More to the point: The episode, following last week’s, serves as another excuse to recycle outtakes from their 2018 episode about Sardinia, which was literally called “Island of the Giants” and covered much of the same material. You can read my review for the background on the long history of trying to apply biblical giant mythology to Sardinia. Another chunk came from the 2014 In Search of Aliens episode “The Mystery of the Cyclops.” My review of that episode is here. I know the pandemic has wreaked havoc with TV production, but the blatant reuse of old material without even the gloss of pretending to be new is especially obvious and outrageous in this hastily fabricated pandemic season.
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