Living and Working in Space: The Countdown Has Begun ()


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Life in space. Beam-ins. Intergalactic war. What about getting a driver's license or doing the laundry? This one-hour special features dozens of space professionals---from astronauts and... See more »

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Arturo
Jaime Escalante ...
Mr. Escalante
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Lunar Mom
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Lunar Kid #1
Christian Cousins ...
Lunar Kid #2
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Miner #1
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Miner #2
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Lunar Commish
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Charmayne (as Jackee)
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Dr. Stockton
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Giles Standish
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Kenny
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Cap
Roger Scott ...
Fred
Sheila Tousey ...
Annie
Tony Campisi ...
Anthony Stromboli
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Rowdy Udall
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DMV Testee
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DMV Clerk
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Baseball Pitcher
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Directed by

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Rob Mikuriya

Written by (WGA)

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Steven R. Heard ... ()
 
Rob Mikuriya ... ()
 
Roger Scott Olsen ... ()
 
Willie Reale ... ()

Produced by

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Jack Dirmann ... supervising producer
Rochell Linker Goodrich ... associate producer
Kathie Heard ... senior producer
Steven R. Heard ... executive producer
Rob Mikuriya ... co-producer

Cinematography by

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David Trulli

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John T. Davis
Rick Morris
Lisa Trulli

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Belinda Gardea
Katherine Ann Moore

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Ronald D. Herbst

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Quinn Monahan

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Dan Moore

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Tony Friedkin ... still photographer

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Leonard David ... technical consultant
Racquel Skolnik ... researcher

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Plot Summary

Life in space. Beam-ins. Intergalactic war. What about getting a driver's license or doing the laundry? This one-hour special features dozens of space professionals---from astronauts and life systems engineers to space suit designers, interior decorators and the "Lunar Lettuce Man." A moving story concerning Jaime Escalante and one of his students (Raymond Cruz) is interwoven with imaginative vignettes that explore the humor and drama of day-to-day life away from Earth. A documentary AND fantasy. Shot on video and on film. Guest stars include Kathy Bates, "Weird Al" Yankovic, Pat Morita, Esai Morales, and Billy Bob Thornton. Written by Steve Heard

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  • Living and Working in Space: The Countdown Has Begun (United States)
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  • 58 min
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