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16 June 2008 (USA) See more »
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.
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 (Series Cast [4])
Robert Seamans ... Himself / ... (4 episodes, 2008)
Bill Stoney ... Himself - NASA (2 episodes, 2008)
Sonny Morea ... Himself (2 episodes, 2008)
Cliff Hess ... Himself - NASA (2 episodes, 2008)

Series Directed by
Duncan Copp (3 episodes, 2008)

Nick Davidson (unknown episodes)
Christopher Riley (unknown episodes)
Series Writing credits
Sara Kenney (unknown episodes, 2008)

Series Produced by
Duncan Copp .... series producer / producer (6 episodes, 2008)
Paul Gasek .... executive producer (6 episodes, 2008)
Tara Hunter .... coordinating producer (6 episodes, 2008)
Jack E. Smith .... executive producer (6 episodes, 2008)
Heather Walsh .... associate producer (6 episodes, 2008)
Christopher Riley .... executive producer / producer (5 episodes, 2008)
David Sington .... executive producer (4 episodes, 2008)
David Copp .... producer (2 episodes, 2008)
Series Original Music by
Philip Sheppard (4 episodes, 2008)
Series Film Editing by
David Fairhead (5 episodes, 2008)
Series Production Management
W. Clark Bunting .... executive in charge of production (6 episodes, 2008)
Selina Kay .... production manager (5 episodes, 2008)
Series Sound Department
Danny Finn .... dubbing mixer (5 episodes, 2008)
Malcolm Flynn .... sound / location sound (5 episodes, 2008)
Series Visual Effects by
Steve Popplewell .... graphics (5 episodes, 2008)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Ken Morse .... rostrum / rostrum camera (5 episodes, 2008)
Clive North .... camera operator / camera (5 episodes, 2008)
Douglas Pope .... rostrum / rostrum camera (5 episodes, 2008)
Series Editorial Department
Mike Curd .... colorist (5 episodes, 2008)
Matt McClain .... colorist (5 episodes, 2008)
Series Other crew
David S. Matthews .... senior production coordinator (6 episodes, 2008)
Hugh Sington .... production assistant (6 episodes, 2008)
Sarah Hume .... vice president: production management / vice president of production (5 episodes, 2008)
Sara Kenney .... script development (5 episodes, 2008)
William Hope .... narrator (2 episodes, 2008)


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24 out of 24 people found the following review useful.
This one is for the guys backstage, 11 July 2008
Author: LaserFloyd from United States

You know, when you go to a concert, you're there to see a band. It's just a few people at most on stage. Behind that band are scores of people to put on the show. That's what Moon Machines is really about.

It goes away from focusing on the astronauts and mission specifics. It concentrates on building the machines to take humans to the moon and bring them back alive. It's very touching to see all of these engineers and project managers from back in the day. Most of these people I'd never heard of. Without them nothing would have gotten off the ground.

It really makes you think that over 400,000 people had to get their job done right. If one person made one mistake, lives could have been lost. Case in point is Apollo XIII with a simple short in a wire causing that explosion. Thankfully resources were available enough to re-purpose the spacecraft as a lifeboat.

You'll be taken from concept, to creation to implementation. You'll get to see and hear about multiple design challenges and failures. Some these failures and challenges put the program in jeopardy or halted it altogether, such as Apollo I.

I really want to get these on DVD. I'm a nut on this subject. If you're at all interested in the space program, this series is a gem.

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