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Alternative 3 (1977)

TV Movie  |   |  Mystery, Sci-Fi  |  20 June 1977 (UK)
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World ecological collapse; the next ice-age has already begun! Lucky for us, governments know what to do. Unfortunately it's a conspiracy to end all conspiracies. Vanishing scientists, ... See full summary »

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Tim Brinton ...
Himself
Gregory Munroe ...
Colin Benson
Carol Hazell ...
Katherine White
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Bob Grodin
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Dr. Carl Gerstein
David Baxt ...
Harry
Alec Linstead ...
Professor Broadbent
Norman Chancer ...
Charles Welbourne
Anthony Roye ...
Robert Hendry
Patsy Trench ...
Dr. Ann Clarke
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Harry's Girlfriend
Ivor Roberts ...
George Pendlebury
Linda Cunningham ...
Annie
Nancy Adams ...
Doreen Patterson
Jonathan Hieatt-Smith ...
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World ecological collapse; the next ice-age has already begun! Lucky for us, governments know what to do. Unfortunately it's a conspiracy to end all conspiracies. Vanishing scientists, dubious space missions, and a freak accident which kills the courier of a tape containing a secret radio message from an unmanned Mars probe - holds the key. Ruthless investigative reporters uncover the ominous master plan. Written by Sven Kahrkling <sven@customized.com>

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As it was produced like a documentary and meant to be shown an episode of the series "Science Report", many people still believe Alternative 3 was based on a true story. The fact it has never been repeated on British TV has given ammunition to conspiracy theorists who believe Alternative 3 was meant to blow the whistle on an actual government project and alien threat. The film was originally intended to be broadcast on April Fools' Day as a hoax, but it was delayed until June by industrial action. See more »

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I Was Caught Out
3 July 2002 | by (Isle Of Bute , Scotland) – See all my reviews

I watched this aged ten and was compelled by the subject matter , scientists disappearing across the world , an apollo mission astronaut loosing his temper while being asked questions as to what he saw on a moon mission , and most disturbing of all secret NASA footage from Mars showing something alive burrowing just under the surface of the red planet . An absolutely shocking investigation . It wasn`t untill a few days later that I found out it was an April fool . I didn`t feel stupid about getting fooled , after all I was only a child , but I did feel very angry that there was no proof of life on Mars . Just think though , there must still be literally thousands of people walking around today who still believe this was a real investigative report


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