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originally posted by: celltypespecific
a reply to: Baablacksheep
Big news is about to break.......
I can't give a specific time-frame.... Yes and I am somewhat psychic...
There are two things about Unidentified (Monday 9 September, 9pm, History Channel) that we have to confront. One, Tom DeLonge is barely in it. His role, as best I can tell, is a sort of silent on-screen financier, who has put together a crack team of former Pentagon operatives who all got fired from the government for believing in aliens too much, and occasionally they convene at DeLonge’s California mansion and read things off notepads. DeLonge occasionally sits in on a car-ride or nods wide-eyed during an interrogation (always wearing a hat with a piece of tape obscuring the logo), but that is about the depth of his involvement.
Unidentified mainly follows Luis Elizondo, a former Pentagon worker who headed up the Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program, a man who hauls a backpack into every social interaction and whose energy lands somewhere between “disgraced former pro wrestler” and “aggressive new stepdad who keeps giving you obtuse chores to prove your manhood”.
It’s also absolutely soaked in Doomsday Prepper energy (I cannot prove it but everyone in this documentary has a bunker full of dehydrated beef meals for when the apocalypse comes), but in an oddly charming way. Like, yes: you do imagine a roomful of government staff are watching this in a triple-locked panic room in the heart of Area 51, laughing their well-informed heads off. But for the rest of us: does it really hurt to question our reality?
One issue on the problematic front is that TTSA's founder, former Blink-182 star Tom DeLonge, is less bound to the data than his colleagues. This undercuts DeLonge's better work and that of TTSA's impressive leadership team
While DeLonge deserves praise for getting his team together and for bringing the issue into the public space, he sometimes loses focus on TTSA's mission. When, for example, DeLonge connects the mythological city of Atlantis to UFOs, he casts into doubt everything else he says.
The Blink-182 guy is failing to persuade people about UFOs
TTSA is doing important work. But when you're trying to persuade people that UFOs are a real issue, public credibility is crucial. TTSA should be more open and DeLonge more careful with what he says.
*We anticipate hiring as necessary to grow the business. In particular, we are looking for a Chief Executive Officer at TTS AAS to take over from Tom DeLonge.