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A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Moon (2001)

A documentary on the evidence which shows that the Apollo 11 astronauts never actually landed on the moon.


Bart Sibrel (as Bart Winfield Sibrel)


Bart Sibrel (as Bart Winfield Sibrel)


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Credited cast:
Anne Tonelson Anne Tonelson ... Narrator (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Buzz Aldrin ... Himself - Apollo 11 LMP (archive footage)
Neil Armstrong ... Himself - Apollo 11 CDR (archive footage)
Michael Collins ... Himself - Apollo 11 (archive footage)
Lyndon Baines Johnson ... Himself (archive footage) (as Lyndon Johnson)
Jacqueline Kennedy ... Herself - First Lady of the United States of America (archive footage)
John F. Kennedy ... Himself - President of the United States of America (archive footage) (as John Kennedy)
John B. Medaris John B. Medaris ... Himself (archive footage) (as John Medaris)
Patrick Moore Patrick Moore ... Himself (archive footage)
Richard Nixon ... Himself - President of the United States of America (archive footage)
Lee Harvey Oswald ... Himself (archive footage)
Wernher von Braun ... Himself (archive footage)


A documentary on the evidence which shows that the Apollo 11 astronauts never actually landed on the moon.

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18 January 2001 (USA) See more »

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Нечто странное случилось по пути на Луну See more »

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Smoking gun backfires
20 October 2006 | by flyingswanSee all my reviews

The views of Earth that are claimed in this film to have been faked by NASA have recently been compared with the historical weather data for the time of Apollo 11, and show a good match between the cloud patterns in the video sequence and the actual rainfall records on the day.

This would seem to undermine the entire argument put forward in the film that the "whole Earth" picture is actually a small part of the planet framed by the spacecraft window.

I am waiting for Bart Sibrel to now claim that the historical weather data has been faked by NASA, though that would no doubt involve them in also replacing every archived newspaper copy with a weather map, and the ones in private hands would still be a problem.

Ah, a response: "Trying to discredit this movie by referring to NASA weather data I'd say is a charming, but weak and gullible argument. What about the rest of the footage and proofs in the movie? A certain wise man once said something about sifting mosquitoes and swallowing camels. Do you in any way feel that maybe this could apply to what you are trying to do here? :-) This movie is just packed with irrefutable evidence against the claim once made by U.S. government that the moon-missions were a success, and that man now are true masters of the universe. Things are nearly never quite what they seem.. Just watch the movie, and I dear say you'll see things a bit different than before."

First off, weather data doesn't come from NASA, it comes for met agencies around the world. Second, the weather data undermines a major claim in the film. Third, far from being "packed with irrefutable evidence", the remaining claims in the film have been thoroughly debunked. Sibrel thought he had a previously secret piece of film, so he edited it and added his own interpretation. Unfortunately for him, his source film is public domain, and the bits Sibrel edited out contradict his claims.

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