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First Men In The Moon - Moon Messes
In the first scenes on the moon, we hear the sounds of the 1899 receipt being removed from its site; sounds can't be heard in the vacuum of the moon! And the paper couldn't have aged on the airless moon! Also, Bedford and Cavor's hands shouldn't have been exposed. Worse of all, the Selenites are shown to be air-breathers, so going outside their caverns to drag in the anti-gravity sphere would be fatal to them! And how did they discover it anyway?
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tjoebigham on 02-20-2001
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DoveArrow writes:
I don't think this is entirely a slip up, but a leftover from the book by HG Wells with the same title. In the book, the atmosphere of the moon would actually freeze away at night. In the morning, these frozen gases would be warmed by the sun's rays and would bubble back creating a breathable atmosphere. Thus, the moon always has a breathable atmosphere, but only on one side of the moon at any given time. This phenomenon is what made it possible for the Selenites (and even the Earthen adventurers) to breathe on the surface without any adverse side effects. Now as far as the sound that comes from the ship crashing, I think there's only one movie in existence that takes this phenomenon into account. The movie I refer to is 2001 A Space Odyssey.
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