TV Series | TV-MA | | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
A streetwise hustler is pulled into a compelling conspiracy after witnessing the suicide of a girl who looks just like her.
Co-creator John Fawcett on his plans for Orphan Black (2013): "Let's say when we were initially designing this, yes, we were talking about five seasons. We were trying to design a story that would have a beginning, middle, and end. I want to know how the thing ends so that we can be focused on telling a cohesive story. I think that's what's really important. I don't want this to feel like we're just floating around and trying to invent stuff from season to season. It really needs to feel like we have a clear way that we're going forward."
In season 1, Cosima confidently refers to the clone experiment being "double blind." However, this is a factual mistake. A double blind experiment is designed such that neither the participants nor the investigators know which participants belong to the test group(s) versus which participants belong to the control group. If this were a double blind experiment, Cosima would have no way of knowing unless she had designed the experiment herself. She would also know that a double blind design requires a control group, whose existence she would likely seek.
More likely is that the experiment is single blind, where the participants do not know the group(s) to which they belong, but the investigators do know. However, once again, Cosima would have no way of knowing this information about the study design unless she were herself an investigator. As a graduate student scientist, realistically, she would at least know the difference between a double blind and single blind design.
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