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Richard Garriott: Man on a Mission (2012)



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Best known as the father of early computer games like Ultima and Ultima Online, Richard Garriott always wanted to follow in his astronaut father's footsteps. But when eye problems made a career at NASA impossible, he turned to private space travel to make his dream come true. Man On A Mission captures everything from Garriott's training in Russia to his launch aboard the Russian Soyuz spacecraft, as well as life aboard the International Space Station, resplendent views of the earth from space, and a never-before-seen view from inside the capsule during the fiery re-entry to Earth. -- (C) Official Site

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This documentary reaches for the stars but never grabs hold of them, and for as much as I can relate to Garriott's dreams watching him realize them almost put me to sleep.

March 17, 2012 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Garriott's story is unique, a stranger-than-fiction tale that is unlikely to be topped. And the images from space - crisp, spectacular, haunting - make it worth the trip.

February 16, 2012 | Rating: 3/4

A self-made gaming mogul with a flair for theatricality buys himself a $30 million ticket to space via a Russian Soyuz craft.

January 20, 2012 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

It's a bit precious in its narcissistic point of view, but still a kick to watch the hopelessly devoted astronaut wannabe fulfill his wildest dream.

January 19, 2012 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

Completely lacking in imagination and purpose, this vanity project might suffice as a home movie, but it's hardly worth the expense and bother of seeing it in a theater.

January 13, 2012 | Rating: 0.5/4 | Full Review…

"Man on a Mission," the most expensive home movie ever made, is one man's genial account of his trip into outer space.

January 12, 2012 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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