For All Mankind

Imagine if the Russians had beaten the Americans to land on the Moon.

Imagine if the Space Race never ended.

For All Mankind is one of the lead new shows on Apple TV+ and explores this idea. It starts in June 1969 with the Russians landing a cosmonaut first on the Moon, and then proceeds with how things might have player out from there. The pilot episode was great, captured the period well and has a bit of a “Mad Men” feel to it. The ending had me on the edge of my seat and guessing how far they would change the timeline.

It blends historic figures with new characters and they’ve done their homework. Episode 3 will see the Mercury 13 getting the attention they deserve. Can’t wait!

Blade Runner

2015 was the year of Back to the Future, and 2019 – specifically November is Blade Runner. Interesting take on what they got right on the ABC website. EVERYBODY gets the flying cars wrong.

Note to self – set my dystopian sci-fi novel far enough in the future so future readers can’t pick it apart.