Max Q: Emergency Landing (television) Two-hour movie from Jerry Bruckheimer Films, Inc., in association with Touchstone Television; aired on ABC on November 19, 1998. A routine space shuttle mission is struck by a disastrous explosion forcing NASA into fast crisis management to rescue the disabled crew floating perilously in space. (“Max Q” refers to the period of maximum aerodynamic stress during launch.) Directed by Michael Shapiro. Stars Bill Campbell (Clay Jarvis), Paget Brewster (Rena Wynter), Ned Vaughn (Scott Hines), Geoffrey Blake (Jonah Randall), Tasha Smith (Karen Daniels).