Despite my original love of Apollo (and the reason I started Spacecraft Films in the first place), many of our customers consider our Project Mercury set to be our best. I share the fondness for this set - it does represent what I was hoping to achieve when I first set out to create Spacecraft Films.
There are a few reasons - first of all the quality of the material is very good. During Mercury a great deal of the material was shot on 35mm film. Later, during Apollo, 16mm film was more widely used for documentation. The result was an excellent original source from which to make new transfers.
Secondly - the set is extremely thorough. It is packed with material you don't see often, and has comprehensive material on all of the development and unmanned flights as well as the manned flights. One just doesn't see this material presented properly.
And for me, lastly, Wally Schirra really loved this set. I never got to meet Wally, but traded several emails and talked during production. I was just about to meet him at one of the shows down in Florida, but he died before the show. He was good enough to give me some quotes to help market the set, and I was very pleased he found the set as positive a chronicle as he did. I'll always regret not getting the chance to meet him.
Anyway, I thought I'd feature this set today as I was looking around Amazon (Even though I sell some of our products on Amazon, I ship directly, and stopped fulfilling their inventory several years ago) and noticed that our Mercury set there is priced by a seller at over $500. You can get the same thing here for $84.99. Additionally, for a limited time only, you can get Project Mercury AND Project Gemini at a special combo price of just $99.99. PLUS I'll include the Freedom 7 DVD which contains a few extra items from the first Mercury flight.
The Project Mercury Preview. Indeed, one of our very best sets.