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For All Mankind (Apple TV+ series)
« on: January 02, 2020, 02:50:00 PM »
Has anyone else watched the series "For All Mankind" on Apple TV+ yet?

I probably wouldn't have subscribed to Apple TV+ (who needs another subscription service, right?) if I hadn't seen the trailer for this show. Now, after having seen all of season 1, I'm curious what others think of it.

It's definitely an alternate reality (not just an alternate timeline) because there are too many fictional characters, and I also can't imagine the US being so socially progressive at that time... not even under the special circumstances depicted in the show. Several real people (Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, Deke Slayton, Werner von Braun, Gene Kranz, and maybe a few others) have characters in the show, but they are in the background most of the time.

I won't try to comment on the historical or technical accuracy, but it was an interesting series and most of the space hardware looked pretty good (at least from my level of knowledge). The final two episodes were especially good... make sure you watch all the way through the credits after the last episode.

It suddenly struck me that that tiny pea, pretty and blue, was the Earth.
I put up my thumb and shut one eye, and my thumb blotted out the planet Earth.
I didn't feel like a giant. I felt very, very small.
- Neil Armstrong (1930-2012)