BBC - Mechanical Marvels: Clockwork Dreams (2013)
PDTV | 832x468 | .MKV/AVC @ 1478 Kbps | 59 min 16 s | 627 MB
Audio: English AAC 128 Kbps, 2 channels | Subs: English
Genre: Documentary, Technology
Professor Simon Schaffer presents the amazing and untold story of automata - extraordinary clockwork machines designed hundreds of years ago to mimic and recreate life. The film brings the past to life in vivid detail as we see how and why these masterpieces were built. Travelling around Europe, Simon uncovers the history of these machines and shows us some of the most spectacular examples, from an entire working automaton city to a small boy who can be programmed to write and even a device that can play chess.