Whenever someone tells me this conspiracy theory I simply counter with, “wait, you believe the moon exists?”
Thats not really a karen thing.
The rise in the popularity for faked moon Landings came in the mid 70s early 80s when we were finding out that NASA didn't really have enough footage surrounding the spectical, so many news outlets used anything and everything they could find at the time relating to the landing, this resulted in many promotional images and test images here on earth being retasked to maskarade as real moon images.
Of course the fidelity of video in the 60's made it impossible to use rudimentary effects to fake the moon landing. Just kidding. Have you seen the video from the landing? (Disclaimer: they landed on the moon for sure)
Actually, King Kong vs Godzilla was made in 1962.
Have people just forgot the definition of a Karen?
In college I actually did the math on the time it took for the Apollo mission and cross referenced the level of radiation they would've received. Basically came to the conclusion that it would've been cheaper to send people on a rocket to the moon and based on their sickness when they returned home that yeah, they got dosed with mild radiation consistent with being stuck in a tin can in space.
Faking the moon landing in 1969 would have cost more than actually sending people to the moon.
@Desiderata, I believe the moon landing was real but I don't think cost is a good argument against it, the space race was a major weight on Americans and the Gov had a lot of reason to invest in it so faking it wouldn't have been the craziest thing either. I think the best argument against it being fake was that the Russians never claimed it was fake (as far as I know), and they would've had the most interest in saying it was fake because the moon landing was a major blow to them directly. I'm sure there are better reasons but to me the cost thing just never made sense.
@Desiderata, thats patently false, there is no conceivable way thats could have been true
@Finch, holy crap people read way too into quick, simple comments on this app.
No duh cost alone isn't the reason the moon landing wasn't faked.
goddamn I'm not that stupid, people. I know about the reasons behind the moon landing.
@Desiderata, the amount of R&D alone wouldve collectively cost more than a fake film. Let alone the material costs and wages.
@Guy Fawkes, the lighting that would be necessary alone would have cost substantial amounts https://youtu.be/dWBYAxhH3u4
@Desiderata, well it is pretty difficult to replicate the Sun. Probably took them a long time. Probably had to ask the alien lizardmen to help bring in material for it.
Looks like cyberpunk