The unscripted private conversations were taped and later transcribed after the missions, and were not released to the public for over a decade. It is unknown what, if any portions were edited out. Assuming portions were edited out a few of the elements that slipped through lend some insight into why perhaps we shy away from further exploration of the Moon.
Much to NASA's chagrin, the conversations did not go through a censor. They languished for years forgotten.
There's a few curious verbal exchanges that took place.
LMP: That’s a spectacular crater.
CDR: Did you shoot some pictures while you were over there?
CMP: No. it’s just going by — we’d better get it later; there will be better times. If the damned antenna isn’t in the way –
CMP: Boy, there must be nothing more desolate than to be inside some of these small craters, these conical ones.
CDR: People that live in there probably never get out.
CDR: Looking at the Moon hurts my head. I won’t look at it. There’s too much down there I don’t understand.
CDR: Charlie, just keep … on the book.
[Apollo 14 day 4]
LMP: Are we headed for Mendeleev?
CMP: That should be over on your right.
LMP: That’s what I thought. Yes. There it is. The tracks are across the middle of it.
CMP: Are we supposed to be doing any photography at all this?