I think the most important thing for them is finding someone willing to play a part the rest of their lives. Ability to lie indefinitely is more important than acting ability.I have to wonder why NASA bothers putting a lot of this out there. Pictures I can understand, as that is cheap and easy propaganda. But why put these bad actors in front of a video camera? For the "f**k yeah science" crowd that NASA appeals to, they are just repeating the same crap over and over again. For the "f**k NASA" crowd, every video seems to offer another thread to tug on to unravel the whole NASA myth. This isn't the 70s anymore where taping over the originals is a legitimate excuse, this stuff stays in the ether in perpetuity.
For me, the debate isn't whether or not they are lying (they are), it is what are they covering up by lying? IMO, all these lies seem like too much to hide a simple black budget money funneling scam, or secret space program (militaries/private companies have plenty of money and ways to hide something like this already). If I had to place a hypothesis it would be that the last time we tried to leave Earth orbit something stopped them and told them to turn around. Whether that "something" came from Earth, Moon, other planets, or other dimensions is debatable. Now NASA is forced to play in the kiddie pool of lower Earth orbit and low-grav planes, lest they suffer intergalactic consequences. Perhaps these entities are the history-scrubbers we run up against in this forum...