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Not a single star to be seen in outer space?


Complete darkness is not a true representation of outer space. The director forgot to cgi the stars in space during post production.

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The art-direction was off throughout the entire film.

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No stars on daylight side of the moon!

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Is this a serious thread?

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Yes, it's serious. Stars are visible during space flights, yet they were omitted from this movie. Ridiculous.

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One half of the ship is in daylight, the other half is nighttime. I'm sure you can figure out how the moon is similar. And why the sky is not blue on the moon.

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They aren't always visible, depending on the strength of other light sources ... Can you see stars during the day?

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They clearly forgot to add the stars in space during post. Whether it was during flight or on the moon...not a single star could be seen anywhere.

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You are aware that you can't always see stars in space if the sun is in view ... Right?

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No, I wasn't aware of that because I haven't had the opportunity to travel in space with or without the sun in view.

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Leaving out the stars may have been deliberate. The director did everything else possible to make the film slow and dreary for some reason, leaving out any starfields may have been part of that.

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Finally the only answer that makes the most sense. The directer made a deliberate and artistic choice by not including starfields in an effort to create a bleak, sad, depressing, dreary tone throughout the film. Despite being the first man on the moon, Armstrong's life was heavily impacted and emotionally crushed by the death of his daughter. A heart breaking theme that the movie conveyed very well.

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I've always wondered why the Lunar Module pilot, Michael, Collins said that he doesn't remember seeing any stars.

As the LM pilot, he would have been on the dark side of the moon 25+ times at 48 minutes per orbit.

https://youtu.be/bu10dqBEFc0?t=16

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I appreciate you trying to answer for him, but that's not what Collins actually said in the mission press conference shortly after splashdown.

Collins said, 'I don't remember seeing any.'.

That's eyewitness testimony, basically right after the event, not text massaged into a book a decade or more later.

It also defies belief that Collins wouldn't find a few seconds to either lookout the window to see the most magnificent display of stars ever seen by any human that has ever lived when on the dark side of the moon, or that he would have seen the stars when he undoubtedly regularly used the optics aboard the CM to verify that his position and orbit were exactly what they needed to be in order to dock with the returning LM.

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The stars aren't visible if you have such a bright source of light, as is the Moon surface. Do your research for once, man, and stop spreading this retarded conspiracy theory

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That doesn't explain why absolutely no stars are visible during the space flight. It was obviously an artistic choice to leave out the stars in post production.

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