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Space Odyssey: Voyage to the Planets (2004)

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.

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Joe Ahearne

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Joe Ahearne
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Cast

Cast overview:
David Suchet ... Narrator (voice)
Martin McDougall ... Tom Kirby, Mission Commander
Joanne McQuinn Joanne McQuinn ... Zoë Lessard, Exogeologist
Rad Lazar Rad Lazar ... Yvan Grigorev, Flight Engineer
Mark Dexter ... John Pearson, Mission Medic
Michelle Joseph Michelle Joseph ... Nina Sulman, Exobiologist
Mark Tandy ... Alex Lloyd, Chief Scientist
Hélène Mahieu Hélène Mahieu ... Claire Granier, Chief Flight Surgeon
Lourdes Faberes ... Isabel Liu, Flight Dynamics Officer
John Schwab ... Larry Conrad, CAPCOM
Colin Stinton ... Fred Duncan, Flight
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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.

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Throughout the story, the Pegasus crew and Mission Control hold conversations in real time. Transmissions between a spacecraft and Earth would, in reality, take a great deal more time due to the lag caused by the vast distances. See more »

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Spin-off Space Odyssey: The Robot Pioneers (2004) See more »

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Excellent show, but with some slightly unbelievable aspects.
21 December 2005 | by beeryusaSee all my reviews

Duck_of_Death needs to watch this film again, as his major criticism is completely baseless. The film never once forgot about the time delay, and it was mentioned explicitly in a couple of places. The crew were never shown having conversations with mission control that didn't obey the time delay rules.

One thing I did think was a bit far-fetched was the amount of risk involved - would a crew land on a planet on which pressure suits would only last two hours? I doubt it. Would a manned space ship go into a star's corona? I doubt it. Would humans land on a moon that was being bombarded with huge amounts of radiation? I doubt it. Also, the ship seemed overly sturdy. Would a ship designed like that risk atmospheric flight to slow it down? I doubt it. Would it survive being hit by comet debris? I doubt it. I think in both cases the stresses on the structure would be too much. But all-in-all, the unlikely scenarios were compensated by some nicely done special effects, good editing and production, and some good acting, especially by the actors portraying the ship's commander and the Russian cosmonaut.


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Official Sites:

BBC [UK]

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 November 2004 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Atacama Desert, Chile

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Budget:

GBP4,500,000 (estimated)
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Impossible Pictures See more »
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(2 parts)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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