THE RIGHT STUFF: Actor Jake McDorman talks about how astronauts deal with fear – Exclusive Interview – Part 2

Jake McDorman as Alan Shepard in THE RIGHT STUFF | ©2020 National Geographic/Gene Page

In Part 2 of our exclusive interview with actor Jake McDorman, he talks more about portraying real-life astronaut Alan Shepard in Disney+’s new series THE RIGHT STUFF. Based on Tom Wolfe’s nonfiction book about the beginnings of the NASA space program, the first season of THE RIGHT STUFF focuses on the Mercury 7 mission. The series premieres on Disney+ on Friday, October 9. ASSIGNMENT X: Of the various astronauts’ achievements, is there one that you particularly would have liked to have done yourself – first man in space, first man on the moon, longest in orbit? JAKE McDORMAN: I’ve got […]Read On »

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THE RIGHT STUFF: Actor Jake McDorman on new series based on the Tom Wolfe book – Exclusive Interview – Part 1

THE RIGHT STUFF Key Art | ©2020 National Geographic

THE RIGHT STUFF, Tom Wolfe’s nonfiction book about the beginnings of the NASA space program, was first published in 1979. It was subsequently adapted as a 1983 feature film, which was nominated for a Best Picture Oscar (and won four technical Oscars). Now THE RIGHT STUFF is a television series, which premieres its eight-episode first season on Disney+ on Friday, October 9. It deals with the Mercury Program in the late ‘50s and early ‘60s. Seven astronauts, all former fighter pilots, train together while jockeying to be the first man in space. None of the men are prepared for the […]Read On »

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THE ART OF MORE: Interview with Dennis Quaid

THE ART OF MORE | © 2016 Crackle

In Crackle.com’s series THE ART OF MORE, Dennis Quaid plays New York art collector Samuel Brukner. Brukner is powerful, wealthy, charming and ruthless. Quaid, a Texas native, is known for a prolific career, mostly in feature films that include THE RIGHT STUFF (he played real-life astronaut Gordon Cooper), ENEMY MINE, GREAT BALLS OF FIRE! (as Jerry Lee Lewis), WYATT EARP (as Doc Holliday), ANY GIVEN SUNDAY, FREQUENCY and FAR FROM HEAVEN. Quaid also appeared as President Bill Clinton in HBO’s telefilm THE SPECIAL RELATIONSHIP and starred in the CBS period crime drama series VEGAS. AX: Does Brukner feel that there’s […]Read On »

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Movie Review: GRAVITY

GRAVITY movie poster | ©2013 Warner Bros.

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Sandra Bullock, George Clooney Writers: Alfonso Cuaron & Jonas Cuaron Director: Alfonso Cuaron Distributor: Warner Bros. Release Date: October 4, 2013 Director/writer Alfonso Cuaron proves two things with GRAVITY. The first is he is one of a tiny band of directors – James Cameron being the patron saint of the group – who is actually use 3D in a manner that is integral rather than a fancy afterthought. In the midst of a terrifying sequence, a piece of metal comes flying off the screen and we’re so immersed in what’s happening that we actually flinch away from […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: VEGAS Star Dennis Quaid talks going old school in his first TV series role

Dennis Quaid stars in VEGAS on CBS | (c) 2013 Ron P. Jaffe/CBS

In VEGAS, the freshman series that is doing very well for CBS in its Tuesday night 10 PM slot, it’s 1960. Dennis Quaid stars as real-life rancher turned sheriff Ralph Lamb, who becomes a lawman just as the Mob comes toLas Vegas, with Michael Chiklis as its primary representative, casino owner Vincent Savino. Houston, Texasnative Quaid has been a leading man in movies for decades, with his first major role as the dedicated cyclist in 1979’s BREAKING AWAY. Since then, a sampling of his major credits include real-life astronaut Gordon Cooper in THE RIGHT STUFF, fictional space explorer Willis Davidge […]Read On »

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