From the Earth to the Moon

Season 1 Episode 8

We Interrupt This Program

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



  • Trivia

    • Although they are not listed in the credits for this episode, the voices of Tim Daly, as Jim Lovell, and Adam Baldwin, as Fred Haise, can be heard in radio communication with Mission Control.

  • Quotes

    • Jim Lovell: Freddo, I'm afraid this will be the last moon mission for a long time.

    • Seymore Rosen: There appears to be no better than a ten percent chance that the crew of Apollo 13 will make it home alive.

    • Reporter: Hal, what we're hearing is the astronauts are out of oxygen.
      Hal Deacon: If they were out of oxygen, they wouldn't be breathing.
      Reporter: So, they are breathing?

    • Hal Deacon: Brett, these individuals (astronauts' families) are private citizens.
      Brett Hutchins: Oh, please. "Private citizens"? For the last ten years these private citizens have availed themselves of free clothes, free cars and every junket under the sun. NASA paraded them around like prized poodles. Now you're telling me that when the going gets tough, the tough issue a quarantine?
      Hal Deacon: (not amused) Uh-huh.

  • Notes

    • Many people involved in production of this series, including Tom Hanks and Ron Howard, worked on the movie Apollo 13. They made an effort to not repeat any thing in this episode that was seen in the movie.

    • Tom Hanks starred in the movie dramatization of the disaster, Apollo 13 (1995), as Astronaut Jim Lovell.

  • Allusions