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what would the chances of AFOSI and others using shows like the Xfiles and and SG1 to 'inoculate the public?
The Department of Defense regularly cooperates with Hollywood on projects large and small, from Lifetime’s fictional Army base-set series “Army Wives” and CBS’ naval police procedural “NCIS” to Paramount Pictures’ warring robots franchise “Transformers” and Sony’s Columbia Pictures film “Battle: Los Angeles,” about Marines fighting an alien invasion. The military has allowed Universal Pictures to film its upcoming action movie “Battleship” on the battleship Missouri and permitted Navy SEALs to appear in Relativity Media’s February thriller “Act of Valor.”
Each branch of the armed forces has its own intermediary to the film and television industries, all of them housed in an office building on Wilshire Boulevard in Westwood, while the DOD overseas the largest-scale collaborations from Washington. Some Hollywood heavyweights including “Black Hawk Down” producer Jerry Bruckheimer and “Transformers” director Michael Bay have enjoyed long affiliations with the offices. Strub said the number of productions — including documentaries and even game shows — that receive some form of military assistance annually are too many to quantify and said that producers reimburse the government for out-of pocket expenses such as dedicated flight hours or servicepersons’ time.
Always enjoyed stargate and the SG1 series, I'll watch more intently when I go
originally posted by: penroc3
there was even a documentary that showed the 117's companion that seems to have been scrubbed from normal TV
originally posted by: MissSmartypants
a reply to: penroc3
And there's the rumor from the 90s that the government was behind the making of "Close Encounters Of The Third Kind".
The nude scene, if I remember rightly, was done in an Austin powers style, type of scene, where props are strategically placed to save a few red faces.