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Jacqueline
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posted 04-03-2004 02:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jacqueline   Click Here to Email Jacqueline     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Just watched "The Dish" last night.
The Dish is a 2000 Australian film that tells a somewhat fictionalized story of the Parkes Observatory's role in relaying live television of man's first steps on the moon during the Apollo 11 mission in 1969.
Was it really that close, as it showed on the movie, to getting television pictures transmitted around the world, or was there a fair bit of artistic license used to wrack up the drama?

collshubby
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posted 04-03-2004 03:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for collshubby   Click Here to Email collshubby     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This movie is my favorite.

The movie is a bit of fact, a bit of fiction. Here is a website that explains a lot of what really happened.

Whether it is fact or fiction, it is still a great movie.

dss65
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posted 04-04-2004 10:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for dss65   Click Here to Email dss65     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I agree, Brian. We rented the video some time ago, and both my wife and I found it delightful.

collshubby
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posted 04-05-2004 02:46 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for collshubby   Click Here to Email collshubby     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If anyone has a DVD player that supports PAL format (U.S. uses NTSC) I would suggest getting the Australian DVD version. It has a ton more extras than the U.S. version such as original Apollo 11 mission footage, original newscasts, stuff about the Parkes telescope, interviews, etc.

kucharek
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posted 04-05-2004 06:54 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for kucharek     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Plenty of artistic license.

Checkout honeysucklecreek.net in the Apollo 11 TV section and The Truth about 'The Dish'.

TRS
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posted 04-05-2004 07:00 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for TRS   Click Here to Email TRS     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I completely agree on the outstanding region 4 DVD extras — we spent hours enjoying the "all the bits we loved but couldn't use" with the documentries and other footage — just brilliant.

Thanks for the heads up on the website Brian. — and yours kucharek (it was posted while I was writing this so I missed it first time round.)

The other really good piece of work on this whole area is Hamish Lindsay's fantastic book "Tracking Apollo to the Moon" (Springer: ISBN 1-85233-212-3) which is one of the best technical history accounts I've come across.

dave
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posted 04-05-2004 01:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for dave   Click Here to Email dave     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The Region 2 DVD of this superb movie has all those extras as well and a UK exclusive, a Sam Neill interview!

Maybe somebody can help with this also (non space question)... who is the young blonde girl that goes out to the antenna? We are sure she was once in Neighbours years ago?

generallou
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posted 06-10-2007 08:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for generallou   Click Here to Email generallou     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I just watched this today and loved it! I will be adding it to the collection worth another watch! You Aussies Rule!

oly
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posted 01-30-2019 08:35 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for oly   Click Here to Email oly     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Just had the chance to watch "The Dish" on television, it has been some time since I had seen this movie. Very entertaining.

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