NASA: "Apollo 18 Is Not a Documentary"

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What? Apollo 18 and zombies aren't real? I suppose next you'll tell me Santa Clause isn't real?

Evilsanta:
How can anyone think that moon zombies can be real?

Nobody is that stupid...I think.

That's just what the Chupacabra want you to think.

You know the worst part about this? That it has to be said in the first place. What kind of society have we devolved into where people actually think there are zombies on the moon?

MordinSolus:
What? Apollo 18 and zombies aren't real? I suppose next you'll tell me Santa Clause isn't real?

Nope hes not. Its actually the Easter Bunny in disguise.

Jadak:
Oh, glad they cleared that up... *rolls eyes*

I had a girl tell me with a straight face once that Paranormal Activity was based on true events because, "it says at the start and end of the film and they wouldn't lie". And then she was discussing it with a couple of her friends and they were all just as serious; and these weren't stupid girls either.

So maybe we should be glad they cleared it up.

Its obviously a cover-up. Like NASA would come out and admit something they've kept hidden for so long.

I saw this movie last night. It was alright. Nothing special, but it killed the evening, which is all I was hoping for. It does a good job with the suspense, but ultimately, the reveal and all is underwhelming.

EDIT: I've seen a lot of people talking about zombies... There aren't any. Sorry guys.

What i want to know is at what point did a nasa realise that they should make a statement to thick people, that this isn't real?

The_root_of_all_evil:
It's a shame Apollo 18 isn't real.

Because then NASA would have a reason to have given up on space travel.

Jerks.

I think the reason they're giving up that for now is massive budget cuts and debt.

But yeah it still sucks :/
There's a XKCD comic about this somewhere, it basically says that space is probably filled with the relics of species that gave up on their space programmes early on because of how much money and how many resources it costs.

Rockchimp69:

I think the reason they're giving up that for now is massive budget cuts and debt.

Pfft...take the troops out of everywhere else in the world then.

Sorry, I find it truly bile-inducing that our dreams have to be given up because some jerks can't do their job properly. And they still have theirs.

HerbertTheHamster:

There's a reason we've never gone back to the moon

man has walked the moon six fucking times

I miss 2001

They meant after all the missions were over.

Also, this is just what they want you to think.

Since it's so clearly denied it must be true. Damn, space zombies was the one thing I didn't believe.

Greg Tito:

I'm glad that NASA finds it necessary to inform people that movies are not based in reality, proving that it's important for government agencies to state the obvious. While we're at it, zombies aren't real, cigarettes will kill you and taxes suck. Can I get a government job now?

Oh, you might be surprised how many people get their education from movies and other sources that should be equally dubious.

California falling into the ocean, the mayan calendar thing, hiding from tornadoes beneath highway overpasses, and deadly black holes being made at the LHC are just a few examples. There's a whole trope for this called Television is Trying to Kill Us.

And, of course, there's the conspiracy theorists, who will probably believe the movie over NASA anyway.

NASA might not have been emphatic enough about how not real this stuff is.

Evilsanta:
How can anyone think that moon zombies can be real?

Nobody is that stupid...I think.

You would be amazed at the things people will believe. The Apollo 18 movie actually has a possible (if mind-bogglingly unlikely) premise, so people believing it's true doesn't even really warrant notice.

I mean people can, will, and do believe in things like:

-A magical, omniscient and omnipotent sky-fairy

-Aliens came to Earth and bestowed technology upon us unworthy beings, enabling us to do everything from building the pyramids to the secret of transistors

-Walking under a ladder, breaking a mirror or seeing a black cat brings bad luck

-Humans only use 10% of their brains

You get the idea. Evidence, logic and common sense have no bearing on what people believe. I'll throw the Wizard's First Rule at you for this:

Wizard's First Rule:
"People are stupid; given proper motivation, almost anyone will believe almost anything. Because people are stupid, they will believe a lie because they want to believe it's true, or because they are afraid it might be true. People's heads are full of knowledge, facts, and beliefs, and most of it is false, yet they think it all true. People are stupid; they can only rarely tell the difference between a lie and the truth, and yet they are confident they can, and so are all the easier to fool."

Don't you guys realize that it MUST be true if Nasa responds?! I mean sure it sounds silly but then NASA responds, yeah nice try guys! We're aware where lobster and shrimp comes from, a small enslaved race off the coast of MOON CRATER ALLEY.

BUT... that's exactly what the government would say!! I for one, won't be visiting the moon anytime soon.

The_root_of_all_evil:
It's a shame Apollo 18 isn't real.

Because then NASA would have a reason to have given up on space travel.

Jerks.

Wait, I don't get it. Is repeatedly slashed funding not a reason?

On the other hand, this is exactly what went on during the lunar landing missions.

God, why does everything these days need to have zombies shoehorned into it.

Though this would probably be the last zombie movie, as if you put anything in space then everything else after it would feel like a step backwards.

Cookie for reference.

...I wonder if Brian Cox is in the film trying to make a solar system diagram out of zombie guts.

Oh...I have no reason to go see this movie anymore. I wanted to learn more about history.

Kapol:
The worst part is people still won't believe them. And while it does seem like they're pointing out the obvious, really they did have to. People would have thought it was real otherwise. Because a lot of people are that gullible.

Theres no way this film is real! the moon landing was fake man! FAKE!

Davih:
While we're at it I suppose it would be informative to tell you the moon is NOT made out of cheese either...

LIES AND SLANDER! I know the lunar mozzarella deliciousness is REAL!!!1!

Anyhoo, i'm probably not going to watch Apollo 18. If I really want space zombies I'll go replay a couple parts of ME2.
Besides, nobody who was all set to believe the movie is going to be stopped by NASA sayin' it ain't so.

Well if nothing else the poster looks pretty awesome.

Poor NASA. On a related note, remember the ENTIRE WEBPAGE they had to dedicate to debunking the 2012 stuff right after the movie came out?
You'd think they're being silly about paying attention to this stuff, but I bet they get a bunch of phone calls from slack-jawed retards looking for "answers".

Everyone Else: "No Shit, NASA."

TimeLord:
So basically they are saying;

"Don't even start guys!" To the conspiracy theories and people wearing tin foil hats.

Nah, basically they're saying:

"Ok, I can't fucking believe we have to tell you this. IT'S NOT REAL, YOU MORONS!"

NASA claims it isn't real, but I think they're just covering up the eventual arrival of moon zombies on December 2012.

Diligent:
Poor NASA. On a related note, remember the ENTIRE WEBPAGE they had to dedicate to debunking the 2012 stuff right after the movie came out?
You'd think they're being silly about paying attention to this stuff, but I bet they get a bunch of phone calls from slack-jawed retards looking for "answers".

See! SEE!

Kapol:
The worst part is people still won't believe them. And while it does seem like they're pointing out the obvious, really they did have to. People would have thought it was real otherwise. Because a lot of people are that gullible.

Much to the rest of the sane world's chagrin.

PS. A little out of topic, but everyone's avatar is Justin Bieber. Is something wrong?

Wait...so there AREN'T really bloodthirsty Soviet zombies on the moon?

Well, goddammit! Now who are we going to pit against the dino-nazis (nazi dinosaurs brought to Earth from a nightmarish parallel universe) in a final battle to the death for the fate of mankind? I mean, really, how can we have the epic final battle between Tyranno-Hitler and Zombie-Stalin without Zombie-Stalin?!

Huh? What are we supposed to do now, NASA? Do you know how hard the robo-vikings are to book for this kind of thing?

lol

Well I'm glad they did. People are so thick these days that a lot of people actually thought "Paranormal Activity" was real. What dopes.

Ha! Seriously, who could possibly believe that Apollo 18 is a documentary. That's ridiculous. Now, Apollo 19 on the other hand; that's when shit got real.

They should have said the real reason:

"It was getting too expensive and it was kind of a dumb idea anyway."

I bet by pointing this out, conspiracy nuts will claim their over defensiveness means they're trying to cover it up.

I find it sad that NASA needed to say this.

Worst part is, NASA probably said it due to some people actually thinking it is a documentary.
Just think deeply about the state of humanity we are living in.

llafnwod:

The_root_of_all_evil:
It's a shame Apollo 18 isn't real.

Because then NASA would have a reason to have given up on space travel.

Jerks.

Wait, I don't get it. Is repeatedly slashed funding not a reason?

An excuse. Not a reason. And I know it's not NASA's fault, but goddam guys, some of us want to get off the planet.

Notsomuch:
Fingertips!
Fingertips!
Fingertips!

Which describes how I'm feeling all the time.

Here in the hall of heads, while I dig my grave (watching St. Peter wave), I'm just a guy made of dots and lines saying "Hey! Who's that playing the Guitar?"

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