From the Earth to the Moon
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From the Earth to the Moon

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Duration:
60 min (12 episodes)
Genres:
Action | Drama | History | Thriller
IMDB rate:
9
Awards:
Won Golden Globe. Another 18 wins & 23 nominations
Details
Country: USA
Release Date: 1998-04-05
Filming Locations: DeLand, Florida, USA
Cast
Actor
Character
Chris Isaak
Chris Isaak
From the Earth to the Moon
David Clennon
David Clennon
From the Earth to the Moon
Mike Pniewski
Mike Pniewski
From the Earth to the Moon
Tom Hanks
Himself - Host / ... (12 episodes, 1998)
Nick Searcy
Deke Slayton
Lane Smith
Emmett Seaborn
David Andrews
Frank Borman
Daniel Hugh Kelly
Gene Cernan
Stephen Root
Chris Kraft
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Trivia
In this series, the "White Room" - the small room attached to the Apollo landing gantry, which the crewmembers pass through on their way into the capsule - is the real thing. It was discovered in a forgotten NASA storage room, taken out and used in filming.
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To simulate the low gravity on the moon the actors had large helium balloons attached to their space suits by long wires. The wires were removed digitally in post production.
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One scene, where geologist Lee Silver tutors the Apollo 15 crews, was filmed in the same rock quarry where R2-D2 encounters the Jawas in Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977).
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Goofs
In episode 5, "Spider", when Astronaut Rusty Schweickart is shown entering the LM for the first time while in space, the shot has been reversed. The NASA patch on his space suit is shown in reverse and on the wrong side.
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The song Up Around The Bend by Creedence Clearwater Revival appears in the Apollo 12 episode. Apollo 12 happened in late 1969, but this song was not released until 1970.
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When Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walk on the moon, Aldrin says, "Magnificent desolation," and Armstrong says, "Magnificent sight out here." These lines are historically accurate, but they were actually said in the opposite order.
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Quotes
President John F. Kennedy: We choose to go to the Moon. We choose to go to the Moon. We choose to go to the Moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard.
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James Webb: Surely the President realizes that the moment a man steps foot on the moon will be a definitive one in the history of the world.
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President Lyndon Johnson: A great leader is dead. A great nation must move on. And as we bow our heads in submission to divine providence, let us thank God for the years that He gave us inspiration, through His servant, John F. Kennedy.
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Photos from cast
Chris Isaak David Clennon Jazz Raycole Mike Pniewski Shawn Pyfrom Brittany Snow Bruce Roberts