Now that I have praised Knowles, it is my duty to report that he also seems to imply that to understand his more complex view of the zeitgeist, Theosophy, and aliens one must take hallucinogenic drugs:
I could be wrong, but Ancient Aliens comes across as a show for people who’ve never had an alien experience, for people who’ve never tripped balls and ripped at the coffin lid of infinity, or for people who’ve never had such an experience forced upon them.
Let me conclude with one more on Knowles’s howlers:
Go back and watch all the AAT documentaries from the 70s, with Rod Serling and William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy and so on and so forth. Even if you don't believe a word of it, that stuff still holds up and still kicks ass. And you definitely get the feeling that those motherfuckers were experienced.
More than a year ago Alan called me and said he wanted to see me about something new that he was getting into, something about visitors from outer space. Frankly, it sounded like something injected through a needle into a major vein. I have always looked to Alan for new and fresh ideas but here I found him vaguely alluding to a “Twilight Zone” type of program, a well-plowed field in the demi-world of fantasy, which seemed to me stale and overdone. It was only out of a sense of friendship that I sat down to discuss Alan’s “outer space” idea.
Speaking of style, you’ll get a kick out of the back cover of In Search of Ancient Mysteries, which has the kind of bombast that you don’t get as much today. It sums up what Ancient Aliens and its stars think of themselves when it calls the book “the most explosive inquiry into man’s beginnings since Darwin challenged the Bible!”