Picks and Pans Review: The Lathe of Heaven

updated 01/14/1980 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 01/14/1980 AT 01:00 AM EST

PBS (check local listings)

While the Peacock Network is turning longhair, PBS presents its first real made-for-TV movie: a sci-fi chiller based on the Ursula LeGuin novel. Just before the year 2000, a dream specialist, Kevin Conway, purports to manipulate Bruce Davison's subconscious, seeking extrasensory solutions to mankind's problems. But the plot is too visionary—or confusing—and the result is no better than what's on the commercial competition.


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