Interview with Dr. Deborah Manchester
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Special Segment: Kurt from St. George ponders the eternal question — ‘Who is the 5th Cylon?’
Slice of Trivia: Kurt in St. George has three SF TV clips provided by Christine, a Slice of SciFi fan. They have a specific theme. See if you can guess which shows they come from and what the theme is.
TV Talk: CBS has a new vehicle premiering this fall called “The Mentalist,” starring Simon Baker as Patrick Jane, a man with amazing mental prowess who uses his keen sense of observation to break unsolvable crimes.
Interview: Dr. Deborah Manchester, the creative force behind an intriguing children’s program called “The Zula Patrol” for NBC Universal. Audiologist turned inventor, TV producer, writer and animator, Deborah created these interesting characters from another planet while recuperating from foot surgery and sold NBC on the idea. The series is presented in such a way that it gets young elementary school-aged children very interested in real science, particularly astronomy and mathematics. The series has turned into a huge success which is branching out into gaming, merchandising products, tours and even a showcasing in the famous Epcot Center, all geared to peak the interest of children in the sciences.
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