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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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 3 nominations. See more awards »

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 Sen. Norman Grant (5 episodes, 1985)
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 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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 Tim Finnerty (5 episodes, 1985)
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 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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 Gawain Butler (4 episodes, 1985)
Les Lannom ...
 Larry Penzoss / ... (4 episodes, 1985)
Richard Delmonte ...
 Ramirez (4 episodes, 1985)
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 Randy Claggett (3 episodes, 1985)
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 Debbie Dee Claggett (3 episodes, 1985)
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 Tucker Thomas (3 episodes, 1985)
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 Skip Morgan (3 episodes, 1985)
Maggie Han ...
 Cindy Rhee (3 episodes, 1985)
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 Marcia Grant (3 episodes, 1985)
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 Dracula (3 episodes, 1985)
Peter Nelson ...
 Millard Mott (3 episodes, 1985)
Donald Craig ...
 Newsman (3 episodes, 1985)
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 Paul Stidham (2 episodes, 1985)
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 Funkhauser (2 episodes, 1985)
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 Victor Hardesty (2 episodes, 1985)
Scotch Byerley ...
 Harry Jensen (2 episodes, 1985)
James Edgcomb ...
 Ed Cater (2 episodes, 1985)
Lawrence Lott ...
 Timothy Bell (2 episodes, 1985)
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 Charles Lee (2 episodes, 1985)
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 Mrs. McKellar (2 episodes, 1985)
Gerald Hiken ...
 Prof. Anderson (2 episodes, 1985)
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 Raf Perry (2 episodes, 1985)
Mary Jackson ...
 Frankie (2 episodes, 1985)
Murphy Dunne ...
 Lt. Wiles (2 episodes, 1985)
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 Tom Savage (2 episodes, 1985)
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 Cluny Bell (2 episodes, 1985)
Christine Dickinson ...
 Gloria Cater (2 episodes, 1985)
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 Ed Specktor (2 episodes, 1985)
Ivan Bonar ...
 Harry Crampton / ... (2 episodes, 1985)
Jeanne Lange ...
 Inger Jensen (2 episodes, 1985)
Annie O'Neill ...
 Sandra Lee (2 episodes, 1985)
Richard Pierson ...
 Roger (2 episodes, 1985)
Robert Weaver ...
 Sam Cottage (2 episodes, 1985)
Julie Phillips ...
 Ronnie (2 episodes, 1985)
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 Commander Blount / ... (2 episodes, 1985)
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 Pomfret (2 episodes, 1985)
Stephen Jenn ...
 Hans Brenner (2 episodes, 1985)
Lia Sargent ...
 Mia Portnoy (2 episodes, 1985)
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 Brother (2 episodes, 1985)
Sue Strain ...
 Sally Quint (2 episodes, 1985)
Bill Morey ...
 Dean Robert Hawkins / ... (2 episodes, 1985)
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 Gen Quigley / ... (2 episodes, 1985)
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 Jennings (2 episodes, 1985)
Sheila Ruskin ...
 Lt. Constance Hall-Tipping (2 episodes, 1985)
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 FBI Agent / ... (2 episodes, 1985)
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 Himmler (2 episodes, 1985)
Nancy Abramson ...
 School Secretary (2 episodes, 1985)
Eleanor Zee ...
 Mrs. Griffin (2 episodes, 1985)
Richard Gordon ...
 CapCom (2 episodes, 1985)
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 Jean-Marie (2 episodes, 1985)
Lizabeth Pritchett ...
 Esther Glancey (2 episodes, 1985)
Woody Eney ...
 TV Science Consultant (2 episodes, 1985)
Marya Morgan ...
 Anchorwoman (2 episodes, 1985)
Michael Finnegan ...
 Pilot (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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When the Saturn V rocket is shown on the launch pad for Apollo 18, the scene changes between shots from a Saturn V to a Saturn IB. 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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