From the Earth to the Moon

Season 1 Episode 7

That's All There Is

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Apr 26, 1998 on HBO



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Dick Gordon: (toweling off after a shower) Damn! That shower feels good.
      Pete Conrad: The first time you take a shower and it doesn't feel that good is when you'll know that you're officially home from the moon.

    • Al Bean: (narrating) Neil and Buzz's ascent had knocked the crap out of their flag. They could send a man to the moon, but they couldn't think to place the flag 50 feet away from a rocket engine so it wouldn't get blown over.

    • Al Bean: (narrating) Maybe we weren't dignified enough to be heroes. It didn't matter, 'cause we were the second mission to land on the moon. History's ultimate anticlimax.

    • Pete Conrad: (just before take-off) Al Bean! You are going to the moon!
      Al Bean: Y'all can come along too, if you like.

    • Dick Gordon: (prior to separation of Lunar and Command modules) I guess we gotta closer her up now. I wish this son of a bitch fit three people.

    • Pete Conrad: Looks like this launch is gonna be a wet one.
      Dick Gordon: No big deal for an all-Navy crew. We can handle it.

    • Pete Conrad: Damn! I wish I could shit! … I know just what's gonna happen. It's gonna be the first shit on the lunar surface.

    • (Al Bean is setting up the first color TV camera ever on the lunar surface, but it isn't working)
      CAPCOM: That's coming in better there, Al. What change did you make?
      Al Bean: I just hit it on the top with my hammer. I figured we didn't have a thing to lose.
      CAPCOM: Skillful fix, Al.
      Al Bean: Yeah. I hit it with this hammer I got.

    • Al Bean: (narrating) Flying with Pete and Dick was the best thing about the entire mission - we were a true team. Those men were, and are, my best friends.

    • Pete Conrad: (first words upon stepping onto the lunar surface) Whoopee! That may have been a small one for Neil, but it was a long one for me!

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • Alan Bean: I kind of feel like that song. Is that all there is?

      Bean says this as the Apollo 12 crew prepares to leave lunar orbit. "Is That All There Is?" is a song written by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller and recorded by Peggy Lee in 1969, the year in which this episode is set.

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