Debrief: Apollo 8 (downloaded from Google Video). [Category: News]

This NASA film documents the Apollo 8 mission in a less technical and more lyrical form than usual. Burgess Meredith narrates footage from the mission by attempting to grasp a deeper meaning, interspersing his own thoughts (OK, the thoughts of the writers) with quotes from thinkers in a bunch of different disciplines. This ranges from pretty hokey to genuinely touching. The film does give you an idea of the sense of wonder the Apollo missions generated in people during the 60s.

Ratings: Camp/Humor Value: ***. Weirdness: ***. Historical Interest: ****. Overall Rating: ***.

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