What I'm understanding from the original poster actually makes more sense than most of the theories out there. Lemme see if I'm getting this right
though: you're saying
1) we did go to the moon.
2) the footage viewed was at least partially faked due to what was allegedly found on the moon.
A partial fake could make sense; let's throw it around a bit.
Constant communication could still be maintained. Have an X second delay between the incoming transmissions and the broadcast; something happens,
there's "technical difficulties" while one astronaut switches channels and keep talking about what's going on. Buzz is talking to mission control
on a "private" line while Niel is going into your living room. I'm not a rocket scientist, so I don't know the logistics of having multiple
communication channels; I don't imagine it would be that difficult though.
The Eagle lands in Tranquility base, everything gets setup for the first moonwalk. Maybe they were able to angle the lander to where it wouldn't
show anything incriminating; that shouldn't be too hard to accomplish, especially if they saw some craft/base/whatever prior to landing. No one on
earth sees anything, Armstrong makes his infamous statement, everyone's happy.
From that point on, it might be a little trickier, but still not impossible. With a long enough delay, they can have a feed-dropout whenever
something happens. This can even be something done by the astronauts themselves; they keep an eye on what's going on up there and keep the cameras
pointed in an entirely different direction. And any vocal transmissions may possibly be done by someone on the ground, either in Mission Control
itself or some outside operative. I'm sure the Apollo missions were on a particular radio frequency, and it wouldn't have been that difficult for
someone with enough clearance to get it and transmit from a different beacon.
It's possible that the government knew something was going on before hand as well, and could have created particular segments here on earth. Again,
finding a back door wouldn't have been that difficult, and no one there in Mission Control might have had anything to do with it.
Under this, looking at Gaz's points:
1. That ALL of the video footage, photographs, radio conversations, etc. would have to be faked, involving literally hundreds of press people, NASA
Not necessarily; as I said before, although possibly unlikely, someone could've gotten a back door ride sending in their own transmissions. The only
ones who would need know about it would be a few higher ups and the astronauts. And it wouldn't require faking everything
, merely editing out
the parts that wouldn't jive with the story.
2. That we somehow found some other way to bounce laser beams off the moon, as one of the Apollo missions is what put the reflectors there.
If they went, they still could've placed them, regardless of anything else that may (or may not) have happened.
3. That the Clementine pics of the Apollo landing sites' blast marks are also falsified.
Again, the landing still could be perfectly valid, just missing some of the story.
4. That the Russians, (having fully penetrated our Intel services at the time) would have been unaware of the "faking" or decided (???) to not take
the opportunity to call the US on it!
There may be parts of our intelligence networks they never even conceived of. Remember, this is about paranoiac conspiracies--there's always one
level higher than what you think you know. Also, and I'm not doubting you in anyway, what are you basing that on? I've never heard anything about
that; if you've got a link I'd be much obliged.
5. That of course, everything you read on the internet is pure fact...
Of course it is. What would make you doubt that
I think I might have highjacked this theory a little, but that's where my mind ran with this. I definitely think it's more appropriate than just
straight up saying it was all done in a sound stage. Even saying we did go and absolutely none of the footage shown or transmissions broadcast to the
public were factual makes more sense than that, and based on a lot of the reasons Gaz pointed out.