a human one. And if you make it to the end of the film you will understand why the experiment was a resounding success. May ours be as well.


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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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16:9 HD
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