[FoRK] Its almost programmer's time
elias at cse.ucsc.edu
Thu Sep 9 22:00:06 PDT 2004
It's times like this that I'm thankful that I don't own a television -
Thanks, Owen, for reminding what I'm (not) missing.
Seriously though, I think a show about a rag tag group of brilliant
engineers struggling against impossible deadlines and misguided
management would (could?) be a big hit. Think Dilbert meets the A-Team. (!)
Owen Byrne wrote:
> Having spent some time working with *epidemioligists*, - I have to say
> - programming is more exciting - someday someone will figure out
> how to make a TV show about programmers. Perhaps sometime after we
> have a union to rival the AMA.
>> Welcome to the
>> *Medical Investigation *
>> guide at TV Tome.
>> Neal McDonough
>> and Kelli Williams
>> ("The Practice
>> return to series television as members of a mobile medical team from
>> the National Institutes of Health (NIH) who are summoned in a
>> heartbeat to scope out -- and hopefully snuff out -- outbreaks of
>> unexplained and fearful diseases. These specialists drop out of the
>> sky anywhere and have government carte blanche to take charge when
>> people start dying, which requires them to medically re-construct
>> grisly events to prevent the next epidemic, plague or contagion.
>> McDonough stars as Dr. Stephen Connor, the leader of the team whose
>> take-charge attitude has enabled him to save the lives of millions,
>> but in the process, has sadly cost the separated Connor his family.
>> Williams portrays Dr. Natalie Durant, who specializes in pathology
>> and epidemiology and works under the supervision of Connor, a man
>> whom she respects, but is willing to stand up to in any
>> life-threatening situation.
>> The elite team also includes Troy Winbush
>> ("John Q.
>> as specialist Frank Powell, a quiet but intense medical inspector who
>> is friends with Connor. Likewise, Powell works well with Dr. Miles
>> McCabe (Christopher Gorham
>> "Jake 2.0
>> the newest and youngest member of the team who tries to prove his
>> "wunderkind" reputation is deserved -- but struggles to mature and
>> keep pace with his colleagues in the big leagues. Anna Belknap
>> ("The Handler
>> also stars as the NIH's publicity liaison Eva Rossi, a woman who uses
>> unconventional methods to keep the media at bay in the middle of a
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