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PostPosted: Wed Oct 14, 2015 2:20 pm 
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Over the years I've been thinking about this series a lot which had a panel of very smart people. It aired in late 1992 and one of my biggest regrets was not taping it (with VCR equipment at the time). I've spent a lot of time looking unsuccessfully for it but with no result.

FZ was among this panel (at a time when he was very ill with the cancer) and I'd love to revisit what he had to say. My most vivid memory of something he did say on this series was that when asked where would human-kind be in the year 3000 he predicted 'nowhere' with the planet Earth populated only by microbes (whereas others predicted a rosy Star Trek - like future).

If anyone has insight into how to get this series, it'd be appreciate it.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 15, 2015 6:03 am 
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http://digital.films.com/PortalViewVide ... loid=93186

The link works for me but if you're having trouble just goggle :
A&E 'Class of the 20th Century' (Time Capsule) zappa

FZ is around the 35:00 mark.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 15, 2015 12:13 pm 
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pedro2 wrote:
http://digital.films.com/PortalViewVideo.aspx?xtid=42350&loid=93186

The link works for me but if you're having trouble just goggle :
A&E 'Class of the 20th Century' (Time Capsule) zappa

FZ is around the 35:00 mark.


Thanks very much for the link, it was very helpful. 23 years later, I had forgotten that A&E sub-divided the 'class of the 20th century' into groupings where FZ was in the 1970-76 class. The segment with FZ's pessimistic outlook for the human race in the year 3000 is at the 44:18 mark of the video you linked.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 21, 2015 8:08 am 
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You can find the entire interview here. Almost an hour with FZ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gdncUKMFPiI

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