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Robert Pearlman
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posted 08-07-2017 09:39 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Congratulations to our own Larry McGlynn, along with space collectors Torie Lazaros and Cole Sommers, who star in the new WAG TV reality series, "Space Dealers."
Whether it's the pilot's seat from Gemini 12, an uneaten astronaut meal pack or the kit bag Buzz Aldrin took to the moon, if something's been to space it's worth BIG money. Every item they come across has a story – each one is a fascinating episode in the history of space exploration. And sometimes, there's a puzzle too: bits of space kit aren't always easy to identify. What did they do?

These guys aren't just dealers, they're space detectives. Sometimes, to realize an item's true value, they have to find out where it was used, and how. So they have to speak to people in the know – real space engineers and designers, and occasionally, the heroes who played a part in actual space missions.

Space Dealers debuts today (Aug. 7) on A&E Australia and is expected to come to parts of Europe soon. In addition to Larry, Torie and Cole, keep an eye out for other collectSPACE and community members who were filmed for the series.

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posted 08-07-2017 10:55 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for MarylandSpace   Click Here to Email MarylandSpace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have met Larry and Torie. They are both classy and neat people. I wish them success with this series and hope that we get a chance to see episodes either online or on tv.

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posted 08-07-2017 12:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SkyMan1958   Click Here to Email SkyMan1958     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Go get 'em Bulldog McGlynn!!!

Rick Mulheirn
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posted 08-07-2017 02:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rick Mulheirn   Click Here to Email Rick Mulheirn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Would I buy a used car from Larry McGlynn? Absolutely.

I hope I get to see this in the UK. Go Larry!

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posted 08-07-2017 03:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for TLIGuy   Click Here to Email TLIGuy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well done Larry!! This looks like great stuff.

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posted 08-07-2017 05:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for DMScott   Click Here to Email DMScott     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It's a really fun series. Larry is the star for sure.

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posted 08-07-2017 07:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 4allmankind   Click Here to Email 4allmankind     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Larry, what's your signing policy?

Ken Havekotte
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posted 08-07-2017 07:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ken Havekotte   Click Here to Email Ken Havekotte     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Sounds like it will be lots of fun, Larry, and very much looking forward to the new TV-reality series.

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posted 08-07-2017 08:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for rjurek349   Click Here to Email rjurek349     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Congrats, Larry! A star is born. Can't wait to see it.

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posted 08-08-2017 04:42 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mode1charlie   Click Here to Email mode1charlie     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ladies and Gentlemen, welcome to our television demographic.

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posted 08-08-2017 05:52 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for heng44   Click Here to Email heng44     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The show will air in The Netherlands on Discovery from September 26 - October 31. Larry mailed me that he "had a little bit to do with the show." That seems to be an understatement.

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posted 08-08-2017 12:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for rjurek349   Click Here to Email rjurek349     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Congrats, Larry! A star is born. Can't wait to see it.

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posted 08-08-2017 05:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for David Carey   Click Here to Email David Carey     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Oh, man, that looks like good fun. Love the bow tie too.

Congrats, Larry - wish U.S.A. viewers were able to catch these!

Rick Mulheirn
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posted 08-09-2017 03:59 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rick Mulheirn   Click Here to Email Rick Mulheirn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
WAG TV does have a couple of programs broadcast on terrestial tv in the UK. (ie "Combat Dealers"). We can only hope that "Space Dealers" is picked up here.

I have petitioned WAG TV's London offices: if other UK members do likewise it may convince them there is a demand this side of the pond.

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posted 08-09-2017 10:30 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Gilbert   Click Here to Email Gilbert     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Wow! Very cool!

Larry McGlynn
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posted 08-09-2017 08:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Larry McGlynn   Click Here to Email Larry McGlynn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thank you for all your accolades. The show was hard work for the five of us. Torie, Cole, Ben (the director), Ainsley (the on site producer) and I worked really hard to make the show entertaining and educational. I am sure that there are a few small miscues in the show that most of the crew here on collectSPACE will pick up, but the show was designed to enlighten the general public on some of the history of spaceflight through the sale of space related objects.

It may look like fun, but it was hard work that required 12 to 15 hour days as well as working in southern summer weather while wearing a suit and bow tie. I now have a healthy respect for TV actors. It is a tough, tiring job.

That said, I, personally, am hoping that the show accomplishes two things. That it brings a grassroots level appreciation of human spaceflight to the public and shines a light on this obscure hobby of ours. That is why I decided it was worth the personal effort to work in 98 degree August heat in Florida in a dumpster in Titusville.

I also want to say that Torie and Cole put in the same effort and were fun to work with. The heroes were Ben and Ainsley. They put in far longer hours during filming and were living out of a suitcase for eight weeks per session. I am amazed by those four and the work they put into the show.

Now it's your turn. While the show has been picked up overseas in Europe and Australia, neither the UK or the US have committed to the show. We need the grassroots support of all of you to contact Discovery, BBC4, the SyFy Channel and the Smithsonian channel and ask them to pick up the show. If they don't then the show will end with this season. It is up to public initiative to bring the show to the US and the UK.

As tough as it was, we, the actors and crew, are up for a second season. If the UK and the US pick the show up, then we are on for a second season. And, who knows, we maybe asking to visit with you and your collection.

— Larry McGlynn (on behalf of my teammates, Torie, Cole, Ben and Ainsley)

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posted 08-09-2017 09:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mode1charlie   Click Here to Email mode1charlie     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Larry, congrats and I certainly look forward to the show. (How many episodes are in season 1, by the way?)

I already wrote to Discovery, but it would be helpful for us here to have the URLs for each of the channels so we can pepper them with requests. Note that SyFy (for example, requests the name of the show, producer, and their contact info so that they can contact them directly. I don't have that. Larry, can you help?

I'll start:

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posted 08-10-2017 06:06 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for BMckay   Click Here to Email BMckay     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You have to give credit to all the stars in this new show. It is not easy to act (Larry is not acting in the promo (while he is in the car — must be going around a Massachusetts rotary!). They did a great job! Send in your thoughts to all the channels.

Larry McGlynn
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posted 08-10-2017 06:21 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Larry McGlynn   Click Here to Email Larry McGlynn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by mode1charlie:
...for example, requests the name of the show, producer, and their contact info
The show title is Space Dealers.

The show's production company is WAGTV. They are an English production company located in London.

The networks I mentioned are the candidates that the company plans to solicit.

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posted 08-10-2017 12:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for thisismills   Click Here to Email thisismills     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by mode1charlie:
How many episodes are in season 1, by the way?
Last week while traveling for work in Latvia, I happened to catch the first episode on Aug 3rd and it was great. Was watching the only English channel I could find, Discovery (with Latvian subtitles), and figured the show must have already been on US TV. Later found this post...

Here are a few photos from Episode 1:

According to the channel guide in Latvia, there appears to be at least six episodes planned to air, once a week, on Thursdays:

  • EP.1 - Aug 3
  • EP.2 - Aug 10
  • EP.3 - Aug 17
  • EP.4 - Aug 24
  • EP.5 - Aug 31
  • EP.6 - Sept 7
Larry can confirm if there are more coming after that.

Larry McGlynn
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posted 08-10-2017 12:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Larry McGlynn   Click Here to Email Larry McGlynn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thank you. We are glad that you liked the show. There are a total of six episodes in this season.

If there are to be more episodes, then the UK and USA have to pick up the show. Otherwise, Space Dealers was a unique experience that will end after the first season.

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posted 08-24-2017 03:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for denali414   Click Here to Email denali414     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by mode1charlie:
...it would be helpful for us here to have the URLs for each of the channels so we can pepper them with requests.
Thanks for the links. I'll write and request the show... can't hurt.

Larry McGlynn
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posted 09-04-2017 12:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Larry McGlynn   Click Here to Email Larry McGlynn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The show is heading for Holland now.

Philip
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posted 09-26-2017 03:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Philip   Click Here to Email Philip     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Saw the first episode... interesting items; Sigma 7 cigarettes, Al Worden astronaut pin, flown ISS Casio wrist watch.

Looking forward to the next episode!

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posted 09-26-2017 04:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rick Mulheirn   Click Here to Email Rick Mulheirn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Is it possible the show will find its way to YouTube?

Robert Pearlman
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posted 09-26-2017 05:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Let's hope it doesn't, as it might hurt the chances of the show being picked up by a U.S. network...

Ken Havekotte
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posted 09-26-2017 05:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ken Havekotte   Click Here to Email Ken Havekotte     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Just saw the teaser trailer release that Larry posted above and it looks to be a lot of fun for us space dealers and collectors out there.

When viewing the pre-film series introduction, I did notice an Apollo 11 crew signed litho pictured. There appeared to be a magnifying eyepiece over the Aldrin signature, however, the signatures were all autopens of man's first lunar landing crew.

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posted 09-26-2017 10:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Wehaveliftoff   Click Here to Email Wehaveliftoff     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
In the teaser, believe I saw a shady handshake between a couple guys dealing in a restaurant, need to be careful as to the up and up going on with these deals (ha).

Rick Mulheirn
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posted 09-28-2017 03:21 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rick Mulheirn   Click Here to Email Rick Mulheirn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That had not occurred to me Robert: thank you for the caveat. I am just keen to see a certain Mr. McGlynn in action... as soon as possible.

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I welcome Robert and all command of serial, I by chance knew 4 a week ago that a serial will be shown in Russia, I am very pleasant to look such serials and films because I did films about space and cosmonautics, and now too I sell some things touching space history. It was sadly me after viewing yesterday of fifth series, when nothing turned out Cole and Larry to begin to work. I understood the aim of serial at once, that aim in that to show history of cosmonautics through things that touch space. I too very want to see second and third seasons and in general it would be not badly to take off a serial about collectors that collect things related to history).

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posted 10-13-2017 10:36 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Philip   Click Here to Email Philip     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Just saw third episode with Robert Pearlman tasting space food... great stuff.

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quote:
Originally posted by Robert Pearlman:
Let's hope it doesn't, as it might hurt the chances of the show being picked up by a U.S. network...

Maybe YouTube would be that network. Want to reach old viewers - network TV. Want to reach young viewers - YouTube.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 10-13-2017 11:51 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I don't disagree, but this is already a network show, being shopped to U.S. networks. (In any case, my comment was more about the unauthorized posting of episodes by viewers, not by the networks themselves.)

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posted 11-01-2017 04:18 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Philip   Click Here to Email Philip     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Episode 6 the best so far... Apollo-themed and the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation convention. Now I'm off going to buy a bow tie!

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posted 11-01-2017 05:43 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tykeanaut   Click Here to Email Tykeanaut     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Rick Mulheirn:
I have petitioned WAG TV's London offices...
Likewise, I have now emailed them Rick.

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posted 12-01-2017 08:27 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Larry McGlynn   Click Here to Email Larry McGlynn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
To anybody who is living in France. Space Dealers will be airing on RMC Decouverte in France on Saturday 9th December. They have scheduled three episodes back to back, so We’re about to own Saturday night on French TV!

Enjoy the evening.

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posted 12-01-2017 02:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 1202 Alarm     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm sure I'll enjoy the evening, but to watch your show Larry, I'll have to wake up early. It will be on air at... 7am, until 10:35am

On RMC découverte the language is always French so I hope the translation and voices will be fine. Can't wait to watch and record these three.

(Always thankful for your help and welcome during the Sims and Hankow 2003 Washington DC astronaut convention. — Jacques-Olivier.)

Larry McGlynn
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posted 12-10-2017 09:23 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Larry McGlynn   Click Here to Email Larry McGlynn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Did any of our French friends see Space Dealers yesterday? It was a binge watch on RMC network.

And like magic it is now on YouTube in French.

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As I said in the post above yours, yes I did. It was episodes 1, 2, 3, while episodes 3 (replay) and 4 are due Thursday 14, then 5 and 6 Thursday 21, however both weeks at... 1am!

The first three on Saturday were scheduled at 7am, but as always with these little channels, it wasn't on time and started 45 minutes later. It was in French, while you could still hear the original US in the back.
The voices were sadly the same types used for the shopping channels, so they all appear a bit fake, not natural with their intonations if you see what I mean.

Another negative point, some pathetic mistakes in the translation, when you learn that "only three lunar landings were successful," or that Gemini was a shuttle, etc. Sadly, it happens with every documentary these days.

So, was it a disappointment? No way, it was great, I mean, it's a show focused on SPACE MEMORABILIA, so I was hooked, recorded the whole thing and I'm currently looking at every frame analyzing the objects, comparing them with my collection (and very proud of what I've got) and learning a lot.

I don't know if RMC will give you some audience ratings, but I'm not sure they believe in this in the first place, otherwise they would have put it on air at more appropriate hours. 1am is absurd for a Premiere, and very few replays are scheduled.

(The YouTube channel isn't mine. I only uploaded my daughter playing the piano on mine.)

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posted 12-10-2017 12:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Steve Zarelli   Click Here to Email Steve Zarelli     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Never heard myself in French before!


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