The Wonder of It All

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Filmmaker Jeffrey Roth's documentary The Wonder of it All revisits the extensive space exploration of the late 1960s and early 1970s from a most unusual angle: the psychological impact of extraterrestrial charting on the individual astronauts. Of the 12 Americans who set foot on the moon between 1969 and 1972 and subsequently readjusted to civilian life, Roth interviews 7 - Buzz Aldrin, Charlie Duke, Gene Cernan, Harrison Schmitt, John Young, Edgar Mitchell and Alan Bean - who offer intimate and candid reflections on their personal experiences from childhood through the present, their recollections of space travel and the NASA space program per se, and their postflight experiences in daily life.

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  • These elder statesmen's recollections of their brief moments on the moon, as well as of what preceded and followed, make for vivid and emotional storytelling.

    Jul 31, 2009 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…
  • A few new details about the work and the adventure emerge, but if you've seen any of the many other documentaries on Apollo, The Wonder of it All is simply covering familiar lunar ground.

    Jul 22, 2009 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • Meeting the men who inspired The Right Stuff is as affectionate as it is pedagogical, with just enough holy mole moments to feed the sense of awe that keeps these heroes impressive for reasons greater than the technological and physical accomplishme

    Aug 14, 2009 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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