Wrinkle in Time and fictional scientists
Kevin P. O'Connell
oconne18 at pilot.msu.edu
Thu Jan 5 16:48:00 EST 1995
In Article <jmicales.74.2F0C644F at facstaff.wisc.edu> "jmicales at facstaff.wisc.edu (Jessie Micales)" says:
> Don't forget The Andromeda Strain, by Michael Crichton (sp?). Remember the
> epileptic woman scientist who has a petite mal seizure while screening
> Petri plates and misses the key data as to how to kill the nasty beasties?
> Fortunately one of her male colleagues figures it out, thus saving the
> world. Not very PC, but this was done in the '60s. Not much of a role
> model, I'm afraid.
This character is female in the movie only; Crichton wrote a male in this
role. I thought that Laura Dern's character in "Jurassic Park" was pretty
fluffy as well.
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