The Dream Is Alive on VHS. Starring Walter Cronkite, David Leestma, George Nelson, Sally Ride. Directed by Graeme Ferguson. 1985.
From the VHS box:
A Presentation Of The Smithsonian Institution’s National Air And Space Museum And Lockheed Corporation In Association With The National Aeronautics And Space Administration.
The Dream is Alive takes you into space alongside the astronauts on the space shuttle. Share with them the delights of zero gravity while working, eating and sleeping in orbit around the Earth. Float as never before over the towering Andes, the boot of Italy, Egypt and the Nile. Witness firsthand a tension-filled satellite capture and repair and the historic first spacewalk by an American woman.
The Dream is Alive was filmed in the IMAX format and exhibited in IMAX theaters worldwide. This video version is digitally mastered from original 70MM film elements with the sound components specially mixed and mastered to produce the highest quality Dolby Surround soundtrack.
DVD upgrade: The Dream Is Alive (IMAX)
Patrick Stewart Narrates “The Planets” on VHS. Starring Patrick Stewart. Music by Tomita. Directed by Don Barrett. 1993.
From the VHS box cover:
From the moment you hear the rich voice of actor Patrick Stewart, you know you’re in for an adventure. While Stewart is best known as Captain Jean Luc Picard of “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” this time he’s our guide on a journey that takes us beyond the world of sci-fi. This time, our space odyssey is real. It’s an enterprise that gives us a window seat from real spacecraft — starships with names like Pioneer, Mariner, Viking, Voyager, Galileo and Magellan. We see an awesome array of NASA images — from lunar sunrises to digital moonscapes, and lava lakes to solar flares. Stewart’s dramatic narration helps us appreciate the mysteries of our universe as we fly over Mars at 200,000 miles per hour, and on through Saturn’s gossamer rings.
“The Planets” cosmic show is made all the more dazzling by the popular music of its soundtrack. The acclaimed electronic musician Tomita has created a modern version of Holst’s classic suite, “The Planets,” and its power fuels the excitement of our trip.
A hit music score, breathtaking vistas and a great voice to guide us — “The Planets” has all the right ingredients. Fascinating, factual and fun, it evokes a wide-eyed sense of wonder in us all.
Upgrade to DVD: Patrick Stewart: Narrates the Planets Epoch 2000
Tomita: The Tomita Planets CD
Holst: The Planets Gustav Holst (Composer), Charles Dutoit (Conductor)
Legends & Dreamers Inspired by Arizona Highways on VHS. Starring Jerry Jacka, Don Collier, Marshal Trimble. Directed by David Majure, Michael Tobias. 1998.
From the sealed VHS box:
The state of Arizona is dreamlike in its beauty, from its water-carved canyons and jewel-like lakes to its fiery sunsets. It is a state of imagination, built by myths, legends and windy tall tales. Come discover the beauty and spirit of this magnificent land.
Join Jerry Jacka, one of Arizona’s most prolific photographers as he shares his artistry and some of his favorite places in Northern Arizona. Travel the state from border to border on horseback; take a ride on the San Pedro & Southwestern Railroad and relive the legendary shootout at the O.K. Corral. Visit picturesque Pleasant Valley with storyteller Marshal Trimble, hear a tale of one of the West’s most notorious feuds and discover why Arizona has always been a destination of legends and dreamers.
Listen to the West: THE JERRY JACKA TRIO RED HOT MAMMA 45 rpm single
Read the West: Arizona Highways, March 1985 (Ghost Towns, Lost Mines) (Vol. 61, No. 3)
More DVDs from Arizona Highways: The Arizona Collection on DVD