Tom DeLonge Announces New TV Show, Claims to Have Briefed Government Officials on UFO Security Policy
OK… I have a special treat for you later today. A+E Networks has kindly made the premiere of Ancient Aliens available as a screener on its press site ahead of tonight’s airing, so I have already been able to watch and review the show. I will be posting my review at 9:00 PM ET, the exact moment the show airs, so you can follow along with the program if you so choose. This is the first time that A+E Networks has actually gotten the screener up and available before the show!
Late Wednesday, To the Stars Academy of Arts and Science founder Tom DeLonge announced on Facebook that the company would be adapting his and Peter Levenda’s Gods, Man and War book series for television. DeLonge did not provide details about when or where the project would air—no network is currently attached to the project—but DeLonge hinted that the show would bear some resemblance to the 1990s series Dark Skies, a conspiracy thriller about military involvement with UFOs, and the forthcoming History series about Project Bluebook, the Air Force effort to investigate UFOs, with more than a dash of Ancient Aliens and Hangar 1:
This year @tothestarsofficial will be producing a TV Series centered on the CIA and it’s unnerving interactions with UFOs. Based on the NonFiction #SekretMachines trilogy of books “GODS, MAN and WAR” by @peterlevenda and @tomdelonge, this elevated TV Series will contain REAL INFORMATION never before released by our Intelligence Agencies and Department of Defense.
The is no indication of whether the new series will be fiction or nonfiction. But, really, does it matter? Especially when DeLonge uses his platform to rhapsodize not about the truth or disclosure but that “we are the publisher, the merchandizer and the film studio. We are vertically integrated when most studios are not.” Ah, the sweet smell of accidental honesty. The only real UFO truth is financial: vertical integration for profit maximization across media channels.
DeLonge’s efforts to cash in on UFOs reached new depths earlier that afternoon when DeLonge announced, without details, that he was involved in high-level government meetings:
UPDATE: To The Stars Academy has proudly been working behind the scenes for weeks briefing hi-level staff in the US Gov to help inform new National Security Policy dealing with the UFO subject and also move the ball down the field for us all. I have personally been present in some of these talks and have had the honor of explaining my own vision for Disclosure, communicating our intent at the To The Stars Academy to communicate the world’s biggest story through Motion Picture, include all of you in further scientific study, and also engineer a technology that is so beyond revolutionary it can literally change the world. We have executed the first difficult steps in getting the DOD in officially acknowledge the UFO subject, but now there is so much more to do. Again, I can not stress how much your support matters. When you invest, we can make these films, build the machine, and continue to fly around the world and brief Gov Representatives. This will all ignite change. Thank you so much! Invest in a new future at ToTheStarsAcademy.com
Notice a few key points. He is briefing the government, not the other way around, meaning that he asked for time to meet with government officials’ flunkies—not the actual officials themselves—and they humored him. He doesn’t name names because if he did we could contact their offices and find out exactly how little they cared about these meetings. While this is interesting insofar as government agencies are still meeting with crazy people about bonkers ideas, it does not indicate any transfer of intelligence from the government to DeLonge. More importantly, DeLonge ends with a pitch asking for cash and lists making movies as his first priority. That probably tells you all you need to know about his commitment to finding the “truth.”
Finally today, as we wait for the new episode of Ancient Aliens to air, I can’t let pass an interview Scott Wolter did with Truth Be Told radio at the end of last month, which I had not heard until now. In the interview, Wolter said that he agrees with pseudohistorian Ralph Ellis’s fantastical claim from 2007 that Jesus of Nazareth was the great grandson of Cleopatra VII Philopator of Egypt, with, of course, no one noticing or mentioning three generations of unrecorded offspring—of a reigning queen no less! But it gets worse, for Wolter manages to insult Muslims the world over by proclaiming that “Muhammad was a descendant of Jesus as well.” Also noteworthy is Wolter’s complete descent into astrology and numerology. He had become obsessed with the notion of astrological ages governed by their ruling constellations, though he seems completely unaware that these ages are a recent development, and that there are no fixed dates for when the constellation against which the sun rises on the vernal equinox—the “governing” constellation of the age—changes, since the constellations are of unequal size and were not regularized at 20 degrees of width until quite recently. So therefore Jesus ushered in the Age of Pisces and we started in on the feminist Age of Aquarius in December 2012, coincidentally the same month Wolter achieved fame with his TV show. It’s all nonsense, of course, but he thinks that Freemasons were active in Egypt’s New Kingdom. He does offer one specific and testable prediction that will prove him wrong in time. He accepts he false prophecy that the current pope will be the last. When a new one is elected after Francis’s death, it will give the lie to Wolter’s New Age claims. But it looks like we have quite a few years to wait.
I am an author and researcher focusing on pop culture, science, and history. Bylines: New Republic, Esquire, Slate, etc. There's more about me in the About Jason tab.
Enter your email below to subscribe to my newsletter for updates on my latest projects, blog posts, and activities, and subscribe to Culture & Curiosities, my Substack newsletter.
Terms & Conditions
Please read all applicable terms and conditions before posting a comment on this blog. Posting a comment constitutes your agreement to abide by the terms and conditions linked herein.