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dsenechal
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posted 03-23-2010 04:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for dsenechal   Click Here to Email dsenechal     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
For those who missed it, you can see the complete show on Hulu.com, divided into two segments. Buzz's intro is approximately 48 minutes into the first segment, and he and his dance partner lead off the second segment. Search: dancing stars season 10, and you'll find what you're looking for.

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posted 03-23-2010 11:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Michael   Click Here to Email Michael     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Did you see Buzz dancing? He looked great! The judges gave him a 5, 4 and 5. In my opinion, Buzz gets a "10". Buzz, if you see this, you look great, I don't care what the judges say.

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posted 03-24-2010 11:36 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for music_space   Click Here to Email music_space     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
NOMINAL TIMELINE, Surface activities

LMP, at O+44:
"DETERMINE WALKING CAPABILITY"

Well, make that "DETERMINE DANCING CAPABILITY"

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I missed the dance and now that it is posted here in full length I finally did see it. I think Buzz seemed a little stiff but no wonder he is 80 years and counting.

He inspired many people and as one of judges said he will be better next time.

Buzz rules. Who cares if he and his partner have no chance to win. What counts is that he is doing it!

I bet at his next autograph show people will talk more about his dance moves than the moon walk. Great.

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Buzz Aldrin was on The Bonnie Hunt Show Wednesday as a result of Dancing with the Stars, but discussed his moonwalk and other subjects as seen in this clip.

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posted 03-29-2010 08:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rob Joyner   Click Here to Email Rob Joyner     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Don't forget to vote for Buzz!

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He educated 40 million people tonight.

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You have to give Buzz credit for doing this and I will keep voting for him. If nothing else, he is introducing the space program to young Americans.

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I thought that Buzz looked great and danced a very good and graceful routine. I thought that he was muched improved over last week. Yet he scored lower last night than he did the previous week. If anyone caught the performance of Kate Gosselin, whose performance reminded me of the "bunny hop" moon walking technique, how could she possibly outscore Buzz! I think the judges are jaded. I hope the voters come through for Buzz.

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If you missed Aldrin's Foxtrot on "Dancing with the Stars" here's a recap:
Buzz Aldrin risks elimination as "Dancing" score 'craters'

The second man to walk on the Moon may be the first to be danced off stage as the first results for ABC's "Dancing with the Stars" are revealed Tuesday evening...

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posted 03-30-2010 07:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ejectr   Click Here to Email ejectr     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
He made it!

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Indeed he did...
Space fans save Buzz Aldrin from elimination on "Dancing"

Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin went from last place to first-to-be-spared Tuesday night, when ABC's "Dancing with the Stars" host Brooke Burke named him as "safe to dance again" during the opening moments of the reality TV show's live broadcast...

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posted 03-31-2010 07:51 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for xlsteve   Click Here to Email xlsteve     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I thought Adam Corolla's comment on Buzz's shirts was pretty amusing. I think he was showcasing all of his "Rocket Hero" T-Shirts.

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posted 03-31-2010 09:19 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Delta7   Click Here to Email Delta7     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by ejectr:
He made it!

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Enough is enough! NOT having Buzz nor Kate Gosselin in the bottom two is NOT Dances with the Stars, but a popularity contest with celebrities who THINK they can dance.

I'm glad Buzz made it past the first week, but not to be in the bottom two, C'MON! Pamela Anderson in the bottom two?!?!?!??? Ms. Anderson got one of the best scores, and rightfully so, from the judges, but to be in the bottom two?!?!?????

Space fans made their point, but are there only Ricky Martin fans OUT there? Enough is enough!

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Phhhh.... Hey man...this is our man Buzz.

It's a show for entertaining and that is what he is doing...entertaining.

I don't think it's just the space community holding him up. Too bad NASA can't garner this type of public interest without calling on John Glenn to ride in another spacecraft.

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posted 03-31-2010 02:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for alanh_7   Click Here to Email alanh_7     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by Wehaveliftoff:
Enough is enough! NOT having Buzz nor Kate Gosselin in the bottom two is NOT Dances with the Stars, but a popularity contest with celebrities who THINK they can dance.
Of course its a popularity contest. Otherwise why not just go with the judges score? I think from the producers stand point it works for their bottom line, which is ratings.

Let's be honest how many of us cS'ers would be following Dancing with the Stars if Buzz was not on the show? I would not be tuning in that's for sure.

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Let's be honest how many of us cS'ers would be following Dancing with the Stars if Buzz was not on the show?
I'm only watching for Buzz. I record the show and jump right to him, then I'm done and back to Discovery Channel!

I thought he would have been 'aborted' last week, but definitely getting the 'go for dance' from popularity rather than dancing. Ha!

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posted 04-05-2010 07:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rob Joyner   Click Here to Email Rob Joyner     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Buzz needs some backup! Vote! Vote! Vote!

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posted 04-05-2010 08:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Lou Chinal   Click Here to Email Lou Chinal     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Of course it's entertaining!

Let's put Buzz up on the last shuttle flight. If it will help NASA I'm all for it.

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Vote! Vote! Vote!
Done! Any publicity is good publicity if it will help the program.

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posted 04-05-2010 09:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Leon Ford   Click Here to Email Leon Ford     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
OK, I voted for Buzz again! 10 times this time. Gotta vote for someone who is a worse dancer than I am!!!!

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Buzz did actually waltz better than Kate Gosselin! It's just a matter of NOT having your wives, girlfriends, or EXES vote for the Kate Gosselin, she has NO rhythm whatsoever!!

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posted 04-06-2010 12:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fra Mauro   Click Here to Email Fra Mauro     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I am intrigued by the idea of putting a former astronaut on the last shuttle mission.

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Apparently President Obama has a speech prepared should Buzz be voted out of the competition:
"Fate has ordained that the man who went to the stage to waltz in peace will now watch the show from the far reaches of his den in peace. This brave man, Buzz Aldrin, knows that there is no hope for his return. But he also knows that there is hope for all spry octogenarians in his sacrifice.

"This man is laying down a rythm in TV viewing mankind's most noble goal: the search for entertainment and ratings. He will be mourned by families and friends; he will be mourned by the nation; he will be mourned by the people of the world; he will be mourned by a network that dared send it's contestants into the unknown world of dancing before the globe.

"In their fancy footwork, they stirred the people of the world to feel as one between commercial breaks; in their sacrifice, they bind more tightly the fans of those who survive to dance next week. In ancient days, men looked at stars and saw their heroes in the constellations. In modern times, we do much the same, but our heroes are epic men of very high profile and compensation, like A-Rod and Tiger Woods.

"Others will follow, and surely be shown their way home. Man's search for the least bad celebrity dancer will not be denied. But these contestants were the first, or second, or whatever to go, and they will remain the foremost in our hearts until American Idol's new season starts.

"For every human being who looks up at the flat screen TV in the nights to come will know that there is some corner of another world that is forever trying to sell insurance through cave men and talking lizards."

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posted 04-06-2010 09:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for DCCollector   Click Here to Email DCCollector     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Time to break out the speech...

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He wasn't the best but he wasn't the worst... he deserved another week. Bravo Buzz!

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Buzz Aldrin gets the moon-boot on "Dancing with the Stars"

Forty years later, Buzz Aldrin is still the second man out.

The second astronaut to walk on the Moon, Aldrin became the second celebrity contestant on ABC's tenth season of the reality TV show "Dancing with the Stars" to be danced off the floor...

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MSNBC Newsvine: Has 'Dancing' been too reverential with Buzz Aldrin?
Buzz Aldrin walked on the moon, but he won't be spending any more time on the dance floor. The 80-year-old astronaut was eliminated Tuesday from "Dancing With the Stars."
The poll's choices:
  1. No way! He's an American hero and deserves this treatment.
  2. Ugh, yes! Judge the man's talent in THIS endeavor!
  3. The show went a little overboard, though some respect is to be expected.
  4. I'm not sure.
After more than 10,000 votes, choice (a) is leading with over 50% of the vote (second highest is (c) at 36.2%).

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I didn't watch it, but I heard Buzz' last words were:

"As I take my last step from the stage, back home for some time to come -- but we believe not too long into the future -- I'd like to just [say] what I believe history will record -- that Aldrin's challenge of today has forged other astronauts' destiny of tomorrow. And, as we leave ABC-TV, we leave as we came and, God willing, as we shall return, with peace and hope for all mankind. Godspeed the contestants of Dancing With the Stars."

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Buzz and Ashley were on Jimmy Kimmel Live after the dance show. While Buzz was promoting space exploration and talking about going to Mars, Kimmel chimed in, "I think we should go to the Sun!" Buzz paused only a second and replied, "As long as we go at night!"

Classic!

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I liked Buzz's spunk when he pretended as if he was going to throw his hat at the judges! But yes I agree, a class act.

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In retrospect, I think Buzz just needed a partner that understood his history and could speak his language (rendezvous).

Someone like this...

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It just blows me away how strong this man is, while still dealing with all the crowds and tirelessly promoting space. I didn't see the shows, but, um, did he manage to get in anything about space issues, too, such as his Aldrin Cycler or a word about the current issues at all? P.S. Maybe next season with Francis!

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Someone like this...
But who would lead?

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I was late getting into over here - its on 'Watch' TV it may be available elsewhere too. I watched what must have been the second show, the next one being the storytelling routine. Thought I'd catch up with other space news on collectSPACE and drat the lead story was Buzz bowing out of the show. It's like finding out the football results before you settled down to watch the match... Mr. Pearlman you have a lot to answer for. I haven't told the wife yet so it'll be news to her. Left two, three, four. Right, two, three, four. He had an amazing array of T-shirts during rehearsals too!

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I was reading through the March 1971 Committee on Science and Astronautics transcripts from the House of Representatives and came across the following remark by the committee to the Apollo 14 crew, who were reporting on their flight.
"I and my my colleagues thank you for the great service you are rendering your country and rendering to science.... Of course, you have made a showing in the first pictures the way you dance around up there. I was going to suggest you might open a dancing academy."
Further conversation with Alan Shepard narrowed down the dance to "sort of a Harlem shuffle."

It could therefore be inferred that Buzz was in fact following a decades-old Congressional mandate given to NASA moonwalker astronauts by the Science and Astronautics committee.


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