History Headscratchers / Apollo18

19th Feb '18 2:44:49 AM Cryoclaste
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*** Indeed. Obviously Optimus and Ratchet stumbled onto the tapes [[TransformersDarkOfTheMoon just before they recovered Sentinel Prime.]]

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*** Indeed. Obviously Optimus and Ratchet stumbled onto the tapes [[TransformersDarkOfTheMoon [[Film/TransformersDarkOfTheMoon just before they recovered Sentinel Prime.]]
5th Feb '18 11:21:51 PM Emperor_Oshron
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** Even considering that this is a ConspiracyThriller and that the government may have known or at least suspected that aliens were there, it's entirely possible that they ''did'' fully intend to bring the astronauts back unharmed even if they would be sent straight to a prison cell in Area 51 or something and never see the light of day again. They probably knew about the cosmonaut and had an inkling that ''something'' was up there, just not knowing ''what'' that something was, and wanted to glean whatever answer they could from the brief trip there under the guise of it being a mundane mission. Then it turned out that the aliens are parasites and they couldn't risk those getting loose on Earth, which would also handily explain who stole all those other moon rocks according to the epilogue and why--they had a MassOhCrap moment and did everything within their power to get them all back assuming that any one of them could be a hostile moon-spider.
2nd Jul '17 10:43:02 AM bravo104
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*** This just raises the question of why Ben and Nathan took the physical tapes with them when escaping.



*** this just raises the question of why Ben and Nathan took the physical tapes with them when escaping.
17th Oct '14 7:02:24 AM HeliosPhoenix
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*** For what it's worth, the viral marketing materials on the website for the movie do attempt to handwave this a little better. Apparently the Saturn 5 for Apollo 18 was launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California and literally in the middle of the night. It's still not a perfect coverup (not to mention that a Saturn 5 night launch is [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ck3udgsJLGE considerably bright]]), but given what we're told in the film it does work a little bit better.
4th Sep '13 12:40:41 PM Synthesis
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**** For starters, public information in 1974 on the exact capabilities of the Saturn V was not half as comprehensive as what we have now, forty years later. To the general public ''not'' sitting in mission control or the assembly building, a ridiculous-large DoD payload (corresponding with the huge military buildup of the same period) would be more than acceptable.
14th Jul '13 6:26:44 PM SharleeD
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** Again, it may only be the lunar south pole that's infested with alien spiders. Rocks retrieved from previous Apollo landing sites are just rocks, although the authorities are paranoid enough to suspect otherwise.

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** Again, it may only be the lunar south pole that's infested with alien spiders. Rocks retrieved from previous Apollo landing sites are just rocks, although the authorities are paranoid enough that rumors to suspect otherwise.the contrary start spreading through NASA.
14th Jul '13 6:23:23 PM SharleeD
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** Again, it may only be the lunar south pole that's infested with alien spiders. Rocks retrieved from previous Apollo landing sites are just rocks, although the authorities are paranoid enough to suspect otherwise.
14th Jul '13 6:13:49 PM SharleeD
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** The aliens might not be found on the ''entire'' moon, just the south pole. None of the RealLife lunar landings came anywhere near there.
11th May '13 3:51:23 AM bravo104
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***this just raises the question of why Ben and Nathan took the physical tapes with them when escaping.
16th Mar '13 6:08:43 AM erforce
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**** Good ole [[{{Aliens}} Weyland-Yutani]], they just gotta get their hands on an alien.

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**** Good ole [[{{Aliens}} [[Franchise/{{Alien}} Weyland-Yutani]], they just gotta get their hands on an alien.
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