The real Buzz Aldrin was in DOTM

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  1. QLRformer

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    That was a really cool scene to make, having a real-life astronaut interact with Optimus Prime (Peter Cullen ranks it as his favourite scene of DOTM). Icing on the cake.

    On the other hand, it was overdone icing. What was the point of having a real-life astronaut appear to verify part of a fictional story? Is it implying that Aldrin's claims of a discovery on the moon were real?

    I might just be reading too much into it. If Aldrin wants to take part in a fun movie, no problem. Still, it felt kind of weird IMO.
     
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    I don't understand the point of this thread we knew Aldrin was in the film he was also in a Simpsons episode copiloting a shuttle him Homer that doesn't mean itnwas based on an actually experience.
     
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    There's a letter at the end of the movie "This is a work of fiction, all similarities to real-life characters are unintentional".

    That's why Aldrin is there, because it's a work of fiction, he's just having some fun, he actually hates Moon Conspiracies [rightfully so, since he, y'know, was there].
     
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    Aldrin was just having a little fun. He got to appear in a movie filled with giant talking robots. And everyone already knew he was in the movie, so I don't understand the point of this topic...

    And I thought it was a really cool scene, personally.
     
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    I feel this guys have higher I.Q than you, sir.
     
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    You are reading too much into it.
     
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    Its called a "Cameo role"...
     
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    Give this to me on a memo titled "Shit I already know".
     
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    Hell yeah. This man is now my fucking hero. That was awesome.
     
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    I thought seeing buzz was cool it wasn't weird and for a space nut like I am it made me geek out a little
     
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    No kidding. He was there because it was Buzz fucking Aldrin. It was cool and added nice realism to the scene. It's one thing to have a group of characters who clearly have nothing to do with the space program talk about it, but to get two guys who actually participated, who helped make real life history, to come in and be part of it is great.
     
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    No way! I had no idea -_0 xD
     
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    You don't fuck with Buzz Aldrin man. If Ironhide questioned him, he'd rip those Heavy Iron Rifles off his back and shove 'em up his ass.
     
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    And if those paranoid nuts ever go too far:
    *Random lunar conspiracy nut*: Is continuing with your day not worth listening to one conspiracy theorist complain to you?
    Buzz: You'll never stop at one... *puts both fists up in a boxing stance* I'LL TAKE YOU ALL ON!!! XD

    (And yeah, I know that's a reference to RotF, not DotM.)
     
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    Although what I think what would've made it better was if Neil Armstrong also appeared. The first two humans to step on the moon in the same movie about giant alien robots, how cool is that?
     
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    Got ya, Sarge!

    I prefer to think of it as a 'fucking awesome' role. He's one of few men to walk on the moon. And I really loved the line they gave him:

    "As a fellow space traveller".....its a beautiful moment of a meeting of equals. I wish more of the film had that level of emotion to it.
     
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    I suspect this is a troll thread.
     
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    I consider this a spam thread but this was one of my favorite scenes throughout the whole trilogy. One of the greatest real space travelers meets one of the greatest fictional space travelers. It was awesome!
     

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