But is this the right way to keep people watching? The last few weeks of Ancient Aliens have been an embarrassing collection of repackaged segments and heavily recycled claims to try to push product during a pandemic. It was possible to watch in real time how the show’s writers packed together bits and pieces of old episodes and then, looking for ways to keep recycling, repackaged it yet again for the next. Hence, outtakes from an old episode on Sardinia were used to discuss Sardinia itself and then giants. And now that same material on the giants inspired this episode, perhaps the laziest yet, recycling previously recycled garbage on Biblical and apocryphal Judeo-Christian mythology. I trust that even the most casual viewer is familiar enough with these claims that I don’t need to highlight all the previous occurrences of their various claims about giants, fallen angels, etc. If I linked to them all, the whole review would just be hyperlinks.
There is very little to do other than simply list which claims they repeated this time.
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