Capricorn One – The Full Movie.

Following yesterday’s amazing Apollo 11 post here’s the entire full length sci-fi classic Capricorn One, written and directed by Peter Hyams, (Outland, The Star Chamber), and released back in 1977. In our humble opinion this is one of the greatest conspiracy based films ever made, complete with black helicopters and a soundtrack which, to this day, still gives us goosebumps.

Here’s a bit of throwaway movie trivia for you:

Peter Hyams began thinking about a film of a space hoax while working on broadcasts of the Apollo missions for CBS. To stay within the budget, NASA’s cooperation was needed. Producer Paul Lazarus had a good relationship with the space agency from Futureworld. The filmmakers were thus able to obtain government equipment as props despite the negative portrayal of the space agency, including a prototype lunar module.

Happy Friday.

Did The Crew Of Apollo 11 Fake Video Footage Of Earth?

Regardless what you think about the whole did they or didn’t they conspiracy theory behind the moon landing by the crew of Apollo 11 back in 1969, you can’t deny that the ‘lost’ footage above is more than just a tad fishy.

Why go to all the trouble of faking pictures of earth with smoke and mirror techniques to make it seem a lot further away than actually is, giving the impression that you’re halfway to your intended destination, when in reality it’s just outside the window and you’re nowhere near the moon? And what’s with the third party on the radio transmissions?

The video is an excerpt from a documentary called ‘A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Moon‘.

(via Above Top Secret)