The Real Right Stuff sound familiar? Well, this is the companion piece to Disney +’s series The Right Stuff, a scripted series that tells a story of a journey to space. In this documentary special though we get to hear all about the real space race. How did it all start? What did it take for us to get to the NASA of today? All these and more will be answered.
This is where it all started. The ship that began our headlong, dead long gaze to the stars. We wished to go beyond the world we knew and into the unknown… and of course, catch up to Russia. An era of competition, fear, and a fragile flame of hope. The Mercury 7 sparked belief in the possibilities of a US space program. It has been nearly 60 years but space still encapsulates our hopes and dreams. In The Real Right Stuff, we get to see archival footage and radio from the events and people’s feelings leading up to blast off. Hundreds of hours of archival film and radio broadcasts, interviews, home movies, and never-before-seen material from the late 1950s.
The Real Right Stuff
A two-hour-long documentary set to premiere November 20th the day of The Right Stuff‘s finale. The production, sound design, and restoration going into this are beyond this world with Tom Jennings directing and producing (known for Apollo: Missions to the Moon, Challenger Disaster: Lost Tapes). Then James Everingham composing and produced by the Hans Zimmer (he’s worked on over 150 films, if you don’t think you know Hans Zimmer you’re wrong) and Emmy-nominated Russell Emanuel. Even though we’re in a pandemic these guys have gone above and beyond with the film’s score being recorded remotely by a socially distant 44-piece orchestra in May 2020.
Whew! So much history at our finger tips. Even if you’re not American, it can be cool to see how America saw things. Knowledge is power after all. Are you excited about The Real Right Stuff? Are you a lover of space? Have aspirations to be one of those astronauts? Have any knowledge to share with us? Tell us in the comments below, tweet us @TheHoneyPOP or talk to us on Facebook or Instagram!
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