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5.0 out of 5 stars
Flawed Brilliance....., 29 Jan. 2006
Tom Hanks and the Apollo13 production team have re-united only three years after the the film was released to give us yet another insight into the workings of NASA and it's glorious days from the Mercury, Gemini and Apollo missions. If I was to give anybody one piece of advice on how to view this, then treat each episode individually rather than the series in it's entirity.
I loved how the producers had considered the many people whom made the missions take off from the ground in the first place and the importance of the work that they carried out, my favourite episode had to be 'Spider'- this was based on the design and build of the LEM, or Lunar Module by the company Grunmann and it's project overseer Tom Kelly. The work and result of it was very well documented.
The only downside was that I felt the Russian Space programme could have been featured a lot more than it did, and it leads me to think that the series glorifies NASA a little too much (albeit unintentionally).
Putting that aside, I feel that this is a must for anyone who has an interest in the space programmes, it is very enlightning and educational as you get to feel what went on behind the scenes and get to share the agony and estacies of the failures and successes that made the technological progresses advance so greatly within a relatively short space of time.