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Offline Thorny

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Fox "Apollo 8" series
« on: 07/31/2017 12:30 AM »
Somehow, a TV series treatment is being planned for Jeffrey Kluger's recent "Apollo 8" book. I'm not sure how they can make an entire series out of it. A two-hour movie would be a stretch. Even the one-hour "1968" episode of "From the Earth to the Moon" felt a little padded.

http://deadline.com/2017/07/fox-21-tv-studios-acquires-apollo-8-book-rights-series-development-1202135343/


Meanwhile, James Hansen's Neil Armstrong biography "First Man" (starring Ryan Gosling) is scheduled to hit the big screen on October 12, 2018.


Mod edit note: Lets make this a thread for the Apollo 8 series, so I removed the reference to The Right Stuff, which has another thread here: http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=43453.0

Mod edit note 2: Lets use this thread to discus the book: http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=43341.0
« Last Edit: 08/01/2017 10:57 AM by mtakala24 »

Offline Blackstar

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Re: "The Right Stuff" remake and "Apollo 8" series
« Reply #1 on: 07/31/2017 06:05 PM »
I think the definition of "series" has changed in recent years and could be as few as eight episodes. I could see an episode on the Apollo 1 fire, training for Apollo 8, the actual mission. But it would be a stretch to simply do Apollo 8 as a series.

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Re: Fox "Apollo 8" series
« Reply #2 on: 07/31/2017 08:17 PM »
First the Right Stuff series, now a Apollo 8 series. Good times.

Offline Ben the Space Brit

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Re: Fox "Apollo 8" series
« Reply #3 on: 08/03/2017 10:26 AM »
FWIW, the shortest program that I've seen being described as a 'series' as opposed to 'mini-series' was the TV The Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy. IIRC, that was just eight episodes. The shortest mini-series has been just two episodes (and alien invasion story back in the 1990s).
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