Greetings Jeff, et al,
The History channel is spending time and money investigating something that we spend so much of our time talking about on here, and they are going to
produce pictures of this and talk about it for half an hour??
Don't get me wrong, I think the show has a lot of potential, but please! Don't waste our time, and dont insult our intelligence. They showed none
of the vids that are spewed all over youtube, they just showed a few pics and basically said that they cannot say hoax or not.....
People what do we think of this? Why even watch the show when it seem like this site is lightyears ahead with 1/1000th of the budget....
Important to note that the credit (if one chooses to call it that) goes to "Motion Picture Production Inc" (MPPI) who is the executive producers of
this particular show.
As far as the "History Channel" is concerned "their offerings re Ufology" is as varied as the quality of the "independent executive
producer's" work they air, some superb, and others pure flapdoodle!
"UFO Hunters" (the name) was originated by Duane Tudhal & John Greenwald in one of their productions of "UFO Files." Sadly this series by the same
name hasn't come close to their work.
Unlike a documentary, or even Sci-Fi's version of "UFO Hunters" this effort was about "making a show" first and research second; for example
Sci-Fi's show was about an investigative group that had been together for a couple of years, and individually had been involved in research and
investigation for much longer. Moreover, whether Sci-Fi picks up the show as a series or not, that group is and will continue to be involved in
research, unlike Birnes' crew.
I have often said that doing research with a camera crew in tow is like "mixing oil & water"; researchers don't care about ratings, budgets, dead
lines and appeasing corporate bulls, most care about the facts, and exposing them.
Like you, I'm trying to remain optimistic in regards to the show improving; however, with every new show aired, that sentiment is continually fading,
as evidenced by Wednesday's broadcast--the Isaac/Caret snafu should have never seen the airways, at least not in the vein of "sober research."
Additionally, their premiere episode was a disgrace to Ufology IMHO; how this show, particularly the premiere which heralds "sober investigation"
and "scientific research" could examine the crash (Brown & Davidson's B-25) and it's cause and "omit" the several month investigation done by
the Air Force, and it's conclusion, which included the "sworn declarations" of the two survivors, one of which I interviewed is beyond me. (My
review can be read here
Same can be said about the previous week's episode about another "FLIR video case (Florida); how can one discuss "FLIR video" without mentioning
the "Campeche oil well fires" and video? Particularly when Bruce (Maccabee) was on the show
The pattern suggests that "actual research and evidence" takes a backseat to sensationalism, and the overwhelming desire to "paint everything with
a UFO brush" regardless of what the evidence points to.
Ufology, or more accurately "the perception" of it from the public's point of view is not in the best light as it is, it certainly doesn't need
fallacious ostentatious displays such as this.