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Astronaut Scott
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Buzz Aldrin (voice)
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This program strives to give the viewer an impression of what it is like to actually be on the moon. It provides a romantic, inspirational depiction of the Apollo astronauts travels on the moon peppered by their quotations of their impressions. Written by David Foss

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Only 12 Have Walked On The moon. This Fall, You're Next!


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23 September 2005 (USA)  »

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Magnificent Desolation  »

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$503,253 (USA) (23 September 2005)

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$33,557,433 (USA) (23 July 2010)
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Colin HanksTom Hanks' son as Neil Armstrong in the "conspiracy" gag. See more »

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In the surface emergency sequence, neither astronaut has anything connected to the headset/biomedical connector on the front of the suit below the left shoulder. This may explain why they had trouble communicating. See more »

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References Man on the Moon (1999) See more »

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Pretty good IMAX
6 October 2005 | by See all my reviews

This movie is a pretty decent IMAX flick. Tom Hanks makes for a great narrator. The content was very interesting and often quite funny. The music is on-par with major Hollywood films (although it got a little sappy at the end, but that's IMAX for you). It did a good job of discussing all the Apollo missions, and not just 11.

I only found out afterwards how many famous voices were involved. I recognized Morgan Freeman, but that was it. This is a Good Thing. The film did not let the "talent" get in the way of the story. In other words, the star of the show was the history and information, and not the voice work.

This movie did NOT need to be in 3D. More than half of it was archive footage, which obviously was not shot with a 3D camera. Often the footage was shrunk down to appear 3D against a generic background. The recreated lunar landing was the only part that took real advantage of the 3D cameras, but it was in no way necessary to be shot in 3D.

That being said, it was a pleasant way to spend an hour. Make sure to sit in a red seat if you see it in the Lockheed-Martin theatre at the Air and Space Museum for optimum 3D viewing.


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