I promise you... I am not one of those freaks who truly believes the lunar landings were a hoax. While that concept in and of itself is pretty intriguing to me, I am not st*pid (and I am totally gullible too, so I've totally bought it).
But even in watching this great documentary called, In the Shadow of the Moon (presented by Ron Howard, whatever that really means), I still can't help but be totally amazed and dumbfounded that we ever even did actually do this walk-on-the-moon thing. I mean, just watch the movie and get a load of those space suits... how janky do those beat-up trash bags look? I can't imagine those things actually working. And the lack of having any film showing us any of the landings really hurts the credibility (I mean, if we really did go there a few times, why wouldn't we at least have stationed a radio-controlled camera to film subsequent touch downs?). And the related subject of not really having any good video of the training for the lunar landings and the obvious fact that we stopped trying to send more people there freakin' 35+ years ago... see... smells a little fishy, right? Heck, listen to the first few words from one of the astronauts (that would be either Michael Collins, Buzz Aldrin or Neil Armstrong if you live in a cave) in the trailer here below saying it was "science fiction" (Freudian slip perhaps?).
FilmBender is Funny Movie Reviews. Went to the new California Academy of Sciences Museum in San Francisco last week and saw the planetarium movie which was incredible also. Maybe that sparked my curiosity and appreciation about space exploration... I'm not sure... but I can tell you that even though the "hoax" thoughts were in my mind regarding this film (Shadow), I couldn't help but really be amazed and awestruck. The comments about the appearance of the Earth from space and its apparent fragility hit me hard as well. [Gulp.] Final skeptical thought... why no Neil Armstrong in this documentary?.. Is he being silenced? Just like the number of licks to the center of a Tootsie Pop... the world may never know.