Alternative 3



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  1. First and Last Man . . . What lies ahead . . . Things to Come.

  2. I had heard of this but could never find it. Thanks for posting this.

  3. Reaper2020 says:

    music is louder then the talking cant understand anything when the background noise,and music is played

  4. Here's a letter from the author, which was posted in the REVIEWS section of this docu-drama's IMDB page found here:

    Author: Major_Movie_Star from Ireland
    1 February 2006

    The film is associated with a book by a guy called Leslie Watkins. It was all meant as a hoax, but Watkins later decided that maybe he had accidentally hit on something. He published the following letter to the editor of Windwords magazine in response to certain questions from her:

    Dear Ms. Dittrich:

    Thank you for your letter, which reached me today. Naturally, I am delighted by your interest in Alternative 3 and by the fact that you plan to sell it in the Windwords bookstore. I will certainly cooperate in any way I can.  The correct description of Alternative 3 was given to you by the representative from Penguin Books. The book is based on fact, but uses that fact as a launchpad for a HIGH DIVE INTO FICTION. In answer to your specific questions:

    1) There is no astronaut named Grodin.
    2) There is no Sceptre Television and the reported Benson is also fictional.
    3) There is no Dr. Gerstein.
    4) Yes, a "documentary" was televised in June 1977 on Anglia Television, which went out to the entire national network in

    It was called Alternative 3 and was written by David Ambrose and produced by Christopher Miles (whose names were on the book for contractual reasons). This original TV version, which I EXPANDED IMMENSELY for the book, was ACTUALLY A HOAX which had been scheduled for transmission on April Fools' Day.  Because of certain problems in finding the right network slot, the transmission was delayed.  The TV program did cause a tremendous uproar because viewers refused to believe it was fiction. I initially took the view that the basic premise was so way-out, particularly the way I aimed to present it in the book, that no one would regard it as non-fiction. Immediately after publication, I realized I was totally wrong. In fact, the amazing mountains of letters from virtually all parts of the world-including vast numbers from highly intelligent people in positions of responsibility-convinced me that I had ACCIDENTALLY trespassed into a range of top-secret truths.  Documentary evidence provided by many of these correspondents decided me to write a serious and COMPLETELY NON-FICTION sequel.  Unfortunately, a chest containing the bulk of the letters was among the items which were mysteriously LOST IN TRANSIT some four years when I moved from London, England, to Sydney, Australia, before I moved on to settle in New Zealand. For some time after Alternative 3 was originally published, I have reason to suppose that my home telephone was being tapped and my contacts who were experienced in such matters were convinced that certain intelligence agencies considered that I probably knew too much.

    So, summing up, the book is FICTION BASED ON FACT. But I now feel that I inadvertently got VERY CLOSE TO A SECRET TRUTH. I hope this is of some help to you and I look forward to hearing from you again. 

    With best wishes,

    Leslie Watkins

  5. Steve Connor says:

    Music from this programme is available on an album by Brian Eno. Music For Films.

  6. phil shields says:

    They took out whole track!? I had noice but no voices?

  7. Ilker X says:

    April Fools' Day :)

  8. Lu Tapuch says:

    horrible acting… HORRIBLE!


  10. The big commerical on the television during the last year was "WE ARE GOING TO MARS" alternative 2 is the underground cities and are linked by rail. Alternative 3 was off planet some say the moon and others say Mars. All of this pre-plan because of the coming earth desasters that are coming and are now showing it's ugly head.

  11. chefjimmie1 says:

    Acting worthy of an Oscar (starting at 26:57) What a waste of film.

  12. sgdeluxedoc says:

    So strange. Of course it was just a work of fiction then, back in the 70s, but recently, this very thing HAS been happening. Odd….

  13. spADE THrow says:

    Watch David Wilcock and Corey Goode talk about the breakaway civilizations in detail (2015 – 2016). This is not new. The Brain Drain was an actual event. Corey goes in to detail as to exactly what happened to the people who "disappeared" during the "brain drain."

  14. Tracy Yates says:

    Incredible acting! Great Plot. I could not look away! Get your popcorn and prepare to be on the edge of your seat! A blockbuster before it's time! Fiskel and Dilbert give it two thumbs way up!!!

  15. ShinerSan56 says:

    You'll laugh you'll cry, you'll kiss 54 minutes goodbye .

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