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Thursday, January 05, 2006


Nazis in Space

Remember the plot of Star Trek: The Slow Motion Picture? Where a being that evolved out of the Voyager space probe decided to exterminate all life on Earth?

Recently I had occasion to check out the Wikipedia entry on known and reputed Nazi war criminal Kurt Waldheim, and it turns out that one of the two people chosen to write the messages to hypothetical space aliens that were carried by the Voyager space probe was none other than Kurt Waldheim.

The other? Jimmy Carter.

Suddenly the plot of that lousy movie makes a lot more sense. If my only experience of humanity was Kurt Waldheim and Jimmy Carter, heck, I'd want to destroy the world too.


In 1957 or '58, a group of unknown men had a dream that mere mortals would dare think possible. This extraordinary film is a tribute to the courage of the Old Negro Space Program...or Blackstronauts, if you will.

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