Antiques of Science & Technology
Props for NOVA's Julian
The following pages give pictures of part of the apparatus
assembled by Jim & Rhoda Morris. They also include some write ups concerning the
apparatus. These page will be updated.
For comments and additions, etc. contact us by Email,
Phone, or stop by to look at the apparatus.
Jim & Rhoda Morris 781 245 2897
9 Morningside Rd. Wakefield Ma
are Powerful Enough to Express The Importance of Basic Scientific
See NOVA's Program Forgotten Genius
Don't miss seeing
this important NOVA'sTV program
The Forgotten Genius
Percy Julian. If you already
have--get the DVD of this wonderful story. Show it to your family and
friends. It's one of the most accurate an detailed dramatizing of the
issues about getting the fruits of discoveries from basic and applied
research that are so vitally important to all of us.
We invite our visitors to see the NOVA program about February 6th 2007
at 8pm E.S.T..
Click Here to visit the NOVA
site to get detailed information about this wonderful portrayal of
courage determination and success in the face of almost insurmountable
road blocks to give the world his work with steroids and alkaloids
which helped bring about a host of affordable and effective treatments
for diseases like rheumatoid arthritis and glaucoma, benefiting millions
to see a small fraction of the Chemical Apparatus and Instrument we
furnished and used as props in this program.
Everyone on the team worked especially hard to achieve the
highest level of accuracy in equipment experiments and portrayal with
remarkable success. Most experiments for the
program were in actual laboratories.
to see close up photos of crew, actors, and laboratory
equipment showing, the work behind the camera, building up the
laboratory scenes during filming of the NOVA Percy Julian story.
Cooperation, long hours on and off the set were dedicated to the
accuracy of every detail of this film. There are no punches pulled. The
story tells it like it is. Education, Politics, Funding, Competition,
Glory, Disappointments, and Dedication swirling around the business of
doing basic scientific research and applying it .
Click here to See
In the back ground the fundamental almost hidden importance of
this story and why it is so very important to each of us. It is a
compelling demonstration that we have a long way to go to win the
to See a major disease called
The Galilean Syndrome that
is infecting basic research and what each of us have to do to stop this
disease from devouring us.
Written by Stephen Lyons
Directed by Llewellyn M. Smith
Its more than a job. Its something special.
Camera Gary Henoch
Making it so real you feel like your are there.
The team, actors, authors, directors, chemical consultants,
cameramen, and many more surrounding a laboratory bench
intently working together on a laboratory scene to get it right.
Llewellyn M. Smith
Its a thousand and more details and they all have to mesh
A little on the personal
Pre-assembling an experiment to make sure it is
working before the rest of the crew is
on set for the shooting of the scene. Jim is in the
Rhoda working with Ruben Santiago-Hudson who is
acting as Julian on how to run a chemical balance
that is so delicate it can measure a period on a
small piece of paper.
|Above on the left is a photo of Jim & Rhoda (the green
arrows) part of the NOVA team on one of the set of the project.
It was late in the evening but some how we were able to squeeze
in a moment to celebrate Rhoda's Birthday Valentine day Feb14.
What a pleasure working with such hard working dedicated
professionals on such an important story of super courage.
Above left to right; Frank M. Hauser chemical consultant who
worked with Julian, Ruben Santiago-Hudson acted as Percy
Julian, Rhoda & Jim Morris chemical consultants putting
together many of the chemical set ups, running them or
guiding the actors through the experiments. Extending advice
about what it is like to be a
working in a laboratory, experimenting 99.9% of the time
running the equipment and processing the data hunting for the
breakthrough. Running experiment after experiment hoping to find
the solution before your money runs out or your competitors beat
you to solution. Knowing that even with all your skill you may
only get lucky and win from some unexpected, surprising event in
one of you experiments knowing that the win will be short
lived and the cycle starts all over again. This program is
truly unique for it shows what the true business of science is
really like. Hopefully it will also help us learn that there
Words Powerful Enough
to Express The Importance of Basic Scientific Research.