Challenger Disaster: Lost Tapes follows the story of the Space Shuttle Challenger and its crew, specifically Christa McAuliffe, the first civilian to be launched into space. McAuliffe was a... See full summary »
The old age pensioners that left at the end of the first film come back to Earth to visit their relatives. Will they all decide to go back to the planet where no one grows old, or will they be tempted to stay back on Earth?
J.R. Ewing, a Texas oil baron, uses manipulation and blackmail to achieve his ambitions, both business and personal. He often comes into conflict with his brother Bobby, his arch-enemy Cliff Barnes and his long-suffering wife Sue Ellen.
This film profiles the astronauts, crew, and civilians who were involved in the January 28, 1986 flight of the space shuttle Challenger, that resulted in its explosion 73 seconds after takeoff. Center point of the film is the safety inspections and arguments surrounding the use of the o-rings that ultimately were blamed for the explosion. Film is lent authenticity by being filmed at the Johnson Space Center in Texas. Written by
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Granted,this movie could have been much worse. But, having it as a TV movie rather than a Ron Howard production, or even a little miniseries like "From Earth to the Moon" was a big mistake. They just couldn't get as detailed as they should've. I believe that Christa McAuliffe's mother Grace Corrigan referred to this movie as 'a bit of fluff'. Guess the writers didn't really do much research into this thing. While Karen Allen usually does a great job in whatever movie she's in, she just wasn't convincing as Christa. Plus, she didn't even look like her - she looked more like Barbara Morgan (Christa's back-up teacher) with curly hair, or maybe some distant cousin of Sally Ride. And I couldn't help but think someone in the casting department had a sick sense of humor - Barry Bostwick was cast to play Dick Scobee. Remember how lovely Barry looked in those fishnet pantyhose in 'The Rocky Horror Picture Show'? Bad casting choice...
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