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China's first manned mission to the Moon reveals the Apollo 11 cover-up that mankind has never been alone.



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Credited cast:
Secretary of State Elisabeth Seward
Jeffrey Phillips ...
President Robert Anderson
Lindy Nettleton ...
Prime Minister Allison Colby
Steven Johnson
Marianne Phinney ...
Susan Anderson
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Secret Service Agent (as Michael Coppola)
Gregg Creeden ...
Chief of Staff
Steven Dennis ...
Secret Service Agent
Dan Fontaine ...
Secret Service Agent
Cynthia Grenier ...
Woman on Beach
Tara Groccia ...
Himself (archive footage)
Jeremy Lamprey ...
Secret Service Agent
Kristi Lynn ...
Aide to the Prime Minister (as Kristi Drake)


In the early 1960's NASA discovered a vast and advanced civilization on the Moon with their first space probes. While this civilization was able to shield itself from all Earth-based visual detection devices, President Kennedy's speech from 1961 that declared the intent to "Put a man on the Moon and return him safely to the Earth" was not designed as a space race with the Soviet Union, but to secretly establish contact with this newly discovered civilization. This discovery was classified and false images from the Moon were transmitted during all the Apollo missions. When the Earth mission of this new civilization was discovered, political forces demanded that President Nixon end manned missions to the Moon in 1972. First World commences in the year 2018 when the Chinese government announces it is making its first manned mission to the Moon within 24 hours. What does this civilization represent? Why was it covered up? Who knows about its existence? What is their mission? And what ... Written by Mark Lund

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moon | space | soviet union | nasa | china | See All (51) »


The Revelation of Mankind


Short | Action | Drama | Sci-Fi



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21 February 2009 (UK)  »

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$16,000 (estimated)

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The symbols on the uniforms that Elisabeth wears on the beach and Cedric wears in Elisabeth's Washington, DC apartment consists of a crescent Moon with an equal sign. See more »


President Robert Anderson: How many people know about this?
Prime Minister Allison Colby: Too many I'm afraid.
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19 August 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I really enjoyed First World. Often, for me, the Sci-Fi and Action genres are the hardest to follow because of the number of relationships, and subplots that arise, but I was very happy to see that First World keeps things uncomplicated yet thought-provoking. I loved, loved, loved the music score. I also enjoyed the way the historical and Biblical quotes were incorporated, as if there were some timeless, universal understanding that there could be something more out there. I'd love to see the full-length feature but agree with one of the comments left below regarding how effective it would be as an on-going series with suspense building up episode after episode! Good luck!!

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