The Challenger Disaster Movie - Independent Movie - NOW RELEASED!

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by David Bott, Dec 31, 2018.

  1. foghorn2

    foghorn2 Well-Known Member

    May 4, 2004
    Las Vegas


    Yes VuDu! You know Mr. Bott, that app we can use to see it right here on our TiVo's!!
  2. kpeters59

    kpeters59 Well-Known Member

    Jun 19, 2007
    Houston, Texas
    Saw Dean Cain on Fox News tonight and he only mentioned his movie coming out in February...

  3. DigitalDawn

    DigitalDawn Active Member

    Apr 26, 2009
    Jupiter, FL
    +1 for Vudu.
  4. waynomo

    waynomo My One Time

    Nov 9, 2002
    Great trailer. Looks like it definitely has potential.
  5. connie_w

    connie_w Well-Known Member TCF Club

    Jan 9, 2015


    Wow! The Trailer is fantastic!
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  6. Worf

    Worf Well-Known Member

    Sep 15, 2000
    Any plans for a physical disc release?
  7. unixadm

    unixadm Super Moderator Staff Member

    Jan 1, 2001
    Georgia, USA
    This is awesome, David. I saw the Space Shuttle Challenger take off live from NASA space center in Florida on it's maiden voyage in 1983. I was so excited when Christa McAuliffe was going to be going up, followed the story, etc. When the disaster happened in 1986, it really affected me. Pre-ordered and can't wait to see the movie
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  8. canonelan2

    canonelan2 Imagineer

    May 11, 2001
    Pre-ordered because it's an important missing piece in the available space program movies/shows. You making a Columbia movie too?

    I'd like to see a full mini-series on Gemini and something on the space shuttles BEFORE the Challenger disaster. Start that movie with 'we need something reusable' and end it with the success of STS-2 which proved we CAN reuse stuff.
  9. dslunceford

    dslunceford Well-Known Member

    Oct 19, 2000
    No. VA/D.C.
    Very cool! A former PR colleague of mine was a reporter at the Sentinel at the time, and I believe helped break the O-Ring storyline. I'll have to let him know.
  10. terpfan1980

    terpfan1980 It's Just TV TCF Club

    Jan 28, 2002
    Xbox Live:...
    If space stuff in general interests you, then you may want to look for this (available via Amazon Prime Video, for free if you are an Amazon Prime subscriber) Watch The Saturn V Story | Prime Video

    I caught it the other night and it was pretty good. As you noted, I'd love to see something similar for the Shuttle program and other space program projects and missions. :up:
  11. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

    Apr 17, 2000
    I remember watching this in school. I was in like 1st or 2nd grade I think. We were watching the shuttle take off on TV and the teacher was so excited because of the teacher on the shuttle. And then it exploded and she immediately shut off the TV and started to cry. We actually got sent home early that day.
  12. dwatt

    dwatt Well-Known Member

    Jan 11, 2007
    I was home sick that day and watched it all in full horror. Don't remember if the school was let out early or not.
  13. hefe

    hefe Rebus Philbin

    Dec 5, 2000
    CO via Chi-town
    Looks interesting. I'm glad it's not called "Angry Men." That just doesn't connect at all...
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  14. terpfan1980

    terpfan1980 It's Just TV TCF Club

    Jan 28, 2002
    Xbox Live:...
    I didn't mind that name for it though would admit that it did make me think of the classic film 12 Angry Men.

    I expect that @David Bott and his partners probably had to work more than a little bit to come up with a name though. At this point so many names have been used along the way that not duplicating another name can't be all that easy, and finding a name that, as @hefe notes, "connects" with the potential viewers can't be that easy. You've gotta have something that makes potential viewers interested as soon as they hear the title and yet can't waste too many characters on it since people's attention spans are so short they won't remember what they heard if the name is too long { looks in general direction of The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford and wonders how many people skipped it just because the name was so long }
  15. David Bott

    David Bott Administrator Staff Member Administrator

    Jan 1, 1999
    Hi...Yes, as far as I am aware, it will be released on Blu-ray. Not sure when however as there is much more $$$ involved to make the disc etc.
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  16. David Bott

    David Bott Administrator Staff Member Administrator

    Jan 1, 1999
    Funny you mention that as it was even remembered to cover that by having shots of young school kids coming in to watch the launch. After all, so many did as you did that day.
  17. David Bott

    David Bott Administrator Staff Member Administrator

    Jan 1, 1999
    Yes, that is always a hard part. When you watch the movie, you may get the Angry Men part as, well, the engineers were very angry that they were not be listed to. Was Vertical Entertainment that decided that we needed to change the title to something straight out direct even though there was already a movie by the same name. (thought that movie is not even close to covering this topic as our movie does.)

    Even though you know what is going to happen, this movie still had my wife crying. It was the build up to it and how it was done to capture the moment. The team did an outstanding job IMHO.

    Looking forward to reading what people thought of the movie after. Just remember...Independent Movie. So ya, few things like a little heavy at times on the "look" we were going for using the smoke machine. But all in all, I am so impressed how it turned out.
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  18. grecorj

    grecorj Well-Known Member

    Feb 6, 2002
    This looks great.

    David, I enjoy your YouTube stuff and I think it would be great to see a video about what an EP on a film does and what your experience was as an EP on this film. Any plans?
  19. David Bott

    David Bott Administrator Staff Member Administrator

    Jan 1, 1999
    Not really any plan to do something like that sorry to say.
  20. David Bott

    David Bott Administrator Staff Member Administrator

    Jan 1, 1999
    Well, no real information posted for it yet...But it seems to have been added to Amazon as a DVD pre-order...
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