For All Mankind Apple TV + SPOILERS

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  1. Nov 16, 2019 #21 of 100
    Gunnyman

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    This is the best show on the service. I look forward to Friday nights after work to watch.
     
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  2. Nov 16, 2019 #22 of 100
    vertigo235

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    For sure, I'm really enjoying it as I said before every episode gets better and better.
     
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  3. Nov 17, 2019 #23 of 100
    gossamer88

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    Da boogie...
    I can't quite put my finger on it, but I cannot get into this. I guess I have a problem with this kind of storytelling. That is, an alternate history where things happened differently and we're supposed to accept it as if it did.

    I also could not get into Man in the High Castle and Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds is one of my least favorite of his.
     
  4. Nov 17, 2019 #24 of 100
    trainman

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    Isn't "things happened differently" the very definition of alternate history?

    I want to see if this is addressed at all in future episodes, but timeline divergences should also include divergences in pop culture, so they shouldn't be using pop songs from our timeline anymore. ("Moonage Daydream" in episode 5 seemed acceptable, though, since David Bowie seemed to be occupying a bunch of different timelines anyway.)
     
  5. Nov 17, 2019 #25 of 100
    Gunnyman

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    Well Nixon ended Vietnam 5 years early on this show. So I think music is up for grabs.
     
  6. Nov 25, 2019 #26 of 100
    TAsunder

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    How many episodes should I give this show if I didn't like the first episode? There was too much time devoted to the melodramatic emotions of the characters and scant little about the guts of the space program and how it might work. I really really dislike the way they are doing Nixon and a few others with the Making a Murder style captions over stock footage, but I can get over that if the general balance of the show changes to be more about the space program and less about the torturous melodrama. The first episode felt like a lifetime movie remake of The Right Stuff that left out everything that made that movie good.
     
  7. Nov 25, 2019 #27 of 100
    Peter000

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    Give up now.
     
  8. Nov 25, 2019 #28 of 100
    vertigo235

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    At least go the second episode, I think it has gotten better each episode.

    If you do not think the second episode is better, then give up for sure.
     
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  9. Nov 25, 2019 #29 of 100
    Beryl

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    Agreed. Per my comment up thread, I gave up after the first episode but came back. I’m enjoying it now.
     
  10. Nov 26, 2019 #30 of 100
    TAsunder

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    I watched most of the second episode before being interrupted. I did enjoy it more than the first. Part of that is that it was less over the top, part was more interesting plots, and part was reduced expectations. That said, I worry that I'm going to compare it unfavorably to The Calculating Stars for the women-at-NASA plot lines. I hope to be proven wrong. That's a very good novel to read if you like the alternate-history-NASA genre, BTW.
     
  11. Nov 26, 2019 #31 of 100
    crazywater

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    Ted Kennedy a feminist icon? :eek::frowning: I'll pass.
     
  12. Nov 26, 2019 #32 of 100
    ej42137

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    Huh. I thought it was perfect; the Russian moon landing caused him to cancel his party, so MJK never died, so he was able to tie his wagon to the next convenient liberal cause, indirectly causing the Nedelin disaster to happen to us instead of them, allowing von Braun's protege to blackmail her way into a directorship. Beautiful.
     
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  13. Nov 27, 2019 #33 of 100
    ej42137

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    Technically, the "Lady Astronaut" series is alternate-history-NACA genre, there isn't any NASA there.

    One problem I have with The Calculating Stars is that I don't see how electing Dewey president could have caused a meteorite strike. (JK)
     
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  14. Nov 28, 2019 #34 of 100
    jsmeeker

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    So, I "binged" through epsiodes 2-6 over the past several days.. I thought I gotten all caught up.. But now I see an episode 7? Could have sworn it wasn't there last night


    Obviously, its too late to discuss specific things about specific episodes at this point. But this show is interesting.. A weird mix of actual reality/history and total alternate reality/history. It took a bit of time, but it finally began to really diverge. I'm digging it.. But I totally get why so many don't like it and want it to be more factual like "The Right Stuff" or "From The Earth To The Moon" or "Apollo 13"
     
  15. Nov 29, 2019 #35 of 100
    Bierboy

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    According to THIS, it was;)
     
  16. Nov 29, 2019 #36 of 100
    vertigo235

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    Episode 7 was not as good as the rest, I just looked at the link above by @Bierboy and I guess I see why, my two least favorite episodes were by Ron Moore.
     
  17. Nov 29, 2019 #37 of 100
    jsmeeker

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    Hmmm,, I guess it's a time zone issue of when they release the episodes.

    should I bail?
     
  18. Nov 29, 2019 #38 of 100
    Bierboy

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    Why would you bail if you're "digging it"?
     
  19. Nov 29, 2019 #39 of 100
    Peter000

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    Maybe he was "digging it's grave." :D
     
  20. Nov 29, 2019 #40 of 100
    jsmeeker

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    well, I thought i was. But it seems the show isn't holding up well with newer epsiodes
     

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