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The Dominant Species Television (Full Length) – 1985 Experimental Sci-fi

The Dominant Species

Television (Full Length) – 1985 Experimental Sci-fi

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The Dominant Species is a loopy look at the relationship between people and cars in 1975 Aotearoa ... from an alien's eye view. Nifty animation and FX intersperse the automotive anthropological survey of Mark IIs, VWs, anti-car activism and driveway car-washing. There's a ladykilling Jesus Christ atop-a-motorcar dream sequence; and Wagner's Ride of the Valkyries scores a rugby match traffic jam (predating Apocalypse Now's choppers). Filmhead will note the tripped out assembly is flush with formative industry talents (see Derek Morton’s guide, under the 'background' tab).

 

Key Cast & Crew

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Pat McKenna

As: Car Salesman

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Stephen Oxenham

As: Man at Bus Stop

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Swami Hansa

As: Tramper

Vehicles rule the planet surface.
– An alien observer