Season 4, Episode 1 Superhumans and Bionics
First Aired: October 13, 1993
Alan Alda debuts as host in the fourth-season opener, which looks at ways technology can restore or augment functions of the body. Included: using electrodes to restore lost mobility; steering a boat by "thought."
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- Rating: TV-G
- Premise: Science, technology and nature are examined with insight, humor and an eye on the practical, with smartly paced reports on such subjects as the big-bang theory, robots, the relationship between stress and illness, and whether we are alone in the universe.… (more)