Apollo 18?

Discussion in 'Alternate History Books and Media' started by lightning dude, Nov 30, 2018.

  1. lightning dude Member

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    Was watching https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apollo_18_(film) this the other day, and was quite interested by its premise. I did want to explore the on-Earth reactions to the failed mission, and what the USSR would say about their secret moon landing?

    I personally think that the US wouldn't just shut down the program because of some rock spiders, but would instead experiment and launch probes or something instead.
     
  2. Adrasteia Well-Known Member

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    Never saw the whole movie but watched the trailer and the ending scene. Seems quite interesting tbh, but it almost seems like an unstoppable plague. If i was america, knowing that was there, I know where I would conduct all my future nuclear weapon detonation testings at. The moon.
     
  3. Wolttaire Kicked

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    Well isn't the infection on earth now
     
  4. lightning dude Member

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    There was a vague mention of missing moon rocks at the end.
     
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  5. Mike Stearns Member

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    It was a pretty creepy movie in places. They did a really good of mimicking Apollo photography.
     
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  6. Dave Howery laughs at your pain

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    I had to wonder about the viability of that... if those critters were born and bred to live on the moon, wouldn't earth's gravity crush them?
     
  7. lightning dude Member

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    We have really no way to tell. But Scary Moon Rock Spiders are Scary, man.
     
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  8. oshron Emperor of Rplegacy

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    y'all should check out the TV Tropes headscratchers page for this--it brings up some good discussion points on this and provides some possible explanations for the aliens. i typed up a bit on there, myself.
     
  9. Tim Thomason Well-Known Member

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    I watched this movie in theaters, and I completely forgot the entire plot and storyline. Not a good sign.
     
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