A 13-hour mini-series detailing James A. Michner's fictional account of the American space program from the years after World War II to the Apollo landings on the moon in the early 1970's.
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1985  
Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 3 nominations. See more awards »

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 Sen. Norman Grant 5 episodes, 1985
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 Elinor Grant 5 episodes, 1985
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 Penny Hardesty Pope 5 episodes, 1985
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 Stanley Mott 5 episodes, 1985
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 Leopold Strabismus / ... 5 episodes, 1985
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 John Pope 5 episodes, 1985
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 Leisel Kolff 5 episodes, 1985
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 Dieter Kolff 5 episodes, 1985
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 Tim Finnerty 5 episodes, 1985
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 Narrator 5 episodes, 1985
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 Rachel Mott 4 episodes, 1985
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 Sen. Glancey 4 episodes, 1985
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 Gawain Butler 4 episodes, 1985
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 Larry Penzoss / ... 4 episodes, 1985
Richard Delmonte ...
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 Randy Claggett 3 episodes, 1985
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 Debbie Dee Claggett 3 episodes, 1985
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 Tucker Thomas 3 episodes, 1985
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 Skip Morgan 3 episodes, 1985
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 Cindy Rhee 3 episodes, 1985
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 Marcia Grant 3 episodes, 1985
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Peter Nelson ...
 Millard Mott 3 episodes, 1985
Donald Craig ...
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 Paul Stidham 2 episodes, 1985
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 Funkhauser 2 episodes, 1985
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 Victor Hardesty 2 episodes, 1985
Scotch Byerley ...
 Harry Jensen 2 episodes, 1985
James Edgcomb ...
 Ed Cater 2 episodes, 1985
Lawrence Lott ...
 Timothy Bell 2 episodes, 1985
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 Charles Lee 2 episodes, 1985
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 Mrs. McKellar 2 episodes, 1985
Gerald Hiken ...
 Prof. Anderson 2 episodes, 1985
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 Raf Perry 2 episodes, 1985
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Murphy Dunne ...
 Lt. Wiles 2 episodes, 1985
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 Tom Savage 2 episodes, 1985
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 Cluny Bell 2 episodes, 1985
Christine Dickinson ...
 Gloria Cater 2 episodes, 1985
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 Ed Specktor 2 episodes, 1985
Ivan Bonar ...
 Harry Crampton / ... 2 episodes, 1985
Jeanne Lange ...
 Inger Jensen 2 episodes, 1985
Annie O'Neill ...
 Sandra Lee 2 episodes, 1985
Richard Pierson ...
Robert Weaver ...
 Sam Cottage 2 episodes, 1985
Julie Phillips ...
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 Commander Blount / ... 2 episodes, 1985
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Stephen Jenn ...
 Hans Brenner 2 episodes, 1985
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 Mia Portnoy 2 episodes, 1985
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Sue Strain ...
 Sally Quint 2 episodes, 1985
Bill Morey ...
 Dean Robert Hawkins / ... 2 episodes, 1985
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 Gen Quigley / ... 2 episodes, 1985
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 Jennings 2 episodes, 1985
Sheila Ruskin ...
 Lt. Constance Hall-Tipping 2 episodes, 1985
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 FBI Agent / ... 2 episodes, 1985
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Nancy Abramson ...
 School Secretary 2 episodes, 1985
Eleanor Zee ...
 Mrs. Griffin 2 episodes, 1985
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 Jean-Marie 2 episodes, 1985
Lizabeth Pritchett ...
 Esther Glancey 2 episodes, 1985
Woody Eney ...
 TV Science Consultant 2 episodes, 1985
Marya Morgan ...
 Anchorwoman 2 episodes, 1985
Michael Finnegan ...
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A 13-hour mini-series detailing James A. Michner's fictional account of the American space program from the years after World War II to the Apollo landings on the moon in the early 1970's.

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14 April 1985 (USA)  »

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James A. Michener's Space  »

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Trivia

Norman Grant (James Garner) was a Republican senator in the book upon which this was based, but the character's political affiliation, along with other factors, were changed to suit Garner's personal (Democratic) politics. See more »

Goofs

During the launch of Apollo 18, several reaction shots in Mission Control show Stanley Mott and Deiter Kolpf in the MCC room, yet at the same time, through several scenes intertwined with the launch, both men are shown as being on a TV stage narrating the launch and explaining things as they happen. See more »

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A keeper if you have it!
8 April 2001 | by See all my reviews

This adaptation of James Michener's novel was especially well done and was made in the heyday of mini-series production. I was lucky enough to have recorded the original showing of the program and watched it just recently.

This program depicts the race for space from the closing days of World War II through a fictional end of the Apollo program. It follows the lives of five fictional main characters, which interweave from 1944 through the late 1970's. During these years we see a fictional, but accurate, portrayal of how the space program in the US developed from early failures to successful moon landings.

The cast of characters is lengthy and all of the main characters turned in very good performances. The technical and special effects were very good for the period. If you get a chance to watch a copy of this, please be prepared for a long viewing time, as even with the commercials edited out, it will last over 10 hours.


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