For All Mankind TV Series (Apple-TV)

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  1. Mr_ Bondoc Member

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    Ronald D. Moore, along with Matt Wolpert and Ben Nedivi, are working on a new series titled For All Mankind. Described by Deadline as a “space drama,” the series will explore a reality in which the mid-century space race “had never ended.”

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    In the 20th century, the United States and Russia competed in the “Space Race,” a global competition to achieve dominance in spaceflight. Spinning off the arms race for nuclear weaponry in the aftermath of World War II, achieving breakthroughs in the Space Race would assure citizens of either nation not just the sophistication of national security, but in ideological superiority.

    In other words, the Space Race was a billion-dollar status symbol, one that would signify which country was more prepared for the future. The United States effectively “won” the Space Race on July 20, 1969, when NASA successfully landed the first men on Earth’s Moon.

    The legacy of the Space Race endures in the form of sophisticated consumer technologies, ranging from laptop computers, satellites, video game joysticks, freeze drying, and virtual reality, to non-consumer tech such as water purification systems, solar cells, landmine removals, and food safety procedures adopted by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

    But as the series asks: What if the race to space had never ended? Based on how much our real, everyday life made quantum leaps thanks to the breakthroughs made during the Space Race, For All Mankind might depict life with far more advanced technology than we currently have.

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    Hmm, my guess is after the US lands men on the Moon the next big goal would be setting up mining/living on the Moon. Sometime after that happens likely by the 2000s, we start mining the belt. This would give us the first trillion in the first 20 or so years of the 21st century. Clearly, we would be light years ahead of what we now have. Computers would be much faster and able to do more because we would need that. With NASA not losing money it would be able to do more missions or do them bigger. This is all of course just me guessing but with the: Space Race: not ending this is what I would guessed would happen. Hell, we may have already put men on Mars by this timelines 2019.
     
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    From the trailer just played at the Apple Keynote.

    The Soviets got to the Moon first!
     
  4. Mr_ Bondoc Member

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    And here is the trailer on Youtube:

     
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    When will it be released?
     
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    Looking forward to this- looks very interesting.

    Seems NASA's answer to the Russians getting there first is to send a woman/women to the Moon- and possibly one of them is black too?
     
  9. Matt Wiser Well-Known Member

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    Seen the trailers..it looks good One might assume that ITTL, NASA recruited these ASCANS (Astronaut Candidates) a la OTL's scientist-astronauts. Who had to go through military flight training and earn their wings before really starting astronaut training (which lasts a year-the same as military flight training). So two years from Nixon's order (presumably in '69), to being flight-ready (either late '71 or early '72).
     
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  10. Ogrebear Well-Known Member

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    Seen episode 1 now and fairly decent so far.

    Not entirely sure if it’s going to be too soap opera or not, but too early to call. Nice use of archive footage, esp of Nixon to frame the political bits. Not sure where the Mexico bits are going- and did it really take them the 3 days to get to the Moon to cross the border?

    Will def watch more of this.
     
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