The Planets (1999)

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The Planets is a made for television documentary series that explores in depth the planets that make up our solar system.

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Mark Halliley ...
 Himself - Narrator (8 episodes, 1999)
Boris Chertok ...
 Himself - Rocket Designer / ... (3 episodes, 1999)
Charles Conrad ...
 Himself - Commander, Apollo 12 / ... (3 episodes, 1999)
Carolyn Porco ...
 Herself - Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, Arizona / ... (3 episodes, 1999)
Sasha Basilevsky ...
 Himself - Geologist / ... (2 episodes, 1999)
Eugene Cernan ...
 Himself / ... (2 episodes, 1999)
Imre Friedmann ...
 Himself - Florida State University (2 episodes, 1999)
Douglas Gough ...
 Himself - Institute of Astronomy, Cambridge University (2 episodes, 1999)
William Hartmann ...
 Himself - Planetary Science Institute, Arizona / ... (2 episodes, 1999)
Nikita Khrushchev ...
 Himself (archive footage) (2 episodes, 1999)
Sergei Khrushchev ...
 Himself - Brown University, Rhode Island (2 episodes, 1999)
Mikhail Marov ...
 Himself - Russian Academy of Sciences / ... (2 episodes, 1999)
Chris McKay ...
 Himself - NASA AMES Research Centre / ... (2 episodes, 1999)
Bruce Murray ...
 Himself - Director, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, 1976-1982 (2 episodes, 1999)
Carl Sagan ...
 Himself - Astronomer (archive footage) (2 episodes, 1999)
Arnold Selivanov ...
 Himself - Russian Institute for Space Instruments / ... (2 episodes, 1999)
Brad Smith ...
 Himself - Astronomer / ... (2 episodes, 1999)
Larry Soderblom ...
 Himself - US Geological Survey, Arizona (2 episodes, 1999)
Gerry Soffen ...
 Himself - Viking Mission Scientist (2 episodes, 1999)
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The Planets is a made for television documentary series that explores in depth the planets that make up our solar system.

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Spectacular history of the journey into the furthest reaches of our solar system
6 September 2002 | by (West Coast Canada) – See all my reviews

This 8 "hour" series is a wonderful historical production about the history of space travel including both Russian and American perspectives. It focuses each episode on a topic like the sun, atmosphere, giants, moon etc... The film footage on both country's programs reaches from the Sun to Neptune and the moons in between. The real video and still photography is accompanied by realistic computer generated enhancements. This series is well worth the time of any astronomy buff and even those who just want to learn a lot more about our Solar System.


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