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If We Had No Moon (1999)

What if the moon never had existed?


Martyn Ives


David Taylor




Cast overview, first billed only:
Patrick Stewart ... Narrator (voice)
William Hartmann William Hartmann ... Self (as Professor William Hartmann)
Jay Melosh Jay Melosh ... Self (as Professor H. Jay Melosh)
Robin Canup Robin Canup ... Self (as Professor Robin Canup)
Marjorie A. Chan Marjorie A. Chan ... Self (as Professor Marjorie A. Chan)
Jacques Laskar Jacques Laskar ... Self (as Professor Jacques Laskar)
Lynn Rothschild Lynn Rothschild ... Self (as Professor Lynn Rothschild)
Minik Rosing Minik Rosing ... Self (as Professor Minik Rosing)
Norman Sleep Norman Sleep ... Self (as Professor Norman Sleep)
Jack Lissauer Jack Lissauer ... Self (as Professor Jack Lissauer)
Alan Binder Alan Binder ... Self (as Professor Alan Binder)
David Gump David Gump ... Self
Madhu Thangavelu Madhu Thangavelu ... Self (as Professor Madhu Thangavelu)
Nader Khalili Nader Khalili ... Self (as Professor Nader Kalili)
Anthony Zuppero Anthony Zuppero ... Self (as Professor Anthony Zuppero)


The documentary starts with an imaginary disaster: Venus hitting the Earth and destroying both. A fantasy? Perhaps, but many astronomers, scientists and other experts believe that if the Moon didn't exist that would have happened already. With the help of some of these scientists, the documentary explores the benefits to our planet of its sole satellite by speculating on what Earth would have been like if it had not been there. Written by Anonymous

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Can we now start believing in the good opportunities that await us,
27 March 2006 | by andrea-350See all my reviews

A very educational, interesting and perfect presentation. I enjoyed all aspects of this program and it has inspired me to learn more about astronomy. Thank-you so much for this wonderful "learning program" of astronomy.

It has inspired my daughter, Rachel, to do further research on this matter. She has always maintained that there is a way to explore our galaxies.

It was disappointing not to view more information on this aspect on your web-site. However, we remain the faithful explorer.


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