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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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