Dramatized portrayal of the Apollo manned space program.
Reviews
Popularity
2,129 ( 114)

Episodes

Seasons


Years



1  
1998  
Top Rated TV #53 | Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 21 wins & 32 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Documentary | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  

Narrated by award-winning actor Gary Sinise, WHEN WE LEFT EARTH is the incredible story of humankind's greatest adventure, as it happened, told by the people who were there. From the early ... See full summary »

Stars: Gene Kranz, Gary Sinise, Buzz Aldrin
John Adams (TV Mini-Series 2008)
Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  

The life of one of the USA's Founding Fathers, its second President, and his role in the nation's first 50 years.

Stars: Paul Giamatti, Laura Linney, John Dossett
Long Way Round (TV Mini-Series 2004)
Documentary | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  

This documentary series follows actors Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman on a motorcycle trip around the world. The two friends will travel through such places as Siberia, Kazakhstan, ... See full summary »

Stars: Ewan McGregor, Charley Boorman, David Alexanian
The World at War (TV Mini-Series 1973)
Documentary | History | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.3/10 X  

A series of documentaries about World War II.

Stars: Laurence Olivier, Adolf Hitler, Winston Churchill
I, Claudius (TV Mini-Series 1976)
Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9/10 X  

The history of the Roman Empire as experienced by one of its rulers.

Stars: Derek Jacobi, John Hurt, Siân Phillips
The Civil War (TV Mini-Series 1990)
Documentary | History | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.4/10 X  

A comprehensive survey of the American Civil War.

Stars: David McCullough, Sam Waterston, Julie Harris
Das Boot (TV Mini-Series 1985)
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9/10 X  

A World War II German U-Boat crew have a terrifying patrol mission in the early days of the war.

Stars: Jürgen Prochnow, Herbert Grönemeyer, Klaus Wennemann
Moon Machines (TV Series 2008)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9/10 X  

A collection of documentaries about project apollo,from the designers and engineers viewpoint.Each episode focused on individual components or equipment for the Apollo programme.

Stars: Robert Seamans, Wernher von Braun, John F. Kennedy
Lonesome Dove (TV Mini-Series 1989)
Adventure | Drama | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  

Epic story about two former Texas rangers who decide to move cattle from the south to Montana. Augustus McCrae and Woodrow Call run into many problems on the way, and the journey doesn't ... See full summary »

Stars: Robert Duvall, Tommy Lee Jones, Danny Glover
Cosmos (TV Mini-Series 1980)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.3/10 X  

Astronomer Carl Sagan leads us on an engaging guided tour of the various elements and cosmological theories of the universe.

Stars: Carl Sagan, Jaromír Hanzlík, Jonathan Fahn
Generation Kill (TV Mini-Series 2008)
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  

A Rolling Stone reporter, embedded with The 1st Recon Marines chronicles his experiences during the first wave of the American-led assault on Baghdad in 2003.

Stars: Alexander Skarsgård, James Ransone, Lee Tergesen
Battlestar Galactica (TV Mini-Series 2003)
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  

A re-imagining of the original series in which a "rag-tag fugitive fleet" of the last remnants of mankind flees pursuing robots while simultaneously searching for their true home, Earth.

Stars: Edward James Olmos, Mary McDonnell, Katee Sackhoff
Edit

Cast

Complete series cast summary:
...
 Himself - Host / ... (12 episodes, 1998)
...
 Deke Slayton (10 episodes, 1998)
...
 Emmett Seaborn (6 episodes, 1998)
...
 Frank Borman (5 episodes, 1998)
...
 Gene Cernan (5 episodes, 1998)
...
 Chris Kraft (5 episodes, 1998)
Edit

Storyline

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 ... Written by Kathy Li

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

5 April 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

De la Tierra a la Luna  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Budget:

$68,000,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(12 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Three actors who played astronauts also played astronauts in Apollo 13 (1995), but they all played different astronauts from the ones they had before. David Andrews played Frank Borman (Apollo 8) in the miniseries, but Pete Conrad (Apollo 12) in the movie. Ben Marley played Roger Chaffee (Apollo 1, died in the fire) in the miniseries, but John Young (Apollo 10, Apollo 16, Shuttle) in the movie, and Brett Cullen played Dave Scott (Apollo 15) in the miniseries, but Jack Lousma (CAPCOM during Apollo 13, slated for Apollo 20 which was cancelled, flew Skylab 3 in 1973) in the movie. See more »

Goofs

In Part 10, "Galileo Was Right", Astronauts Scott and Irwin were attempting to pull the drill out from the lunar surface. The drill was shown to be at the height of the astronauts' chests. When the shot returns to mission control, archived footage shows the drill to be at the height of the astronauts' heads. See more »

Quotes

[to the Apollo 8 astronauts as they prepare to leave orbit]
Michael Collins: You are 'go' for T.L.I., gentlemen. You are 'go' for the Moon.
Frank Borman: Roger, Houston, Apollo 8 is 'go.'
See more »

Connections

Featured in The 56th Annual Golden Globe Awards (1999) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
What a Great Production...
2 March 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

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.

Joe

Chicago Astronomer

http://astronomer.proboards23.com


11 of 12 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Burn! EsmeCullen79
Favorite/Best episode vincent_romeijn
Good Books jah1958
How many Apollo astronauts have you met? flashbuck
too much music! timisme
Nitpick -- Episode: Galileo Was Right jah1958
Discuss From the Earth to the Moon (1998) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page