The Adventures of Alvin Sputnik: Deep Sea Explorer


From the New York Times…

Enter Tim Watts. His show, called “The Adventures of Alvin Sputnik: Deep Sea Explorer,” uses animation, puppetry, live drawing and musical numbers to tell a touching story about a man with a broken heart who travels to an underwater world in search of environmental and spiritual healing. Giving away anything more would spoil the surprises in a show that had several audience members in tears by the end.

Needless to say I am very intrigued and Watt’s website for Alivn Sputnik only bolsters this.  Would definitely love to see this show.

Dr. M (1630 Posts)

Craig McClain is the Assistant Director of Science for the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center, created to facilitate research to address fundamental questions in evolutionary science. He has conducted deep-sea research for 11 years and published over 40 papers in the area. He has participated in dozens of expeditions taking him to the Antarctic and the most remote regions of the Pacific and Atlantic. Craig’s research focuses mainly on marine systems and particularly the biology of body size, biodiversity, and energy flow. He focuses often on deep-sea systems as a natural test of the consequences of energy limitation on biological systems. He is the author and chief editor of Deep-Sea News, a popular deep-sea themed blog, rated the number one ocean blog on the web and winner of numerous awards. Craig’s popular writing has been featured in Cosmos, Science Illustrated, American Scientist, Wired, Mental Floss, and the Open Lab: The Best Science Writing on the Web.