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Moon Shot (1994)

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

Writers:

Jay Barbree (book), Howard Benedict (book) | 5 more credits »
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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Barry Corbin ... Narrator / Deke Slayton (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Buzz Aldrin ... Himself - Astronaut
Jay Barbree Jay Barbree ... Himself - NBC News Reporter (voice)
Sam Beddingfield Sam Beddingfield ... Himself - Engineer (voice)
Frank Borman Frank Borman ... Himself - Astronaut
Scott Carpenter Scott Carpenter ... Himself - Astronaut
Eugene Cernan ... Himself - Astronaut (as Gene Cernan)
Charles Conrad Charles Conrad ... Himself - Astronaut Candidate (as Pete Conrad)
Gordon Cooper ... Himself - Astronaut
Walter Cunningham Walter Cunningham ... Himself - Astronaut
William K. Douglas William K. Douglas ... Himself - Astronaut Doctor (voice) (as Bill Douglas)
John Glenn ... Himself - Astronaut
Richard Gordon ... Himself - Astronaut (voice) (as Dick Gordon)
Gus Grissom ... Himself - Astronaut (archive footage)
Fred Haise ... Himself - Astronaut
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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.

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Taglines:

The greatest adventure of mankind See more »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 July 1994 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

TBS Productions Inc. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Moon Shot a great portrayal of America's entry to the Space Age.
14 January 2005 | by rsheadSee all my reviews

Moon Shot is the story of the astronauts that flew in the first flights into space thru the last flight of an Apollo space craft. It is a very solid and well put together film, exciting, action packed, and filled with scenes of high emotion (Apollo 1 fire, Apollo 8's Christmas Eve reading from Genesis, Apollo 13's ordeal, the final scene as a tribute to Deke Slayton). There is humor and a feeling of the type of personalities it took to man these crafts and fly into outer space. We are reminded of the political climate of the 60s, the leadership of JFK, the way the program treaded thru the late 60s. The show has what amounts to 3 climaxes. The first is the flight of Apollo 8, which was the first flight to orbit the moon. The Christmas Eve reading from Genesis is moving. The 2nd climax is the landing of Apollo 11 and the time that craft spent on the moon's surface. The 3rd was about Slayton finally getting to fly into space in 1975. For anyone that wants to get a feel of the way things were in the 60s, this is a grand film to watch.


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