Ancient Aliens isn’t quite like that because their blatant copying and recycling isn’t an accident, and everyone can see it. This episode covers the alleged connection between space aliens and U.S. presidents. These stories have appeared many times on this show. “Aliens and the Founding Fathers” covered the colonial period. More recent episodes have latched onto Truman, Eisenhower, Nixon, Carter, and all of the presidents from my lifetime, right down to Donald Trump’s interview about UFOs when he claimed to know of no evidence for them. Overall, though, this episode was a near point-for-point recreation of the pilot episode of the failed Hangar-1: UFO Files on presidential UFO involvement that MUFON and the History Channel put out back in 2014 only to see crumple beneath the weight of its incessant fakery. This was the show that made up fake documents to try to bolster its bad ideas.
So why cut and paste past material into this theme episode? Do you even have to ask? Executive producer Kevin Burns may not assume the audience won’t catch on, but he certainly assumes they won’t care.
4/19/2020 12:26:00 am
Of course, Lincoln had an elongated skill like an aliern, that's why he wire that hat!
4/19/2020 10:23:51 am
A train wreck is still a train wreck.
4/19/2020 11:02:54 am
People see UFOs, and Presidents are no different
4/19/2020 01:58:02 pm
What struck me was the constant insistence on the percentage of presidents (and as Jason pointed out not everyone actually was a president) who had experienced UFO sightings. In fact only a tiny fraction of those named actually claimed to have seen a UFO, and even those sightings were of simple lights in the sky without exhibiting any remarkable movement suggesting an advanced aircraft.
4/19/2020 06:11:40 pm
Making something out of nothing, which the AA folks are very good at, Charles. That said -
4/20/2020 12:41:49 pm
Were those ventriloquist dummy episodes by any chance "inspired by" Alberto Cavalcanti's segment of the classic 1945 Ealing non-comedy film "Dead of Night"?
Jr. Time Lord
4/20/2020 07:41:09 pm
"George Washington had of a ‘heavenly being’ that showed him ‘the birth, progress, and destiny of the Republic of the United States’ while at Valley Forge."
4/20/2020 09:13:02 pm
Do not taunt rolling splotchy waves of energy
4/23/2020 03:23:42 am
"Do not taunt rolling splotchy waves of energy..."
Jr. Time Lord
4/26/2020 05:42:24 am
4/22/2020 07:39:40 pm
Jr. Time Lord
4/26/2020 05:51:38 am
4/21/2020 06:22:10 pm
“Democrats have no connection to the military”... but they mention Jimmy Carter, a Democrat who was a submarine officer during WWII?
4/21/2020 09:22:37 pm
Your last bullet in segment five is a cheap shot, I grew up in a democratic household and voted for Mondale in 84 (my first election) and the idea that Reagan was a dummy was the "woke" left view of the day and it was wrong. Read about the man, his interviews and own diary..he was a pretty bright guy but not being the "ivy league" lawyer type was hated by the Eastern Elites. I get your politics is pretty left and orientation is such that anyone being republican is tanted with conservative family values...but you might want to rethink this one.
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