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Apollo 13: To the Edge and Back
Apollo 13 To the Edge and Back
Actors: John Aaron, Fred Haise, Mary Haise, Gene Kranz, Alexei Leonov
Directors: Noel Buckner, Rob Whittlesey
Genres: Television, Documentary
NR     2004     1hr 22min

"I could see a gaseous substance escaping... That's when it definitely occurred to me that we were in deep trouble... Very shortly, we'd be completely out of oxygen. These were the thoughts of James Lovell and the rest of ...  more »


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Actors: John Aaron, Fred Haise, Mary Haise, Gene Kranz, Alexei Leonov
Directors: Noel Buckner, Rob Whittlesey
Creators: Rob Whittlesey, Beth Harrington, Michael Milker, Zvi Dor-Ner
Genres: Television, Documentary
Sub-Genres: Television, Science & Technology, Space Exploration
Studio: WGBH Boston
Format: DVD - Color,Full Screen - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 09/07/2004
Original Release Date: 07/20/1994
Theatrical Release Date: 07/20/1994
Release Year: 2004
Run Time: 1hr 22min
Screens: Color,Full Screen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 2
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English
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Movie Reviews

(5 out of 5 stars)

"If your have never experienced the space program growing up, then this is a must-see. Heck, it should be mandatory viewing in high school History classes. Emotional, awe-inspiring, and fantastic! Gives me goose-bumps everytime I watch it."
Forget the Hollywood Movie - The Truth is Better
M. Loyd | 02/08/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I grew up during the space program. When I first saw this documentary on PBS I was on the edge of my chair for the duration - it was really that exciting. The next day everyone at my office was talking about it (much like we used to as grade school children back when the actual events transpired). I later saw the Hollywood movie and wondered why they had bothered - not a bad movie, but cannot compare to the real deal."
Superb documentary
Kevin W. Parker | Greenbelt, MD | 06/30/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Though I love the movie Apollo 13 to death, I have to express an appreciation for this documentary, which covers the mission gone awry without the overdramatization that occurs in spots in the movie and manages to be almost as thrilling. This is in fact a great companion piece to the film, to get a notion of both what they got right (a surprising amount) and what they got wrong. Any space geek should have both in their library."
Far better than the movie
Thomas Cannold | 03/29/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Nothing in the tamer "Apollo 13" movie lives up to the extraordinary tension and power of this documentary. Many things not covered in the thatrical film are here, so much so that my wife and I kept looking at each other with open mouths, wondering, "How much ELSE could go wrong?!?" It was while watching this presentation that we realized how truly heroic and ingenious the NASA folk were. We were limp from excitement after watching, "To the Edge and Back"."