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My Favorite Lunar-Voyage Movies and Books

I really, really dislike “best” lists (aka listicles). After all, even for a ranking for best chocolate-chip cookies, you may prefer a softer cookie while I prefer a harder one; it’s largely an issue of personal preference. Plus, most of the “10 best” article authors tend to have an authoritarian tone and attitude, as if their opinion is actually indisputable fact. It’s as foolish as saying “these are the 10 best op amps” – there is no “best” but instead it depends on the application, priorities, and tradeoffs.

Still, this commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon mission did get me thinking about my favorite moon-landing and space-related movies and books. I don’t mean documentaries ¬– and there are some very good ones – or science-fiction ones about landing on the Moon and finding there are secret colonies of aliens there. I mean ones which are reasonably “scientific,” or at least try to be.

So here is my unranked list of movies which I think are worth seeing:

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Destination Moon (1950) shows a rocket ship that looks pretty much like they do now on the outside, but the interior scenes show a fairly spacious area, including an office/meeting room complete with a desk and chair, and radio equipment on the desk. Was this because it made for more filmable scenes, or did they really think that capsules would be so spacious?

Destination Moon (1950) shows a rocket ship that looks pretty much like they do now on the outside, but the interior scenes show a fairly spacious area, including an office/meeting room complete with a desk and chair, and radio equipment on the desk. Was this because it made for more filmable scenes, or did they really think that capsules would be so spacious?

3 comments on “My Favorite Lunar-Voyage Movies and Books

  1. Andy_I
    July 31, 2019

    I'm glad you included the Australian film “The Dish”.  It's one of my favorites too.  It doesn't get shown often enough.

  2. Andy_I
    July 31, 2019

    This is a nice compilation of movies and books.  Thank you.

  3. Steve T
    August 19, 2019

    @Andy_I These books bring me back to my youth and my desire to be an Electronics engineer

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