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The Dish (15-Sep-2000)

Director: Rob Sitch

Writer: (many writers)

Keywords: Drama, Space Exploration

An Australian satellite dish located in the middle of a rural sheep farm plays an unlikely role in humanity's first Moon landing.

The United States' NASA space agency, desiring a network of satellites placed around the Earth in the days leading up to their historic July 20, 1969 Moon landing, contracted a team of Australian technicians to build a dish in their neck of the South Pacific. The Australians construct their dish in a sheep farm in the middle of nowhere, causing concern within NASA's camp as a comical cultural gap opens between the delightfully off-kilter island nation and America.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Sam Neill
14-Sep-1947   Played Reilly, Ace of Spies
Charles Tingwell
3-Jan-1923 15-May-2009 Breaker Morant
Patrick Warburton
14-Nov-1964   Puddy on Seinfeld


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