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(The Hollywood Reporter)   Buzz Aldrin reviews 'Gravity'. He would know. He was the second man to walk on the moon   (hollywoodreporter.com) divider line 84
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2013-10-04 03:28:56 AM
Thanks Subby, I thought the name was familiar.
 
2013-10-04 03:30:20 AM
Check it out, he's even got his own wikipedia entry:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buzz_Aldrin
 
2013-10-04 05:35:05 AM
Wow, you learn something new every day. Thanks Fark!
 
2013-10-04 06:47:31 AM
Never heard of the guy. Was he in Pink Floyd or something?
 
2013-10-04 06:52:55 AM
Wasn't he in some movie?  Something about toys tales?
 
2013-10-04 07:04:34 AM

SmackLT: Never heard of the guy. Was he in Pink Floyd or something?


No, he was the stage manager for "WKRP in Cincinnati".
 
2013-10-04 07:22:48 AM
www.vh1.com


Second comes right after first!!!


//Look out! Their ruffled!!!
 
2013-10-04 07:27:21 AM
So... you're saying he's familiar with space based sound stages?
 
2013-10-04 07:34:32 AM
Appropos of nothing, really, I was stuck in jury service this week and while sitting in the mind numbing hell that is the assembly room waiting to be assigned to a courtroom, they were playing The Blind Side.  I had never seen it before and while it was certainly a tad formulaic, Sandra Bullock was really, really good in it.  There's just something naturally likeable about her.  I doubt I'll be rushing to the theatre to see this, but I'll definitely check it out when it hits On Demand.
 
2013-10-04 07:35:17 AM
I may have to iMax this one.
 
2013-10-04 07:40:26 AM
Yea I think I'm sold now on the iMax. When We Left Earth was one of the best miniseries I have ever seen simply for the footage.
 
2013-10-04 07:45:53 AM
One of Stanley Kubrick's favorite actors.
 
2013-10-04 07:46:54 AM
If you ain't first, you're last.
 
2013-10-04 07:49:49 AM
He had lots of experience from when they staged the first moon landing.
 
2013-10-04 07:59:24 AM
I'd pay to see 2 hours of Buzz beating up Moon Landing Conspiracists.
 
2013-10-04 08:01:58 AM

Tat'dGreaser: Yea I think I'm sold now on the iMax. When We Left Earth was one of the best miniseries I have ever seen simply for the footage.


I'm not a fan of heights though, so seeing this might be a risky proposition.
 
2013-10-04 08:02:30 AM

RoyBatty: Thanks Subby, I thought the name was familiar.


He's the old guy version of Alec Baldwin. Charming and beats up paparazzi.
 
2013-10-04 08:08:03 AM

SpdrJay: One of Stanley Kubrick's favorite actors.


I never understood that aspect of moon landing conspiracy theorists. Yes, he worked on 2001 and developed a lot of filmmaking methods to make realistic looking space sequences, but why are people supposed to believe he went to the Utah or Nevada desert to stage the moon landing when it's well known that he never left the UK after 1962.
 
2013-10-04 08:10:12 AM
 
2013-10-04 08:10:17 AM
I loved him in 'Capricorn One'
 
2013-10-04 08:13:39 AM
Not to take away from his accomplishments, but Buzz Aldrin is an asshole. Armstrong was picked to go first because he was a genuine nice guy.
 
2013-10-04 08:15:56 AM

Tat'dGreaser: Yea I think I'm sold now on the iMax. When We Left Earth was one of the best miniseries I have ever seen simply for the footage.


I paid 15 dollars for IMAX and I easily would have paid 30 the visuals were that god damn good. I mean it's a decent disaster suspense in and of itself but the visuals really put this thing over the farking top. You will feel like you are there and there were moments where vertigo kicked in a little because of the immersion.

GoldSpider: I'm not a fan of heights though, so seeing this might be a risky proposition.


Yeah, if you are afraid of heights at all expect some raised blood pressure
 
2013-10-04 08:16:33 AM
thrdgll.tripod.com
 
2013-10-04 08:17:38 AM
Can't wait to see it this weekend.
 
2013-10-04 08:22:57 AM
Considering that he literally wrote the book on how to spacewalk, I am a bit less leery of the movie now.

But, my favorite of the 3 Apollo 11 astronauts has always been Michael Collins.  He had to stay in the CM
while Neil & Buzz walked around, and that had to have been one of the lonliest duties a human has ever
had to perform.  Not since Moses has a man been so taunted by the view of a land where he could never
tread.
 
2013-10-04 08:22:59 AM

foo monkey: Not to take away from his accomplishments, but Buzz Aldrin is an asshole. Armstrong was picked to go first because he was a genuine nice guy.


You gotta provide a citation for that. Armstrong was picked as mission commander for the landing mission after Gus died in Apollo 1.

/pissed off Mrs. Gorski
 
2013-10-04 08:29:49 AM

Milo Minderbinder: foo monkey: Not to take away from his accomplishments, but Buzz Aldrin is an asshole. Armstrong was picked to go first because he was a genuine nice guy.

You gotta provide a citation for that. Armstrong was picked as mission commander for the landing mission after Gus died in Apollo 1.

/pissed off Mrs. Gorski


Are you saying Mr. Gorski sabotaged the Apollo 1 training missions to get a hummer?
 
2013-10-04 08:31:10 AM
We're in a very precarious position of losing all the advancements we've made in space that we did 40 years ago, 50 years ago. From my perspective, this movie couldn't have come at a better time to really stimulate the public.

I'm guessing he isn't a fan of Obama's Nasa.
 
2013-10-04 08:34:49 AM

ModernLuddite: Milo Minderbinder: foo monkey: Not to take away from his accomplishments, but Buzz Aldrin is an asshole. Armstrong was picked to go first because he was a genuine nice guy.

You gotta provide a citation for that. Armstrong was picked as mission commander for the landing mission after Gus died in Apollo 1.

/pissed off Mrs. Gorski

Are you saying Mr. Gorski sabotaged the Apollo 1 training missions to get a hummer?


Have you seen Mrs. Gorski? She was something else during the McKinley Administration.
 
2013-10-04 08:35:40 AM
What does the Commander have to say about it?

img.gawkerassets.com
 
2013-10-04 08:37:39 AM

minoridiot: We're in a very precarious position of losing all the advancements we've made in space that we did 40 years ago, 50 years ago. From my perspective, this movie couldn't have come at a better time to really stimulate the public.

I'm guessing he isn't a fan of Obama's Nasa.


We need another cold war to justify the expense.
 
2013-10-04 08:38:12 AM

DjangoStonereaver: Considering that he literally wrote the book on how to spacewalk, I am a bit less leery of the movie now.

But, my favorite of the 3 Apollo 11 astronauts has always been Michael Collins.  He had to stay in the CM
while Neil & Buzz walked around, and that had to have been one of the lonliest duties a human has ever
had to perform.  Not since Moses has a man been so taunted by the view of a land where he could never
tread.


Damn. That's poetic.

There has never been a human being who has been further from all other humans than Collins and the other guys who had to wait in the CM.
.
 
2013-10-04 08:43:29 AM
www.benbarden.com
 
2013-10-04 08:44:16 AM
I loved him in Transformers: Dark of the Moon. I thought he brought an old school gravitas to this movie.
 
2013-10-04 08:44:25 AM

GameSprocket: minoridiot: We're in a very precarious position of losing all the advancements we've made in space that we did 40 years ago, 50 years ago. From my perspective, this movie couldn't have come at a better time to really stimulate the public.

I'm guessing he isn't a fan of Obama's Nasa.

We need another cold war to justify the expense.


NASA isn't expensive. The DOD and VA spend more in one year than NASA has in the past fifty.
 
2013-10-04 08:53:39 AM

give me doughnuts: GameSprocket: minoridiot: We're in a very precarious position of losing all the advancements we've made in space that we did 40 years ago, 50 years ago. From my perspective, this movie couldn't have come at a better time to really stimulate the public.

I'm guessing he isn't a fan of Obama's Nasa.

We need another cold war to justify the expense.

NASA isn't expensive. The DOD and VA spend more in one year than NASA has in the past fifty.


American women spend more on cosmetics in one year than the entire Apollo budget. Even in 1960s dollars.
 
2013-10-04 08:57:04 AM

give me doughnuts: GameSprocket: minoridiot: We're in a very precarious position of losing all the advancements we've made in space that we did 40 years ago, 50 years ago. From my perspective, this movie couldn't have come at a better time to really stimulate the public.

I'm guessing he isn't a fan of Obama's Nasa.

We need another cold war to justify the expense.

NASA isn't expensive. The DOD and VA spend more in one year than NASA has in the past fifty.


Yeah, but the only reason it ever got much funding at all was because of a penis-measuring contest with the Russians. NASA funding consisted of 4.41% of the entire federal budget in 1966. It has not gotten over 1% of the budget since 1994.
 
2013-10-04 09:02:43 AM

wingnut396: Reason #2 why Buzz Aldrin is awesome..


#BuzzAldrinBadass should trend today with a link to that in honor of him, space and Gravity
 
2013-10-04 09:06:59 AM
I'm one that thinks 3D is played out and don't generally run out just to catch something in IMAX, but holy sh*t, this more than made up for every awful movie I've seen in both versions.
 
2013-10-04 09:08:27 AM
According to what i've read, there was still a debate going on all the way down to the moon as to who would go out first on Apollo 11. Aldrin claims that Armstrong pulled rank on him as mission commander. Armstrong said it was simply a matter of space; he was closest to the door, and Aldrin would have had to climb over him (in a full space suit with pack) to go out first.

There was also some concern in NASA that if Aldrin went out first and made a speech, he would go all Jesus-freak on the world, whereas Armstrong would keep it more secular.
 
2013-10-04 09:12:20 AM

DjangoStonereaver: Considering that he literally wrote the book on how to spacewalk, I am a bit less leery of the movie now.

But, my favorite of the 3 Apollo 11 astronauts has always been Michael Collins.  He had to stay in the CM
while Neil & Buzz walked around, and that had to have been one of the lonliest duties a human has ever
had to perform.  Not since Moses has a man been so taunted by the view of a land where he could never
tread.


Yeah at least on 8 all 3 of the astronauts had to look at the moon together. Collins was all by himself orbiting it.
 
2013-10-04 09:14:39 AM
Aldrin is up there alongside Ted Williams, Johnny Cash, and Chuck Yeager as true American bad ass.
 
2013-10-04 09:17:28 AM

Dick Gozinya: According to what i've read, there was still a debate going on all the way down to the moon as to who would go out first on Apollo 11. Aldrin claims that Armstrong pulled rank on him as mission commander. Armstrong said it was simply a matter of space; he was closest to the door, and Aldrin would have had to climb over him (in a full space suit with pack) to go out first.

There was also some concern in NASA that if Aldrin went out first and made a speech, he would go all Jesus-freak on the world, whereas Armstrong would keep it more secular.


Is there any doubt that the Mission Commander would go first? That's the nature of LEADERship. Pretty hard to lead by telling Buzz, "why don't you go first and make sure the moon monsters aren't around."
 
2013-10-04 09:20:31 AM
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2013-10-04 09:21:56 AM
 
2013-10-04 09:30:25 AM

cameroncrazy1984: DjangoStonereaver: Considering that he literally wrote the book on how to spacewalk, I am a bit less leery of the movie now.

But, my favorite of the 3 Apollo 11 astronauts has always been Michael Collins.  He had to stay in the CM
while Neil & Buzz walked around, and that had to have been one of the lonliest duties a human has ever
had to perform.  Not since Moses has a man been so taunted by the view of a land where he could never
tread.

Yeah at least on 8 all 3 of the astronauts had to look at the moon together. Collins was all by himself orbiting it.


They always forget that for the 12 men who walked on the moon, there were 6 who never got to:

Michael Collins
Richard Gordon Jr
Stuart Roosa
Alfred Woorden
Ken Mattingly
Ronald Evans
 
2013-10-04 09:32:42 AM
Let's see that one again.
i.imgur.com
 
2013-10-04 09:32:44 AM

Toquinha: http://youtu.be/OhUjmRsWbzY


Ok, that made me laugh
 
2013-10-04 09:34:11 AM

DjangoStonereaver: cameroncrazy1984: DjangoStonereaver: Considering that he literally wrote the book on how to spacewalk, I am a bit less leery of the movie now.

But, my favorite of the 3 Apollo 11 astronauts has always been Michael Collins.  He had to stay in the CM
while Neil & Buzz walked around, and that had to have been one of the lonliest duties a human has ever
had to perform.  Not since Moses has a man been so taunted by the view of a land where he could never
tread.

Yeah at least on 8 all 3 of the astronauts had to look at the moon together. Collins was all by himself orbiting it.

They always forget that for the 12 men who walked on the moon, there were 6 who never got to:

Michael Collins
Richard Gordon Jr
Stuart Roosa
Alfred Woorden
Ken Mattingly
Ronald Evans


Actually, 9. You forgot Jim Lovell, Fred Haise, and Jack Swiggert. Of course, it wasn't ENTIRELY their fault. I still say Alan Bean sabotaged the mission because he got scratched due to his ear problem thingie.
 
2013-10-04 09:35:17 AM
They really nailed the likeness with his action figure - real conspiracy-nut punching action!

upload.wikimedia.org
 
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