Episode 3 . That’s not to say current citizens should be satisfied with our government’s scientific pursuits, but the implicit nature of “From the Earth to the Moon” would likely be far more explicit if magnified for modern audiences. Journey 2 was an even bigger hit than the original, with reviews praising the inclusion of Johnson as the new leading man. A part-time hobby soon blossomed into a career when he discovered he really loved writing about movies, TV and video games – he even (arguably) had a little bit of talent for it. While the first two movies were fun adventures, Journey wasn’t a franchise that had a burning fanbase either, so it’s easy to see how it fell between the cracks. This Article is related to: Television and tagged Apollo 11, From the Earth to the Moon, HBO. Yes, “From the Earth to the Moon” represents the kind of appointment TV many feel has gone extinct. Sean and Hank go on their 'Industry' Trailer: HBO High-Pressure Finance Drama Sets November Release Date, 'Lovecraft Country' Showrunner Misha Green Admits She 'Failed' Indigenous Character Storyline, 10 Must-Watch Shows Arriving at Peacock's Launch, See the Emmy Winners and Presenters from the 2020 Virtual Ceremony. It would be OK to lose Episode 7, “That’s All There Is,” given how the goofy pseudo-comedy of Alan Bean’s trip to the moon never really comes together, and Episode 10, “Galileo Was Right” feels more like a geology lecture than a piece of entertainment. And yet each episode told a standalone story. If made today, some of these episodes would’ve been cut down and others cut entirely. Elements of the 12-hour event series show how the production and rollout of premium television has been forever altered, and remind those who’ve lived through the changes of what’s been lost. Journey 3: From the Earth to the Moon 2019. Journey 3 was soon confirmed by the studio, which would adapt Verne’s From The Earth To The Moon. Berkeley Electronic Press Selected Works. Journey 3 & 4 were still being planned around this time, but it appears Johnson’s hectic workload and focus on other projects kept pushing them back. Comment. This miniseries was an event, both because of how it was released and how it was created. Since HBO was primarily in the business of bringing studio movies into the home, this made sense. “From the Earth to the Moon” provides a perfect example of how things have changed over the past two decades. He can be found as i_Padds on Twitter making bad puns. But it didn’t just feel like an event in the sense that it was released every week with great fanfare, before the age of anytime streaming; it was made to be an event in every moment. Sean and Hank go on their biggest adventure yet, to the moon. Hide ads with . Overview; Activity; All comments. Love this movie? TV has that time, and even in the era of Netflix bloat, some limited series need to maximize their opportunity. Played well by Nick Searcy, Hanks would even be better-suited for the role now, with more experience built into each line of his face. Still two months away from debuting “Sex and the City” and eight months out from “The Sopranos,” what was then still known as the Home Box Office network was making a big prestige play, with a miniseries about NASA’s Apollo missions, in a genre dominated by broadcast. Here's why Journey 3 isn't happening. The CGI spacecrafts have little to no motion blur either, which makes the movement look incredibly hokey. This website embed videos which are legally & That would probably change if made today. But shortening the miniseries overall would mean sacrificing someone’s story, and if there’s one thing all Apollo movies have in common, it’s emphasizing how many people went into making each mission a success. In the same way The Mummy star Brendan Fraser was replaced by Johnson, the studio could have brought on a new lead actor for Journey 3, but considering the star power Johnson brought to the series, this was unlikely. While the franchise was set to continue with Journey 3: From The Earth To The Moon, the movie was canned. But in order to attract said talent, you need meatier roles, and here’s where the big switch would’ve come in — one that Mr. Hanks, in all his wisdom, may have opposed to point of backing out. Other entries drag a big or are more redundant in message and execution than anyone needs. While these things still happen today — see Hulu’s “Catch-22,” where George Clooney pops in at the beginning and the end, but otherwise works behind-the-scenes as an executive producer and director — they don’t happen the same way. Tony Goldwyn, Cary Elwes, Bryan Cranston in “From the Earth to the Moon”, Erik Heinila/Clavius Base/Go Flight Inc/Imagine Ent/Kobal/Shutterstock. Disney, Netflix, and Apple may not need a nightly event series, but they do need shows that merit the monthly charge. Personalized recommendation based on your taste. Movie stars can move into television without it being seen as slumming it, and limited series are often sold on the movie star’s rare venture into an extended narrative. It’s a pity Journey 3: From The Earth To The Moon didn’t come together, but audiences will have plenty of other Dwayne Johnson movies in the future to make up for it. The movie also featured Michael Caine and adapted another Jules Verne novel The Mysterious Island.