Talk:October Sky

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I dont think that "Rocket Boys" should be merged with "October Sky". One is about the book, the other is about the movie. Having seperate articles for each seems to be standard practice on Wikipedia. -Fadookie 04:33, 5 October 2005 (UTC)

I second that. -Tcwd (talk) 21:07, 7 October 2005 (UTC)
I also agree. Feedback from the readers of the novel and viewers of the movie also proves that the two are very different in content and plot. They should remain as individual articles. -Matt0401 (talk) 01:21, 11 February 2006 (UTC)
I agree that they are different, but think some some major differences between the movie and real life(book) should at least be referenced. In a way that keeps from comparison of the two.ATBeach (talk) 18:56, 18 July 2014 (UTC)

I just reverted an suspicous change that said the last launch was dedicated to his teacher, changed from father. If this was wrong please make the edit again and comment on this talk page. Orangutan 14:04, 12 April 2006 (UTC)

Well, the name of their last rocket was "Miss Riley" (On the side of the rocket,) but Homer did dedicate it specifically to certain people, namely, his father. 02:04, 6 March 2007 (UTC)


In the movie (in which this article is about, not the book), the rocket is emblazoned with the words "Miss Riley". Doesn't this mean that the rocket is dedicated to her as she was dying or something? Homer does let his father push the button, but does that constitute as "dedication"?—Preceding unsigned comment added by [[User:{{{1}}}|{{{1}}}]] ([[User talk:{{{1}}}|talk]] • [[Special:Contributions/{{{1}}}|contribs]])

i could transcribe the movie, but as he stands in front of the crowd as he launches the last rocket, he dedicates it to the entire town, Miss Riley, Ike Bykovsky, Leon Bolden, and finally his mom and <pauses as he realizes his father is in the crowd for the first time> his dad. I added this to the article as well. Stuph 05:46, 1 August 2006 (UTC)

Book cover[edit]

I have a copy of the book that looks alot like the cover of the DVD cover. I know how to upload pictures off the Internet, but how do you go about uploading pictures that you have taken? What tag do you use?--Chili14(C|@|T) 20:56, 17 July 2006 (UTC)

GFDL-self with the syntax {{GFDL-self}} for pictures you have taken. However, since it is a book cover, the bookcover template (using the syntax {{bookcover}}) would be a better choice. Cbrown1023 21:06, 7 September 2006 (UTC)

there is absolutely nothing in the article about the rocket process or plot. Urgent work needed. 05:04, 11 December 2006 (UTC)

Call me Dave Stevens[edit]

Anybody remember a similar book, in print in the '70s? Trekphiler 08:26, 9 September 2007 (UTC)

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Almost every other movie article out there on Wikipedia has a plot section. Shouldn't this article?? soldierx40k (talk) 20:41, 26 November 2007 (UTC)

Especially as the book article says that the movie differs from the book. (talk) 22:39, 5 October 2008 (UTC)
The problem is really not much about not having a plot but having a plot in an article that is as long as the source of adaption. (talk) 11:22, 28 March 2014 (UTC)


How's this one? soldierx40k (talk) 20:41, 26 November 2007 (UTC) yeah you should have all the important events —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 23:38, 24 April 2008 (UTC)


Hello, I am looking to do some edits to upgrade this article past Start-Class status. I am open to suggestions and will be working in my Sandbox-ATBeach(talk) 21:57, 21 July 2014 (UTC)

Hey AtBeach! Great job at expanding the article! You have been doing a great job expanding the quality of this article within the line of larger guidlines for film. Here are a few things you might want to consider:
  • By expanding the article's coverage of information about the film, you might also want to expand the WP:Lead as well to reflect the change. Remember, the beginning of Wikipedia articles are meant to summarize the sum of the content in the article itself. How might you expand the lead to better reflect your revision?
  • The subsections in the "Filming" section seam a bit forced. How might you better integrate those into a larger narrative about the film of the movie? What would make that information more consistent and focused?
  • Similarly, in the "Release" section: how might you transition between the sections? What is the purpose of each header, and how can you communicate that purpose as connected to the larger article?
Generally, though excellent job at adding more to this article. It really needed some more oomph behind it, Sadads (talk) 01:43, 12 August 2014 (UTC)
Thanks @Sadads:ATBeach (talk) 20:40, 13 August 2014 (UTC)