From the Earth to the Moon - The Signature Edition
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This 12-hour HBO miniseries created by Tom Hanks garnered 17 Emmy nominations and captivated audiences. From the early stages of the space program and Kennedy's 1961 call to reach the moon within a decade to the successes and heartbreaking failures of the race for space, the dream was kept alive by dedicated, daring professionals and a nation intent on reaching for -- and landing amid -- the stars, all while the world faced the Vietnam War.
The 2005 "Signature Edition" adds a powerful DTS track along with a remastered picture (now in widescreen). It takes many of the extra features from the original 1998 release's DVD-ROM disc and puts them onto a DVD disc including the standard making-of docs and several text segments on the solar system and timeline of space travel. This makes for easier viewing, but the new edition loses the virtual datacenter of space and NASA information that would be hard to reproduce without the ROM disc. The extra discs are mainly to hold both the DTS and 5.1 soundtracks; there are no new features. --Doug Thomas
- 12 episodes remastered in widescreen and two soundtracks: DTS & 5.1 Dolby
- A Brief History of Famous Astronomers
- Behind-the-scenes featurette
- Special effects featurette
- President John F. Kennedy's historic speech to Congress on May 25, 1961
- Out of this Solar System: a glimpse at galaxies, black holes and stars outside our solar system
- History of the Moon: the origin and evolution of the earth's moon
- The Space Race: a timeline of the USA and USSR space programs
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This series is for anyone who watched Apollo 13 and thought.... I'll have a lot more of that please! It is also not only for space fans and guys, my fiancee has enjoyed it although it took months for me to talk her into giving it a chance. This has science but also the great human stories and characters drawn so amazingly well. It is now priced at about $15 which is only a bit over a buck an episode.. SUCH a deal. The only thing that differentiates the latest 5 disc set from the "signature" set is the fancy outer case.... so if you are interested.... do not wait, grab it and be transported to a better time in our countries history in my opinion.
For those who want to learn more about this crowning achievement of the 20th Century or to revel in a great chapter in the American Experience, From the Earth to the Moon is a must see. For my part, I will watch it again and again.