DATELINE: Tofu Turkey Award Winner
UFO Conspiracy: the Hunt for the Truth is another History Channel extravaganza. If you thought they were finished with beating dead horses, hi-yo, Silver, again.
Round up the usual suspects.
Yes, all the people interviewed look familiar. That’s because they do a round-robin of UFO appearances on any and every show available. These are the experts. If you appear on TV often enough, lacking any credential, you will be billed as an expert.
It’s been a long, long time since we gave out our Tofu Turkey Award: but here it is!
If the re-enactments seem familiar, you have already seen them on UFO Files, Hanger 51, Ancient Aliens, or the sundry off-shoots, and some other series too. Why not pass the footage off as documentarian? If you see it often enough, it may start to look like newsreel film.
They show us the fake alien autopsy stuff for good measure. We can hear Trump calling this “fake news” and saying he saw it on CNN.
Yes, they cover Roswell with nothing new to say. They say Secretary of Defense James Forrestal was murdered for wanting to broadcast the truth, and those pesky men in black are robotic intimidators. Oh, have you been there too?
We have been more impressed with low-budget specials about the topic.
We aren’t sure if the History Channel is making history out of whole cloth or reporting its seamless weave.
This special is about two-hours in length—which passes for highly detailed in the age of attention deficit.
After watching well-produced episodes of Ancient Aliens, we feel like we are being fed the leftovers. It’s all glossy and sugary sweet, but the calories are killing our cholesterol.
This documentary’s not comprehensive, but mentions some familiar names like Hynek, Kecksburg, and Blue Book, and notes that military tries to intimidate witnesses with those notorious men in black, going after civilians and soldiers.
The preponderance of examples seems to come out of the 1960s in the second half of the show. By then, only the most novice UFO follower will be still with them.