The review site Rotten Tomatoes summarized the show in these words: “‘For All Mankind’ presents an aspirational world where NASA astronauts, engineers and their families find themselves in the center of extraordinary events seen through the prism of an alternate history timeline -- a world in which the USSR beats the US to the moon.“
If anyone is a good reference for a great science-fiction show, it’s Ronald D. Moore. The guy worked on both Star Trek and Battlestar Galactica, and has won numerous awards for his work in the genre. He is also the creative mind behind the historical drama Outlander, which made this show a brilliant new challenge for him. In light if Philip K. Dick’s The Man in the High Castle, For All Mankind is an alternative history science-fiction series that chronicles the continuation of the space race and also the continuation of Cold War tensions between the United States and the Soviet Union.
The show’s first season, consisting of 10 episodes, aired from November to December 2019 on Apple TV+ and has received mostly positive reviews from both the fans and the critics, with both noting that the show had a lot of space for improvement. The main cast included Joel Kinnaman (Edwin Baldwin), Michael Dorman (Gordo Stevens), Sarah Jones (Tracy Stevens), Shantel VanSanten (Karen Baldwin), Jodi Balfour (Ellen Wilson), and Wrenn Schmidt (Margo Madison).
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