I am missing the Star Trek convention this weekend in Las Vegas, so I am sharing this really cool educational vid done for AT&T directed by Paul H. Cohen starring a svelte Bill Shatner.
|Lawrence Hall of Science_Berkeley, CA_1979|
Photo by Steve Nelson_edits by tjn
Why is it cool, you ask? For starters, the trippy soundtrack, the excellent retro filmography (by Michael Livesey), Bill at his on-camera best, and supercool shots of early electronics. If that's not enough, there's a closeup of an eyeball compared to a chip, lots of really cool TRON-like graphics, and Bill uses the term, "far out," more than once.
As a technology timeline piece, it makes you realize how far we've come in 33 years. I love the shots toward the end of the video of the future engineers of the 1980's and 90's.
ENJOY the video! This should play on your iPad
Here's what I was doing the year before this video was made...I was a senior at CAL
|Working in the Biology Lab_LHS 1979|
Photo by SteveNelson
|Getting ready for a dinner_Photo by SteveNelson|