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The Old Negro Space Program (2004)

The suppressed history of America's Black space program, in mockumentary form broadly satirizing Ken Burns and histories of the Negro Baseball Leagues.

Director:

Andy Bobrow

Writer:

Andy Bobrow
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Cast

Cast overview:
Johnny Brown ... Wallace 'Suitcase' Jefferson
Rodney Saulsberry ... Narrator (voice)
Andy Bobrow Andy Bobrow ... Dr. Warren Fingerroot
Jordan Black ... Sullivan Carew (voice)
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Storyline

In 1957, African-American astronauts found themselves unable to break the color barrier at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Undaunted, and on a shoestring budget, they formed their own space program, the "Negro-American Space Society of Astronauts" (NASSA). Told in documentary style satirizing Ken Burns' documentary "The Civil War," this comedic short traces NASSA's rise and fall with a nod to the true history of the Negro Baseball Leagues. Written by Orrin Bloquy

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The shocking-but-false story of America's Blackstronauts

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Short | Comedy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 March 2004 (USA) See more »

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Budget:

$3,000 (estimated)
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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Andy Bobrow later wrote the Community (2009) episode Community: Pillows and Blankets (2012), also a parody of Ken Burns's documentaries. See more »

Quotes

Wallace "Suitcase" Jefferson: See, in 1957 if you were Black, and if you were an astronaut, you were out of work.
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Crazy Credits

"This film is a parody. It is not intended for broadcast or resale. No one actually caught fire." See more »

Soundtracks

Creole Love Call
Music by Duke Ellington
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Great Short Film
23 November 2005 | by horatio_gonzalezSee all my reviews

Absolutely hilarious. Great spoof of the baseball Negro League documentaries.

This film is available online at a web site by the same name as the title. It's well worth the time it takes to go watch it.

I don't know that the merchandise is very "wearable", because you'd lose the satirical aspect of the movie, and the movie is not known to a broad enough audience.

All in all, I hope to find more gems like this one. . . this movie proves that a huge budget is not required for quality film-making.

Please spread the word of this film to others who would like it. . . word of mouth seems to be the best way to get the word out. This might encourage more Internet independent films to be made by people with a real vision and talent for the task.


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