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originally posted by: FireMoon
I'll be interested to watch it to see if, a couple of photos that were "doing the rounds" back in the late 1970s and early 1980s are used. The copies I saw were Black and White and they did indeed purportedly show clear evidence of some kind of activity of an mechanical/industrial nature on the dark side of the moon. Strangely enough neither of the photos I saw have ever shown up in books or online. I say strange because, they were that good, that clear, you'd expect someone to have printed or published them anyway.
My personal thoughts are , if they do show up and the "moon crawler machine" referred to in the article does sound like content of one of them, is that. They are unauthorised and unreleased publicity shots from a TV series that was never made, well actually, it was made however, not as it was originally intended. The ITV series UFO was cancelled out of the blue and in the mid 70s a new series called Space 1999 was made and aired. However, the original plot was to be a continuation of the series UFO only, solely focused on Moonbase with very little action taking place on Earth. The plot is meant to have contained an "Alien Base" built on the Moon's dark side and I strongly suspect the photos are stills of the sets built for that unmade series. Anyway, will be interesting to see what they come up with.
originally posted by: onebigmonkey
The Aulis site tells lies.
The jump salute photography sequence was broadcast on TV, and you can see the chest mounted camera. Part of the flagpole is obscured by poor video resolution, but it is all there.
And just to prove they tell lies I've superimposed those two photographs. I've rotated the two (yes, I had to rotate them, that's how identical they are) to centre them on the flag.
On this one I aligned it on the visoe. If you look carefully at the visor you'll see two flags and a different horizon, indicating that his head is at a different angle to the first shot.
Still think they're identical jumps?
"A bit of artistry was necessary to create credible stereo. In the left-right pair, Charlie captured John's first jump in 18339, which is on the right. In the original of 18340, we see that John isn't as far off the ground and is tilted to his left. In addition, there are footprints beneath him that he made when he landed after the first jump, a clear indication that John is closer to Charlie than he was in 18339. Creation of a credible anaglyph required removal of the image of John from 18340 and careful replacement with the image of John from 18339."
"John did two jumping salutes for Charlie, who took a picture each time John was near the top of his jump. Consequently, we are seeing not only from two slightly different view points but, also, when he was at slightly different places. The TV recordings of these jumps show that John was on the LM side of the flag. Combination of images from the two different jumps creates the impression that John is on Charlie's side of the flag. John also looks like he's jumped more than the half meter he actually achieved. In comparison, because the flag wasn't touched or moved between the two jumps, our stereoview of it is completely legitimate.
originally posted by: onebigmonkey
a reply to: Uggielicious
Thanks, and no problem, and point taken about your intent
However, the photographs are not identical - there's no apparent difference in their version because that's the way Aulis cropped it. The video footage demonstrates that it was taken with a chest mounted camera.
If you look at the originals you'll see how different the edges actually are.
It's all hints and accusations and relying on the fact the people won't actually put the effort in.
originally posted by: JimOberg
SyFy's "Alien Bases on the Moon" is going to be a doozie for the tin foil hat crowd, I hear. Donna Hare is back with amazing new stuff she has "just remembered". Old retreads like Vito Saccheri and his underground corridors beneath Clear Lake, Texas, shows his face. Mike Bara, Richard Hoagland's glowering attack gerbil, pontificates. Even John Walston unveils his secret-design telescope that allows HIM to see all those secret space bases invisible to mere mortals. More fun than the proverbial barrel full.
[dup post in aldrin thread]
originally posted by: Atiasrama
The work by Allan Sturm, who 4 years ago bowed out of what he correctly perceives as one crazy scene of believers, seems to be central to this show. Yesterday he posted a very revealing note at the paracast forum in a thread discussing his departure four years ago:
So, there's at least one geek involved in the production. (Geek is a person whose motive is merely to find out the real deal on something.)
Also, the pictures that appear to be the focus of this show appear to be based on the resource gathering work by him:
originally posted by: Uggielicious
Oh, man, it's going to be such a sucky show it's going to take great mental strength to actually see it without being fitted for a straight jacket so that I can't access the VCR's remote control to interrupt the tape and just break down and cry!