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The Wonder of It All (2007)





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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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Critic Reviews for The Wonder of It All

All Critics (3) | Top Critics (2)

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.

Full Review… | July 31, 2009
Los Angeles Times
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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.

Full Review… | July 22, 2009
Orlando Sentinel
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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

Full Review… | August 14, 2009
Boxoffice Magazine

Audience Reviews for The Wonder of It All

Even as a space race enthusiast I found this a bit long and drawn out. Some very candid moments from the Apollo moon walking astronauts and very little narration, which makes for a different documentary experience.

Bobby Diablo
Bobby Diablo

I didn't like the fact that some of the Apollo astronauts seem to have gone a bit bonkers in their later years, but it is actually quite a fascinating documentary.

David Underwood
David Underwood

In the RT database twice. 68/100. Really good interviews of astronauts who were involved in the beginning of the space program. Informative with great use of footage from the 1960's and this documentary gives you an enriched view of the 1960's astronauts and the work they did. Well done.

James Higgins
James Higgins

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