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Rough Science: Gold Rush/Space Race
Rough Science Gold Rush/Space Race
Actors: Kate Humble, Mike Bullivant, Jonathan Hare, Ellen McCallie, Kathy Sykes
Genres: Television, Documentary
NR     2005     5hr 20min

"Rough Science" is the thinking person's reality show. The series takes a group of highly skilled scientists, drops them in a remote location and presents them with a series of challenges, all designed to test the practica...  more »


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Actors: Kate Humble, Mike Bullivant, Jonathan Hare, Ellen McCallie, Kathy Sykes
Creators: Derek Firmin, Drew Seymour
Genres: Television, Documentary
Sub-Genres: Television, Documentary
Studio: Pbs (Direct)
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 04/05/2005
Release Year: 2005
Run Time: 5hr 20min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 2
SwapaDVD Credits: 2
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 3
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

Movie Reviews

Original version available in the UK
eruciform | 12/28/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This is the reworked version made for the US. If you want to find the original ones, check out The Open University website in the UK."
Makes you wish you were a scientist
a | massachusetts | 07/29/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)

"this is a ramble:
I loved this series. These 2 seasons are not as good as the first(season's episodes) but those cost a fortune and I have only found them sold in 1 place.
If I had seen this series as a kid I would definitely have majored in engineering.
Remember Gilligan's Island where the professor could make anything (but a boat)? Well, these guys(men & women) can really do that.
why not 5 stars?:
1- there are lots of cheats where they have or find really needed stuff as opposed to really starting with only common items.
2- They do some really cool stuff - but if it takes more than 1 sentence to explain they don't tell or teach you how. The show will motivate you to want to study engineering (or chemistry, biology, geology) but it will not teach you much. I really wish they had shown how jonathan hare makes his stuff (that would be my dream series).

Even with the lack of details the whole cast is incredibly likeable and the show is fun to watch.

I highly recommend checking it out -especially if you are under 20."