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Parapunter
12th May 2005, 07:00
Just watched Apollo 13 for the nth time. Tom Hanky the Star? Naahhh.

Ed Harris steals that movie every time. "Let's work the problem people, let's not make it worse by guessing".

Same goes for a few others: Pretty much anything Dennis Farina's in as a supporting actor, particularly Get Shorty & Snatch.

Curious Pax
12th May 2005, 09:17
I wasn't the only one watching Sky One last night then. The relief as they come through the blackout period on re-entry gets me every time, which is a bit daft seeing as I knew the outcome even before I watched the film the first time! Excellent viewing.

Jerricho
12th May 2005, 14:45
I think that shark in that film made Roy Schnider look very average.

Taildragger55
12th May 2005, 14:58
Yep, they don't make them like that anymore.

Films or spacecraft.

I thought Tom Hanks was OK, and I'm not one of his fans.

I read recently that NASA now is staffed mostly with bright engineers who joined them straight from college, not the complex mix of aviation industry engineers, scientists, test pilots and other riff raff that gave them half a dozen approaches to every new problem back then.

Pity.

henry crun
12th May 2005, 21:39
Taildragger55: It was not completely as you describe.

If you can find some original film of the scenes in mission control in the days of the moon shots you will see that it was mostly staffed by blokes who looked to be in their mid 20's.

Onewordanswer
13th May 2005, 05:27
I lurv yo Junny