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18-02-2011, 04:53 PM
SBS Tuesday night at 10:05 In the shadow of the moon. Story of how USA went to the moon
18-02-2011, 10:26 PM
This film is magic!!!
18-02-2011, 11:08 PM
Great documentary, have the DVD, excellent
20-02-2011, 05:21 PM
Oh yes this is really good. Great stories - love the one about the computer malfunction as the eagle is about to land.
21-02-2011, 11:33 AM
Yes it is definitely an awesome documentary which is well worth watching. I too have the DVD and have seen it quite a few times now. Those guys are so thrilling! What an adventure it must have been.
21-02-2011, 03:25 PM
Hope I feel up to watching the show after driving home from Charleville tomorrow night. Otherwise I might see if I can buy the DVD.
21-02-2011, 07:58 PM
And did you know that the average age of people who worked on the Apollo moon landing project was 26?
I never get tired of watching this stuff.:D
Bump! This is on now.
I've seen it before, it is a fantastic programme.
22-02-2011, 10:38 PM
Must have different scheduling here the on tv schedule says it's on after the world news 25 mins to go.
hmm interesting- am watching it now. And we are both in Qld at that. :shrug:
Ah, just found out- it's on now on SBS through Foxtel, but free to air is scheduled for 11pm (EST).:rolleyes: Handy if you miss a programme :question::lol:
22-02-2011, 11:12 PM
It's about to start. If I can stay awake long enough.
23-02-2011, 12:51 AM
I can never get enough of the slo-mo launch sequence! :D
Its not just a visual treat either.
Letting the Astronauts and tell the tale, rather than a full-time narrator was an excellent idea. Pity Neil Armstrong couldn't be coaxed out of hiding.
It's definitely worth keeping a copy of this for historical purposes. How often do you get all these famous astronauts together talking about their experiences on the one show - a rarity. They're also getting on in their years, so who knows if they'll make it for another documentary (all together).:sadeyes: I can never tire of listening to Gene Cernon's (spelling?) stories. He is my favorite astronaut.
23-02-2011, 07:29 AM
A guy who I have bought a number of meteorites from in the UK personally knows every man who has walked on the Moon, even had a couple around to his place for dinner....:( I have a piece of Apollo 11 and 17 and a Moon rock :)
Recorded the show last night and hope to watch it over the weekend.
23-02-2011, 07:59 AM
Damn I fell asleep 1/2 way through the show. I will see if I can find the DVD.
Started work at 7am worked until 5 and then had to drive home from charleville about 3 1/2 hours was tired.
Phew, managed to stay awake, though head had sunk down to the pillows. Enjoyed the show, had some beautiful images of the Moon.
24-02-2011, 07:51 PM
Awesome film, saw it a few years ago and bought the DVD when it became available. Rocket launch is just stunning on the big sound system, shakes the windows.
25-02-2011, 01:03 AM
Just Finished watching it:eyepop: enjoyed it immensely :)
It brought back memories of when I listened to the broadcast of the landing on the radio on voice of America from Vietnam in my tent on a jungle dropping zone in Malaysia.
Then on returning to Singapore watching the repeats.
What an experience:)
The first thing I did after I finished watching it was go outside and look at the Moon:)
Wow!!! (to both). I've watched docos where in America these meteorite collectors tirelessly scour the desert in search of them and have massive collections.
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