FILM LIFE: Chapters 1 to 28

by Dr-Faustus | created - 23 Sep 2012 | updated - 2 days ago | Public

"By showing hunger, deprivation, starvation and brutality, as well as endurance and nobility, documentaries inform, prod our memories, even stir us to action. Such films do battle for our very soul."-Theodore Bikel

Documentary film not only plays a major role in informing, educating, and raising awareness to issues that affect us all on a global level but, documentaries also have the ability to profoundly affect us on an emotional level. I believe this emotional connection is a fundamental component when viewed in conjunction with an objective analysis of all the facts and data that relate to a particular topic, subject, or event. A symbiotic relationship that can help propagate the passion, empathy, and pragmatism, essential in making an informed and meaningful humanitarian contribution.

The purpose of this list is to try and inspire, raise awareness, document, and provide for a multilateral and progressive approach to its subject-matter. Specifically from a global perspective.

Independent Chapter Links

Chapter 01: Once Upon a Time in the Universe... - Extended Version Chapter 02: Our Planet Earth - Extended Version Chapter 03: Animals and Us - Extended Version Chapter 04: The Genesis of Mankind - Extended Version Chapter 05: Man and the Natural World - Extended Version Chapter 06: Corporate Responsibility, Global Activism, Environmental Issues, and Climate Change - Extended Version Chapter 07: Energy Demands and the Black Gold Chapter 08: Taking a Stand, Fighting Hate, and Advocating Peace - Extended Version Chapter 09: Women's Struggles - Extended Version Chapter 10: Racism, Crime, Incarceration, and Justice - Extended Version Chapter 11: The Global Drug Problem Chapter 12: Youth and Family Issues - Extended Version Chapter 13: Education Chapter 14: War and Genocide - Extended Version Chapter 15: The American Presidents and the History of the United States - Extended Version Chapter 16: 9/11, Terrorism, and the Middle East Chapter 17: Democracy, Propaganda, and the Media Chapter 18: Money and Economics Chapter 19: Migrants, Refugees and Immigration Chapter 20: Homelessness, Poverty, and Humanitarianism Chapter 21: HIV and AIDS Chapter 22: Cancer, Healthcare, Disability, and Mental Illness Chapter 23: God, Religion, and Spirituality Chapter 24: The Arts of Life - Extended Version Chapter 25: Music and Dance - Extended Version Chapter 26: Life, Love and Reflection - Extended Version Chapter 27: Aging - Extended Version Chapter 28: Confronting Death and Dealing With Loss - Extended Version

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Paul Dempsey quote: "It's a song about space - as in deep space, but also personal space; it's kind of both of those things. It's a song about two people, but at the same time it's a song about vastness."

IMDb Watch Now External Link: 'The True Sea' Official YouTube Music Video.

2. Voyage of Time: The IMAX Experience (2016)

G | 44 min | Documentary, Short

77 Metascore

This documentary examines the origins of the universe, including the beginning of life on Earth.

Director: Terrence Malick | Stars: Brad Pitt, Jamal Cavil, Maisha Diatta, Yagazie Emezi

Votes: 411

Eric Hoffer quote: "Our passionate preoccupation with the sky, the stars, and a God somewhere in outer space is a homing impulse. We are drawn back to where we came from."

Link: 'Exploring Space: The Quest for Life' Official Site.


Related topic: What Is Life?

IMDb Watch Now Link: Full Movie (Spaced Out: Inside the Astrobiologist Mind).


Related topic: Studying the Stars

Link: Undaunted: The Forgotten Giants of the Allegheny Observatory (2012).


Related topic: The Allure of Space

IMDb Watch Now Link: Full Movie (_+ Space Positive).


Related topic: An Epic Journey

IMDb Watch Now Link: Trailer - 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968).

4. Creation of the Universe (1985 TV Movie)

92 min | Documentary

Trip through the creation of the Universe from the Bog Bang to the frontiers of science. Musical score from Brian Eno. Includes visits with great thinkers.

Stars: Timothy Ferris, Murray Gell-Mann, Stephen Hawking

Votes: 71

Murray Gell-Mann quote: For me, the study of these laws is inseparable from a love of Nature in all its manifestations."

Albert Einstein quote: "A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty."


Creation From Nothingness

IMDb Watch Now Link: Ex Nihilo: The Girl Who Dresses the Universe.

5. The Connected Universe (2016)

98 min | Documentary | Completed

This fascinating journey of exploration of the connection of all things in the Universe is narrated by the legendary Sir Patrick Stewart. The film explores the mechanism of connection of all things in the Universe.

Director: Malcom Carter | Stars: Patrick Stewart, Dasha German, Nassim Haramein

Votes: 96

6. Inner Worlds, Outer Worlds (2012)

Not Rated | 122 min | Documentary, History

There is one vibratory field that connects all things. It has been called Akasha, Logos, the primordial OM, the music of the spheres, the Higgs field, dark energy, and a thousand other ... See full summary »

Director: Daniel Schmidt | Star: Patrick Sweeney

Votes: 1,259

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Narrator: "There is one source that moves through all things."

"Once we realize that there is one vibratory source that is the root of all scientific and spiritual investigation, how can we say 'my God', or 'my religion'.

"The Pythagorian philosopher Plato hinted enigmatically that there was a golden key that unified all the mysteries of the universe."

IMDb Watch Now Link: Full Movie (Cosmos).

"Every scientist who looks deeply into the universe and every mystic who looks deeply within the self, eventually comes face to face with the same thing: The Primordial Spiral."

"The true crisis in our world is not social, political or economic. Our crisis is a crisis of consciousness... an inability to directly experience our true nature... an inability to recognize that nature is in everyone and in all things."


IMDb Watch Now Link: The Comet (2011 Short Film).


Related topic: Revealing One's Inner World

IMDb Watch Now Link: In Dreams I Run Wild (2010 Short Film).


Related topic: Sonny's World View

IMDb Watch Now Link: Full Movie (Signs and Wonders).


Related topic: The Search for Truth

IMDb Watch Now Link: Full Movie (The Tao of Space).


Related topic: Another Dimension

IMDb Watch Now Link: Full Movie (Universe Inside Me).


Music Video: IMDb Watch Now Link: Eat Pray Love by Eddie Vedder.

7. Powers of Ten (1977)

9 min | Documentary, Short

A scientific film essay, narrated by Phil Morrison. A set of pictures of two picnickers in a park, with the area of each frame one-tenth the size of the one before. Starting from a view of ... See full summary »

Directors: Charles Eames, Ray Eames | Star: Philip Morrison

Votes: 1,811

'Powers of Ten' External Watch Now Link: See - Video Clips and Trailers.

8. Atom (2007– )

180 min | Documentary

The story of the discovery that everything is made from atoms, one of the greatest scientific breakthroughs in history, and the brilliant minds behind it.

Star: Jim Al-Khalili

Votes: 382

Carl Sagan quote: "The nitrogen in our DNA, the calcium in our teeth, the iron in our blood, the carbon in our apple pies were made in the interiors of collapsing stars. We are made of starstuff."

Edward Robert Harrison quote: "'By convention there is color, by convention sweetness, by convention bitterness, but in reality there are atoms and the void,' announced Democritus. The universe consists only of atoms and the void; all else is opinion and illusion. If the soul exists, it also consists of atoms."

Amazon Books: Edward Robert Harrison.


Max Planck quote: "As a man who has devoted his whole life to the most clear headed science, to the study of matter, I can tell you as a result of my research about atoms this much: There is no matter as such. All matter originates and exists only by virtue of a force which brings the particle of an atom to vibration and holds this most minute solar system of the atom together. We must assume behind this force the existence of a conscious and intelligent mind. This mind is the matrix of all matter."

Amazon Books: Max Planck.


Amazon Books: Atom by Piers Bizony.

Related Links:

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9. Wonders of the Universe (I) (2011– )

TV-G | 59 min | Documentary

Professor Brian Cox visits some of the most dramatic parts of the globe to explain the fundamental principles that govern the laws of nature - light, gravity, energy, matter and time. With ... See full summary »

Stars: Brian Cox, Steven Mackintosh

Votes: 3,290

Detecting Neutrinos

IMDb Watch Now Link: Full Movie (Neutrino Men).

10. Cosmos (1980)

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary

Astronomer Carl Sagan leads us on an engaging guided tour of the various elements and cosmological theories of the universe.

Stars: Carl Sagan, Jaromír Hanzlík, Jonathan Fahn, Alan Belod

Votes: 27,703

Carl Sagan quotes: "Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known."

"It is far better to grasp the universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring."

"We have also arranged things so that almost no one understands science and technology. This is a prescription for disaster. We might get away with it for a while, but sooner or later this combustible mixture of ignorance and power is going to blow up in our faces."

Amazon Books: The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark by Carl Sagan.

"For small creatures such as we the vastness is bearable only through love."

"Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were. But without it we go nowhere."

Amazon Books: Cosmos by Carl Sagan.

A Few Random Facts - The Physics of the Universe: //

External Watch Now Link: Archive of American Television - Bill Nye Interview.

11. Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey (2014– )

TV-PG | 557 min | Documentary

An exploration of our discovery of the laws of nature and coordinates in space and time.

Stars: Neil deGrasse Tyson, Stoney Emshwiller, Piotr Michael, André Sogliuzzo

Votes: 83,711

12. Human Universe (2014– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary

Brian travels the globe to discuss these topics with examples from our planet and others in the universe.

Star: Brian Cox

Votes: 917

13. Known Universe (2009– )

60 min | Documentary

Travel through the universe to explore the really big questions. Is there life on other planets? Just how big was the Big Bang? What would traveling at "warp speed" really look like? Could ... See full summary »

Stars: Steve Jacobs, Beau Weaver, Sigrid Close, Andy Howell

Votes: 280

Stephen Hawking quote: "Look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see, and wonder about what makes the universe exist. Be curious."

'Known Universe' National Geographic: //

14. Journey of the Universe (2011)

TV-G | 56 min | Documentary

The Emmy Award winning JOURNEY OF THE UNIVERSE tells an epic story of cosmic, Earth and human transformation from The Big Bang to today. Evolutionary philosopher Brian Thomas Swimme and ... See full summary »

Directors: David Kennard, Patsy Northcutt | Star: Brian Thomas Swimme

Votes: 164

Brian Thomas Swimme - Host quote: "This story has the power to awaken us more deeply to who we are. For just as the Milky Way is the universe in the form of a flower, we are the universe in the form of a human. And every time we are drawn to look up in the night sky and reflect on the awesome beauty of the universe, we are actually the universe reflecting on itself. And this changes everything."

Link: 'Journey of the Universe' Official Site.


Music Video: IMDb Watch Now Link: Sound of Ceres - Bryn Marina.

15. Journey to the Edge of the Universe (2008 TV Movie)

91 min | Documentary

A journey through space and time.

Director: Yavar Abbas | Stars: Alec Baldwin, Sean Pertwee

Votes: 3,206

Albert Einstein quote: "That deep emotional conviction of the presence of a superior reasoning power, which is revealed in the incomprehensible universe, forms my idea of God."

16. Human Universe (2014– )
Episode: A Place in Space and Time (2014)

TV-PG | 59 min | Documentary

Brian Cox looks at how we came to understand we are not at the centre of the universe.

Star: Brian Cox

Votes: 31

17. Inside Einstein's Mind: The Enigma of Space and Time (2015 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 53 min | Documentary

Retrace the thought experiments that inspired his theory on the nature of reality.

Director: Jamie E. Lochhead | Stars: Jay O. Sanders, David Tennant, Hamza Ripley Abdallah, Sean Carroll

Votes: 85

Albert Einstein quote: "There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle."

Amazon Books: Einstein: His Life and Universe by Walter Isaacson.

18. Einstein's Universe (1979)

Unrated | 118 min | Documentary

A documentary produced in 1979 to celebrate the centenary of the birth of Albert Einstein. Narrated and hosted by Peter Ustinov and written by Nigel Calder, the film takes place at the ... See full summary »

Director: Martin Freeth | Stars: Peter Ustinov, Nigel Calder, Kenneth Brecher, Sidney Drell

Votes: 13

19. Einstein Revealed (1996 TV Movie)

105 min | Documentary, Biography

A biographical study of Albert Einstein, with not only an analysis of his place in modern physics and in our understanding of the universe, but an analysis (through his and his wife's ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Jones | Stars: Andrew Sachs, F. Murray Abraham, Jürgen Renn, Robert Schulmann

Votes: 92

Albert Einstein quotes: "All religions, arts and sciences are branches of the same tree."

"Imagination is more important than knowledge."

"A perfection of means, and confusion of aims, seem to be our main problem."

"Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile."

"Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding."

"Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value."

"The only source of knowledge is experience."

"The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing."

Amazon Books: Albert Einstein.


IMDb Watch Now Link: One! The Garry Davis Story (2007 Short Film).

20. How the Universe Works (2010– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary

A users guide to the cosmos from the big bang to galaxies, stars, planets and moons. Where did it all come from and how does it all fit together. A primer for anyone who has ever looked up at the night sky and wondered.

Stars: Phil Plait, Michelle Thaller, Lawrence Krauss, Mike Rowe

Votes: 4,191

Michio Kaku quotes: "It is often stated that of all the theories proposed in this century, the silliest is the quantum theory. In fact, some say that the only thing that quantum theory has going for it is that it is unquestionably correct."

"Beyond work and love, I would add two other ingredients that give meaning to life. First, to fulfill whatever talents we are born with. However blessed we are by fate with different abilities and strengths, we should try to develop them to the fullest, rather than allow them to atrophy and decay. We all know individuals who did not fulfill the promise they showed in childhood. Many of them became haunted by the image of what they might have become. Instead of blaming fate, I think we should accept ourselves as we are and try to fulfill whatever dreams are within our capability.

Second, we should try to leave the world a better place than when we entered it. As individuals, we can make a difference, whether it is to probe the secrets of Nature, to clean up the environment and work for peace and social justice, or to nurture the inquisitive, vibrant spirit of the young by being a mentor and a guide."

"Physicists are made of atoms. A physicist is an attempt by an atom to understand itself."

'How the Universe Works' Related Site: //


Related topic: Gravitationally Collapsed Objects

IMDb Watch Now Link: Full Movie (Black Holes; A Brief Contemplation).

21. The Day the Universe Changed (1985)

52 min | Documentary, History

James Burke explores key moments in Western History where new knowledge in science changed the way the modern Western world thinks.

Stars: James Burke, Roger Avon, Jeff Pirie, Peter Sproule

Votes: 422

James Burke quote: "... and then things took an encouraging turn for the so-so."

Amazon Books: Day the Universe Changed by James Burke.

22. A Brief History of Time (1991)

G | 80 min | Documentary, Biography

78 Metascore

A film about the life and work of the cosmologist, Stephen Hawking, who despite his near total paralysis, is one of the great minds of all time.

Director: Errol Morris | Stars: Stephen Hawking, Isobel Hawking, Janet Humphrey, Mary Hawking

Votes: 4,394 | Gross: $2.28M

23. Into the Universe with Stephen Hawking (2010– )


In this comprehensive cosmology series Stephen Hawking looks at the entire universe, from the Big Bang to the end of time.

Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Stephen Hawking, Melissa Ricci, Christopher Goh

Votes: 4,479

Stephen Hawking quotes: "There ought to be something very special about the boundary conditions of the universe and what can be more special than that there is no boundary?"

"For millions of years, mankind lived just like the animals. Then something happened which unleashed the power of our imagination. We learned to talk and we learned to listen."

"Mankind's greatest achievements have come about by talking, and it's greatest failures by not talking."

Link: Hawking (2013).

"It is a waste of time to be angry about my disability. One has to get on with life and I haven't done badly. People won't have time for you if you are always angry or complaining."

"The downside of my celebrity is that I cannot go anywhere in the world without being recognized. It is not enough for me to wear dark sunglasses and a wig. The wheelchair gives me away."

Link: 'Into the Universe with Stephen Hawking' Official Site.

24. Stephen Hawking's Universe (1997– )

Not Rated | 360 min | Documentary

6-part documentary series from arguably the greatest scientific mind in the world, the wheelchair-bound Stephen Hawking, which describes all current thinking on the Big Bang, origins of the... See full summary »

Stars: Stephen Hawking, Eugene Babaev, Jeff Rawle, Gregory Benford

Votes: 864

Stephen Hawking quotes: "Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change."

"My goal is simple. It is a complete understanding of the universe, why it is as it is and why it exists at all."

"I have noticed even people who claim everything is predestined, and that we can do nothing to change it, look before they cross the road."

"We are in danger of destroying ourselves by our greed and stupidity. We cannot remain looking inwards at ourselves on a small and increasingly polluted and overcrowded planet."

25. Through the Wormhole (2010–2017)

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary

Hosted by Morgan Freeman, Through the Wormhole will explore the deepest mysteries of existence - the questions that have puzzled mankind for eternity. What are we made of? What was there ... See full summary »

Stars: Morgan Freeman, Sean Carroll, Michio Kaku, Carlos Frenk

Votes: 14,866

Morgan Freeman as narrator quote: "The universe is made of matter that makes us and light that sustains us."

Link: 'Through the Wormhole' Official Site.

26. Particle Fever (2013)

Not Rated | 99 min | Documentary

87 Metascore

As the Large Hadron Collider is about to be launched for the first time, physicists are on the cusp of the greatest scientific discovery of all time -- or perhaps their greatest failure.

Director: Mark Levinson | Stars: David Kaplan, Fabiola Gianotti, Sherwood Boehlert, Joel Hefley

Votes: 6,572 | Gross: $0.87M

David Kaplan quote: "Basic science for big breakthroughs needs to occur at a level where you're not asking 'What is the economic gain?' You're asking 'What do we not know, and where can we make progress?'"

Link: 'Particle Fever' Official Site.

Amazon Books: The Large Hadron Collider: The Extraordinary Story of the Higgs Boson and Other Stuff That Will Blow Your Mind by Don Lincoln.

Inspired by the Large Hadron Collider | CERN (The European Organization for Nuclear Research)

IMDb Watch Now Link: Full Movie (RE:LEASE).

IMDb Watch Now Link: Red Button Day (2011 Short Film).

27. The Elegant Universe (2003– )

Not Rated | 60 min | Documentary

A documentary examining string theory.

Stars: Michael Duff, Michael B. Green, Brian Greene, Walter Lewin

Votes: 2,015

Michael B. Green quotes: "Science is the process that takes us from confusion to understanding..."

"The boldness of asking deep questions may require unforeseen flexibility if we are to accept the answers."

"According to inflation, the more than 100 billion galaxies, sparkling throughout space like heavenly diamonds, are nothing but quantum mechanics writ large across the sky. To me, this realization is one of the greatest wonders of the modern scientific age."

Link: 'NOVA | The Elegant Universe: Series' Official Site.

Amazon Books: The Elegant Universe: Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory by Brian Greene.

28. Rhythms of the Universe (2013)

22 min | Short, Family, Music

Rhythms of the Universe is a multi-sensory exploration of the universe, a poetic and scientific celebration of humankind's yearning to understand the cosmos, created by musician Mickey Hart and cosmologist George Smoot.

Director: Mickey Hart | Stars: Mickey Hart, George Smoot

29. Inside the Milky Way (2010 TV Movie)

96 min | Documentary

Embark on an astounding journey across 100,000 light-years to witness key moments in the history of the Milky Way. Using cutting-edge science, National Geographic constructs a 3-D ... See full summary »

Director: Duncan Copp | Star: James S. Bullock

Votes: 262

Joseph Gordon-Levitt quote: "The spiral in a snail's shell is the same mathematically as the spiral in the Milky Way galaxy, and it's also the same mathematically as the spirals in our DNA. It's the same ratio that you'll find in very basic music that transcends cultures all over the world."

World Music | //

30. Nostalgia de la luz (2010)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary

91 Metascore

A documentary about two different searches conducted in the Chilean Atacama Desert: one by astronomers looking for answers about the history of the cosmos, and one by women looking for the remains of loved ones killed by Pinochet's regime.

Director: Patricio Guzmán | Stars: Gaspar Galaz, Lautaro Núñez, Luís Henríquez, Miguel Lawner

Votes: 3,924

Carl Sagan quote: "The cosmos is within us. We are made of star-stuff. We are a way for the universe to know itself."

Link: 'Nostalgia for the Light' Official Site.

31. Hyperspace (2001)

180 min | Documentary

Explore the wonders of our universe with Sam Neill.

Star: Sam Neill

Votes: 1,323

Carl Sagan quote: "At the heart of science is an essential balance between two seemingly contradictory attitudes - an openness to new ideas, no matter how bizarre or counterintuitive they may be, and the most ruthless skeptical scrutiny of all ideas, old and new. This is how deep truths are winnowed from deep nonsense."

32. Wonders of the Solar System (2010– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary

In this spellbinding series Professor Brian Cox visits the most extreme locations on Earth to explain how the laws of physics carved natural wonders across the solar system.

Stars: Brian Cox, Don Giuliano, Alan Hildebrand, Richard Hoover

Votes: 3,779

Brian Cox quotes: "We are the cosmos made conscious and life is the means by which the universe understands itself."

"We explore because we are curious, not because we wish to develop grand views of reality or better widgets."

"You dig deeper and it gets more and more complicated, and you get confused, and it's tricky and it's hard, but... It is beautiful."

33. The Planets (1999– )

390 min | Documentary

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

Stars: Mark Halliley, Donald Black, Jerry Soften, Sasa Vasilievski

Votes: 1,293

Galileo Galilei quote: "The sun, with all those planets revolving around it and dependent on it, can still ripen a bunch of grapes as if it had nothing else in the universe to do."

Amazon Books: Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems: Ptolemaic and Copernican by Galileo Galilei.

Related Link: 'The Nine Planets Solar System Tour': //

How to Remember the Planets, and Their Order, in Our Solar System (Including Pluto)

My (Mercury), Very (Venus), Eager (Earth), Monkey (Mars), Jumped (Jupiter), Sideways (Saturn), Up (Uranus), Nick's (Neptune), Pants (Pluto).

Amazon Books: Solar System.

34. The Privileged Planet (2004 Video)

60 min | Documentary

This 60-minute video documentary explores the conditions on Earth that allow for intelligent life and also make it a strangely well suited place for viewing and analyzing the universe.

Director: Lad Allen | Stars: John Rhys-Davies, Tom Roberts, Charles Beichman, Donald Brownlee

Votes: 244

Guillermo Gonzalez quote: "There's no obvious reason to assume that the very same rare properties that allow for our existence would also provide the best overall setting to make discoveries about the world around us. We don't think this is merely coincidental. It cries out for another explanation, an explanation that... points to purpose and intelligent design in the cosmos."

Link: 'The Privileged Planet' Official Site.

35. Human Universe (2014– )
Episode: Are We Alone? (2014)

TV-PG | 59 min | Documentary

In a galaxy with over 200 billion star systems, Brian Cox ask the question - are we alone?

Director: Nat Sharman | Star: Brian Cox

Votes: 37

Joel Achenbach quote: "The fact is that there is no conclusive evidence of any life beyond Earth. Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence, as various pundits have wisely noted. But we still don't have any solid knowledge about a single alien microbe, a solitary spore, much less the hubcap from a passing alien starship."

Link: 'Life Beyond Earth' Official Site.


Amazon Books: Joel Achenbach.


Melvin and the Alien Invasion

IMDb Watch Now Link: Full Movie (Flight of the Melvin).

Tracy Chapman - 'Heaven's Here On Earth' Lyrics:

"You can look to the stars in search of the answers Look for God and life on distant planets Have your faith in the ever after While each of us holds inside the map to the labyrinth And heaven's here on earth

We are the spirit the collective conscience We create the pain and the suffering and the beauty in this world

Heaven's here on earth In our faith in humankind In our respect for what is earthly In our unfaltering belief in peace and love and understanding

I've seen and met angels wearing the disguise Of ordinary people leading ordinary lives Filled with love, compassion, forgiveness and sacrifice

Heaven's in our hearts In our faith in humankind In our respect for what is earthly In our unfaltering belief in peace and love and understanding

Look around Believe in what you see The kingdom is at hand The promised land is at your feet We can and will become what we aspire to be

If heaven's here on earth If we have faith in humankind And respect for what is earthly And an unfaltering belief that truth is divinity And heaven's here on earth

I've seen spirits I've met angels Touched creations beautiful and wondrous I've been places where I question all I think I know But I believe, I believe, I believe this could be heaven We are born inside the gates with the power to create life And to take it away The world is our temple The world is our church Heaven's here on earth

If we have faith in humankind And respect for what is earthly And an unfaltering belief In peace and love and understanding This could be heaven here on earth

Tracy Chapman Lyrics - Heaven's Here On Earth: //

Related Links:

1. // 2. // 3. //

Amazon Music: Tracy Chapman: Songs, Albums, Pictures, Bios.

38. Two Windows (2017)

Short, Drama, Music

A lonely man and a lonely woman who live on two different planets are able to interact with each other through the moon.

Director: Yasmine Asha | Stars: Saman Amini, Shadi Hedayati

Votes: 10

IMDb Watch Now External Link: 'Two Windows' YouTube Music Video.

39. If We Had No Moon (1999 TV Movie)

TV-G | 60 min | Documentary, Sci-Fi

What if the moon never had existed?

Director: Martyn Ives | Stars: Patrick Stewart, William Hartmann, Jay Melosh, Robin Canup

Votes: 103

Tahereh Mafi quote: "The moon is a loyal companion. It never leaves. It's always there, watching, steadfast, knowing us in our light and dark moments, changing forever just as we do. Every day it's a different version of itself. Sometimes weak and wan, sometimes strong and full of light. The moon understands what it means to be human."

Quote from 'Keeping the Moon' - By Sarah Dessen:

"I don't believe in failure, because simply by saying you've failed, you've admitted you attempted. And anyone who attempts is not a failure. Those who truly fail in my eyes are the ones who never try at all. The ones who sit on the couch and whine and moan and wait for the world to change for them."

Related Link: Moon - Wikipedia: //


Moon Facts

*The moon is not a planet, but a satellite of Earth. *The surface area of the moon is 14,658,000 square miles or 9.4 billion acres. *Only 59% of the moon's surface is visible from Earth. *The moon rotates at 10 miles per hour compared to the Earth's rotation of 1000 miles per hour. *When a month has two full moons, the second full moon is called a blue moon. Another definition of a blue moon is the third full moon in any season (quarter of year) containing 4 total full moons. *From Earth, we always see the same side of the moon; the other side is always hidden. *The dark spots we see on the moon that create the image of the man in the moon are actually craters filled with basalt, which is a very dense material. *The moon is the only extraterrestrial body that has ever been visited by humans. *The first space craft to send back pictures from the moon was Luna 3 (built by the Soviet Union) in October 1959. *The moon has no global magnetic field. *The moon's diameter is about 1/4 the diameter of the Earth. About 49 moons would fit inside the Earth.

Moon Facts: //

Amazon Books: The Moon Book: Fascinating Facts about the Magnificent Mysterious Moon by Kim Long.


Music Video: IMDb Watch Now Link: It's Only A Paper Moon by Cynthia Basinet.


Music Video: IMDb Watch Now Link: "By the Light of the Moon" by Trevor Gore.


Music Video: IMDb Watch Now Link: Homemade Rocket to the Moon by Joe West.

41. Sputnik Fever (2007)

87 min | Documentary

68 Metascore

Documentary looking back at the USSR's Sputnik satellite and its effects at the time and over the last 50 years.

Director: David Hoffman | Stars: Liev Schreiber, Gene Banucci, Jay Barbree, Paul Dickson

Votes: 114 | Gross: $0.01M

Sputnik 1

Sputnik 1 was the first artificial Earth satellite. The Soviet Union launched it into an elliptical low Earth orbit on 4 October 1957. It was a 58 cm diameter polished metal sphere, with four external radio antennas to broadcast radio pulses.

Launch date: October 4, 1957, 7:28 PM

Orbit height: 577 km

Orbits completed: 1440

Manufacturer: Energia

Dimensions: 58 cm (23 in) diameter

Rocket: Sputnik


Amazon Books: Sputnik: The Shock of the Century by Paul Dickson.

42. First Orbit (2011)

96 min | Documentary

Follows the first spaceflight by Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin in real time using images shot by astronauts at the International Space Station and archive audio.

Director: Christopher Riley | Star: Yuri Gagarin

Votes: 73

Yuri Gagarin quote: "Orbiting Earth in the spaceship, I saw how beautiful our planet is. People, let us preserve and increase this beauty, not destroy it!"

Link: 'First Orbit' Official Site.

Amazon Books: Starman: The Truth Behind the Legend of Yuri Gagarin by Piers Bizony, Jamie Doran.


Tribute to Yuri Gagarin

IMDb Watch Now Link: Full Movie (The First Yugoslavian Cosmonaut).


A Tribute to Laika the Space Dog (1954 - November 3, 1957)

Music Video: IMDb Watch Now Link: I Can't Breathe - Sharon Van Etten.

Amazon Books: Laika by Nick Abadzis.

43. For All Mankind (1989)

Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary, History

An in-depth look at various NASA moon landing missions, starting with Apollo 8.

Director: Al Reinert | Stars: Jim Lovell, Kenneth Mattingly, Russell Schweickart, Eugene Cernan

Votes: 3,919 | Gross: $0.77M

John F. Kennedy quote: "We set sail on this new sea because there is new knowledge to be gained and new rights to be won and they must be won and used for the progress of all mankind."

Amazon Books: John F. Kennedy and the Race to the Moon by J. Logsdon.

Arthur C. Clarke quote: "I'm sure we would not have had men on the Moon if it had not been for Wells and Verne and the people who write about this and made people think about it."

Thomas Merton quote: "What can we gain by sailing to the moon if we are not able to cross the abyss that separates us from ourselves? This is the most important of all voyages of discovery, and without it, all the rest are not only useless, but disastrous."


IMDb Watch Now Link: Full Movie (Worlds Apart).


Amazon Books: The Right Stuff by Tom Wolfe.

Amazon Books: History of Rocketry & Space Travel by Wernher Von Braun.

Amazon Books: Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race by Margot Lee Shetterly.

Amazon Books: Rise of the Rocket Girls: The Women Who Propelled Us, from Missiles to the Moon to Mars by Nathalia Holt.

44. In the Shadow of the Moon (2007)

PG | 100 min | Documentary, History

84 Metascore

The crew members of NASA's Apollo missions tell their story in their own words.

Director: David Sington | Stars: Buzz Aldrin, Neil Armstrong, Stephen Armstrong, Viola Armstrong

Votes: 5,896 | Gross: $1.13M

Neil Armstrong quotes: "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind."

"The important achievement of Apollo was demonstrating that humanity is not forever chained to this planet and our visions go rather further than that and our opportunities are unlimited."

Amazon Books: Carrying the Fire: An Astronaut's Journeys by Michael Collins.

Amazon Books: A Man on the Moon: The Voyages of the Apollo Astronauts by Andrew Chaikin.


IMDb Watch Now Link: Reaching Tranquility: The 40th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Lunar Landing (2009 Short Film).

45. Moon Shot (1994 TV Movie)

188 min | Documentary

This mini-series is a documentary that chronicles the NASA space program from its inception up through the final moon mission of Apollo 17 with historical, archived NASA film footage.

Director: Kirk Wolfinger | Stars: Barry Corbin, Buzz Aldrin, Jay Barbree, Sam Beddingfield

Votes: 186

Buzz Aldrin quote: "I think humans will reach Mars, and I would like to see it happen in my lifetime."

"There's a need for accepting responsibility - for a person's life and making choices that are not just ones for immediate short-term comfort. You need to make an investment, and the investment is in health and education."

Amazon Books: Apollo 8: The Thrilling Story of the First Mission to the Moon by Jeffrey Kluger.

Amazon Books: Moon Shot: The Inside Story of America's Apollo Moon Landings by Jay Barbree, Alan Shepard, Deke Slayton.

Amazon Books: Moonshot: The Flight of Apollo 11 by Brian Floca.

46. Buzz Aldrin (2015 Video)

Short, Music

Music video for the song "Buzz Aldrin" located in the album "Flare" of the Kasparov vs Deep Blue band. The song refers to Buzz Aldrin, the second person to set foot on the moon. The dream ... See full summary »

Director: Álvaro Beltrán De Heredia | Star: Mario Mayoral

IMDb Watch Now External Link: 'Buzz Aldrin' Vimeo Official Music Video.

47. Apollo 13: To the Edge and Back (1994 TV Movie)

82 min | Documentary

Apollo 13 was supposed to be the third human spacecraft to successfully land on the moon and return home safely, when, 250,000 miles from earth, these words pierced the vastness of space: "... See full summary »

Directors: Noel Buckner, Rob Whittlesey | Stars: John Aaron, Fred Haise, Mary Haise, Gene Kranz

Votes: 79

Jim Lovell quote: "Houston, we've had a problem here."

Amazon Books: Apollo 13 by James Lovell.


Related topic: Three Soviet Cosmonauts

IMDb Watch Now Link: Soyuz 11 (2007 Short Film).

Amazon Books: Salyut - The First Space Station by Grujica S. Ivanovich.


Narrative Film - The Lighter Side of Being Lost in Space.

IMDb Watch Now Link: The Night of the Falling Star (2011 Short Film).

48. Mission Control: The Unsung Heroes of Apollo (2017)

TV-PG | 101 min | Documentary, History

71 Metascore

At the heart of the Apollo program was the special team in Mission Control who put a man on the moon and helped create the future.

Director: David Fairhead | Stars: John Aaron, Stephen Bales, Jerry Bostick, James Burke

Votes: 494