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
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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