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informant
2003-Oct-21, 01:08 PM
Has anyone else heard about this?

Cable Channel Suing NASA over UFO documents (http://www.reuters.co.uk/newsArticle.jhtml?type=oddlyEnoughNews&storyID=365 3737)

:o The Sci-Fi Channel really needs to grok the "fiction" part of the concept of "science fiction".

Avatar28
2003-Oct-21, 01:15 PM
Has anyone else heard about this?

Cable Channel Suing NASA over UFO documents (http://www.reuters.co.uk/newsArticle.jhtml?type=oddlyEnoughNews&storyID=365 3737)

:o The Sci-Fi Channel really needs to groke the "fiction" part of the concept of "science fiction".

That's old news from like a couple of years ago. They actually got some documentation, though not, I think, what they were really after.

R.A.F.
2003-Oct-21, 01:18 PM
I didn't even have to read the thread. I knew just from the title that it just HAD to be the SCIFI channel.

I like Bonnie Hammer's statement that "we are not doing this just to create buzz".

Yeah, Right. :lol:

kucharek
2003-Oct-21, 01:20 PM
Publicity stunt. Gets them into the news for no money. And if NASA gives them nothing (because they have nothing), they can spin it further: NASA hides something...

informant
2003-Oct-21, 01:29 PM
So, did they ever sue all those institutions?

Betenoire
2003-Oct-21, 01:56 PM
I like Bonnie Hammer's statement that "we are not doing this just to create buzz".

Yeah, Right. :lol:

It's not JUST to get buzz. There may be a monetary settlement, too!

SirThoreth
2003-Oct-21, 07:01 PM
Bah! The whole thing sounds like a military bird went down, to me.

In 1991, shortly before graduation from high school (Mt. Carmel HS in San Diego), I took a journalism class, and the teacher / advisor for the school newspaper told a story of how, several years earlier, an E-2C Hawkeye radar plane had crashed a couple miles away from the school, on an (at the time) uninhabited, tree-covered hill nearby the I-15 / Poway Rd. intersection.

One of her students, who was a photographer for the school paper, grabbed his camera and rushed to the scene. He was the first person there...well, except for the squad of Marines who'd been inserted via helicopter, to secure the site and begin rescue operations. So, as the kid approached the crashed aircraft, the Marines popped out from the treeline, pointed their M-16s at him, confiscated his film, etc.

That crash (if it happened - I've found no info on it on the 'net) happened in broad daylight. The Marines secured the site because the E-2C's electronics were still highly classified at the time, as it was a new upgrade of the E-2. It sounds to me like Sci Fi is beating a dead horse, in the form of a similar crash that happened at night in 1965.

An example - what if it was an F-102 (or F-106, not sure if they were in service at the time), carrying a Genie air-to-air rocket, with its 1.5 KT nuclear warhead onboard? The warhead would've survived the crash, and I could easily see the resulting event fitting that scenario.

Ulster
2003-Oct-21, 08:26 PM
It was a Soviet bird that went down. A Soviet satellite was launched two days (I could be off by a day here) earlier, then was lost. It was most definitely the remains of the Soviet satellite, hence the heavy security and secrecy.

Humphrey
2003-Oct-21, 09:15 PM
check out this article on the sci-fi website. Look especially close at the last bit of info in the article abouyt a upcoming show.


Its all a publicity stunt.

link: http://www.scifi.com/scifiwire/art-main.html?2003-10/21/13.00.sfc

R.A.F.
2003-Oct-21, 10:39 PM
Just read the link, Humphrey, and I didn't know that the SCIFI channel had investigative reporters. Too, Too, FUNNY. :lol:

tjm220
2003-Oct-22, 04:20 PM
Just read the link, Humphrey, and I didn't know that the SCIFI channel had investigative reporters. Too, Too, FUNNY. :lol:

Bart isn't on their payroll? :D

Humphrey
2003-Oct-22, 04:24 PM
Just read the link, Humphrey, and I didn't know that the SCIFI channel had investigative reporters. Too, Too, FUNNY. :lol:

Bart isn't on their payroll? :D

Nah, he was too high class for them. They needed someone who would actually go along with the tripe they are "reporting".

Sigma_Orionis
2003-Oct-22, 05:59 PM
check out this article on the sci-fi website. Look especially close at the last bit of info in the article abouyt a upcoming show.


Its all a publicity stunt.

link: http://www.scifi.com/scifiwire/art-main.html?2003-10/21/13.00.sfc

Wouldn't be surprising, they have made at least one ad that "attempted" to be a UFO sighting as you can see on this (http://www.badastronomy.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=8172) thread

ToSeek
2003-Nov-07, 01:23 AM
NASA did have information! (http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/031024/nyf090_1.html)

Glom
2003-Nov-07, 01:36 PM
With all the SG1 Sci-fi are running these day, what do they need sensationalised publicity stunts for?

Archer17
2003-Nov-07, 02:29 PM
I think if NASA and the military ever come clean about Kecksburg you'll find Ulster hit the nail on the head .. it was a Soviet satellite. I'm curious to see if the Sci-Fi channel will trumpet this non-woowoo explanation if I'm right. Rebuttals/corrections of any kind don't seem to generate the "front-page" attention the initial story does.