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TV Review: The Challenger Disaster Is A Surprisingly Compelling And Profound Docudrama

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I remember January 28, 1986. I was seven years old. I, like so many other excited students, gathered in the cafeteria of my school just before lunch to watch the Challenger take off. I didn’t know a whole lot about space back then, except that it was far away, huge, and mysterious, and that those qualities also made it pretty cool. I had absorbed by then, though, that going into space was Important. It was one of those adventures that has and hopefully will continue to define humankind. I also knew that on board that ship was a teacher who also happened to be a woman. This brought the mission much closer to home for me, as it did for so many people. I remember watching the liftoff and clapping along with everyone else, even the folks in NASA’s control room.

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The Challenger Disaster Docudrama Will Simulcast On Science Channel And Discovery

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challenger crewGravity‘s recent box office success proves that people are interested in space-set disasters, probably because it’s been quite a few years since such a tragedy struck in real life. Do you remember where you were on January 28, 1986 when the Space Shuttle Challenger met its disastrous end over the Atlantic Ocean? The Challenger Disaster, Science Channel’s first foray into scripted programming, will allow viewers to experience a dramatized version of the events when it airs on November 16th. In an effort to get the film out to an even wider audience, Discovery Channel will be simulcasting the film, which was co-produced by the BBC, at 9 p.m. Given Discovery still occasionally airs things that are about science and space, it’s a good move for everyone involved.

This year, Science Channel has averaged around 304,000 viewers, with 117,000 in key demographics, while Discovery Channel is getting around 1.3 million viewers, with 660,000 in the 18-49 set. Surely, the increase in viewers still equals to numbers much smaller than many hit dramas on other cable stations, but it’s a big one percentage-wise, and this film should definitely get more viewers than the averages. I’m going to watch it on Science Channel because I like an underdog.

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Hun Dan! Unlock Additional Firefly Reunion Footage Using Twitter

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What do we want? Firefly! When do we want it? All the time, but it’s complicated! Next month marks the tenth anniversary of the date that Firefly ended its initial run on FOX. People were disappointed for a while, but thought, “Hey, that’s what happens sometimes.” And then FOX put Family Guy back on the air a couple of years later and people realized, “Wait, fuck FOX.” (There’s probably more to it than that.)

Well, after years of prequel/sequel comic books, fan-made tributes, winking nods on Fillion’s Castle, Joss Whedon’s international fame, and numerous comic-convention cast appearances, the Serenity crew will finally be reuniting en masse for the first time for a television audience. The reunion special, titled Firefly: Browncoats Unite, was filmed during the Firefly panel at Comic-Con this past summer, and it will air this Sunday, November 11, at 10 p.m. (eastern) on the Science Channel, after an all-day marathon airing the entire series run. But you already knew about that, being a fan and all. However, you may not know that more footage comes to those who wait. And tweet.