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Old 17-11-2004, 16:23   #1
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"Space" documentaries/docu-dramas, etc on dvd - Anyone recommend me some new ones?

Half-heartedly enjoyed BBC's Space Odyssey the other night - anyone recommend me a few similar shows I haven't seen?

Got these:

Carl Sagan's Cosmos
The Planets (BBC)
From The Earth To The Moon
For All Mankind (Criterion)

oh and The Right Stuff

Also got From The NASA Archives: Apollo 11 - Men On The Moon & The Mighty Saturns - Saturn I A: Spacecraft Films Collection, altho I haven't had a chance to watch them yet, excellent looking sets - any opinions on these and the rest of the Spacecraft Films Collection discs?
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Old 17-11-2004, 17:11   #2
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Not exactly a documentary, but Star Cops just came out.

Also, Jupiter Moon .

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Old 17-11-2004, 19:18   #3
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Star Cops yes, but I tried Jupiter Moon the other day and couldn't sit through five mins, it was awful. (Anyone want to buy episodes 1-11?)

There's Stephen Hawking's Universe series. I have it here somewhere as a three disk box set but I've never watched it.

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How about some of the IMAX films. ?
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Star Cops yes, but I tried Jupiter Moon the other day and couldn't sit through five mins, it was awful. (Anyone want to buy episodes 1-11?)


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You need to force yourself to watch the first five eps, then it becomes good. I thought it was cack too after five minutes, but stick with it. They made 150 eps in total.

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Old 17-11-2004, 20:31   #6
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Where did you get Carl Sagan's Cosmos from? I would really like that but everywhere I have seen it it is super expensive.
Moonbase 3 is good silly fun for space freaks (and (recently at least) Play had it super cheap.
I really really love the film The Dish, I think it is one of the greatest films ever, just think it is brilliant, but i realise i am probably in the minority.
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Deaks - YGM

morantic - I bought Cosmos over in the DVD Classifieds just a little while back. Seen The Dish twas indeed very good that one!
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I really really love the film The Dish, I think it is one of the greatest films ever, just think it is brilliant, but i realise i am probably in the minority.
A truly wonderful film, I can't think of any film that gives me such a warm feeling, great to watch when you're a little down.

Another space related film based on true events is The Right Stuff, which has a documentary feel to it, and some great performances from the actors.

edit: Only just noticed that this movie has already been mentioned.

Also worth noting is that DVD Soon have four of the Spacecraft Films series for a bargain price of around 12 quid each, much cheaper than anywhere else. The Gemini mission set is supposed to be really good, and will fill the gap between the Mercury missions covered by The Right Stuff and the numerous DVDs available about the Apollo missions.

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Just noticed that the first two volumes of Jupiter Moon are now 9.99 each at Play.Com.
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Hawking's Universe is a brilliant series..
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Hawking's Universe is a brilliant series..
...and only around £16.50 at DVD Soon, although some of the reviews seem a bit negative.

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GPR79: Looks to me like you've got ALL the bases covered on the serious space TV side of things.

You might want to check out James Burke's Connections. More about the history of science in general and how things we take for granted are connected by nefarious means with people and places of antiquity. Cosmos is the daddy though. There's never been so comprehensive and approachable and stylish a science show ever made. Only Carl could've made it. One of those 10 minute The Planets: Brief Encounters was on the other night and there was some archive footage of Dr. Sagan talking about us living on a "blue dot" in his inimitable style. Gave me a lump in the throat to think he's no longer with us.

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I got this 5 disc box set on NASA for £10 from HMV, don't know if i'll ever get round to watching it but it looks quite good. You can't really complain at the price. I think they still sell it as well.
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