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WAWalsh
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posted 10-18-2012 10:52 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for WAWalsh   Click Here to Email WAWalsh     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I was glancing through the David Scott/Alexei Leonev joint autobiography, "Two Sides of the Moon" last night. In it, Dave Scott writes that the NASA public relations department produced a film on Apollo 9, after the mission, in an effort to drum up public support.

The film, apparently, was based on the Beatles' "Magical Mystery Tour" film. Other than Scott loved it and NASA hated it, there were no other details.

Has anyone seen this? Is there a copy of this floating around anywhere? Did the film use Beatles songs as a backdrop?

Tom
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posted 10-18-2012 05:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tom   Click Here to Email Tom     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It was actually "Yellow Submarine" that was played during the Apollo 9 highlight film.

hlbjr
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posted 10-18-2012 09:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for hlbjr   Click Here to Email hlbjr     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have a copy on VHS somewhere and it is well worth watching. NASA made some great mission films back then.

J.L
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posted 10-18-2012 11:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for J.L   Click Here to Email J.L     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
"The Space Duet of Gumdrop and Spider". It is one of my favorite NASA released films. The music is soundtrack material from "The Yellow Submarine" animated film. The orchestral cuts, no Ringo leads. Some GREAT Apollo 9 background footage in this production.

LM-12
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posted 10-19-2012 04:11 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for LM-12     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You can watch that Apollo 9 film on the Internet Archive website.

WAWalsh
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posted 10-19-2012 10:10 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for WAWalsh   Click Here to Email WAWalsh     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Appreciate the correction on the Beatles inspiration (problem of posting away from the source).

Also appreciate and will look at the link over the weekend.

mach3valkyrie
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posted 10-19-2012 02:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mach3valkyrie   Click Here to Email mach3valkyrie     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have this on Beta someplace and haven't watched it for years. I always liked the launch with an extended view from an airborne tracking camera. Too bad that sequence wasn't included in the Spacecraft Films set, especially since there was so little time to view the Saturn V because of the low cloud cover.

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