Re: "Brave New World" on ABC

Robert J. Bradbury (
Fri, 3 Sep 1999 10:09:28 -0700 (PDT)

On Fri, 3 Sep 1999, Chris Fedeli wrote:
> Has anyone else been watching this series?
I've caught two of them.

> At some points I had to contain my laughter. Not that they
> were saying anything wrong, but the production has such a
> made-for-kiddies feel to it.
Yep. The earlier one on "uploading" that had Hillis & Kurzweil in it was better.

I thought the education part regarding whether bacteria can be transmitted across space was pretty good. Anyone who puts "Deniococcus radiodurans" into the public vocabulary definately gets points in my book.

The ETI/space exploration discussion (the last 2-3 minutes) seemed pretty tame, coming down in the middle --

That was how I heard it.