Apogee of Fear is a short film by game developer Richard Garriott (of Ultima fame) and starring himself and astronauts Michael Fincke and Greg Chamitoff and cosmonaut Yuri Lonchakov.
It is notable for being the first film shot in space. This page Needs a Better Description.
Tropes seen in Apogee of Fear include:
- Book-Ends: The film starts with Richard leaving the space station with Michael and Greg looking out the window. The film ends in a similar way, with their roles reversed.
- DVD Bonus Content: Was released with the film Man on a Mission.
- I'm a Doctor, Not a Placeholder: Greg tries this to get out of chores.
- Shout-Out: Michael Finke suggests building a weapon from a rudimentary lathe.