I think one of the bonus news clips on Apple TV+ covering the gap between the second season and this one mentioned that Al Gore was Gary Hart's VP and made an unsuccessful run in the primaries against Clinton. It is somewhat difficult to believe that Hart would pick a 36 year old Gore as his running mate in 1984 when Gore was still in the House of Representatives and in the middle of his first run for Senate. Though I suppose it's possible that Gore either made it to the Senate a few years earlier, or Hart had a different VP to start with and replaced that one with Gore for some reason.Pretty sure these will be revealed, in passing or up front, later on in the season (having to wait a week between episodes is both a teeth-grinding annoyance and a semi-amusing memory lane trip to older days of TV), but I'm curious as to thoughts here:
1. Who would Gary Hart have as VP (unless it's Clinton)?
2. Would Clinton still pick Gore in this timeline?
3. If Gorbachev's still around in the early 90's (maybe the Soviet portion of the "space economy" and the energy developments mentioned in the trailer help keep things somewhat more stable domestically), how do perestroika, glasnost et al look by then, presuming they happen at all?
Didn't see this on the site, or in the newsreel clip opening the current season; do you recall where exactly you saw it?I think one of the bonus news clips on Apple TV+ covering the gap between the second season and this one mentioned that Al Gore was Gary Hart's VP and made an unsuccessful run in the primaries against Clinton.
It is visible on the For All Mankind page on the Apple TV+ site for me. Just scroll past the episode list, the trailer list and you should find this further down on the page.Didn't see this on the site, or in the newsreel clip opening the current season; do you recall where exactly you saw it?
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Slight gaffe in the spoiler tweet: As I recall, "Home Again" in season 1 mentions it did happen, with the same punishment (or lack thereof), just with a different President. Still wouldn't prevent the portrait being put up, however, esp. considering the background of the current Prez.
It most certainly does. We heard pieces from the Ted Kennedy and Reagan tales in seasons one and two and we’ve seen glimpses this season as recently as the latest episode that a version of it (albeit upgraded) exists for the Wilson administration. Which seems likely to become a plot point before this season is out…Does the White House taping system still exist then?
I agree with this rant, the FAM witters have jumped the shark.
It feels premature to me to declare that, given we've only had the barest of glimpses of the technology used. It's also been set-up earlier in the season that clearly something out of the ordinary was going with the North Korean space program and their Mars probe. I'd counter the rant @Coiler cited claiming that the state of their program earlier on was incompatible with them reaching Mars by pointing out that NASA and Roscosmos (and SpaceX, too, for that matter) still lose payloads at launch and getting into orbit. Further, it isn't like various space agencies in OTL haven't semi-seriously looked at one-way trips to the Moon or Mars, something I covered regarding Gemini to the Moon ideas in a blog post last year. If there's a country that might have gone that extra step of actually bloody doing it, I'd say it was North Korea.Yeah, they'd have been better off putting a bomb or something as an anti-tamper mechanism in the thing rather than a North Korean who presumably is able to survive through extremely powerful photosynthesis.
I've seen this speculated elsewhere and saw at least someone who claimed to know someone involved with the show who'd confirmed that was what happened. I'm inclined to agree myself given that the finale was original entitled Han when titles surfaced while the series was in production but has now changed to Stranger in a Strange Land. Or perhaps the title changed because of the China connection potentially being made, given how much North Korea having a space program was set up both in the show itself and in the Another Giant Leap supplemental news clips available on the app alongside the show.Truth be told, they probably would have been better off replacing North Korea with the PRC, but then the PRC would probably have banned all sales of For All Mankind in China.