I have my limits. Tonight, the History Channel presents a 2-hour Ancient Aliens special in celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of Chariots of the Gods, which was actually this past spring. According to the episode description, the special will ask whether Chariots author Erich von Däniken will finally be proved right thanks to recent discoveries. Because this is going to take so much time to sit through, I won’t be writing another lengthy post for the few hours between now and this evening. I’ll try to have my Ancient Aliens review posted shortly after the episode airs.
Then, on Tuesday, I will post my long-delayed review of Project Blue Book, the History Channel’s new series, which premieres on Tuesday and which the network has forbidden reviewers from discussing ahead of its premiere. As you know, that’s always a good sign for the quality of a show when they don’t want it reviewed! (Honestly—the ban on reviews is just weird. I can’t think of a show of comparable competence that a network has tried to avoid having reviewed.) If History’s embargo breaks earlier, I will post the review as soon as media reviews are allowed.
Show star Aiden Gillen appeared on Good Morning America yesterday to discuss Project Blue Book, and it’s almost interesting how his expression fell when host Michael Strahan segued from discussing Gillen’s role on Game of Thrones to Project Blue Book—though to be fair, Gillen has all of the energy and enthusiasm of wet paper bag from start to finish. He didn’t manage to say anything positive about the show, and barely managed to describe what it is to Strahan.
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