Col. Nelson is on a long-term, top-secret space mission. Jeannie cannot bring him home, temporarily, to hear their son's important academic presentation without knowing exactly where he is ... See full summary »
Joseph L. Scanlan
Tony Nelson is a very unusual astronaut in that he goes into space in a Mercury capsule, a Gemini capsule, an Apollo capsule and in the TV movie follow up in the space shuttle. No real astronaut has ever flown on all four spacecraft. See more »
A seemingly ageless Barbara Eden reprises her role from the 60s sitcom as a genial genie married to her mortal astronaut master. Jeannie, who seems to have discovered women's lib since we last saw her, is anxiously awaiting husband Tony's retirement from the space program, so he can be at home more to help her raise their teenaged son, TJ. But Tony's agreement to undertake one more space mission threatens their marriage, and even his life.
The script tends toward corny, and Larry Hagman is missed as Tony Nelson (Wayne Rogers from "M*A*S*H" fills in). And the ending makes the whole thing smell like a failed pilot to revive the series. Still, there are some nice nostalgic moments with Eden, Bill Daily (as Tony's best friend, Roger), and Hayden Rorke as the always-suspicious Dr. Bellows.
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