THE PLOT THUS FAR
Survivors of an airplane crash find themselves within the borders of a government testing area and pursued by predators.
WHAT WE THOUGHT
You know what I love so much about “Ancient Aliens”? It’s the fact that people with no credible backgrounds are given 48 minutes a week to just say the craziest shit on television. When I was younger, I used to be an avid reader of the Weekly World News, so I live for this kind of shit. However, there comes a point when it stops being entertaining and starts to drift into tinfoil hat territory. “Ancient Aliens” made that jump around the end of Season 2.
The five episodes presented range from Cowboys to Aztecs to Mayans and the alien bullshit that we all share. You’ll get some CGI graphics and talking heads talking about mounds in Ohio, but there’s nothing to it. It’s like the Dick, Pussy, Asshole bar speech from “Team America”, but it’s the structure for every discussion. Non-sequiters are strung together around Fortean knowledge and it produces nothing. Absolutely nothing!
The Blu-Ray comes with no special features. We get nearly four hours of the best parts of the show. What I appreciate is the fact that nobody tries to force back channels in the show’s natural DTS-HD 2.0 master audio track. The 1080p transfer is really sharp, but it lacks anything that can’t be found on History HD. In the end, I’d recommend a rental.
RELEASE DATE: 09/18/2012