For All Mankind Apple TV + SPOILERS

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  1. Saturn_V

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    The USSR's failure to get to the moon can't be attributed to Korolev's death alone. There were failures before and after Korolev's death. Two close-calls, two fatal accidents, and third actually in space. The show never mentions The Chief Designer by name, and I think it's intentional because they didn't want to get mired on the actual turning point.

    Alternative history narratives love the "single event/person" altering the course of history. In P.K. Dick's Man in the High Castle, FDR's assassination led to the US isolationism, being stuck in the Great Depression and losing WWII. As much as I love that story, the single person/key event theory always bugged me- because it implies history is simpler than it actually is. It's like believing if Archduke Ferdinand wasn't assassinated, WW1 wouldn't have happened.
     
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  2. Rob Helmerichs

    Rob Helmerichs I am Groot! TCF Club

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    That's the Great Man Theory of history. Which is pretty much out of favor among historians for the past couple of generations...
     
  3. JYoung

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    Or Great Woman of History.

    ;)
     
  4. Rob Helmerichs

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    ...although in that case they seem to be going more with Chaos Theory (the notion that a tiny change can have huge impacts. a.k.a. The Butterfly Effect)...

    (The Great Man Theory was named in the 19th Century, when to the extent that women were considered, they were lumped in with men under "Men.")
     
  5. Saturn_V

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    T-minus... ah fuggedabout it. Next week!
     
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  6. Regina

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    I posted this on the "Away" thread too, but it's about both shows-I will spoilerize here as I did there-
    I lol'ed when i saw that the "Russian astronaut" on both shows is played by the same dude! Like Costa Ronin plays the Soviet spy on The Americans and Homeland-are there that few Russian Actors? :D:p:rolleyes: ..and I was looking the "Russian Astronaut" actor on IMDB and he was on Homeland too! LOLOLOL!
     
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  7. jr461

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    Good he hasn't gotten typecast at all! :D

    Looking forward to S2 of "Mankind" this week. Re-watched recently as my wife missed it so it's still pretty fresh.
     
  8. wprager

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    We have one episode left in S1.
     
  9. Steveknj

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    Is this still going to drop weekly or all at once?
     
  10. jay_man2

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    It appears to be dropping once a week starting February 19.
     
  11. Bierboy

    Bierboy Seasoned gas passer

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    These types of questions can almost always be answered by checking WIKI.
     
  12. jlb

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    My wife never watched S1 with me but we both enjoyed Away. I am going to try and get her to (re)watch S1 with me before we get into S2
     
  13. Steveknj

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    That's true, or I can ask them here and someone will answer as well :)
     
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  14. jay_man2

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    I went to IMDB for the show. I tried the wiki first and didn’t look hard enough to see the answer.
     
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  15. cmontyburns

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    Pretty solid bet that for returning seasons of Apple’s headlining shows, they’ll drop them weekly. There have been some things they’ve released all at once, but for the most part they are not in the binge model for anything new. Nor should they be; they should be encouraging the habit of sticking around if they want the service to work out.
     
  16. Rob Helmerichs

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    Yeah, typically they release the first two or three episodes at once, then the rest weekly.
     
  17. cmontyburns

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    I’ve been intending to watch S1 at some point but haven’t gotten around to it. I think I will try harder now after reading Alan Sepinwall’s review of season two:

    'For All Mankind' Season 2 Takes Flight
     
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    And I think even that is for debut seasons. We’ll see what they do when they can get production ramped back up on everything, but so far the few season twos they’ve launched (Servant, Dickinson) have been one-at-a-time the whole way.
     
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  19. Steveknj

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    The dropping all at once model seems to have worked out well for Netflix (and Amazon Prime, but that's a different dynamic). Apple has such a limited number of shows, that I agree, they need to string viewers along or they will quit if they are on a monthly plan. I still think at some point more companies will go to a yearly plan (or at least use the model that the newer streamers are using, offer a year at a discount), because it is dumb business model to have folks drop in for a month at a time and then leave. Works OK for the consumer, but what a business wants.
     
  20. nataylor

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    Enjoyed the first episode of season 2.
     
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