History Film / TheDish

10th Sep '17 3:03:40 PM StevieC
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** In fact, while its use for Apollo 11 was supplementing the smaller Honeysuckle Creek radio-dish, Parkes' larger antenna proved its worth during the rescue of Apollo 13 just 9 months later, as the explosion in the service-module took out the high-gain antenna, and Parkes was the '''only''' dish-antenna sensitive enough to pull in the signal from the LM's low-gain antenna amid the interference from the still-transmitting telemetry systems of the S-IVb upper-stage.

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** In fact, while its use for Apollo 11 was supplementing the smaller Honeysuckle Creek radio-dish, Parkes' larger antenna proved its worth during the rescue of Apollo 13 just 9 months later, as the explosion in the service-module took out the high-gain antenna, and Parkes was the '''only''' dish-antenna sensitive enough to pull in the signal from the LM's low-gain antenna amid the interference from the still-transmitting telemetry systems of the S-IVb S-[=IVb=] upper-stage.
10th Sep '17 3:03:13 PM StevieC
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** In fact, while its use for Apollo 11 was supplementing the smaller Honeysuckle Creek radio-dish, Parkes' larger antenna proved its worth during the rescue of Apollo 13 just 9 months later.

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** In fact, while its use for Apollo 11 was supplementing the smaller Honeysuckle Creek radio-dish, Parkes' larger antenna proved its worth during the rescue of Apollo 13 just 9 months later.later, as the explosion in the service-module took out the high-gain antenna, and Parkes was the '''only''' dish-antenna sensitive enough to pull in the signal from the LM's low-gain antenna amid the interference from the still-transmitting telemetry systems of the S-IVb upper-stage.
10th Sep '17 3:00:39 PM StevieC
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** In fact, while its use for Apollo 11 was supplementing the smaller Honeysuckle Creek radio-dish, Parkes' larger antenna proved its worth during the rescue of Apollo 13 just 9 months later.
9th Aug '17 4:15:48 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* YouHave48Hours: Used almost word-for-word by Mrs Spears when ordering the band to learn the American National Anthem.

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* YouHave48Hours: Used almost word-for-word by Mrs Spears when ordering the band to learn the American National Anthem.
14th Feb '17 9:52:25 PM LeeM
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** The Directors' Commentary includes the comment that many films show marriages on the rocks, and they thought it would be nice to show a marriage that was working for a change.
14th Feb '17 9:48:38 PM LeeM
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* IronicEcho: Cliff's advice comes back to bite him twice. Also of note: Cliff relates some very pertinent advice to Glenn - discussing his wife's advice in the face of his own fear of accepting the responsibility of being part of the Apollo programme, but clearly trying to get Glenn to realise that it has a wider application: "Failure is never quite so frightening as regret." Glenn muses this for a moment and responds "That's good advice... I wish someone would tell me that."

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* IronicEcho: Cliff's advice comes back to bite him twice. Also of note: Cliff relates some very pertinent advice to Glenn - discussing his wife's advice in the face of his own fear of accepting the responsibility of being part of the Apollo programme, but clearly trying to get Glenn to realise that it has a wider application: "Failure is never quite so frightening as regret." Glenn muses this for a moment and responds "That's good advice... I wish someone would tell me that." (Cliff replies with a wry smile: "God bless you, Glenn!")
14th Feb '17 9:47:12 PM LeeM
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** The fact that it's in a sheep paddock is TruthInTelevision. The rural location is far from potential sources of interference.



* MundaneSolution: The team is panicking over just how the hell they're going to find Apollo 11--until Glen suggests pointing the dish at the Moon, which is where the spacecraft is going.

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* MundaneSolution: The team is panicking over just how the hell they're going to find Apollo 11--until Glen suggests pointing the dish at the Moon, which is where the spacecraft is going. This is after they've spent hours trying to calculate its position, covering an entire blackboard with equations.
8th Feb '17 5:42:04 PM Mdumas43073
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[[caption-width-right:350:But I thought The Dish logo was a kangaroo...]]

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7th May '16 6:49:47 PM JackG
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* CouldHaveAvoidedThisPlot: The Americans point out that the Australians should have just told NASA that something had gone wrong, [[SeenItAll as things go wrong there all the time]].
20th Apr '16 10:04:16 PM StevieC
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** Only for one of the dignitaries visiting from the 'States to quip that they sometimes wish that '''was''' America's national anthem.
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