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.
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