archive: SETI Voyage to the Milky Way on PBS May 19

SETI Voyage to the Milky Way on PBS May 19

Larry Klaes ( )
Mon, 17 May 1999 09:58:06 -0400

If you can't make it to opening night for
Star Wars I: The Phantom Tollbooth Menace,
you can always stay home and check out some
real space adventures on television:


VOYAGE TO THE MILKY WAY brings viewers the strange new
world of space exploration, a junction where real estate
developers, scientists, visionaries, amateur rocketeers,
and government bureaucrats meet.

The program looks squarely at the science and cents
behind space travel, revealing that the race between the
public and private sectors to carry out expeditions in
space is as ambitious as those of the early explorers.

Viewers experience live-action sequences with extensive
3-D computer animation to show the new dreams and maverick
visionaries behind intergalactic [!] travel and colonization.

The two-hour program airs on PBS Wednesday, May 19, 1999,
8:00 p.m. ET (check local listings).