Apollo 18, the fictitious moon mission that failed, was the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project (NASA's rendezvous with a Russian Soyuz spacecraft) nickname in later years since it used the Apollo era spacecraft. See more »
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 »
Three versions exist. The original (1985) is 13 hours long and aired from Sunday-Thursday. (Alternated 2 and 3 hour episodes.) In July, 1987, CBS rebroadcast it every Saturday night, using a re-edited 9 hour version (Three 2's and a 3). In 1989, it hit syndication and was shown in a ten hour version. (You guessed it, 5 two hours.) See more »
From Penemundee to the tragic 'Apollo 18', it was quite an inspiration to saw this miniseries as a kid 15 years ago. The 80s saw the production of some of the best TV miniseries around and this is certainly one of them. As usual, the novel was even better though I only got to read it years later. It potrayed the human spirit version of the space program in their golden era. Great work by Harry Hamlin and Michael York as John Pope and Dieter Kolf respectively. If you're looking for some heart warming, feel good time, this's one worth the watch.
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