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Didn't see a thread for this, apologies if I missed it and there is one.

https://tv.avclub.com/netflix-s-challenger-the-final-flight-scrutinizes-one-1845056883




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Re: Netflix: Challenger, the Final Flight mini-series
« Reply #1 on: 09/16/2020 08:44 am »
The Guardian - 'The moment the dream died': inside a Netflix series on the Challenger disaster
https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2020/sep/16/challenger-netflix-docuseries-jj-abrams

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Re: Netflix: Challenger, the Final Flight mini-series
« Reply #2 on: 09/16/2020 01:35 pm »
Thanks for posting, hadnt heard a peep about this.
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Re: Netflix: Challenger, the Final Flight mini-series
« Reply #3 on: 09/19/2020 03:03 am »
A great mini-series IMO. Nothing groundbreaking is revealed, since it focuses more on the human element involved. The families, and people involved in Thiokol/NASA, and the Rogers commission. (Lots of new interview footage)

Well worth watching, IMO.
« Last Edit: 09/19/2020 03:06 am by Lars-J »

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Re: Netflix: Challenger, the Final Flight mini-series
« Reply #4 on: 09/19/2020 04:45 am »
Nicely done series. In the opening sequence they play the ascent audio and at the  “go at throttle up” call they cut to reaction shots. That was when I knew they wanted to tell a story, and not go for just being sensational.

Focus is on the astronauts, their families and people on launch decision chain. From the present day reflections you can tell they still wonder if they could have done more.

Recommended for anyone who wants to learn more about that terrible day.

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Re: Netflix: Challenger, the Final Flight mini-series
« Reply #5 on: 09/25/2020 12:19 am »
Netflix has a four part documentary on Challenger, its crew and their families.  Article with link to trailer:

https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/challenger-explosion-documentary-astronauts-families

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Re: Netflix: Challenger, the Final Flight mini-series
« Reply #6 on: 07/23/2022 08:35 am »
Apologies for the bump,

Excellently done. I just wish they did the same amount of care and attention to storytelling in an official Columbia documentary.

I was also not aware until recently there was a Apollo/Challenger/Columbia Lessons Learned program.


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