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Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon 3D (2005)

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This program strives to give the viewer an impression of what it is like to actually be on the moon. It provides a romantic, inspirational depiction of the Apollo astronauts travels on the ... See full summary »

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... Narrator (voice)
... Jack Schmitt (voice)
Andrew Husmann ... Astronaut Scott
... Buzz Aldrin (voice)
Aaron White ... Astronaut Irwin
... Al Shepard (voice)
... Astronaut Grace
... Neil Armstrong (voice)
Scott Wilder ... Astronaut Wallace
... Future Astronaut
... Charles Duke (voice)
... Alpha Station Commander (voice)
... Conspiracy Neil Armstrong
Bo Stevenson ... Conspiracy Grip
... Future Houston Capcom (voice)
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This program strives to give the viewer an impression of what it is like to actually be on the moon. It provides a romantic, inspirational depiction of the Apollo astronauts travels on the moon peppered by their quotations of their impressions. Written by David Foss

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Only 12 Have Walked On The moon. This Fall, You're Next!


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23 September 2005 (USA)  »

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Magnificent Desolation  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$503,253, 23 September 2005, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$34,135,538, 6 November 2014
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Colin Hanks: Tom Hanks' son as Neil Armstrong in the "conspiracy" gag. See more »

Goofs

In the surface emergency sequence, when one astronaut's portable life support system fails, he activates his OPS (Oxygen Purge System), i.e., emergency oxygen supply. But he fails to open the purge valve that lets the oxygen flow through and out of his suit. The valve is unlocked by pulling a pin attached to the red ball ("red apple") hanging from the lower right front of the suit. See more »

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Neil Armstrong: Mystery creates wonder and wonder is the basis of man's desire to understand.
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Featured in Larry Crowne (2011) See more »

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A mild disappointment
1 October 2005 | by See all my reviews

I went to see DESOLATION this afternoon with the hope of it delivering on the hype: namely, a virtual walk on the moon.

Well...it does deliver that...but in frustrating snippets.

After all, with only 40 min of film time (for $10.50), I was really hoping for an immersion experience, start to finish. Instead...the actual scenes devoted to 3-D moonscape are rarely longer than 10 seconds each, interspersed with 10 MINUTES of inane filler material...like cute school kids trying to remember the names of the Apollo astronauts. Sheesh...very much 'spell breaking'.

So...you do come away with a few shots to remember. But a virtual 'experience' of being on the surface of the moon?? Not really. More like an MTV experience of being on the moon, for the attention span challenged.

Josh


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