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    April 18 Discovery’s ‘Cooper’s Treasure’ Sets Out To Uncover Shipwrecks From Space

    Cooper’s Treasure premieres April 18 on Discovery.





    Yes, COOPER’S TREASURE is a Show About a Space Treasure Hunt



    The most important thing you need to know about Discovery‘s new docuseries Cooper’s Treasure is that it is about a space-based treasure hunt, involving a professional treasure hunter searching for a shipwreck using data that Mercury astronaut Gordon Cooper left him. (Yes: NASA Astronaut. Shipwreck. Space. Treasure. Hunt.) And it’s all real.

    You see, Darrell Miklos–a professional treasure hunter–was close friends with Cooper. The Original 7 astronaut, who holds the record for the longest solo space flight in U.S. history, meticulously scoured the globe for nuclear sites during one of his key missions. But he also found a ton of shipwrecks, and worked for decades upon his return to create a document with information he hoped would lead to hidden treasure. Miklos inherited the so-called map from his surrogate father figure, and in the new show he attempts to uncover the truth about what Cooper spent his life documenting.

    Yes, COOPER?S TREASURE is a Show About a Space Treasure Hunt | Nerdist

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    THIS should be interesting.
    Bill Black
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    “A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.”
    ― Robert A. Heinlein

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    Just followed on facebook. Not sure what to make of this new show. But im a treasure buff so ill watch it either way

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    Sounds outta this world to me, LOL!
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    I met astronaut Cooper years ago at the ceremony where another treasure hunter, Dr. Roy Roush, PhD., received his doctorate degree--in Archaeology, no less. I've got a memo in to Roy to see what he knows about the venture. If I hear back, I'll let the board know.
    Don......

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    This is looking pretty interesting. I've been invited to a "Premier watching party" by one of the folks that participated in the show. Watch the show...watch every show...watch every show that has 'treasure hunting' as a theme. Watch and record Billion Dollar Wreck, Cooper's Treasure, Expedition Unknown (which will be having a 1715 episode in the next couple of months), Caribbean Pirate Treasure (coming next fall, I expect), even Oak Island. Help their ratings whenever you can, so the suits behind the shows will recognize that there is an audience desirous of watching this kind of programming.

    If I get any insight into the facts behind Cooper's map at the showing, I may share.
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    Bill Black
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    “A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.”
    ― Robert A. Heinlein

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    Well, then. I told you I'd say something about this show
    The party was excellent. Wonderful people, good drinks and food including a cake with a 1715 coin baked into it, excellent conversation and we watched the show, too.
    Pretty tough audience at this venue, as about half the folks there are past and present salvors with names you would recognize, so the quietly whispered critiques between attendees were pretty entertaining. Everything from diving techniques and metal detecting technique to fantasy physics were being discussed. There were a few surprised looks at some of the statements on camera...well..a lot of the statements on camera.
    All in all, we have to remember that this is not to entertain or enlighten the treasure hunting community, this is a SHOW, not a documentary.
    This should be interesting, but I don't think it is going to be damaging to the business. I hope I'm right.

    A couple of side notes:
    If you Google Roger Miklos, you get a real wide variety of results, from this show to his attempts to salvage the Pinta in the T&C as well as the fact that he was the head usher at church in 2015.
    keywestumchurch.org/library/122-newsletter-june2015.pdf

    and remember this:
    "3 elements of every good storyWhile there are other structures, twists, and approaches, good stories boil down to three essential elements:

    1. Characters: introduce the people involved. Move past a listing of facts to provide the essence. Explain the context. Reveal emotions. They need to be real and relatable.
    2. Conflict: the lesson is often illustrated in how the character transforms through challenge. It’s not always adversity. Take time to describe what they’re going through. Include emotions, changes in context, and changes in perspective/understanding.
    3. Resolution: how did the character(s) change? It may not be a happy ending. Provide the necessary context and emotion for the audience to make the connection and process the story."
    Bill Black
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    “A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.”
    ― Robert A. Heinlein

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    Thanks for the heads up. But your right its a tv show. I think alot of us forget that point. When we get frustrated at the tv like"get to the dam point".
    But i think these kind of shows can help the whole treasure scene as a whole. With more interest starting to attract people. New benefits may come of it in different ways. But on the flip side. The negative aspect. More people out there means more competition and such.
    But these kind of shows as much as sometimes they do my head in and frustrate me to no end. They all still help feed the dream and idea of that lost haul waiting out there for me

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    imo Dreamers are No Threat.

    Especially when it comes to Ship Wreck Salvage.
    I'm sure 99.9% of the population of Dreamers Know you can't Dive a Wreck without Years of
    Training & tons of Money spent on equipment and preparation.
    the one person who is brainless , buys a Scuba Suit on EBay, Rows out & Drowns
    is still no threat

    Even detecting land Dreamers are little threat.
    they run to wallmart, radio shack or Cabela's buy a $150 dollar toy ,
    And put it in the closet at the latest when winter comes & are on to a New get rich quick Scheme.

    Only the naturally addictive survive
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    Just seen it and looks like an interesting show with added drama.
    Only thing I can't grasp is how Cooper's Mercury spacecraft in 1963, could isolate shipwrecks from space and 50+ years later we have advance satellite technology that you would think could do the same.

    Your Bud Aurum
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    I started another thread on this show, and I'm curious what you all think the technology was that Cooper supposedly employed to "scan" the surface of the earth for large metallic bodies? In the show the other night they showed a small area of the Mercury capsule that could have carried this technology. So what was it, given the restraints of technological advancement at the time? Even today, I am not aware of a technology that could scan and detect sunken treasure from orbit. If you have some ideas, I would love to hear them!

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    more fake drama tv garbage. I lasted 5 minutes before giving up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bud Aurum View Post
    Just seen it and looks like an interesting show with added drama.
    Only thing I can't grasp is how Cooper's Mercury spacecraft in 1963, could isolate shipwrecks from space and 50+ years later we have advance satellite technology that you would think could do the same.

    Your Bud Aurum
    Fabricated rubbish. The show points to the removal of the periscope as potential evidence the capsule was carrying some sort of remote sensing equipment, but totally fails to discuss why the periscope was really removed. Cooper's mission capsule, as well as several others, were modified by McDonnell to support longer missions. Keep in mind, there was a space race going on and there was a desire to match and exceed what the Russians had already done. And that included a mission extending longer than 24 hours. So these modified capsules had additional life-support equipment (extra batteries, oxygen, water, etc.) added to allow for a long mission. They were more than tripling the number of orbits from the previous mission. The idea of the military adding hocus-pocus sensing equipment on only the sixth manned space mission when there already was no extra room in the capsule is beyond absurd. Especially considering the U-2 was the go-to surveillance platform at that time, and if you know anything about the size/weight of that aircraft's camera system and it's performance abilities and optics (at a much, much, much lower altitude) you would understand just how ludicrous this premise is. This does not even get into the issues with how Cooper supposedly geo-referenced his sites traveling around the globe approximately once every 90 minutes.
    Points to the show's creators on a decent science-fiction/drama premise, but that's about it...
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    My thought after watching episode 1 ....

    Somewhere, Gordo did a 180!

    No disrespect intended.
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    Where can one watch this show? I have highspeed internet only, no cable tv or anything but I have netflix, youtube, Dailymotion, etc. I can usually find any movie or show that I want to see but, since this just started, it is probably not up anywhere yet. "Gordo" Cooper was always a hero of mine.

    Bill
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