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Tango0102 Feb 2021 10:26 p.m. PST

"The rules of engagement are changing for the second season of Ronald D. Moore's alt-history space race series: because war's coming to the moon. Maybe moon pirates, too?

Apple just dropped a new trailer for the second season of For All Mankind, the alternate history sci-fi series that imagines a world where the space race did not conclude with nations of the world putting astronauts in orbit and on the moon. Instead, tensions continue to escalate between U.S. and Russia as the Cold War simmers, bringing that potential for conflict to NASA's mission to put humanity in the stars…."


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Mad Mecha Guy03 Feb 2021 12:15 p.m. PST

oh whoopi, the set/prop designers have been somewhat lazy in giving them M16, thought due to recoil would of used gyrojet rifles.

Tango0103 Feb 2021 1:14 p.m. PST



Augustus03 Feb 2021 10:35 p.m. PST


Thresher01 Supporting Member of TMP03 Feb 2021 11:41 p.m. PST

Sounds interesting.

Great inspiration for Moon Grunt.

Alas, a pity they went with the Russkies being pre-eminent over the USA in the Space Race, but given current vectors it is not very surprising.

Using the true historical record, and then building off of that could have been epic, and no doubt would have made it far, FAR better.

Good opportunity to show the aliens watching from the crater rim when the USA landed on the moon for the first time too.

d88mm194004 Feb 2021 9:20 a.m. PST

Ages ago, I read a Russian sci-fi short about the Russian/American peace on the moon.
Seems that they did have a shooting incident a year or so ago, but much of the ammo fired went into low orbit. About a meter above the ground. And every 18 hours or so an alarm blares out, everyone gets prone and whiz-bang, these forever orbiting rounds come thru anything in their way, including the walls. Specially assigned soldiers rush in and put patches on the holes and everything goes back to normal.
Great story. Edited by Asimov, I believe.

Tango0104 Feb 2021 12:33 p.m. PST

Glad you like it my friend!


Covert Walrus04 Feb 2021 2:30 p.m. PST

d88mm, sounds like a version of the 1960s story by Fritz Lieber, where humans find that the moon is being used as a penal colony by a confederation of alien species; Humans take the decision to hunt the more inventively dangerous inmates, and on one trip to do so, a similar event occurs. at the wrong moment.

Mad Mecha Guy, have to agree. Though the actual contemporary Air Force weapon of choice for lunar infantry action was worse . . . A three meter metal pole with a Claymore Mine on the far end.
While SF magazines articles suggested gyrojet rounds, swords and spray cans. And *they* were considered the crazy ones . . . SMH.

Heedless Horseman09 Feb 2021 10:00 p.m. PST

Hm. FIRST thought was M16s…eh?

Wow! A pole with a Claymore…now thats's a Pike 'With Attitude'! lol!

Third thought, (before sinking into oblivion), was: "Hey, I Remember the OLD jokes".

'Apollo XX'.
"Hello Houston…we have landed on Moon surface…BUT, The Russians are here…and they are PAINTING the whole Darn' thing RED!"
"Houston to Apollo XX…Hang on in there Guys! We're goin' ta send you some White Paint… so just paint 'Coca Cola'…


NASA spent $millions developing a PEN which would write in ZERO G!
Russians used a pencil.

'Old Days'! lol.


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