Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Cheese & the Real Moon Landing

Wallace and Gromit on the Moon enjoying their cheese and crackers. 

One or two of my friends say we never landed on the moon. All that NASA stuff was faked.

I don't know about that.

But, like the guy below, writer/director S G Collins, I wasn't there to see them exit their lander, either. Still, I did watch the moon landing on "live" TV. And, like Collins, I worked with studio stuff back in the olden days. For me, it seems a bit out of reach to believe the technology of that time would have been up to the degree of fakery required.

So, here is the story... anyway.

Moon Landings Faked? Filmmaker Says Not! - 2013

Writer/director S G Collins of Postwar Media debunks every theory that the Apollo Moon landings could have been faked in a studio. The filmmaker takes a look at the video technology of the late 1960's, showing alleged fraud was simply not possible.

I suspect this is what happened after the real moon landing:

A Grand Day Out - Landing on the Moon - Wallace and Gromit - 1989

Wallace and Gromit land on the Moon to hunt for Cheese in this classic clip from the Oscar winning film, A Grand Day Out.

Official Movie Synopsis
Wallace and his sophisticated dog Gromit, have to decide where to go for their annual picnic.  With a home-made rocket and large appetite they head for the moon, hoping to find it made of cheese. Their moon tasting arouses the anger of the moon’s resident, mechanical caretaker.  In the conflict that ensues the earthlings unwittingly help the robot to fulfil its dreams. Download the film from ITunes:

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