4906 8 8.81. Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)
In 1975, engineers at Lockheed Skunk Works found that an airplane made with faceted surfaces could have a very low radar signature because the surfaces would radiate almost all of the radar energy away from the receiver. Lockheed built a model called "the Hopeless Diamond". In 1977 triangle (Imperial) spaceships were presented to the world in the movie Star Wars, creating the perfect cover for test flights.
1668 7.2 7.72. Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
DO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME - Coil a load of copper wire, plug it into the mains electricity and watch it both defy gravity and glow. If this technology was used to create a military device, this movie would be the perfect cover. At present there is no official information available on such craft.
3 0 4.43. The Flying Saucer (1950)
You win the war, you learn that types of flying discs were designed and studied in Germany as early as 1942. You want to build and test your own, flying discs. How do you get spectators to not be taken seriously? Hmmm we need a movie in 1950, this was three years before the official start of testing on the VZ-9-AV Avrocar.
562 7 7.24. Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986)
Want to test self-guided land attack missiles, what you need is something like Star Wars, how about Star Trek, and its cylindrical probe creating the perfect cover for further test flights and launches.
2300 8.3 8.65. Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Wo... (1964)
Opposition to fluoridation has existed since its initiation, want to quash public concerns about the health risks - make the person who starts WWIII anti-fluoridation.
548 6.4 6.86. Clear and Present Danger (1994)
Military orders are concealed in such a way as to let each commander in turn deny that they ordered a particular mission.
4325 6.4 6.87. Independence Day (1996)
The term was used in the movie when the President asks the Secretary of Defence why he had not been told about the existence of Area 51.
3281 6.5 78. Mission: Impossible (1996)
"Should you or any of your IM force be caught or killed...the Secretary will disavow any knowledge of your actions."
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