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May 11, 2006 3:49 PM   Subscribe

Life Beyond Earth and the Mind of Man. Direct Google Video link to a fruitcake-tastic half-hour film of "a symposium held at Boston University on November 20, 1972 that explores the implications of the possible existence of extraterrestrial life within the galaxy and the universe. " Well worth scrubbing through for some good moments if you don't have time to watch the whole thing. Other cool old NASA videos on google video include Who's Out There?, starring a cigar smoking Orson Welles squinting a lot and reading off the cue cards, and Debrief: Apollo 8: "Happiness is bacon squares for breakfast".
posted by 6am (7 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

 
Marvelous first link. Well worth watching.
posted by nickyskye at 4:47 PM on May 11, 2006


Cool -- I always wondered what Mulder was watching in "Gethsemane."
posted by buzzv at 5:48 PM on May 11, 2006


Cool, I always wondered that same thing and upon clicking the first link I yelled out, "Hey X-Files!"

Sigh...back when The X-Files was still a good show...*grumbles*

Thanks 6am for the great links!
posted by rfbjames at 9:46 PM on May 11, 2006


Haven't checked the others, but yes, that first one is a great find. Kudos!
posted by zardoz at 2:14 AM on May 12, 2006


First link is excellent, I particularly enjoy the theologian's (forgot his name) comments.
posted by dead_ at 7:56 AM on May 12, 2006


Great link, but I'm not sure what's 'fruitcake' about it - bunch of intelligent people talking about the future in a positive way as far as I could see.

Why does it seem futuristic 34 years later?
posted by Shinkicker at 6:26 PM on May 12, 2006


I mean fruitcake in a loving way, of course.
posted by 6am at 2:11 PM on May 13, 2006


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