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[i]"I'd say, for a Hollywood production, it was probably about A minus. I'll tell you the things I didn't like. I didn't like the way they portrayed some of the players. They portrayed Ken Mattingly as sort of a brooder, not a member of the team once he got scrubbed. He was right on board; probably the toughest thing that he had was trying to get by me, because we were still expecting him to get measles, and I was going to put him down on the second floor! But once we had the problem onboard, any concern about the measles vanished. I didn't like the way they portrayed Mary Haise. They sort of have to have this good guy, bad guy thing, and Mary Haise was portrayed as sort of arrogant. One thing they had, and this is probably the most egregious thing, they had the Grumman contractor portrayed as unsure, not willing to commit. None of that happened. The way we solved the electrical problem was not through the simulators; it was just a pencil and paper. The engineers sat down, figured out how much power the thing provides, kept refining the numbers. We actually used the simulators to tie the procedures together. But I would say they portrayed the kinds of people and the kinds of work that is done. The controllers don't run around pulling their hair out the way they portray in the movie, but that's Hollywood! for the purpose that it had, which is also entertainment and telling a good story, I thought they did a good job."[/i]
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