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Two For The Conspiracy Theorists

May 15, 2008

Did We Go?

I’m starting to turn into a documentary nut!  I love Netflix and the fact they have soooooo many great documentaries to choose from.

This go around, I picked out two that I had seen before (but twas a long time ago and I didn’t remember them that well). 

Did We Go? was directed by Aron Ranen and in it he tries to prove that the Apollo Moon Landing actually happened.  The film summary is this:

A tongue-in-cheek documentary explores the controversial conspiracy theory that asserts that, in 1969, U.S. astronaut Neil Armstrong spoke the famous words “one small step for man, one giant step for mankind” from an earthbound film set, not the moon. In investigating the claims of an Apollo 11 hoax, Ranen uncovers a KKK faction at the Kennedy Space Center, slave-owning Nazis, hippies, soused space cowboys and more.

You probably laugh, as I did!  But I’ll be darned if this documentary makes you think “that could totally be possible!”  I had no idea of the Nazi connection to our space program and that is actually very well documented. 

The next film to watch is entitled “The Who Killed the Electric Car?“.  In light of gas being over $4 a gallon here in California, this documentary is a must see.Who Killed the Electric Car?

Amid ever-increasing gas prices, this documentary delves into the short life of the GM EV1 electric car — once all the rage in the mid-1990s and now fallen by the roadside. How could such an efficient, green-friendly vehicle fail to transform our garages and skies? Through interviews with government officials, former GM employees and concerned celebs (such as EV1 driver Mel Gibson), Chris Paine (former EV1 owner) seeks to answer the question.

I’ve heard  of the carburetor that gets over 100 miles a gallon on late not AM radio shows.   I very much believe that the big oil companies have bought that patent and are sitting on it. 

Who Killed the Electric Car is a good film.  It tries to resolve the mystery of why GM would pull such a popular car that was loved by its owners, was very cost effective and very environmentally friendly.

I’m not a big believer in global warming, but I know that all our car emissions are harmful for the air we breathe.  Why kill production on a car that has zero emissions and runs as fast as a regular car?

So, if you have just a hint of conspiracy theorist in you, in know you’ll enjoy these two documentaries.  If you have seen ’em, comment and let me know what you think!

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