Saturday, August 8, 2020

Apple TV+ Previews the Season Two of For All Mankind

Apple TV+ has finally dropped a teaser trailer for the long-awaited second season to For All Mankind.

If you’ll remember, For All Mankind is an alternate history story that asks what if the Soviets beat the Americans to the moon in 1969. In season one, showrunner Ronald D. Moore -  producer of the reimagined Battlestar Galactica – did an excellent job in exploring the implications of this question.

Now with season two in the offing we see that Ronald Reagan is in the Oval Office and Cold War tensions are ramping up. There are astronauts on the moon carrying assault rifles and the world seems to be dancing on the knife edge. For anyone like me who lived during those times, the images brought back the feelings of low-level fear immediately. It seems all very real.

One scene that I must nit-pick is that we a space shuttle apparently returning to earth from the moon. I don’t know how that would work and even YouTube space guy Scott Manley has problems with it.  I just hope it’s not  a sign of bad things.

In the meantime, you can purchase Elvis Saves JFK! for just 99 cents and War Plan Crimson, A Novel of Alternate History, for $2.99 and now The Key to My Heart, also $2.99 (all are free to preview). All books -- which are already on Smashword's premium distribution list -- are also available through such fine on-line retailers such as Sony, Chapters Indigo, Barnes & Noble and Apple's iTunes Store.   

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