Two scientists test an unknown orchid species for psychedelic properties. Presented as an episode of an educational series about tripping, this short film by Brazilian director, Clemente, is a visual feast of production design, costuming, and composition. A narrator walks us through as a test subject — a young woman named Nancy Clark (played by Karen Tribess) — prepares herself for the mind-altering experiment to “transcend the edges of the known world” with strict monitoring of diet and exercise. Once injected with the cosmic dope, the effects kick in — she floats through the sky and bikes on clouds. But back at the lab, something appears haywire. Oops! “The Cosmic Dope” is a stylish send-up / delightful re-imagination of TV productions of the 1960's. (5 minutes). Written and Directed by Clemente. Produced by Paranoid. Starring Caio Juliano, Haroldo Miklos and Karen Tribess.