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The Tomohawk Kid

The Right Stuff: New mini series

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A quicks heads up.

 

National Geographic have made Tom Wolfe's novel into an 11 part series, it is supposedly going to air sometime in April. It will be interesting to see how it compares to the film, which was not too shabby.

 

Also, for those of you that have Amazon Prime there is a series on the platform called "Space History Sundays", get past the crappy title, he strange 3D title sequence, the superfluous contemporary interview at the start, you are in for a treat. The programmes themselves are all NASA original/period documentaries and footage. EP 3 is fascinating (the rest are good too) in that it chronicles in detail the flight of Friendship 7, John Glenn's orbital flight in Mecury. But, what is  great the original footage and sound of the flight communication is synced. I have never seen this before and I search material like this out, its well worth an hour of anyone's time even if they only have a passing interest in the space programme.

 

If we are all hunkering down for the foreseeable future at least there is some interesting stuff to watch

 

Tommo.

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Thanks for letting us know about these new programmes.

 

The 1983 movie "The Right Stuff" is one of my favourites - although it does have serious flaws in regards to the true facts of the actual events. The book is much better in that respect. If the mini-series sticks more closely to the book, it should be REALLY good.

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If the miniseries is half as good as 'From the Earth to the Moon' then it will be worth watching.

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