Post by PhantomWolf on Jun 18, 2010 19:18:37 GMT -4
I saw most of it when I was in the States, I'll be ordering it once I have money again.
It must be fun to lead a life completely unburdened by reality. -- JayUtah
"On two occasions, I have been asked, 'Pray, Mr. Babbage, if you put into the machine wrong figures, will the right answers come out?' I am not able to rightly apprehend the kind of confusion of ideas that could provoke such a question." -- Charles Babbage (1791-1871)
Post by stevehislop on Jul 5, 2010 15:49:57 GMT -4
I have to admit that this DVD is really really worthy it!!!I´m a dedicated movie-lover and believe that I can tell the difference between a good and a bad movie in general and this DVD is a very well made piece of documentary for sure. These personal stories are so overwhelmingly passionate and so immensly honest...I`m so jellous...I would have given everything to work in a program like Apollo...and these individuals have done just that.An opportunity that is probably rare like a lottery win today...wont happen again.
Post by Jason Thompson on Jul 5, 2010 16:47:09 GMT -4
I love that series, for three reasons:
1: It's a very well-made series of documentaries
2: It includes some great archive footage that isn't the usual stuff you see in every other documentary about the Apollo program
3: The people interviewed are the ones who worked behind the scenes rather than the astronauts and mission controllers. These people were the real lynchpins of the program, and it's nice to actually see them properly.
The very powerful and the very stupid have one thing in common: They don't alter their views to fit the facts, they alter the facts to fit their views." The Doctor, Doctor Who: The Face of Evil.
Rob, these days most dvd players and tvs in europe can handle NTSC dvds. The only concern is region encoding which can be disabled on most players. There are sites on the net which tell you the handset number seqwuence required to unlock your player - and it is perfectly legal to do so.
"they have more than a problem..." flight loop Apollo 13