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Space Documentaries

Postby Boomerang » Mon May 13, 2002 12:09 am

I just thought we could discuss our favorite space documentaries and movies. I just recently recieved a copy of a documentary made in the early 80s called Conquest. It had great footage of Mercury , Gemini, and Apollo as well as early shuttle flights up through about 1984. It also talks about some of the unmanned probes sent out in the 70's. Its 3 hours long but i sat down and watched the whole thing the day i got it. I dont know if you could even find it anymore i think my grandparents found it at a garage sale. But if you do find it its worth getting and it also has some great footage of russian space stuff.
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Postby monkeynautt » Mon May 13, 2002 5:21 pm

I got the HBO series "From the Earth to the Moon" a couple years ago. I love it!!!
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Postby Boomerang » Mon May 13, 2002 5:25 pm

From the Earth to the Moon is an excellant series. Their are alot of good space documentarie out their. Moon Shot is also verry good.
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Postby Vincent » Mon May 13, 2002 7:37 pm

From the Earth to the Moon was a really good miniseries...I also liked, For All Mankind.

Further, The Dish covered the story of the moon landing from a very unique perspective. Then there's the always enjoyable October Sky...

Still...I think the IMAX films are probably some of the very best, with Hail Columbia and The Dream is Alive standing out in my mind.
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Postby Boomerang » Mon May 13, 2002 9:49 pm

All of those movies are great Vincent. Have you seen the new Imax movie Space Station yet? its also verry good i've seen it twice now.
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Postby Vincent » Mon May 13, 2002 10:28 pm

No, but a friend of mine did and said it was very, very good.

I'm gonna go see it soon though...right after Episode II! :D
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Postby Benji » Thu Jul 17, 2003 6:24 pm

I just saw The Dish. It's a fabulous film. I suggest you see it.
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Postby Boomerang » Thu Jul 17, 2003 8:03 pm

What is The Dish i've never even heard of it.
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Postby Benji » Thu Jul 17, 2003 8:33 pm

The Dish is about the Australian support during Apollo 11, specifically, the relaying of telemetry and voice data, as well as the TV footage people around the world watched.

It's a funny and interesting movie. For more info: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00005MKKS/qid=1058547495/sr=2-1/ref=sr_2_1/103-9934682-4239001
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Postby Boomerang » Fri Jul 18, 2003 11:56 am

Well thats definately a diffrent perspective about the space program.
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Re: Space Documentaries

Postby rockerjohn » Sat Feb 13, 2016 7:16 pm

Fantastic list of documentaries, i watched one recently about the Drake equation. Certainly worth a watch:

http://docur.co/documentary/the-search-for-life-the-drake-equation

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