I first found this film in 1995 and was awestruck. It is the best visual record of space exploration. Of course space cadets like myself will smile at all the continuity disparities but that is the point of the thing. Reinhart wanted a commentary to follow rather than match the visuals.
Space was about the sum of the parts and each mission made its own contribution. Al bean speaking as Buzz Aldin is helmeted is part of the charm. YES the words and pictures don't match but the message and presentation FAR EXCEEDS anything I have seen through many hours and volumes of books. I say that as a VIP at shuttle launches and access to much other media.
The perfect accompanyment to Chaiken's book - For All Mankind.
Finally, the soundtrack by Brian Eno cannot be surpassed. I have 3 copys of the CD to ensure I can never be without such amasing music.
I truly love this film and soundtrack - I have given it loads of people - Buy and keep it for your children and their children.