One of the assumptions conspiracy theorists make is that their conspiracy is actually possible. In the case of the 1969 landing of man on the moon, the conspiracy theory is that the landing never occurred, and what we were shown was actually just a movie made in a Hollywood studio or backlot. The assumption is that this was possible
This 13-minute video is surprisingly riveting — I couldn’t stop watching it. In it, SG Collins, a filmmaker, explains why the 1969 moon landing could not have been a hoax perpetrated by NASA using film, film crews, Stanley Kubrick, or a film studio. Why? Because it’s demonstrably true that the technology didn’t exist at the time to perpetrate such a hoax. Rockets to the moon? Yes, that technology existed. Film technology capable of replicating what was broadcast? Not even close.
There are a couple of jokes that I wouldn’t have told, but they are more than offset by the care with which this was made, the technical knowledge Collins brings to the subject, and the insights at the end, part of which I’ll quote here:
Why does any of this matter? My concern is with the ultimate fate of knowing, of seeing the difference of what you can know and what you wish for. . . . The urge to believe drives people to trade in part of their soul in exchange for the comfort of being a rebel.