Post by Colin Anderton on Mar 9, 2019 14:28:58 GMT
Paul Carney: "BBC coverage of the re entry of Apollo 13 exists on You Tube and amid all the tension James Burke gives a brilliant running commentary on events showing great knowledge and insight."
Yes, you're right Paul, and he covered the entire Apollo programme in the same way. He was an amazing presenter - I'm so glad the BBC gave him the job!
Incidentally, if I can add my own schoolday memories: My parents had the good sense to let me stay off school on launch day (the only major event that coincided with school hours), realising its importance. And I didn't go to school following the moonwalk either - I was much too tired! Mind you, they weren't the only days I bunked off school, heh heh! I was a bit of a tearaway.
I caught it last week here - it was in limited release on Imax, and it was thrilling to watch! They've done an excellent job with it. It must have done well, as it's in wide release in North America this weekend, playing at a lot of cinemas.
I don't think I've ever seen the demographic at the cinema skew so old (perhaps I should go to some of the opera simulcasts! ). I'd say many in the cinema would have watched it live as adults!
On a bit of a tangent, I found a tape with a recording of News At Ten on what seems to be the night before touchdown, but it's barely audible, being a microphone-in-the-middle-of-the-living-room job (not even next to the TV speaker).