The bittersweet end of the Apollo program—and the final manned journey to another planet—is juxtaposed with a light-hearted recreation of the first cinematic imagining of such an endeavor, the 1902 French silent classic “Voyage to the Moon.”
A group of young military wives struggle with their new “jobs” handling both the national spotlight and a demanding home front. Meanwhile, their astronaut husbands lose themselves in the pursuit of a national goal alternately competitive, glamorous, and deadly.
Geology guru Lee Silver helps Dave Scott and his Apollo 15 crew unravel the moon's mysterious origins by teaching them to become his lunar surrogates, and thus the first fully-trained “field observers” on another world.
America's first man in space, Alan Shepard, is grounded with an inner ear disorder. A thankless new desk job starts to look permanent, until fate—and surgery—bring him a chance to rescue the space program.
As the life-threatening consequences of the Apollo 13 accident escalate in real time, so do the tensions among the NASA press corps covering it. Among them, a respected, old-school TV journalist questions the confrontational methods of a younger, slicker colleague.
The glare of the public eye, conflicts among the crew, disastrous simulations, and a series of harrowing last-minute crises threaten the Apollo 11 astronauts' success at pulling off NASA's crowning achievement—the first lunar landing.
Engineers at Grumman Aviation work with NASA and the Apollo 9 astronauts to design, build, and finally test-fly the world's first true spaceship—a “lunar module” which will hopefully land the first humans on the moon.
A documentary film crew follows the final preparations for the first manned Apollo launch. Now behind schedule due to the Apollo 1 fire, astronauts and launch pad personnel bet their lives--and America's space future--on its success.
The tragic death of Apollo's first three astronauts during a pre-launch test haunts the spacecraft's designers, as they struggle to come to terms with what happened, and find a way to save the moon program.
NASA responds to John F. Kennedy's challenge of landing a man on the moon with a group of new astronauts for the Gemini Program, who work toward the eventual lunar voyage with a series of risky and groundbreaking earth-orbit missions.
Griffith's men are sacrificed to the demon's appetites. Guts fights on, at first to save Griffith, then to save himself from the result of Griffith's ambition. Judeau and the others there are all killed, except Caska. Griffith emerges as Femto, the fifth God Hand demon. Femto rapes Caska, and Guts cuts off his own trapped arm to help her. It is all in vain. Demons hold him down, impaling his right eye, while he screams in fury. A healed Guts leaves Godo's house for destinations unknown, to have his revenge on God Hand.
Seduced by the promises of demons and his dreams from his childhood, Griffith agrees to fulfill his destiny and become one of the God Hand demons. A seal is branded onto the Hawks after Griffith confers with God Hand.
Breaking away from the King's pursuing armies, the few Hawks left contemplate their future. Guts comforts Caska, who is despondent over Griffith's condition. Griffith begins to dream/hallucinate and escapes in a wagon. As the Hawks pursue him, a solar eclipse suddenly transforms the landscape into a scene from hell.
With Guts help, Caska and the Hawks hope to rescue Griffith. While they are off, a group of injured Hawks are wiped out by demons. Guts, Caska and the rest of the rescue group break a wounded, emaciated Griffith out of the Tower of Rebirth.
Guts is on the road again, occasionally entering in tournaments for practice. He arrives at the home of Godo the swordsmith and stays there for a while while Godo crafts a new sword for him. Guts practices more on his sword techniques with the help of Godo's little daughter Erika. Then he finds out about what happened to the Hawks and Griffith.
Griffith will not let Guts simply leave. He says that Guts belongs to him. With a single swing of his sword, Guts defeats Griffith by cutting through his sword and leaves the Hawks. Later on, Griffith seduces Charlotte in her room and is caught (and sentenced to imprisonment).
Griffith has his revenge by having the Queen's castle burned down, then covers his tracks by having Gatts kill the men he had hired to set the fire. With Griffith's position secure and winter coming, the Hawks relax at the castle. Guts, now 18, decides it is time for him to move on.
The King of Midland and his various generals confer about Doldrey Castle, long since captured by the Chudan Empire. Griffith plans an attack and the King agrees despite the protests of his other officers. Only one other general supports Griffith's actions. The Hawks attack Doldrey.
Caska finds Judeau's division of Hawks and leads them back to where Guts was fighting alone. Although injured, he defeated all the enemy soldiers by himself. They return to the Hawks' camp and Caska tends to Guts' wounds. But since Guts knows of Caska's feelings for Griffith, he pushes her to him and walks off.
The pearl—the only gem produced by a living animal—has long carried a certain allure. Yet the best mollusk for making this gem—the pearl oyster—doesn\'t always produce a pearl, and even then, the pearls are rarely perfectly round. It wasn\'t until the late nineteenth century, when a Japanese scientist discovered a technique to incite oysters to produce these gems, that an industry was formed.\n\nInducing an oyster to create a pearl is only half the battle—the oyster then needs a nutrient-rich, open environment in which to grow. This NOVA program looks at the science of pearl farming, follows efforts of oyster farmers trying to cope with growing problems of pollution and overcrowding, and considers the shifting sands of dominance within the pearl industry.
#WWF Hardcore Title Match\n\nRoad Dogg (c) vs. Val Venis\n\nAl Snow vs. Edge\n\n#WWF European Title Match\n\nBig Boss Man vs. X-Pac (c)\n\nSteve Blackman and Goldust vs. Owen Hart and Jeff Jarrett\n\nKen Shamrock vs. Triple H\n\nBilly Gunn vs. Kane\n\n#WWF Hardcore Title Match\n\nMankind vs. Road Dogg (c)
As Stanley wakes from a dream, he finds a beautiful female bearing a startling similarity to someone he used to know next to him. Just as he and Kai are trying to figure out what make of her, they make first contact with astronauts from the isolated planet Potatohole.
Richard, Del and Annie are apparently successful in their combined effort to knock the Christmas spirit out of Caroline, but when she appears to have lost all interest in her annual tree-trimming festivities, her alarmed buddies declare an emergency trip to nearby \"\"Christmasville,\"\" only to discover that Caroline engineered the whole thing. When even the local re-enactment of A Christmas Carol doesn\'t do the trick, a furious Caroline tries to drive away and backs into the town\'s main transformer, blacking out all of \"\"Christmasville\"\" and condemning them to slave off their sentence in Santa\'s workshop.
Al Snow vs. Gangrel\n\nBilly Gunn vs. Ken Shamrock\n\nThe Blue Blazer vs. Steve Blackman\n\n#WWF Hardcore Title Match\n\nBig Boss Man (c) vs. Road Dogg\n\nJ.O.B. Squad (Bob Holly and Scorpio) vs. Hell\'s Henchmen (Bradshaw and Faarooq)\n\nMankind vs. Shane McMahon\n\n#2 on 1 Handicap Match\n\nD\'Lo Brown vs. Mosh and Thrasher\n\nCorporation (The Rock and Test) vs. Triple H and X-Pac
Lexi, Amanda and Eve are caught in a bank hold-up involving men in Santa Claus suits. The guys (including Dr. Visconti) plan to play Santa at area elementary schools, but are mistaken for the bank robbers and arrested. They are detained until Lexi, Amanda and Eve clear up the misunderstanding. Amanda begins to worry about Kyle\'s drinking. Travis tries to blackmail Eve into sleeping with him, but Kyle pummels him and orders him to leave town. Lexi has an enlightening conversation with Travis, which leads to a fist fight with Eve. Lexi warns Peter that his current and former wives are keeping a secret from him. An eccentric judge orders Michael and Jane to spend the holidays performing community service together. Jane forgives Michael, who then has himself delivered to her apartment in a box. Lexi surprises Megan with a catered Christmas dinner, only to find that she has spent the greater part of three days in bed with Ryan. The teen pop group Hanson performs a charity concert at the clu
David and Karen invite the other couples to a black tie charity dinner where David spends the evening networking, but Jenny gets drunk and starts a fistfight with his female boss. Meanwhile, Rachel reveals a secret to Karen.
After a riot at a sci-fi convention, Mayor Quimby hires Homer as his bodyguard, and Homer witnesses the rampant corruption in town politics. When Homer takes a stand, he runs afoul of the Springfield mafia.