History YMMV / FromTheEarthToTheMoon

10th Jun '16 2:24:49 AM Geoduck
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25th May '16 8:25:38 PM eowynjedi
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* AwesomeMusic: MichaelKamen's main theme and its reprise over the end credits.

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** The unique score for "Spider", the episode about the development of the Lunar Module. It's a very sweet, slightly haunting oboe melody for the vehicle that would set humans on the surface of another world, being left behind every time.



* TearJerker: The entirety of "Apollo One."

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The entirety of "Apollo One."



* TechnoBabble: What the conversation between the computer engineers in ''We Have Cleared the Tower'' sounds like to the uninitiated.

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* TechnoBabble: What ** The events in "1968". The successful test launch of the conversation between Saturn V cuts immediately Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination. The Borman sons casually discussing the computer engineers in ''We Have Cleared presidential race is halted when they get the Tower'' sounds like to newspaper proclaiming that Robert Kennedy was shot. And Susan Borman becomes convinced that the uninitiated.engines on Apollo 8 will fail and leave her husband, Jim Lovell, and Bill Anders orbiting the moon in a flying coffin for the rest of time.
24th Aug '15 5:13:33 PM bombadil211
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-->'''Jim:''' [after a long pause] ...Thank you.
--> '''Marilyn:''' For what?
--> '''Jim:''' Everything.
*** From the same episode, Frank and Susan Borman when he visits her at the center where she's being treated for alcoholism. It's not surprising that it's revealed of the "New Nine" couples, only the Bormans and the Lovells remained married.

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-->'''Jim:''' [after a long pause] ...Thank you.
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you.\\
'''Marilyn:''' For what?
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what?\\
'''Jim:''' Everything.
*** ** From the same episode, Frank and Susan Borman when he visits her at the center where she's being treated for alcoholism. It's not surprising that it's revealed of the "New Nine" couples, only the Bormans and the Lovells remained married.
19th Aug '15 6:31:11 AM bombadil211
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** Especially the last five minutes, where the widows of Grissom, White, and Chaffee present Deke Slayton with an astronaut pin their husbands had planned to give him after the mission, to show the grounded Slayton they considered him a real astronaut even though he'd never flown in space. Made more heart-wrenching by it being TruthInTelevision, and while the episode suggests it occurred after the hearings and investigation, it actually happened immediately after the accident, when Slayton and other astronauts and their families gathered at Pat White's home to help comfort the bereaved families. Slayton was always moved how when they were suffering the worst losses of their lives, they were thinking of him. It takes a heart of stone to get through the end of this episode without tearing up.

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** Especially the last five minutes, where the widows of Grissom, White, and Chaffee present Deke Slayton with an astronaut pin their husbands had planned to give him after the mission, to show the grounded Slayton they considered him a real astronaut even though he'd never flown in space.space[[note]]Slayton was one of the Mercury Seven but was dropped as an active astronaut due to a heart condition. He'd go on to run the astronaut program before getting to fly on the Apollo-Soyuz mission[[/note]]. Made more heart-wrenching by it being TruthInTelevision, and while the episode suggests it occurred after the hearings and investigation, it actually happened immediately after the accident, when Slayton and other astronauts and their families gathered at Pat White's home to help comfort the bereaved families. Slayton was always moved how when they were suffering the worst losses of their lives, they were thinking of him. It takes a heart of stone to get through the end of this episode without tearing up.
15th Sep '14 8:42:50 PM vals1girl
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* CrowningMomentOfAwesome: "I think you should stop this witch hunt and let us go to the moon."
** "We have cleared the tower, you got it, Houston."



*** From the same episode, Frank and Susan Borman when he visits her at the center where she's being treated for alcoholism. It's not surprising that it's revealed of the "New Nine" couples, only the Bormans and the Lovells remained married.



* DesignatedVillain: A well-done, nuanced version in Senator Mondale, who initially seems to want to kill the moon landing just because it will score him political points. When he says that he doesn't really hate NASA, he just thinks the money being spent on it is a waste and could be better used ending poverty at home and a useless war abroad, it's tough to argue with him.

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* DesignatedVillain: A well-done, nuanced version in Senator Mondale, who initially seems to want to kill the moon landing just because it will score him political points. When he says that he doesn't really hate NASA, he just thinks the money being spent on it is a waste and could be better used ending poverty at home and a useless war abroad, it's tough to argue with him. (Though perhaps HarsherInHindsight in that maybe his wants were compelling, but within two years NASA had put a man on the moon, while spending on the programs he describes--hunger, poverty, etc.-long outdistanced NASA entire budget and its success rate has been substantially lower. Even ending the war in Vietnam turned out to be an exercise in failure.)


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** Especially the last five minutes, where the widows of Grissom, White, and Chaffee present Deke Slayton with an astronaut pin their husbands had planned to give him after the mission, to show the grounded Slayton they considered him a real astronaut even though he'd never flown in space. Made more heart-wrenching by it being TruthInTelevision, and while the episode suggests it occurred after the hearings and investigation, it actually happened immediately after the accident, when Slayton and other astronauts and their families gathered at Pat White's home to help comfort the bereaved families. Slayton was always moved how when they were suffering the worst losses of their lives, they were thinking of him. It takes a heart of stone to get through the end of this episode without tearing up.
18th Aug '14 9:28:59 PM eowynjedi
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* AwesomeMoment: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JlV2YtCUnpg Earthrise]], from "1968". The crew is coming around from the far side of the moon on their first orbit (which is an awesome moment in its own right) when they notice Earth through the window. For a long time all they do is [[TheWorldIsJustAwesome stare in wonder]] before Jim Lovell realizes they ought to be taking some pictures of this, a picture that is called [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earthrise the most influential environmental photograph ever taken]]. That there were humans looking at Earth from the shore of another world for the first time in all of history is a grade-school fact today, but the AwesomeMusic swelling and the speechless awe of the three astronauts capture how great that achievement really was.
18th Jul '14 10:57:52 AM bombadil211
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* SpecialEffectsFailure: Sure, they didn't have the budget of a feature film to spend, but the cgi used in the miniseries ranged from being amazing to downright laughable.
** On the other hand, the moonwalking sequences were universally awesome thanks to clever practical effects.
21st Jun '14 7:18:51 PM Temmere
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** [[WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries Superman]], unfortunately, never made it there.
6th Jun '14 1:48:11 PM LaurelHS
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* The "You saved 1968" telegram in the Apollo 8 episode.

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* ** The "You saved 1968" telegram in the Apollo 8 episode.
6th Jun '14 1:45:47 PM LaurelHS
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* The "You saved 1968" telegram in the Apollo 8 episode.
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