Space (1985)

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A 13-hour mini-series detailing James A. Michner's fictional account of the American space program from the years after World War II to the Apollo landings on the moon in the early 1970's.

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 Sen. Norman Grant (5 episodes, 1985)
Susan Anspach ...
 Elinor Grant (5 episodes, 1985)
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 Penny Hardesty Pope (5 episodes, 1985)
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 Stanley Mott (5 episodes, 1985)
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 Leopold Strabismus / ... (5 episodes, 1985)
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 John Pope (5 episodes, 1985)
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 Leisel Kolff / ... (5 episodes, 1985)
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 Dieter Kolff (5 episodes, 1985)
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 Finnerty / ... (5 episodes, 1985)
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 Gawain Butler (4 episodes, 1985)
Laurence Luckinbill ...
 Narrator (5 episodes, 1985)
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 Rachel Mott (4 episodes, 1985)
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 Sen. Glancey (4 episodes, 1985)
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 Paul Stidham (2 episodes, 1985)
Les Lannom ...
 Larry Penzoss (3 episodes, 1985)
Richard Delmonte ...
 Ramirez (4 episodes, 1985)
Mary Jackson ...
 Frankie (2 episodes, 1985)
Donald Craig ...
 Newsman (3 episodes, 1985)
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 Randy Claggett (3 episodes, 1985)
Wolf Kahler ...
 Funkhauser (1 episode, 1985)
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 Victor Hardesty (1 episode, 1985)
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 Farquar (1 episode, 1985)
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 Debbie Dee Claggett (3 episodes, 1985)
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 Mrs. McKellar (1 episode, 1985)
Gerald Hiken ...
 Prof. Anderson (1 episode, 1985)
Maggie Han ...
 Cindy Rhee (3 episodes, 1985)
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 Lt. Wiles (1 episode, 1985)
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 Skip Morgan (3 episodes, 1985)
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 Tom Savage (1 episode, 1985)
Scotch Byerley ...
 Harry Jensen (2 episodes, 1985)
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 Commander Blount (1 episode, 1985)
James Edgcomb ...
 Ed Cater (2 episodes, 1985)
Walter Mathews ...
 Jennings (1 episode, 1985)
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 FBI Man (1 episode, 1985)
Stephen Jenn ...
 Hans Brenner (1 episode, 1985)
Lawrence Lott ...
 Timothy Bell (2 episodes, 1985)
Nancy Abramson ...
 School Secretary (1 episode, 1985)
Gary Kasper ...
 Brother (1 episode, 1985)
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 Charles Lee (2 episodes, 1985)
Bill Morey ...
 NYU Dean Robert Hawkins (1 episode, 1985)
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 Cluny Bell (2 episodes, 1985)
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 U.S. General Quigley (1 episode, 1985)
Christine Dickinson ...
 Gloria Cater (2 episodes, 1985)
Sheila Ruskin ...
 Lt. Constance Hall-Tipping (1 episode, 1985)
Jeanne Lange ...
 Inger Jensen (2 episodes, 1985)
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 Himmler (1 episode, 1985)
Annie O'Neill ...
 Sandra Lee (2 episodes, 1985)
Eleanor Zee ...
 Mrs. Griffin (1 episode, 1985)
Jim Antonio ...
 Levering (1 episode, 1985)
Ivan Bonar ...
 Harry Crampton (2 episodes, 1985)
Jack Garner ...
 Flight Operations Officer (1 episode, 1985)
Bill Sorrells ...
 Colonel Boyd (1 episode, 1985)
Jack Thibeau ...
 Capt. Penscott (1 episode, 1985)
William Wellman Jr. ...
 Air Force Captain (1 episode, 1985)
Howard Mann ...
 Lawyer / ... (1 episode, 1985)
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 Newsman (1 episode, 1985)
Richard X. Slattery ...
 Navy Captain (1 episode, 1985)
Vernon Weddle ...
 Burgess (1 episode, 1985)
Kenneth White ...
 Expert (1 episode, 1985)
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 News Reporter (uncredited) (1 episode, 1985)
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 Hippie Protester (1985) (1 episode, 1985)
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 Tucker Thomas (2 episodes, 1985)
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 Marcia Grant (2 episodes, 1985)
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 Ed Specktor (1 episode, 1985)
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 Raf Perry (1 episode, 1985)
Peter Nelson ...
 Millard Mott (2 episodes, 1985)
Richard Pierson ...
 Roger (1 episode, 1985)
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 Dracula (2 episodes, 1985)
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A 13-hour mini-series detailing James A. Michner's fictional account of the American space program from the years after World War II to the Apollo landings on the moon in the early 1970's.

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14 April 1985 (USA)  »

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James A. Michener's Space  »

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Apollo 18, the fictitious moon mission that failed, was the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project (NASA's rendezvous with a Russian Soyuz spacecraft) nickname in later years since it used the Apollo era spacecraft. See more »

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During the launch of Apollo 18, several reaction shots in Mission Control show Stanley Mott and Deiter Kolpf in the MCC room, yet at the same time, through several scenes intertwined with the launch, both men are shown as being on a TV stage narrating the launch and explaining things as they happen. See more »

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A keeper if you have it!
8 April 2001 | by (Houston, TX) – See all my reviews

This adaptation of James Michener's novel was especially well done and was made in the heyday of mini-series production. I was lucky enough to have recorded the original showing of the program and watched it just recently.

This program depicts the race for space from the closing days of World War II through a fictional end of the Apollo program. It follows the lives of five fictional main characters, which interweave from 1944 through the late 1970's. During these years we see a fictional, but accurate, portrayal of how the space program in the US developed from early failures to successful moon landings.

The cast of characters is lengthy and all of the main characters turned in very good performances. The technical and special effects were very good for the period. If you get a chance to watch a copy of this, please be prepared for a long viewing time, as even with the commercials edited out, it will last over 10 hours.


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