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Sunday, March 6, 2011

Time-tossing the Lunar Truth

Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin practicing on a simulated lunar mock-up, 22 April 1969. Image Source: Wiki.

I09 recently complained that a viral marketing campaign is going too far in insisting on the veracity of the upcoming American horror film, Apollo 18, directed by Gonzalo Lopez-Gallego.  This film is based on supposed 'found footage' of a hushed-up Apollo 18 mission.  According to the film's producers, the public were told that Apollo 18 was cancelled.  In fact, the mission took place and was a secret disaster.  The I09 reporter, Meredith Woerner, says she loves a mocumentary as much as the next girl, but when Dimension Films (a division of the Weinstein Company) recently told the press that the footage is absolutely 100 per cent real, she got annoyed.

Prop as fake artifact. Apollo XVIII patch? Why is Stonehenge in the foreground? Image Source: Space Facts.

In reality, NASA has enough problems, with its Shuttle program ending, the encroachment of private companies, relying on the Russians to service the ISS, and the droves of conspiracy theorists who believe the earlier Apollo moon landings never happened.  Yesterday, Boeing successfully launched its X-37B orbital spaceplane under a US Air Force contract. This film comes out in the midst of American soul-searching about how and why the glories of the 1969 moon landing and subsequent Apollo missions up to 1972 were not matched or repeated. Future manned missions are not set until the 2020s, and in the wake of budget cuts under the Obama administration, do not involve any American planned missions.  This is a serious blow to American claims on supremacy in space exploration.

Prop as fake artifact. Apollo XVIII patch made for the 2005 play, Darkside. Image Source: Collect Space.

Apollo 18 was practically begging to be made under these conditions.  On top of NASA's problems and America's currrent internal divisions and waves of self-doubt, think of the Millennial mentality that is willing to entertain, either with credulity or cynicism, watching this film.  The film's tagline is: There's a reason why we've never gone back to the moonWe are talking about a current perspective that sees a conspiracy theory time capsule as more plausible than the real explanation for deep problems with the Space Program that have finally come fully to light.  This means that there are realities about the way power is now exercised, and who is exercising it, that we do not want to face.  Despite the great landings on Titan and Mars, it means that the past 30+ years of efforts were not as stellar as they could have been, due to political mismanagement, politicized scientific administration, budget problems, misplaced priorities, and no consistent commitment to a larger vision. Finally, there were Space Station dreams of lower earth orbit of the 1970s and 1980s (which I have blogged about here); these were not as breath-taking, and much more expensive to execute, than anticipated.  Rather than getting to the bottom of this three-decade run of misguided performance, a generational failing if you will, there's a desire in some quarters to go back to the beginning of the period and blame the failure for the now-we-know-not-so-illustrious future on a conspiracy theory.  In other words, people in authority back then, in the early 1970s, were to blame, not those who followed.  This kind of thinking passes the buck to organizations, corporations and evil, now-dead-or-retired figures, rather than placing the blame where it belongs.  The real blame rests not on some false and secret horror clarified by this mocumentary, but on the people who did not succeed in propelling America's Space Program to the heights it could have achieved.

Russian poster for Apollo 18. Image Source Flicks and Bits.

Caption for the image above: Part of the viral marketing for the film includes internet happenings related to the above poster seemingly for the Russian dub of Apollo 18 - but probably aimed at American audiences (see here, here and here).  This happening proclaims that the footage that exposed an American cover-up was Russian and is circulating fake American and Russian government documents on the internet: "With the recent discovery of Russian film footage that suggests that America’s Apollo 18 space mission actually did occur, despite being canceled by President Nixon in the early 1970s, The Weinstein Company (TWC) announced today that it has acquired the rights to a provocative new film project, titled Apollo 18. To be directed by Gonzalo Lopez-Gallego from a screenplay by Brian Miller, the documentary-style sci-fi thriller will be produced by Russian filmmaker Timur Behmambetov (Wanted, 9, The Darkest Hour) and Michele Wolkoff, president of development for Bekmambetov Projects, Ltd. Production has been fast-tracked to begin in December, with a wide release planned for March 4. A quintessential Cold War story, Apollo 18 casts light on the covert and undocumented lunar mission that officially “never happened.” Bekmambetov, hired by Russia to shoot a documentary about the Russian space station, recently came across footage in its space archives that bolsters the idea that an Apollo 18 mission did, in fact, take place, and reveals startling evidence of extraterrestrial life forms. This actual footage will be part of Apollo 18, a paranormal thriller that will interpolate fact and fiction."

From the I09 report:
A few days ago mega-producer and Dimension Films head Bob Weinstein claimed that the much-buzzed-about lunar "found footage" movie Apollo 18 film was 100% real. Is he crazy? Or does he just think we'll believe anything? [In an EW interview, he claimed:] "People intrinsically know there are secrets being held from us. Look at WikiLeaks: There are secrets that are really true to the world. It's not bogus. We didn't shoot anything, we found it. Found baby!"

[To which the I09 reporter responds:] I remember quite clearly overhearing audience members vigilantly defend Blair Witch's authenticity at a first screening. Sure they were being duped, but it least the lie was plausible. I could easily be convinced that a crazy person murdered three kids on a camping trip. But you will never convince me that the tapes from a lost lunar mission were discovered by Dimension Films. Never.
Ironically, the sheer implausibility of this claim is the hook to get us believe that the movie is real - the found footage, and the people who are debunking the American cover-up - are supposedly Russian. Dimension Films is just the American messenger boy.

Add to this, I remember reading somewhere (don't ask me where - this is Fox Mulder territory) that the original moon landing hoax claims came from Russia in an effort to discredit the American Space Program. Forty years after the Americans' clear triumph over the Russians as far as lunar exploration was concerned, we find that Cold War propaganda is alive and well.  In fact, the Cold War is alive and well!   Of course, no one takes this really seriously - it's just a spring space movie.  But even the fun in it gives us permission to indulge the theme of secret American shame and failure.

Debunking it.  This found footage supposedly covers events from late 1973, which falls within the living memories of many, many people. Yet no one recalls a rocket taking off at that time? Why would an Apollo mission be kept secret? It theoretically occured during the Nixon administration, a president who was discredited and humiliated. Therefore, it's easy to sell the idea that Nixon would have lied a bit more to the American people.  Maybe the scandals of his presidency ran a little deeper.  It is clearly geared toward an audience willing and predisposed to believe this.  And yet - the footage, as far as I can see, is presenting film styles, images and themes that are utterly up to the minute.  The visuals are digital and crisp, not grainy and flickering.  Even the trailer is full of little film 'quotes.'  The actors holding the cameras - straight out of Blair Witch and films like Lynch's Lost Highway.  The flag wrapped around a stone outside the spacecraft is identical to the scene in Blair Witch where a cloth bundle is left outside the tent.  The creepy-crawlies inside the astronaut's suit - Alien. There's no jarring sense that the footage is 'dated.'  It responds seamlessly to our sensibilities right now, and many of the shock moments resemble the quiet little space thriller from a couple of years ago, Moon.

The film's producers anticipate an audience that would apparently rather believe a lie about the past than face the truths of the present and problems of the future.  It's part of a Millennial willing suspension of disbelief that has been building for some years - a mental trick that equates lies with truth, and truth with lies, through a manipulation of our understanding of time.

The film was originally scheduled for US release on March 4; it is now being released on April 22.

ADDENDUM: For my later follow-up post on this film, go here.

64 comments:

  1. Good grief, this is seriously irresponsible.

    But judging by the trailer, the movie itself is so lurid that once it comes out, no one will take it seriously except the real hard-core nutters (the kind of people who think Obama is the Antichrist or the CIA killed JFK). There's an irreducible minimum of people like that in the population, unfortunately.

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    1. Yea I believe in all of it. And its fortunate there are people like me here on Earth, and unfortunate to have lames like yourself. Better look at Science a lil more.. Damn we are just so lucky to be the ONLY planet out of millions as far as the eye can see, yet Earth is the only planet that sustains life right? It's the scared people like you with you blinders on, the reason the truth us kept secret... It's People like you that run your mouth about something your blind to that's allowing "obama" to ruin the USA... Good Job....

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  2. I'm curious about how they intend to explain U.S. participation in Skylab and routine shuttle missions since 1973 if the shock of a failed mission is supposed to have had repercussions still felt today. Why should we suddenly become more reticent to send astronauts up today due to apprehension if we weren't thirty years ago?

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  3. This is interesting in light of Canada's recent decision to forbid Fox News into the Canadian market. The Canadian Radio Act forbids lying on broadcast news. Whether you're religious or just believe in non-secular karma...this writer agrees that sending something false out into the world is bound to have negative repercussions.

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  4. Pblfsda: If you watch the trailer, the claim seems to be that astronauts on the Moon were attacked by some kind of monster. The Russian writing on the movie poster above says "No one invited us to the Moon." So the idea seems to be that the Moon specifically is dangerous and we are staying away from it, but presumably near-Earth orbit wouldn't be.

    So it's logically consistent in that limited way, but still absurd, sick stuff (I say "sick" because I can't help but think this somehow abuses the memory of the astronauts who actually have died in the space program), and of course if anything like what they depict had really happened, there's not a chance in Hell it could be covered up.

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  5. I would agree that the movie abuses the memory of the astronauts who died in the space program. The willingness to abuse that memory, and twist truth in general about the space program, is an indicator of the huge popular appetite for lies over truth. Hollywood is (correctly) guessing that myth-making around notable failures in public enterprises over the past forty years is more comforting than facing the roots and causes of those failures.

    There is also a growing taste for pessimism legitimized by this blatantly fake BS masquerading as the 'real truth.' This is a symptom of rampant gnosticism, that is a form of Christian heresy, in our culture. Certainly, this inverted 'real truth' is widely preferred over actual truths about real successes. Why are we not being presented with a sci-fi CGI film epic that draws from the Mars landings and Titan landing in the 90s and 2000s? Because it's more fun to point to NASA's glaring failure around further moon missions. But with all the embedded conspiracy theories in this turkey, the real reasons for that failure will never see the light of day. My post was hinting at the true sources of failure. No one talks about that.

    This film picks up on all the typical Millennial tropes: the presentation of fiction as truth; the use of a time capsule artifact (usually found film footage) that supposedly confirms that fiction as truth; the use of cameras as 'objective observers' to 'debunk the (actual) truth that everyone previously believed; a mistrust of the government or any authority in any major field of serious human endeavour; conspiracy theories; a reinterpretation of the past and inversion of history (in this case, altering our view of the Cold War, wherein the Russians are cast as budding anti-heroes) to justify this.

    To do this, the film uses techniques and symbols which borrow easily from several movies from the last thirty years.

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  6. C'mon now. If the astronauts died on the mission and we never went back to the moon, how was the film recovered?

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  7. I just saw the movie the other night, and i must say that it was actually very interesting and well done.

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  8. What, the CIA didn't kill JFK? Did you know that the book "Report from Iron Mountain on the Desirability and Possibility of Peace" was seriously read by top people at the CIA. Kennedy was ready to squelch Vietnam, removing one of the best ways to control the populous: make an external threat. Look at Bush and terrorism.

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  9. The movie claims real footage...but you can google the actors...It also stated that 840 rocks were brought to earth and some are missing...but when was the last time in the past 40 years you heard about a contamination of a rock invasion?? And really...the crab-rock aliens sprouted from Piraates of the Carribean 3...and just out of curiosity...these rock-crab aliens...if there is nothing but rocks and dirt on the moon...what do they eat?? Each other??? Do they wait thousands of years for humans to reach the moon??? And then...lol...after they contaminate you...lol...they just...explode?? WTF???? What kinda Sh** is that??? Don't get me wrong...I like sci-fi...But if this movie was real...I don't believe that after all this time...for the government to just leak this info...not after all the time spent to conceal it...I mean...what a script writer just happened to come across the footage?? Was it just laying around like the rocks??

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    1. they dont explode nate hit it with the hammer so it looked like it exploded the truth is germany is behide alllllllllll of this it was the hitler`s fffffffaaaulllttttt i saw the hitler blueprints one of them was a disc shaped one ................. and one said NASA in german WTFFFFF loook it seems like they had some machine to see the future and


      the hitler killed the nuclear engenieer why did the hitler suicide?

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  10. the moon crab rock people probably live underground were a more than likely energy source should be, or the moon crab rock people are a manufactured product of a different ET intended for scouting purposes

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  11. I saw the movie the other night,and it is absolutley the stupidest but scariest movie ive ever seen.I dont beleive none of it if it was true how did we get the footage being they crashed and never came back.Now hollywood is just trying to get attention but its sick because there are inocent people who died on the moon and now there recreating it and saying moon crab rocks killed them.

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  12. I think the idea was the crab rock people came from another planet via asteroid, hence the reason they're so abundant and active in the impact craters.

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  13. did anyone see Transformers 3? I heard that shit's real too!!!!! OMG

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  14. Ummm.... I am not sure who you any of u can say it "abuses the memory of the astronauts who died in the space program." Its a movie. And! Oh yeah! It's a movie. Stop being so sensitive.

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  15. Spider rocks is just ridiculous. But I am not a true believer of the government, they lie all day long to us. But spider rocks is taking it to far, if that is really what inhabits the moon no wonder we didn't go back. How boring would it be to deal with those rocks!

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  16. To all of you that say, "how did we get the footage if it is on the moon?" Just think about it.... wasn't the first mission to the moon streamed live into the homes of every American? That was before Apollo 18. NASA could have easily and would have easily ( If Apollo 18 happened. I'm not saying it did or didn't) had all the film streamed live to them.


    Also, most of you are only comparing these "rock crabs" to living organisms you know of on earth. How do you know they need food? I mean everything on earth needs some type of fuel to operate, but these aren't from earth. We just think these creatures need fuel because we haven't encountered anything that doesn't need it. And, did you ever consider that maybe they receive all the fuel they need from the sun? While from what we saw, they spend most of their time in the shadows of the craters, we did also see them in the light. Or, maybe they aren't even living. Maybe they are just technology created by other E.T.'s

    Now, I honestly don't believe there are extra terrestrials on the moon, or anywhere for that matter. But, events represented in this movie could be possible. I think it is more likely that there was a secret "Apollo 18" mission. It was sent there, not as Guinea Pigs to be hunted by aliens, but to set up some kind of defense against the Russians or to do scientific experiments or whatever.... it doesn't really matter. While they were there, some tragic accident occurred and they all died. Since it was a secret mission NASA had no reason to tell anyone. Years later some footage proving there was a mission slipped out, A film writer discovered this footage and ran with it, creating the movie "Apollo 18"

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  17. Whether or not one believes in E.T's is beside the point. We must take what from it what we will and leave the rest. I find it to be a bit mysterious that the website at the end of the movie is unattainable. Why might this be? Perhaps because there is truth to the whole story and once again the 'Powers that be' hide the truth as they have done since the beginning. I suggest to all you truth-seekers to focus on the real issues at hand, like the spiritual one of which humans were intended. We have come to earth to evolve to yet another wonderful place in time, despite the truths and lies of governments, corporations and secret societies that try to hide the experience altogether. I urge you to visit healingwiththemasters.com to grasp a spiritual understanding and then go to october2011.org to understand your role as an American citizen. Peace and Love to all who inhabit the universe! Crystal

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  18. I honestly don't know what to believe...but I do believe there are so many things being staged and wronged to us as american citizens...as the constution states, we have rights...right?....but then don't we have a right not to follow these rights? therefor when you hear or see something, don't just pass it by, remain skeptical if you must but you never know...the government may overthrow threir rights for the protection of them and others....think about it.

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  19. I believe that there MAY be a possibility of aliens for two reasons...one...there are millions of different types of life on this earth alone...and two...the universe is so huge that at the moment it is impossible to rule out life anywhere else because nothing has been discovered...it'd be like The Old World denying existance of a New World before Colombus...if that was the case, the America as you know it wouldn't be...

    But I question the movie...wouldn't Neil Armstrong have been infected on his voyage??

    I mean, the first voyage would have been just as a surprise as it was to Apollo 18 atronauts...What...he already knew what to do??

    He fought them off and bagged all the evidence??

    Hell, out of the those 840 rocks that were sampled back to earth...none of them were Aliens??

    I mean...these are supposed to be exploding crab rocks that infect you by crawling in your skin...

    I like the idea someone said that they may have come from an asteroid landing on the moon...but...how does a rock or a crab jam transmission frequencies?? Hmmm....

    In our oceans...we have rocks...and crabs...hell...we probably have crab rocks...but can they jam frequencies???

    Oh that's right...they didn't come from space...

    Or did they??

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    1. THEY DON`T EXPLODE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  20. "How did they get the footage back" erm, well lets see. Live streaming mean much? I mean the crazy dude (first on infected) went crazy and attempted to smash the cameras? "youre not watching me die!!) Dont get me wrong I think the movie wasnt great, (at all!) but at the same time you have to look beyond the things they left out.

    Like, Spider/ crab aliens! WTF! They appear, but randomly we see, what appears to be a malnurushed greyhound appear? That must have been able to walk on two legs as well as have thumbs becuase they were able to sabotage all their equipment. This film could have been ten times better. Just by silly things. Like the comment above, about jamming their com.

    I mean, rocks that have superior tech than us? No way! I cant even be asked to type anymore, but....

    Aliens that live in the surface in either crab/ spider form or dog form...?

    Have no food supply, other than a tasty cosmonaut and astronaut every few years.

    Live in the dirt, but still have devices capable of blocking communications.

    Can crawl in your suit (without there being an air leak) then implant themselves in your skin (without you knowing).

    Then infect you and take over your mind..? Even after being removed!?

    I dont understand!

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    1. THEY HAD VENOM OR SOME KIND OF MINIATURE BIO SYSTEMS LIKE A GERM TAKING OVER THE MIND.LIKE CLAMS THEY DON`T HAVE A BRAIN OR NERVOUS SYSTEM AND NETHER EAT ANY THING A BIT OF A CONFUSION ANYONE HELLO? EVERY ONE OF U (EXEPT SCINETIST)ARE GETTING CONFUSED

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  21. obviously little crab rock aliens is just a gimmick to patch the movie together.....its not like the movie was quoted saying "crab rock aliens live on the moon with live footage!!" It just says that there was a apollo 18 mission with real footage....the rest of it is hollywood!!! I cant believe people are even arguing whether or not a movie is real based on obvious facts.....Most of the movie was just hollywood!!! Just to get you to watch they say live footage from apollo 18....which they showed that and then cut back to the hollywood film. People are stupid!!!! how would they live without food supply?? how would they get the film back?? and then someone says something about JFK and E.T. WTF????!!!! where were you people born!!?? ITS A HOLLYWOOD MOVIE!!! WITH BITS OF FOOTAGE THEY CLAIM TO BE REAL. YOUR ALIEN CRAB ROCK FRIENDS ARE PART OF THE ACTING!!!! THAT IS NOT THE REAL FOOTAGE!!! NOBODY WAS QUOTED THAT ALIENS WOULD BE IN THE REAL LIVE FOOTAGE THEY JUST MADE PREVIEWS TO MAKE YOUR IMAGINATION TAKE YOU THERE SO YOU WOULD EMPTY YOUR WALLET AND WATCH THE DAMN MOVIE!!! GO PLAY ON THE FREEWAY IF YOUR THAT STUPID YOU DESERVE TO BE SMASHED INTO THE PAVEMENT!!!

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    1. LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOK U F**K TELL ME DO CLAMS NEED FOOD? NO! DO THEY HAVE BRAINS? NO!!!!!!!!!!!!! AND THEY ARE F**KING ALIVE OK !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  22. Damn, this guy above needs to get laid. lol. big time.

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  23. Roflmao, for real!

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  24. I just saw it last night.. now in regards to the whole "true story" thing you can only contemplate certain things within the movie so far. All the "it's in my helmet!!!!" and becoming possessed by teh crab people thing isn't something that I took seriously. while they could have totally used real footage from the moon, this was essentially a blair witch project on the moon sorta deal.. that being said, I do agree with the people who said it was well done and won't deny it had me at the edge of my seat

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  25. hey haters they have live feed from the moon! the whole movie wasn't real it has added parts like the spiders and the inside in the lander. and most of the "rocks" are really missing or "stolen".

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  26. There were two Saturn V rockets built for Apollo's 18 and 19. The missions were cancelled due to "lack of interest". Apollo 17 TV ratings were very low. In December of 1972, few Americans knew we were still going to the moon. The Saturn V rocket for Apollo 18 was used for the Apollo/Soyuz link in space. The Saturn V rocket for Apollo 19 was used for Skylab. There never was a scheduled Apollo 20 or Saturn V built for Apollo 20.

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  27. I just watched the movie and know that a few seens are real, not from an apollo 18 mission but a previous one. None of the rock crab spider aliens were real. My dad worked for a company that made the space shuttles, and he knew about every mission. If there was an Apollo 18 he would have known as the company he worked for did a lot of work. I have pictures of my dad standing by a space shuttle named Enterprise. I do not believe Apollo 18 happened, and just watched the movie, like all movies I watch, as though it was a movie and not even 1% true. People will believe what they want so there's really no point in being rude to each other. If there where rock crab aliens on the moon, they may not need food or air like we do. I agree with what someone wrote earlier that we have no way of knowing if others exist in space. We've barely explored any of it. At this time no one can prove or disprove Apollo 18, or aliens. Let's try to stop being such a hateful race of human beings, and let people believe what they want. Everyone has different views on life, and it would be like going up to a catholic and trying to convince them GOD isn't real. It's a waste of time.
    That is all I have to say for now.

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    1. my dad worked for the space program too, and says there wasnt an apollo 18. he worked for Kennedy to, and it was all Oswald. After that he worked for MLK, and that was a CIA coverup. Now he runs the British Royal Air Force and the Navy Seals sniper team on the side.

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  28. Lol, you all are fucking stupid. Seriously? I mean, WTF are you all discussing....?

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  29. 9/11 was very Hollywood too!! Meant to scare people and take their focus away from more critical matters the government was concerned with. This movie is the American governments scare tactic not to go there because they simply can't spend the money on going until they secure as much oil as they can and by their forecasts, 2020 looks like the year they will have a planned mission.

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  30. Duh the rock crabs live on cheese. That makes sense right the moon is made of cheese. So E.Ts who were running low on food went to the moon to eat it since its made of cheese. LOL serious people how can you believe these things

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  31. the movie is an anti-propaganda. We - the moon rocks- are very friendly and we never attack humans.

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  32. I just watched movie and thought it was well made and plausable, Earth a long time ago was hit by another large planet. This planet along with bits of Earth make up the Moon. If a life form existed on Earth prior to this collision, it may be possible that it survived the collision, evolved in its new environment and still resides on the Moon as rock crab like creatures and any number of other creatures that share a common ancestor. Just some food for thought.

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  33. enough fuel to get into orbit and this fuel weighing several thousand tons just to get to that orbit. 250 thousand plus miles to reach the lunar surface....where is that fuel stored if the lunar lander is just barely large enough for a crew of maybe 4? and then the fuel needed to propulse back off the lunar surface for the 250 thousand plus miles back to earths orbit. true there is very little gravity on the lunar surface.....but there would still need to be thousands of pounds of fuel stored in the LEM to escape the gravity of the surface...not to mention the fuel needed to propel the orbiter back to earths orbit. just where is all this fuel stored?

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  34. there is supposedly so much dust and silt on the lunar surface.....dont you think if a lander set down on the surface.......the cloud of dust...(blown into a zero gravity environment being blown by the rocket boosters) would send that cloud so large that the plume could be seen from earth?. the dust would be floating for untelling how long and the astronauts wouldnt even be able to see to venture out from the lander.....let alone take photgraphs

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  35. The movie was good, but not believable at all however I do believe NASA would just leave their astronauts to die.

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  36. Where may I obtain one of those moon-rock "creatures" as a pet ? Average cost please?... I'm on a budget! Loved the film. Very Suspenseful

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  37. It didnt say 840 rocks it said 840 lbs of rocks and you have a prob with rock spiders but i saw quite a few of them on screne running around with their leg protruding from the what looked like a rock. One of the crew also stated the sample felt strange. what im getting at is that creature isnt so strange as we have something quite like that here being a hermit crab they just dont eat people but hey who knows. The truth is out their and Space the final frontier

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  38. This movie cannot be deciphered by anyone outside of NASA ,and the question reigns:
    IS it real or not?

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  39. is it me or why is the government keeping so many secrets from us
    why cant we watch those space missions ourselves after all this is a free country

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    1. ALL GOVERNMENTS ARE GREAT AT DOING THIS

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  40. The Rock Crabs were created by the CIA (from Moon Rock materials)and successfully deployed to remove certain pesky politicians. They were then deemed a National security risk and secretly sent into space (while sedated)and left to fend for themselves on the Moon.
    Obviously this pissed the Rock Crabs off.

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  41. I saw the movie yesterday and thought it wasn't real because if it was real footage, then why wouldn't the news channels be talking about it? I mean, what news channel would pass up the oppurtunity to tell the whole world about how there are killer rock aliens on the moon?

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  42. haha well first off we are not free, the media is controlled and so are the politicians that represent us, so that answers the why the news would not talk about it even if they did know. also notice that the "space alien rock crab spider hermit crab hybrids" were in the crators and the surface so maybe they came off of a asteroid. also the footage that was made by hollywood is fake obviously, however that is because of the movies sake, but the movie itself when the motion controlled cameras captured moving rocks this was infact real due to the nature of the film and you can find that on the website. also mathmatically it is litteraly impossiable for life to "not" exist beyond our little planet, actually drkes equation states that life is everywhere so there you go the best explication of apollo 18

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    1. WE'LL NEVER BE FREE WE'LL BE ALWAYS IN DEBT TO SOME ONE
      WE ARE ARE NOT ALONE PLANET IN THIS VASTNESS OF SPACE
      WHO KNOWS MAYE ALIENS ARE RULING THIS PLANET DISGUISED AS HUMANS

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  43. I love You guys!! seriously..cracking Me up AND having Me think at the same time)) "classic-stuff)

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  44. There are alternate endings so no its not real

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  45. ENTERTAINMENT AT ITS BEST! If a movie can spark such a discussion here imagine what it doing everywhere else! Each discussion on here had me thinking too. The movie was GOOD regardless of anyone's criticism of the spider rocks. I thought for sure that other guy was gonna be able to take him home.... I was on the edge of my seat & truly enjoyed it fiction, fiction/non-fiction blend, or totally non fiction. I can't say I'd wanna hop on a space shuttle & plan any trips to the moon after watching tho... :/

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  46. This movie SUCKED

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    1. HEYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11 LOOK IM AN ALIEN NO LIE

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  47. To all thoughs people that wrote in about the movie being real or not real.(it's not real) You've finally been given a glimps of what is to come. Just as kulbrick did the first landing for public simpathy, this film has done it's job. We are now arguing among ourselves over the validite of a representation. If our empirical leaders(governments) were for the people we'd have seen a lot more footage than what they fed us. Power has it's perks. In their(empirical leaders) We are on a need to know basis. Look at the 17 trillion dollars obama gave to the banks, Does anyone really know if the money went to them? Everyone knows obama said it did. But the u.s. is in worse shape now. We are on a need to know basis. The empirical leaders have said, we don't need to know what they do with the money, it's none of our business. Welcome to the age of empirical rule. Democracy is dead. Ballots can be changed at the touch of a button. We're slaves so get used to it.

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  48. IM A ............................. WELL I DON`T BELONG ON EARTH I BELONG ON .............. DORTION PLANET

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  49. cara com vcs falam tudo em ingles e meu tradutor naum traduziu essa porra e eu naum consugo entender nada de nada epor isso estiu deixando esse comentario para vcs para que possam bater kbça com isso hehehehehehe

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  50. may be its real, who knows..there are million galaxies in the universe..there are many stars like our sun,taking those facts, these shits can happen...ET

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  51. I got it. The Moon Rock Crabs are the scouts for the Deceptorcons. There is absolutely no other way they would know we were here, to begin their invasion plans. Also, it matches the colour of my curtains.

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  52. I love the movie! The Hollywood part are the ET life forms depicted in the film. The truth of the film depects the ugly truth of the Cold War n the CIA's on going corruptional ways. The Rock Spiders are based off the writers idea of what life form could have originated on the moon. It's not a tropical, exotic climate. It's rocky and sandy/dusty. We have a tropical/exotic climate hence the billions of beautiful species on our planet. From deep sea, to in the ground, to in the air. Species that adapt and evolve to their surroundings. Just like the species the writter created. A rocky dirty climate.. Hey how bout a rock with our scariest dirt species we all hate .. Spiders! Back to the cold war, corruption. The story shows n tells that anyone who interferes with the CIA's command will be abolished. Hence the reasons for the assaanations of the Kennedy's, and senior officials, and anyone who got in the way of testifying that there are, and were ET's in each launch. The need to know basis. The if you leak any info that we deem top secret. You will be executed. All coruption leads to war or slilencing of the lambs. They feared that if Kennedy got his way and we the people would see or watch actual footage of ET's that the entire populous would crumble in utter terror n become unstablized drastically... Crumble. Corruption is the ugliest yet awe inspiring way to run a tight ship. A way and only way to keep a species like us controlled and orderly. For if it didn't exist thered be way too many Indians and not enough chiefs if you will. A uncontrollable populous that would ruin this beautiful earth and species. Like the movie idiocracy. Ok I'm done for now.

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  53. and this is how aids was spread to earth.

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  54. Hello!
    bueno gente, como estan?. fue un gusto perder algunos minutos de mi vida leyendo sus comentarios, pero me tengo q ir a coger
    Saludos y sea la paz!

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