For All Mankind Apple TV + SPOILERS

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  1. JonC24

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    And Reagan defeated Ted Kennedy who was elected in 1972.

    Also I think I saw that the rescue of the hostages in Iran in 1980 was successful.

    There's some additional videos you can watch that have more alternate history details.
     
  2. Steveknj

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey TCF Club

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    I did too. Was a bit startled by the time jump based on how S1 ended, but it seems to have worked well. I liked the montage at the beginning which showed that some events happened as it did in real life and others didn't. That was kind of fun. It'll be interesting to see where this goes. Glad they kept the "family drama" out of it for the most part (though I do think they've set up a few plot lines around it).
     
  3. Steveknj

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    Heck, they could use "Free as a Bird" for that. Doesn't even have to be fake!
     
  4. Saturn_V

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    The 1978 Academy Awards news clip was particularly funny.
     
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  5. Regina

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    Oh! I missed that-what happened?

    I was bummed that the USA didn't beat the USSR at the Olympics (Hockey). It happened on my birthday (today) and was always a cool thing I liked to talk about happening on my birthday!
     
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  6. Saturn_V

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    Close Encounters of the Third Kind swept the awards. (Best picture, Best Actor and 10 other awards) Space race was cited as the contributing factor.

    Star Wars was shut out with only 2. Makes me wonder if RDM is not fond of that Galaxy Far, Far Away. (but they still saw fit to name the Strategic Defense Initiative after it) But it could also mean that without a Watergate or a Vietnam War preceding it, SW wouldn't have taken off like it did.
     
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  7. nataylor

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    Season 2, Episode 2:

    The dosimeters still don’t make sense.

    And why the heck is Ed sending Gordo back? He has to know that’ll be a disaster.
     
  8. jsmeeker

    jsmeeker Notable Member TCF Club

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    I just finished and was coming here to say the same thing.

    But I guess that's exactly where they want the story line to go. I'm guessing Gordo never makes it back. Because some disaster.
     
  9. Rob Helmerichs

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    I guess his personal loyalty outweighs his loyalty to the program? Because he seems to feel sending him back (i.e., giving him something to live for) is the only thing that will save him.
     
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  10. Allanon

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    I think Ed is giving Gordo a redo, the situation on the station is different with it being a lot larger and more people so the chance of him cracking due to isolation is less.
     
  11. wprager

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    And, of course, nothing could go wrong.
     
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    Steveknj

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    I guess we are heading to the classic "redemption" trope we see over and over again on TV. Gordo is about as low as a person can go. He's a drunk, his ex is highly successful, famous and high profile. His sons seem to be moving in the right direction and while he's proud, he sees that his own situation is slipping away. And Ed sees that. So he'll put him back in space, and of course he'll screw up and eventually redeem himself. I guess the trope if done well can still work. We'll see.

    BTW, ATV+, you're killing me!! I watched about 15 minutes of this, stopped the episode, came back to it later in the day, and even though I wanted to RESUME, it started from the beginning! WTF! Watching using Roku. Maybe it's a device thing, I don't know. I had similar issues with the Long Way... series with Ewan MacGregor and with The Morning Show. I'd be pissed if I was actually paying for the service, but since I'm not, I'll just complain about it :)
     
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    Win Joy Jr

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    While the motivation for Ed assigning Gordo to the mission may be suspect, Gordo physically would not qualify as he is portrayed at the moment. Not sure what the timeline is for the mission, but if its anything less than a year there is just no way.

    Now Ed's motivations in making crew assignments may be called into question since the young hotshot got passed over again for a mission. Ed putting Gordo and Danielle on the same mission may allow Gordo to "make things right" allowing Gordo to overcome his regrets and past failure. Who doesn't like a redemption arc? Oh, wait... Yeah this will not end well.

    And Tracy missing SIMs? Unless her travels were agency related, that is the fastest way to get de-assigned to a mission. <- Foreshadowing to something going wrong and Tracy isnt prepared to react?

    I really felt for Molly. She did what was right, likely giving herself a fatal dose of radiation, for a fellow astronaut who decided to walk away.

    I was surprised that they used the Battlestar "swapping radiation badges to keep flying" beat. It was too obvious.

    Can anyone confirm that they are doing any filming @ JSC? the exterior shot of Molly and Gordo at the end looked just like an area outside of MCC-H.
     
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    Bierboy

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    I don't because you really can't blame him at all. Only having a few years to live, I would do the very same thing.
     
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    jsmeeker

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    Quitter!!!

    ;)
     
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    wprager

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    I also use a Roku (basement tv has an old AppleTV but I never use that one). I've found the ATV+ app/channel quite annoying (relative to, say, Netflix and Prime). I've run into the issue you saw with resume going back to start, and I also find it very slow to load.
     
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    wprager

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    But it's not real life; it's a TV show :) He'll switch to diet coke, shed the fat-suit, get a hair cut, stop re-telling the same stories/jokes. Is Tracy supposed to be going up? I suspect (if she is) that *she* will be the one to screw up and he will play the hero.

    Molly did what was right? No way. If she had acted immediately she would have limited exposure for both of them and might have actually saved them both. But I'm not here to judge that part. Once the storm was upon them she should have stayed safe. Yes, that would surely mean that Wubbo would be a goner, but her actions resulted in an additional mission member being compromised. Not only did she put herself at risk but she also increased the risk factor for all remaining mission members.
     
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    jsmeeker

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    So... what are the odds that the Soviet/American hand shake in space actually happens?
     
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    spear

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    I suppose the 1975 Apollo-Soyuz mission never happened in this timeline, which makes sense.
     
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    jsmeeker

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    sure.. This proposed mission is supposed to be the alternate reality version.. But will it actually happen?
     

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