#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Series Online Free – The twelve episodes follow the Apollo space program from a variety of viewpoints: (1) “Can We Do This?” maps the origins of Apollo and its Mercury and Gemini roots; (2) “Apollo 1” tells of the tragic fire and the subsequent finger-pointing; (3) “We Have Cleared the Tower” portrays the intense preparation for Apollo 7; (4) “1968” puts Apollo 8 into its historical context against events of the era; (5) “Spider” shows the engineering POV through the design, building, and testing of the LEMs with Apollos 9 and 10, (6) “Mare Tranquilitatis” shows the deeper considerations behind the historic Apollo 11 lunar landing; (7) “That’s All There Is” portrays the camaraderie of the Apollo 12 crew; (8) “We Interrupt This Program” shows a by-now-indifferent media galvanized by the events of Apollo 13; (9) “For Miles and Miles” tells of Alan Shepherd’s return to the manned program with Apollo 14 after being grounded between Mercury and Gemini; (10) “Galileo Was Right” show the non-piloting demands on the Apollo 15 astronauts as they train in lunar field geology; (11) “The Original Wives Club” gives the female POV through the wives of the New Nine; and (12) “La Voyage Dans La Lune” brings things full circle by contrasting Georges Méliès’s vision and drive in creating his 1902 film with Apollo 17 and the Apollo program’s close. Plot: The story of the United States’ space program, from its beginnings in 1961 to the final moon mission in 1972.
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What a Great Production…
This is one hell of a production!
It starts out with the Mercury missions, but not just the glossy scenes we know and have seen already, it goes beyond the norm. This 12 part series explains the absolute minutia of the space effort and the lives of the people behind it. It progresses through the Gemini and finally the Apollo missions all the way to the last Apollo 17 lunar landing.
I learned quite a few things about the space race that I never knew before, such as: The surly nature of Alan Shepard, the fate of the astronauts wives, the fun nature of the Apollo 12 crew and the internal politics within the ranks of the astronauts themselves. I was also surprised on how much a bastard that Walter Mondale was in his attempts on derailing the space program. (I’m glad his bid for the White House was a failed one… Ignorance favors all political parties.)
A lot of familiar faces starred in this production, the one that knocked me for a loop was Malcolm in the Middle’s father as Buzz Aldrin. The acting is great and shows the versatility of the actors in both comedic and serious roles. I knew that Pete Conrad was cocky, but it shows more of his personality here. Armstrong has been known to be rather sullen and quiet, and is clearly demonstrated here as well. To this day, he doesn’t talk much about his adventure. The decision determining who will be the first man on the moon is blunt and anti-climatic, but it tells it as it is. It tells of the astronauts secret activities and agendas, as well as particular small moments that they experienced.
In the Apollo 13 segment, the production did not go into the details of the incident like we all seen before, but rather focused on the reporters angle on the event. And I rather enjoyed the insight sweat details on the building of the L.E.M. I wish they did a segment on the rover. I thought that they labored too long over the Apollo 16 mission – training much…learning geology with a trained eye, but I appreciate the effort that they went through. The Apollo 1 tragedy was produced well, with the political aftermath fallout.
I hope that all what was filmed is true, and I do understand creative license, but I would feel better if I knew they kept it faithful to actual events. I need to view this again to catch more, but I highly recommend it to anyone interested in the space program.
Apollo has landed
There are two things, historically speaking, that really grab my attention and for which I cannot get enough of: war and space. From the Earth to the Moon is the story of the latter and specifically the Apollo program that led mankind to make its first steps on the surface of another world. The story of the space race in the 1960’s has always fascinated me and as I write this I can think of no single achievement in human history that rivals the moon landing. This mini-series, released on HBO in 1998, captures the grandeur of the trip we made to our sister world nearly 50 years ago.
From the Earth to the Moon is an anthology series that tells many different stories in different ways. There are straight forward episodes like Mare Tranquilitatis about the famous Apollo 11 landing alongside other stories like “Spider” about the construction of the Lunar Module or “The Original Wives Club” about the wives of the brave astronauts and while there’s some good stuff contained in the off stories, the real bread and butter of this tale are the episodes directly involving the moon landings. While it’s ok to visit some other tales what you really want is to see Alan Shepard or Pete Conrad treking through the lunar dust.
The mini-series is great and probably, along with the film Apollo 13, is the best story of the thousands of people who participated in the greatest journey of mankind’s history, but the show never really reaches the highs that it could (I’m looking at you “The Original Wives Club”), but thankfully never reaches the lows either. If you are fascinated with manned space flight like myself then check out “From the Earth to the Moon” and you won’t be disappointed.
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Original Title From the Earth to the Moon
Total Seasons 1
Released 05 Apr 1998
Release Year 1998
Genre Action, Drama, History
Actors Tom Hanks, Nick Searcy, Lane Smith
Country United States
Awards Won 3 Primetime Emmys. 22 wins & 33 nominations total
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