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Topic: The Moon
Message: Posted by: tommy (Jul 16, 2019 01:14PM)
I remember it well.
Message: Posted by: R.S. (Jul 16, 2019 03:33PM)
Yep. And just think how much better we could fake the Moon landing today than we did back in 1969.


Ron
Message: Posted by: tommy (Jul 16, 2019 05:33PM)
One more moment that all film lovers share.
Message: Posted by: Wravyn (Jul 16, 2019 05:57PM)
Question is, would Alice be on the moon this time?
Message: Posted by: tommy (Jul 16, 2019 07:23PM)
We had a beautiful large full moon out here tonight and saw a wonderful eclipse.
Message: Posted by: magicfish (Jul 16, 2019 08:44PM)
A lesser light to rule the night.
Message: Posted by: Jonathan Townsend (Jul 17, 2019 12:28PM)
[quote]On Jul 16, 2019, R.S. wrote:
Yep. And just think how much better we could fake the Moon landing today than we did back in 1969.[/quote]Done in Superman II, Moontrap, Independence Day, Men in Black III, Iron Sky, and Transformers Dark of the Moon. :)
Message: Posted by: karnak (Jul 17, 2019 04:03PM)
And in Destination Moon (1950).
Message: Posted by: gallagher (Jul 17, 2019 04:34PM)
"I remember it well."

Let's keep it down to earth,..
and not s serious. 🙃
,..and double the pleasure..

https://www.gettyimages.de/detail/nachrichtenfoto/two-men-moon-visitors-near-the-entrance-to-stampede-nachrichtenfoto/82120072

gallagher
Message: Posted by: karnak (Jul 17, 2019 04:37PM)
"Even a man who is pure in heart
And says his prayers by night
May become a wolf when the wolfbane blooms
And the moon is full and bright."
Message: Posted by: Jonathan Townsend (Jul 17, 2019 05:37PM)
[quote]On Jul 17, 2019, karnak wrote:
And in Destination Moon (1950). [/quote] True, also that Melies film from 1902 though unless they also had time machines their work was done way before Kubrick :)
Message: Posted by: karnak (Jul 17, 2019 05:45PM)
[quote]On Jul 17, 2019, Jonathan Townsend wrote:
True, also that Melies film from 1902 though unless they also had time machines their work was done way before Kubrick :) [/quote]

Melies did have a time machine. His special effects cinematography was done on the cheap by Morlocks.
Message: Posted by: ed rhodes (Jul 17, 2019 09:51PM)
[quote]On Jul 17, 2019, karnak wrote:
And in Destination Moon (1950). [/quote]

"Diamonds Are Forever" had a sequence where Bond runs through a set where they faking a lunar mission. As a kid, I always thought it was a run-through, someone told me later, the bad guy (Blofeld) is actually faking a lunar mission, for whatever reason!
Message: Posted by: landmark (Jul 17, 2019 11:07PM)
Most people don't realize that the iconic first photo of a man on the moon is not of Neil Armstrong; It's Buzz Aldrin. Buzz "forgot" to take a photo of Neil. So the photo you are most familiar with is Buzz Aldrin, taken by Neil Armstrong. You can see Armstrong's reflection in Aldrin's helmet.

[img]https://i.imgur.com/XSk4ovO.jpg[/img]
Message: Posted by: landmark (Jul 17, 2019 11:10PM)
I think I've posted this here before, but anyway, an interview I did with Aldrin:

https://jackshalom.net/2015/09/25/to-infinity-and-beyond-the-buzz-aldrin-interview/
Message: Posted by: R.S. (Jul 18, 2019 06:30AM)
[quote]On Jul 17, 2019, landmark wrote:
I think I've posted this here before, but anyway, an interview I did with Aldrin:

https://jackshalom.net/2015/09/25/to-infinity-and-beyond-the-buzz-aldrin-interview/ [/quote]

Appreciate it - thanks Jack! He's really gung-ho about Mars.

PS - I think Alan Bean would also give a great interview. Any chance of getting him?

Ron
Message: Posted by: magicfish (Jul 18, 2019 09:58PM)
Buzz is a good man.
Message: Posted by: landmark (Jul 21, 2019 08:53AM)
Some moon magic, courtesy of Dr. Richard Wiseman and WIll Houstoun:

[youtube]uerm6ytGvy4[/youtube]
Message: Posted by: Orville Smith (Jul 22, 2019 02:51PM)
Yes, sure,I was there in 1969 and saw the original broadcast of the moon landing as it happened. As I was watching it, what I was thinking all the time was I was wishing with all my heart that they would encounter an alien creature. Because I remember astronaut Gus Grissom saw a UFO on one of the flights. At that time I bought the book [i]Spaceships of Ezekiel[/i] written by a Cape Canaveral scientist. It was about the scriptural passage from the Bible in the first chapter of Ezekiel where it describes a flying wheel. The scriptural passage describes it as a wheel within a wheel and flying in the sky so evidently a Flying Saucer, and also having passengers, occupants. It's right there in the Bible in the first chapter of Ezekiel. I wonder if that's the very first factual account of Earth being visited from outer space? The first recorded one? As I said, it's right there in the Bible, fully documented in the first chapter of Ezekiel.
Message: Posted by: R.S. (Jul 22, 2019 08:17PM)
[quote]On Jul 22, 2019, Orville Smith wrote:
Yes, sure,I was there in 1969 and saw the original broadcast of the moon landing as it happened. As I was watching it, what I was thinking all the time was I was wishing with all my heart that they would encounter an alien creature. Because I remember astronaut Gus Grissom saw a UFO on one of the flights. At that time I bought the book [i]Spaceships of Ezekiel[/i] written by a Cape Canaveral scientist. It was about the scriptural passage from the Bible in the first chapter of Ezekiel where it describes a flying wheel. The scriptural passage describes it as a wheel within a wheel and flying in the sky so evidently a Flying Saucer, and also having passengers, occupants. It's right there in the Bible in the first chapter of Ezekiel. I wonder if that's the very first factual account of Earth being visited from outer space? The first recorded one? As I said, it's right there in the Bible, fully documented in the first chapter of Ezekiel. [/quote]

Yep. From Ezekiel 1:

[I]"And I looked, and, behold, a whirlwind came out of the north, a great cloud, and a fire infolding itself, and a brightness was about it, and out of the midst thereof as the colour of amber, out of the midst of the fire.

Also out of the midst thereof came the likeness of four living creatures. And this was their appearance; they had the likeness of a man.

And every one had four faces, and every one had four wings.

And their feet were straight feet; and the sole of their feet was like the sole of a calf's foot: and they sparkled like the colour of burnished brass.

And they had the hands of a man under their wings on their four sides; and they four had their faces and their wings.

Their wings were joined one to another; they turned not when they went; they went every one straight forward.

As for the likeness of their faces, they four had the face of a man, and the face of a lion, on the right side: and they four had the face of an ox on the left side; they four also had the face of an eagle."[/I]


So it must be true. Along with the seven-headed dragon in Revelations.

Ron
Message: Posted by: karnak (Jul 22, 2019 08:35PM)
Its Revelation, not Revelations. (Pedantic, I know, but worth getting right.)
Message: Posted by: magicfish (Jul 23, 2019 05:14AM)
[quote]On Jul 22, 2019, R.S. wrote:
[quote]On Jul 22, 2019, Orville Smith wrote:
Yes, sure,I was there in 1969 and saw the original broadcast of the moon landing as it happened. As I was watching it, what I was thinking all the time was I was wishing with all my heart that they would encounter an alien creature. Because I remember astronaut Gus Grissom saw a UFO on one of the flights. At that time I bought the book [i]Spaceships of Ezekiel[/i] written by a Cape Canaveral scientist. It was about the scriptural passage from the Bible in the first chapter of Ezekiel where it describes a flying wheel. The scriptural passage describes it as a wheel within a wheel and flying in the sky so evidently a Flying Saucer, and also having passengers, occupants. It's right there in the Bible in the first chapter of Ezekiel. I wonder if that's the very first factual account of Earth being visited from outer space? The first recorded one? As I said, it's right there in the Bible, fully documented in the first chapter of Ezekiel. [/quote]

Yep. From Ezekiel 1:

[I]"And I looked, and, behold, a whirlwind came out of the north, a great cloud, and a fire infolding itself, and a brightness was about it, and out of the midst thereof as the colour of amber, out of the midst of the fire.

Also out of the midst thereof came the likeness of four living creatures. And this was their appearance; they had the likeness of a man.

And every one had four faces, and every one had four wings.

And their feet were straight feet; and the sole of their feet was like the sole of a calf's foot: and they sparkled like the colour of burnished brass.

And they had the hands of a man under their wings on their four sides; and they four had their faces and their wings.

Their wings were joined one to another; they turned not when they went; they went every one straight forward.

As for the likeness of their faces, they four had the face of a man, and the face of a lion, on the right side: and they four had the face of an ox on the left side; they four also had the face of an eagle."[/I]


So it must be true. Along with the seven-headed dragon in Revelations.

Ron [/quote]
Revelation
Message: Posted by: R.S. (Jul 23, 2019 07:42AM)
Thanks for the correction! That was a revelation for me. :-)

Ron