Sunday, 30 November 2014

Bill Kaysing suggested Stanley Kubrick/Apollo Hoax connection in 1976

In recent articles, I have discussed the need to identify a timeframe when the connection between legendary filmmaker Stanley Kubrick and the Apollo Moon hoax was first articulated within the public consciousness. Although I have pretty much failed to find words to the effect of “Kubrick faked it” or “Kubrick was partly involved” before the early/mid 1990s, I believe these words were articulated at a much earlier date. My quest to evidentially quantify the latter is on-going, but it seems that I have inched a step closer. For a number of years, I have been aware of the work of researcher Bill Kaysing. Kaysing stood fast by his conclusion that NASA’s Apollo Lunar Mission programme was in some way staged and that there is ample evidence to support the notion.

Recently, I was reminded that Kaysing alluded to a connection with Kubrick in his book “We Never Went to the Moon: America's Thirty Billion Dollar Swindle!” The book was first published in 1976 with several reprints published from the late 80s / early 90s onward. These reprints include modified sections of text and slight revisions to Kaysing’s theories on how the fakery could have been staged. Most researchers who refer to the book quote from a number of pdf versions that have circulated the internet for several years. Some of these have publishing dates, whilst others don’t. The problem with pdfs is that text and images can be altered / edited before creation of the file, therefore making it very difficult to establish what exactly appeared in which edition of the book. In order to verify what he said (and when) about Kubrick, I needed to go back to the 1976 paperback version. After a bit of a search and wait, I have in my possession a paperback 1976 first edition. Good news first, I can confirm that he did indeed refer to Kubrick in the context of the Apollo hoax in 1976 – a real boon for my on-going research. Not so good news, Kaysing never drew an outright connection – he only postulated that Kubrick could have been involved. Here is the text referring to Kubrick.

At the conclusion of chapter 3, Kaysing includes a short section (pg. 28) entitled "2001": THE ANSWER TO THE VISUAL ASPECT OF SIMULATION. He says: "The film, '2001, A Space Odyssey', is considered to be the ne plus ultra of all science fiction movies concerned with space. It was begun in the summer of 1965 at about the time when those who really knew what was happening to the Apollo project began to make their final decisions. Filming of '2001' continued for two and a half years, and its budget was increased from six million dollars to almost 10 million! A total of 205 special effects shots, encompassing a period of one and a half years, was an ingenious cover utilized by ASP (NB: The Apollo Space Program). It is possible that even more than $4.5 million was given to the Kubrick coalition to finance the most perfect space sequences ever shown. While ‘2001’ was being filmed, Kubrick and his crew consulted with nearly 70 industrial and aerospace corporations, universities, observatories, weather bureaus, laboratories and other institutions to ensure that the film would be technically accurate. Had this been done for ASP without the cover of '2001', much suspicion would have been directed towards those making the inquiries. Another aspect of the release of '2001' in 1968 is this: The film prepared the American people for filmed versions of space exploration. It would be a simple transition from a huge manned orbiting lab gyrating to strains of the 'Blue Danube' (as in '2001'), to the relatively prosaic view of two men taking a stroll on the 'moon'."

On page 62 ("CLANDESTINE EQUIPMENT DESIGN, MANUFACTURE INSTALLATION AND OPERATION: SIMULATION HARDWARE AND SECRET BASE"), Kaysing discusses the possibility that "a complete set of the moon was built in an underground cavern at the ASP base. Every location that would be used for landings was created in exact detail."
He adds, "All scenes of the Lunar Excursion Module (LEM) were filmed on this set with the astronauts as ‘stars’. There were no more problems than would appear during the filming of ‘Star Trek’, ‘2001, A Space Odyssey’, or ‘Silent Running’. After all, Hollywood grips and gaffers, cameramen and directors had acquired long experience in science fiction film production. A plus for the project was the advantage of filming silent. All voices and equipment sounds were dubbed in by an elaborate sound creation and dubbing studio immediately adjacent to the moon set." It is worth noting that Kubrick was one of just a scant handful of science fiction directors (throughout the entire history of cinematic film) to portray exterior space as a silent vacuum. In '2001', the silence was dramatically offset by the overlay of a musical soundtrack.

Kaysing also inadvertently noted another connection to Kubrick via his long-time collaborator - the production designer Ken Adams. Adams was principally responsible for realising the "Moon Hoax" set scene in the James Bond film "Diamonds Are Forever". Kaysing says, "In the film 'Diamonds Are Forever', with Sean Connery playing the role of Agent 007 - James Bond, there is a curious and unexplained scene. He enters a secret research facility in the Nevada desert by ruse. Suddenly he finds himself in a large room in which there is an authentic moon landscape. Lumbering about in their clumsy space suits are two would-be astronauts. Nothing happens, the scene is not explained, and the viewer is left to ponder its significance. Could it be...? Yes, it could!"

So there you have it folks, a scrap of proof (but proof never the less) that the Kubrick/Apollo connection was at least being considered in the mid-70s – just half a dozen years after it was claimed that man had first set foot on the Moon. With a little more research, I may be able to connect Kubrick back to 1969 and the proverbial "point of departure"! My search continues…
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