For All Mankind (AH Tv series at Apple TV)

In several interviews that I've listened to, Ronald D. Moore has indicated that the original plan for the show was to have each season roughly set in succeeding decades. A good chunk of the first season was in the 1970s, this one is in the 1980s, and so season three will be sometime in the 1990s. I wonder if in the last episode or so of this season, it might jump a few years so that the next season can be the late 1990s.
I don't think that'll happen. I think this is a ten-episode season and we have seen seven of them thus far. So it seems to me that we will be seeing just 1983. If we do see past that it'll likely be near the start of 1984.

If we jump ten years we'll land in 1994. So based on where in 1994 I could be as young as one or as old as two.
 
In several interviews that I've listened to, Ronald D. Moore has indicated that the original plan for the show was to have each season roughly set in succeeding decades. A good chunk of the first season was in the 1970s, this one is in the 1980s, and so season three will be sometime in the 1990s. I wonder if in the last episode or so of this season, it might jump a few years so that the next season can be the late 1990s.
Its possible or at least at the very end of the episode.I just hope that they dont skip too much. I think we are all feeling a little unconsciously insecure about how long the show will last as is frequently a concern with sci fi but by all accounts I believe the main guy at Apple TV loves FAM so that alone should alleviate some of our worries...
 
Whatever the jump is, if I were doing it, I’d move out of the antagonism of the Cold War and show the struggles to build an international space program. That would be the main conflict of season 2, reconciling all the various forces to get everybody on the same page a la Contact.

edit: season 3, of course
 
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Whatever the jump is, if I were doing it, I’d move out of the antagonism of the Cold War and show the struggles to build an international space program. That would be the main conflict of season 2, reconciling all the various forces to get everybody on the same page a la Contact.

Contact meets National Geographics Mars show would be a great vibe.
 
I do not think they will jump direct to the landing, there is too much drama to be hand in the planning, training and execution to skip.

Maybe they will go to the launch though as the teaser.
 
I do not think they will jump direct to the landing, there is too much drama to be hand in the planning, training and execution to skip.

Maybe they will go to the launch though as the teaser.
All I want for the Mars landing is for the US flag to be planted as a yeah you got to the Moon first but we got to Mars so :p.

A bit childish I know but the ending of the last episode was about as American as football games, fatty cheeseburgers, and oversized cups that would make a doctor's eyes pop out. Also it be funny if that were to happen.
 
All I want for the Mars landing is for the US flag to be planted as a yeah you got to the Moon first but we got to Mars so :p.

A bit childish I know but the ending of the last episode was about as American as football games, fatty cheeseburgers, and oversized cups that would make a doctor's eyes pop out. Also it be funny if that were to happen.

Or if the flag unfurls and it's India, Japan or China
 
Or if the flag unfurls and it's India, Japan or China
If the flag isn't the US it may as well be whatever the EU equivalent would be. Sure the listed nations may have people who do space stuff but the space race was the US vs the USSR. It's one thing to have a crew member from the nations listed but let's not just have the show turn into everybody can enter space.

I know started its second season by flipping a few things around so people who were killed live and whatever but India, Japan, and China were not in the space race. So to add them in now makes no sense.
 
It occurred to me that there will still be a "Apollo 11 was a hoax" conspiracy ITTL. Except it won't be that the Moon landing didn't happen. It'll be that Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin actually died when the Eagle crashed. Nixon and NASA faked their survival in order to bolster public morale after the Soviets won the Space Race.

The Apollo 23 disaster? That was an elaborate attempt to silence Gene Kranz and Michael Collins from spilling the beans. Collins actually died when the module crash landed on that beach, with a body double taking his place (just like with Armstrong and Aldrin). Apollo 24? That was to kill Deke Slayton, who doubtlessly suspected foul play in Apollo 23, if he wasn't involved in it himself — after all, wasn't it odd that a senior NASA official just so happened to get returned to flight status? Maybe that was his compensation for aiding the conspiracy, and "they" took the opportunity to ice Slayton where there were few witnesses. Tracy Stevens' rumored struggle with alcoholism? Stemmed from guilt due to participating in the grand cover-up. After all, it's not like Molly Cobb actually needed rescuing, especially not in the form of an implausible fly-by-stick interception. (And so forth.)
 
It occurred to me that there will still be a "Apollo 11 was a hoax" conspiracy ITTL. Except it won't be that the Moon landing didn't happen. It'll be that Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin actually died when the Eagle crashed. Nixon and NASA faked their survival in order to bolster public morale after the Soviets won the Space Race.
Lol, but Buzz Aldrin will be very willing to punch anyone who doesn't think he's real! "Who's a ghost now, asshole!" He will sell t-shirts.
 
It occurred to me that there will still be a "Apollo 11 was a hoax" conspiracy ITTL. Except it won't be that the Moon landing didn't happen. It'll be that Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin actually died when the Eagle crashed. Nixon and NASA faked their survival in order to bolster public morale after the Soviets won the Space Race.

The Apollo 23 disaster? That was an elaborate attempt to silence Gene Kranz and Michael Collins from spilling the beans. Collins actually died when the module crash landed on that beach, with a body double taking his place (just like with Armstrong and Aldrin). Apollo 24? That was to kill Deke Slayton, who doubtlessly suspected foul play in Apollo 23, if he wasn't involved in it himself — after all, wasn't it odd that a senior NASA official just so happened to get returned to flight status? Maybe that was his compensation for aiding the conspiracy, and "they" took the opportunity to ice Slayton where there were few witnesses. Tracy Stevens' rumored struggle with alcoholism? Stemmed from guilt due to participating in the grand cover-up. After all, it's not like Molly Cobb actually needed rescuing, especially not in the form of an implausible fly-by-stick interception. (And so forth.)

I want to say that's ridiculous, but then, "Paul is dead" is an OTL conspiracy theory.
 
Can a Mars mission be launched from the Moon instead of directly from Earth?
Unless you build a full-scale rocket factory on the Moon (and, given the way things are going in FaM, that can't be ruled out--aluminum smelting would be energy-intensive, but possible), it doesn't really make sense to do so--the common analogy is "going from Chicago to Los Angeles by way of Houston." The detour isn't worth it.

If you launch large quantities of rocket fuel from the Moon and pre-position it in Earth orbit or Mars orbit (or both), you might have a case. The analogy in that case would be "oil from Houston to gas stations between Chicago and Los Angeles."

This image here illustrates it nicely:

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I say with the Americans taking the lunar site the Cold War just got very very hot.

The USSR will push hard in Central America possibly Berlin.
 
Hm, NASA Administrator in the cabinet. Makes sense.

Say, if the US does build a handful of Pathfinders, would there be any market for some of the older shuttles among America’s allies? Or are they just too far through their operational life at 10ish years (once all the paperwork is done and they‘re finally delivered)? EASA jumpstart, maybe?

For all that Gordo In Space still seems like a sketchy idea, it’s a lot of fun seeing him back.

A little disappointed they went with a Space 1999 reference and not Battlestar :openedeyewink:

Some beautiful scenes in this one. Aleida and Bill. Kelly at the restaurant.
 
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