First Born [DVD] (1988) (Tv Mini-Series)

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First Born [DVD] (1988) (Tv Mini-Series)

First Born [DVD] (1988) (Tv Mini-Series)

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To pile on the horrors (and the dire warnings about the dangers of playing God) Forester’s incestuous daughter Nell gave birth to Gor’s child, who was plainly a hybrid. A very powerful drama highlighting the disastrous possibilities that can occur when scientists play God with nature.

Here’s Tim Palmer, of the European Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecasting, sitting on his Cray supercomputer. Longleat Safari Park was also used in filming as the setting for the kidnap scenes at the end of Episode 2. As usual the ethical question of SHOULD they will no doubt take second place to the practical consideration that they CAN.

Dolly" the sheep and other hybrid experiments show that we have now reached the possibility of human hybrids. The eight-part Swedish series has more than its fair share of gloomy street scenes, night action, dark rooms and creepy basements. The site carries no advertising, and I rely on donations to help with running costs and to keep the site running for your entertainment and education.

I can still remember the thumping music for this show, a series that took a look at one man's meddling with nature.

The half male half ape grew up and everything seemed relatively happy until the shocking ending where Gor obtained the truth of his origins. It’s a subculture of beings with different kinds of abilities – but each ability comes with a downside. Das Boot , The Crown and Ku’damm 56 and its sequels) discovers his after miraculously surviving an accident on a construction site. Yeah the boy's name was Gor - actually I think 'Gor' might have been the name of the novel it was based on. Stableford described the program as a "knee-jerk hymn of hate against scientists in general" and "a kind of dumbed-down Doomwatch episode expanded to three times its natural length".

A variation on the Frankenstein theme, Man's attempt to play God and create new life sadly going awry.Being a rather fond of scientific fiction, when I found out the subject matter of the story - well, that was just icing on the cake. The subject matter is probably more pertinent today than it was when the show was released--definitely ahead of its time.

A hooded figure in a dark room paints a glowing pattern of light in the air, in front of a broken window with shards of glass still sitting in the frame. He successfully creates one, a baby boy, which, although it starts off hair, soon grows to be indistinguishable from a human baby. Unable to do so, Edward manages to pass the child off as his adopted son, teaching Gor to walk and talk, and blend in to human society. Charles Dance stars in this BBC horror miniseries as geneticist Edward Forester, a genius scientist obsessed with creating a human/ape hybrid.Other notable cast members included Charles Dance, Jamie Foster, Julie Peasgood, Gabrielle Anwar, Philip Madoc, Sharon Duce and Roshan Seth. Sure cloning may be the next stage to ease suffering and/or cure disease but what about the ethical implications? It also provided future Hollywood star Gabrielle Anwar with one of her earliest TV roles (her other most notable appearance being Press Gang, of course). The storyline is similar but the TV adap has a far more brutal and thought-provoking 'ending' and the character of Forrester has far more depth.

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