In between A to Z, I had to pop in and tell you about the great movie I watched on Saturday night, it was called The Dish and I was unfamiliar with any of the actors, all Australian as far as I know. However, the story was about Australia’s involvement in the Apollo 11 moon mission and some of the difficulties they went through including a hurricane right at a critical moment in which they were unsure whether the dish would stand the wind force. It being like a great big sail when it was positioned to face the moon.
The movie is populated with what are described as “quirky” characters which gives a bit of extra interest to the story, but the nail biting moment in the middle of the cyclone when they don’t know if the whole array is going to collapse taking them with it, is a high spot in the story and when the TV pictures finally arrive from the moon it is primarily due to The Dish in Parkes, Australia which is situated in the middle of a sheep paddock. In the credits at the end, they assured us that the array is still part of the NASA organisation and is still in the middle of the sheep paddock.
I especially enjoyed it because I was unable to watch any of the moon landing on TV at the time it happened, I was busy travelling to the airport in Zagreb to catch a plane home to England. If you get the chance, do watch it.
Hope your weekend is going well