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Burke has some street-cred in this subject as he was the BBC correspondent who covered the Apollo missions of the '60s and early '70s. It's nice to see that there was -- at least then -- some interest in where we've come from, as well as some worries about where we were going.
Inevitably, it's a bit dated, and there was no-one then who could have foreseen the way things would go politically the whole world over; but his thrust is primarily technical and the politics of the now don't even factor into the analysis then. How could they? They were still 42 years into the future.
Series One made me laugh; it made me cry; however, most importantly, it made me think. And it made me remember, as some of the events portrayed I recall vividly as they happened during my own life-span. Astonishing.
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