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9 November 2004 (UK) See more »
This two-part science fiction docu-drama examines the possibilities of a dangerous, manned space mission to explore the inner and outer planets of the Solar system. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

David Suchet ... Narrator (voice)

Martin McDougall ... Tom Kirby, Mission Commander
Joanne McQuinn ... Zoë Lessard, Exogeologist
Rad Lazar ... Yvan Grigorev, Flight Engineer

Mark Dexter ... John Pearson, Mission Medic
Michelle Joseph ... Nina Sulman, Exobiologist

Mark Tandy ... Alex Lloyd, Chief Scientist
Hélène Mahieu ... Claire Granier, Chief Flight Surgeon

Lourdes Faberes ... Isabel Liu, Flight Dynamics Officer

John Schwab ... Larry Conrad, CAPCOM

Colin Stinton ... Fred Duncan, Flight
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Rodolfo Jiménez ... Extra (uncredited)
Maurice Nathan Weert ... Ground controle EVA Sysytems (uncredited)

Directed by
Joe Ahearne 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Joe Ahearne 

Produced by
Christopher Granier-Deferre .... line producer
Tim Haines .... executive producer
Samantha Jukes-Adams .... line producer
Adam Kemp .... executive producer
Christopher Riley .... producer
Original Music by
Don Davis 
Cinematography by
Nick Dance (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Jason Krasucki 
Casting by
Di Carling 
Production Design by
Jamie Campbell 
Ian Watson 
Art Direction by
Jamie Campbell 
Costume Design by
Alison Forbes-Meyler 
Makeup Department
Kate Rudlin .... hair designer
Kate Rudlin .... makeup designer
Production Management
Samantha Jukes-Adams .... production manager
Zed Rafique .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Gwyn Sannia .... second assistant director
Art Department
Giles Asbury .... storyboard artist
Neville Buchanan .... assistant art director
Adam Keenan .... props
Mike Peel .... props
Sound Department
Jovan Ajder .... sound designer
Christopher Benstead .... auricle operator
Peter Crooks .... sound effects editor
Sander den Broeder .... boom operator: Esa Space station scenes
Simon Farmer .... sound recordist
Special Effects by
Steve Crawley .... special effects
John Palmer .... project supervisor: WonderWorks
Visual Effects by
Adam Burnett .... technical director
Darren Byford .... technical supervisor
Frederic Cervini .... lighting technical director: Framestore CFC
Oliver Cook .... lighting technical director
Michael Davis .... visual effects coordinator
Virginie Degorgue .... digital texture artist: Framestore CFC
Sophia Dixon .... visual effects coordinator
Stephen Enticott .... senior animator: Framestore CFC
Theo Facey .... technical director
Danny Geurtsen .... digital matte painter
Timothy Greenwood .... visual effects supervisor (as Tim Greenwood)
Guy Hauldren .... 3D scanning technician
Jason Horley .... digital matte painter: Framestore CFC
Nathan Hughes .... digital matte painter
Jamie Isles .... technical director
Angela King .... technical director
Edmund Kolloen .... lighting technical director
Joe Leveson .... camera technical director
Chi Kwong Lo .... technical director
Christian Manz .... senior visual effects artist
Joanna Nodwell .... visual effects producer
Alfie Olivier .... lighting technical director
Stuart Penn .... technical director
Henriette Plum .... animator
Sirio Quintavalle .... senior visual effects artist
Nigel Rafter .... technical director
Pedro Sabrosa .... senior visual effects artist
Elsa Santos .... digital texture artist
Nicholas Seal .... digital effects artist
Romain Bivar Segurado .... CG modeller
Aatesh Shah .... systems engineer: Framestore CFC
Marc Smith .... laser scanning
James Studdart .... research & development
Christopher Thomas .... lighting technical director
Sarah Tosh von Fersen .... cgi modelling (as Sarah Tosh)
Jon Veal .... CG modeller
Eugénie von Tunzelmann .... programmer
Jenny Bichsel .... lighting technical director (uncredited)
Duncan Robson .... technical director: Framestore CFC (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Gary Parnham .... electrician
Animation Department
Peter Clayton .... lead animator
Costume and Wardrobe Department
James Deanes .... wardrobe supervisor
Music Department
Daniel Bhattacharya .... musician
Erik Lundborg .... orchestrator
Other crew
Sarah Baxter .... production coordinator
Kate Fernie .... production secretary
Rowena Ladbury .... script supervisor
Karina Randall .... production coordinator
Marina Erastova .... thanks (as Marina Erastava)
Bobbie Ferguson .... thanks: NASA (as Bobbie Faye-Ferguson)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Voyage to the Planets and Beyond" - International (English title) (DVD title)
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UK:118 min (2 parts) | Germany:100 min
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The father of Interstellar, 3 March 2016
Author: tankace from athens

Space Odyssey is, unfortunately, largely forgotten from the variety of documentaries whose were shown during the early 2000' and they try to use CGI to make the show more attractive to the public. The majority were nevertheless quite ugly to watch ,due to the technology of the time. To put it in simple words that CGI back then were quit expensive for a TV documentary budget. There is where this lost gem makes the difference, it doesn't try to show the space travel as epic as it is possible, rather realistic enough so the watcher to fill that the crew truly travels in our solar system. Although the effects here and there are a bit dated,they have aged well and the acting is pretty good to. So go and give it a watch ,it really deserves more love than it usually gets.

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