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Nat'l Geo's "Chasing UFOs" tv series. My opinion.

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posted on Jul, 2 2012 @ 02:43 AM
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Truly horrid. They mix the terms often enough that even an uniformed person will get that they do not what they are talking about (I'm speaking of the term UFO).

I also hate the format of the show that almost seems found footage like, most of the air time is filled with unnecessary dialog or completely obvious observations and over-dramatization of observations/realizations.

The purported investigations are ludicrous and without any real science content. It is indeed very very bad but at least they are respectful to those they approach and even the subject matter that is in general an improvement that in itself may be positive in the long run.




posted on Jul, 2 2012 @ 03:55 AM
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I thought the 2nd episode was much better than the first...the interview with the couple at the beginning of the episode and the nighttime footage of the triangle craft beign worked on and welded was very interesting. Pilot episodes tend to always be not as good as the rest.



posted on Jul, 2 2012 @ 03:56 AM
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PS - I thought Ryder was funny on Destination Truth and worth watching alone for her personality... but fact is it's TV.



posted on Jul, 2 2012 @ 04:52 AM
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How could anyone not take this show seriously!

Just check out the trailer -




posted on Jul, 2 2012 @ 10:11 AM
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I know ... It portrays itself as a mixture of Mission: Impossible, Indiana Jones, and Tomb Raider all rolled into one.







Had I viewed the trailer before, I most likely would have skipped watching the premier.



posted on Jul, 2 2012 @ 10:26 AM
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They spent more time chasing livestock than UFO's.


Here's a clue: look UP!



posted on Jul, 2 2012 @ 01:37 PM
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I will never understand why channels like National Geographic and The History Channel take a paranormal subject like an extraterrestrial conspiracy theory somewhat seriously yet go on to produce material aimed at debunking quite down to earth conspiracies such as 9/11. I don't see what they have to gain by supporting far more wild theories while attacking those that make much more sense.



posted on Jul, 2 2012 @ 01:44 PM
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It's set up just like Finding Bigfoot and they do the same things. The only thing the show as going for it is Erin Ryder...yummy!


I agree with both points.

After 10 minutes I just put the stereo on mute and fast-forwarded to the scenes with Ryder!


Pretty lame show…very disappointing!

Personally, I’d like to see Jessie Ventura back on the air with more ‘Conspiracy Theory’ – the show ‘Decoded’ is good too.



posted on Jul, 2 2012 @ 02:08 PM
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Originally posted by seabag
reply to post by chrismicha77
 


It's set up just like Finding Bigfoot and they do the same things. The only thing the show as going for it is Erin Ryder...yummy!


I agree with both points.

After 10 minutes I just put the stereo on mute and fast-forwarded to the scenes with Ryder!



Lanisha on Fact or Faked blows her away.



posted on Jul, 2 2012 @ 02:11 PM
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The part where they go to some old mill after finding a newspaper article (around the year 1890) discussing lights in the sky and an explosion covering the ground in metallic debris started to look interesting.
However they don't try and retrieve or even discuss what they detected with the metal detector.
The disc they see in the sky was cool, but I can't help but keep thinking this is a hoax video.
It is so over the top it is ridiculous, how can you take this show seriously
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posted on Jul, 2 2012 @ 02:38 PM
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Originally posted by samstone11
I have a concern. Will this show end up doing harm to the UFO community? If they really take themselves as serious as they seemed to, I can easily foresee more and more (justified IMHO) ridicule. I agree wholeheartedly with the above post that says there was unnecessary, unrealistic, and probably contrived drama which I fear could undo years of progress with the public's attitude.


My SO (significant other) and i watched and we both felt the same way. It almost looked obvious to us that whoever is behind this (& shows like this) are designed to make any honest believers be taken less than serious. Getting people to laugh at believers, and making those believers appear 'nuts' has always been their agenda.



posted on Jul, 2 2012 @ 02:43 PM
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Originally posted by torsion
How could anyone not take this show seriously!

Just check out the trailer -



I agree. That is totally a spoof on all sorts of things. Just the name of the series is a dead giveaway.
But who says because its on "National Geographic" that it is supposed to be serious or educational anyways?



posted on Jul, 2 2012 @ 03:00 PM
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Originally posted by RobinB022

Originally posted by samstone11
I have a concern. Will this show end up doing harm to the UFO community? If they really take themselves as serious as they seemed to, I can easily foresee more and more (justified IMHO) ridicule. I agree wholeheartedly with the above post that says there was unnecessary, unrealistic, and probably contrived drama which I fear could undo years of progress with the public's attitude.


My SO (significant other) and i watched and we both felt the same way. It almost looked obvious to us that whoever is behind this (& shows like this) are designed to make any honest believers be taken less than serious. Getting people to laugh at believers, and making those believers appear 'nuts' has always been their agenda.


Watch the first couple of minutes of this



posted on Jul, 3 2012 @ 04:17 AM
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Havent seen the first episode, but found the witness testimony and video at the begininng of the second show quite interesting. Ex-USAAF F16 crew chief and wife see a 'stingray' shaped object hover, then fail to get airborne. Later, a 'caravan' of Military type vehicles turn up and start dismantling the object using cutting torches. He films this, then is harrassed by people watching his house and following him in unmarked SUV's.

Seemed a believable and credible witness- his wife seemed genuiely scared too.

However, I dont like the format of the show, and the presenters are hopeless.



posted on Jul, 3 2012 @ 10:21 AM
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I wasn't thrilled with the Pilot Episode, But I think with time they might tighten it up a bit.
I did not see the point of a Night Investigation at the Mill, Seems to me that that would have been better by day light. It would have also been nice had they elaborated a bit more on the "white" Cars, vans, SUV's that folks had seen following/watching them.
As far as Ryder goes, I am not a fan of "Show Hoppers" I would have preferred a Fresh person as the third.



posted on Jul, 3 2012 @ 10:40 AM
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Originally posted by Shadoefax
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Had I viewed the trailer before, I most likely would have skipped watching the premier.

That is exactly why I didn't even bother to watch the show.



Yep, looking at the commercial I see no value but entertainment value coming from National Geographic Chasing UFO. From the commercial It looks like its going to be Blair witch style UFO program.


www.abovetopsecret.com...




I hope people don't watch the show since it makes the UFO topic look silly, just by ads themselves.




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posted on Jul, 3 2012 @ 10:47 AM
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I hate to say I told you so buuuut,




Just my impression but thi show looks like it panders to the lowest common denominator and was made for kindergartners who have never heard of ET before.

I'll give it a try for an episode or two but how much are they really going to cover/un-cover that hasn't already been discussed a thousand times already?

I am ready to see and hear # I have never heard or seen before.
I am ready to have my mind completely BLOWN AWAY!!!
I want to be so shocked that I piss my pants!!!

I do NOT want to hear another account of a fighter pilot chasing a ufo or some douchebag go on about the wow signal. I'm done with this #!!!! I want MORE! I demand MORE! I am tired of being drip fed this BS.


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posted on Jul, 3 2012 @ 04:13 PM
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Well, of course its a mistake to have high expectations of a tv-series about UFOs and Aliens that is being broadcaste on one of the Most famous channels. I havent watched it yet, but its probably the same anal descent production as UFO Hunters on History., where 3 crackheads make vacation across the u.s and Pay some random Average People Dressing up in a suit to pretend to be a retired whatever that had secret Access to extraterestrial anal probe electric chairs.



posted on Jul, 3 2012 @ 04:16 PM
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I was disappointed as well and was really looking forward to it. The only good/funny thing about it was they seemed really scared of the dark while in the woods.
It was a moment of comedic relief in a field of "this sucks".



posted on Jul, 3 2012 @ 05:02 PM
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I remember reading a review somewhere that describes the whole genre. I was something like:


Easily frightened people wondering around looking for things that scare them and filming it.




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