Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Only In My Dreams

Still not sure about androids and electric sheep but I caught a PBS show last night called Electric Dreams. The premise was to take a typical British family through the technological innovations of the 70's, 80's and 90's.
Part of it was nostalgic as the crew searched for functioning devices. Other parts were laughable as the family dressed and "lived" the role from each decade. Of course Mom and Dad remembered those decades but the kids were experiencing them for the first time.
The episodes were filmed in Britain so some of the cultural elements may seem foreign to American audiences. Come to think of it, most of the show will seem foreign to anyone born after the turn of the century.
Teachers may want to reference the episodes for Sociology, Computer History, or even just recent history.