Re: Cryonics on ABC World News Tonight

From: Spike Jones (
Date: Sat Feb 10 2001 - 17:49:12 MST wrote:

> I'm not so sure the strangeness of cryonicists is the problem, simply
> because I'll bet most people have never met one, and their exposure to
> them on TV has been limited...Hal

I can think of only four references to cryonics in film/TV:

1) Clarke's 2001
2) 6 Million Dollar Woman
3) Woody Allen's Sleeper
4) Austin Powers

In reference 1, it was only *sorta* cryonics: suspended animation
for the long trip to Saturn.

Reference 2, cryonics was used as an advanced medical procedure,
holding a patient until she could be repaired by robotics. She lost
her most recent memories. Poor Lee Majors.

Refs 3 and 4 were both in goofy comedies, both times where
cryonics was used on a healthy person and used as a time travel
to the future device.

Any others that come to mind? spike

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