OK I don't know where to post this but in the Previews on The Fighter DVD they had a preview for the next Transformers movie and they **** all over Apollo 11 by saying they "lost contact" with them for 20 minutes while Neil and Buzz investigated a transformer thingy.
It pissed me off at so many levels!
1st off Why didn't Apollo 8 or 10 see it?
2 - They had their hands full with landing for the 1st time on the moon, no way they could have got that close on the 1st landing.
3 - Buzz would have got liquored up in the mid 70's and let something slip about seeing alien's.
4 - Nasa would have got a hell of a lot more funding had they found it in 1969.
5 - I am pissed
6 - The Ruskies would have seen it because they had craft imaging the moon before we landed.
7 - Collins in the Command module would have seen it during his solo orbits.
8 - I am really pissed and had a bunch more things to nitpick about before the movie started.
9 - Apollo 11 landed no where near the dark side of the moon.
10 - in the mid 90's the moon was mapped for minerals and water, someone would have found it. It would have been way too big a conspiracy to hide for so long.
11 - Their are pictures taken from Earth observatories(sp) that show all the moon landings, you can google it and see the lander's decent stage tracks.
What they should have done was had Apollo 17 find it, it was a J mission with the abililty to stay longer and carry more equipment. That way they could have worked in the Moon buggy to drive over to it and check it out. Plus it would have added the drama of 5 other landings without knowing anything was there. That would also explain why we never went back.
I don't mind them using the history of Apollo but think it through before you **** on the greatest achievement in the history of mankind.