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The Resurrection of Zachary Wheeler

The Resurrection of Zachary Wheeler (1971)
Thinking persons’ sci-fi
Bob Wynn

Jay Simms
Tom Rolf

Leslie Nielsen
Bradford Dillman
James Daly
Angie Dickinson
Robert J Wilke
Jack Carter
Don Haggerty
Lew Brown
Richard Shuyler
Dick Simmons
William Bryant
Tristram Coffin
Peter Mamakos
Ruben Moreno
Steve Cory,

Review by Noel Baily

Pretty good for its day – thought provoking now, three decades on!
Elements of COMA and THE SIXTH DAY here, basically the moral, social and scientific implications behind cloning. Perhaps even more relevant today given the arguments being bandied about in the public forum for and against stem-cell research.
Dying Senator Zachary Wheeler is whisked into a government-funded and hushed-up medical facility in “no questions asked” Mexico for “treatment.” Reporter Nielsen smells a story – the “scoop” of the century as it turns out!
Without giving too much away, the basic premise turns out to be assembly-line cloning for random organ donation or whatever spare parts are needed – remarkably similar in ethical background to the entire stem-cell debate.

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