Just needed somewhere to vent about Fox TV's "Did we land on the moon" show: (start rant)<P>GOD F()CK|NG DAMMIT that show pissed me off. Thousands upon thousands of people life's work and a few extraordinary people's very lives go on the line, and Fox TV spits in their faces. I wish to no end that I had the abiltiy to personally apologize to everyone who currently is, or who has ever worked for NASA. Fox TV went out of its way to show the so called "evidence" in the best possible light and the "experts" as bumbling boobs. The laughable list of "proofs" are all old news, retreaded hacks that have long since been disproven or laughed at. Bad science, stupid nut-cases and history revisionisim at it's worst.<P>The worst part is this: people will doubt. Most will ignore it for what it is, but there are those who will look at the "evidence" and question. One of the greatest accomplishments in this century by mankind and people will doubt it ever happened. That, my friends, is f-ing sad.<P>My final thought is this, who the hell do they think SHOT this fake video of the moon, huh? How can they be SMART enough to work at NASA, launch what are essentially skyscrapers of fuel into space, but not smart enough to build a decent MOON SET?!? With millions and millions and millions of dollars (in the 1960's no less) and the ready assistance of the US Military and Government, why didn't they think to TURN ON THE GODDAMM STARS?? <P>- Gee, Floyd forgot to turn on the stars in that shot, Ed, should we reshoot it?
- Nah, nobody'll ever notice. Go get me a doughnut.
- Hey Ed, we need another "rover" shot, what backdrop should we use?
-Ah, no point bulding another one, just reshoot with this one. Nobody'll ever notice.<P>In this scenario, somebody pocketed a LOT of money.<P>Final thought. The Russians (and anybody else with a high-end radio set up) listened and tracked the whole f-ing thing. From beginning to end. The Russians were CHOMPING AT THE BIT to report a failure, an explosion, whatever. It would have been a worldwide news story that NOBODY could have clamped down on. If this had been an fake, the Russians would have driven an aircraft carrier into New York harbor with megaphones on the deck and the US would have been a worldwide laughing stock.<P>Nothing is more powerful than the truth.
There is no greater crime than ignoring history.
Man has walked on the moon.<P>(end rant)<P><p>[This message has been edited by Tirdun (edited 03-30-2001).]