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RIGHT STUFF, THE
Air Date: Friday, October 16, 2020
Time Slot: 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST on DISNEY+
Episode Title: (#103) "Single Combat Warrior"
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Friday, October 16

Disney+ Originals

The Right Stuff

Episode 103 - "Single Combat Warrior"

After mysterious bouts of vertigo, Shepard turns to Dee O'Hara to help him. Meanwhile, Cocoa Beach has transformed from ghost town to perpetual party. Gordo finds himself tempted by another woman. Glenn seeks refuge from the bedlam at a local church gathering, where even he is confronted by temptation. The astronauts' families arrive in Florida to watch the first test launch of the Atlas Rocket.

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RIGHT STUFF, THE (DISNEY PLUS)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
10/9/20 - ???
STATUS:
currently airing (fall 2020)
TIME SLOT:
fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
CURRENT SEASON:
1 (8 episodes)
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DESCRIPTION:
(from Disney+'s web site, October 2020) Based on the iconic bestseller by Tom Wolfe, The Right Stuff is an inspirational look at the early days of the U.S. Space Program and the incredible story of America’s first astronauts, the Mercury Seven. At the height of the Cold War in 1959, the Soviet Union dominates the space race, and America fears it is a nation in decline. Newly-formed NASA has the monumental task of sending a man into space, and its engineers estimate they need decades to accomplish the feat. They are given two years. Dubbed Project Mercury, the program recruits and trains just seven astronauts from a handful of the military’s best pilots. Within days of being presented to the world, the Mercury Seven become instant celebrities, forged into heroes before they achieve a single heroic act. At a time when many wondered if America’s glory days were behind it, The Right Stuff is an aspirational story about how ordinary human beings can achieve the extraordinary. As much about who we are today as it is about historic achievements, the series evokes the wonder of this singular era, when the free world looked towards a new horizon of hope as we first stepped off the bounds of our only home to venture into the vast unknown.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Aaron Staton as Wally Schirra
· Colin O'Donoghue as Gordon Cooper
· Danny Strong as John "Shorty" Powers
· Eloise Mumford as Trudy Cooper
· Eric Ladin as Chris Kraft
· Jake McDorman as Alan Shepard
· James Lafferty as Scott Carpenter
· Josh Cooke as Loudon Wainwright, Jr.
· Micah Stock as Deke Slayton
· Michael Trotter as Gus Grissom
· Nora Zehetner as Annie Glenn
· Patrick Fischler as Bob Gilruth
· Patrick J. Adams as John Glenn
· Shannon Lucio as Louise Shepard
RECURRING/PREVIOUS CAST INFORMATION:
· Joe Dempsie as Gordon Cooper (Originally Cast)
CREW INFORMATION:
· Chris Long as EP/DIR (Pilot)
· Danny Strong as CP
· Howard Korder as EP
· Jennifer Davisson as EP
· Leonardo DiCaprio as EP
· Mark Lafferty as EP
· Michael Hampton as CO-PROD
· Thelma Schoonmaker as CP
· Tom Wolfe as BOOK
· Will Staples as CRTR/EP
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Appian Way Productions
· Warner Horizon Television