Le voyage dans la lune 

The last manned Apollo mission to the moon is juxtaposed with Georges Méliès' filming of A Trip to the Moon (1902).


Jonathan Mostow


Andrew Chaikin (book), Tom Hanks


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Amandes ... Jack Schmitt
Bart Braverman ... Older Sahjid
David Clyde Carr ... Gerry Griffin
David Clennon ... Lee Silver
Blythe Danner ... Narrator (voice)
Chris Ellis ... Bob Parker
Keith Flippen ... Jason
Tom Hanks ... Jean-Luc Despont
George Kapetan George Kapetan ... Ed Fendell
Tchéky Karyo ... George Melies (as Tcheky Karyo)
Daniel Hugh Kelly ... Gene Cernan
Jason Khoury Jason Khoury ... Young Sahjid
Elizabeth Morehead ... Tracy Cernan
Tim Parati ... Blaisdell
J.C. Quinn ... Special Effects Worker


The last manned Apollo mission to the moon is juxtaposed with Georges Méliès' filming of A Trip to the Moon (1902).

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10 May 1998 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Chris Ellis had previously played Deke Slayton in the film Apollo 13 (1995). He appears briefly alongside Nick Searcy who plays Slayton in this episode of the miniseries. See more »


Most of the people in the series are portrayed in a visually accurate manner. However Ed Fendell, who controlled the TV camera on the lunar rover from his position in Mission control, is shown as having a full head of black hair, whereas in reality he was practically bald. See more »


Emmett Seaborn: What we learned about the moon you see is not nearly as important as our going there. Apollo 8, witnesses to the first earthrise in the conciousness of man. Apollo 17, Gene Cernan takes that remarkable photo of Jack Schmitt standing on the moon with the Earth over his shoulder. See that's why we went to the moon. To take those pictures. We didn't go there to conquer it or claim it or simply beat the Russians to it. Sure, we wanted to find out what the moon was made of to satisfy questions of ...
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Performed by Fontella Bass
Written by Raynard Miner and Carl Smith
Courtesy of MCA Records under license from Universal Music Special Markets
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