posted on Sep, 17 2008 @ 03:44 PM
I thought it was great.
Yeah, maybe it didn't show much new information but who cares? A prime time show on a major network is not going to be geared towards UFO nerds like
In terms of educating the general public though it was pretty awesome. It mentioned a lot of great cases like Stephenville (those animations were
sweet indeed), Rendelsham, Southern Illinois, The B-52 incident (complete with that hilarious military "Vega" explanation).
The token skeptic was McGaha, which is always a score for UFOlogists. He comes across as such a pompous condescending *SNIP* that I bet he offends a
lot of people into believing in UFOs - simply because they feel like their intelligence is being insulted by his goofy debunkings.
It was pretty cool too how they came right out and said most photographic/video evidence is basically useless because it can be so easily doctored so
the best evidence we have to go on is eyewitness accounts - and then followed it up with some great eyewitness accounts!
Other stuff I really liked was the inclusion of Dr. Kaku and the part about wormholes. Most people assume that kind of thing is pure science fiction
so to see it presented in such a matter-of-fact way probably opened a lot of peoples minds to other things they might instinctively write off as
fantasy (i.e. aliens).
I was also pretty surprised/impressed with how they essentially called out Blue Book as nothing but a smear campaign on the reality of the UFO
phenomenon and threw in that anecdote about the memo to Hoyt Vandenberg and how he "just couldn't accept it". Brilliant.
The only part I didn't like was the stuff about abductions because it seemed like everything else was presented in a very level-headed manner and
that part was kinda cheesy and over dramatic - "it's OUR baby!!!" *dun-dun-duh*
But all in all a very nice presentation and a good step in pushing the benign masses to take a small sip from such a hard-to-swallow topic.
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