Chasing UFOs review


I do have to give credit to Ben however, he has a blog that goes into way more detail than the actual show. The show is short and has an air of sensationalism – but I guess that is to be expexted with the attention span of most viewers today.

My initial review
Just watched the first two episodes of National Geographics “Chasing UFOs”. Man, what a disappointment. Another poorly scripted show with retarded, unwarranted night time “investigations” with FLIR and IR cameras.

They go into a deep mountain that has access to a hydro electric plant and get a hit on the geiger counter, gee I wonder why when you have a couple of thousand tons of rock above you.

They get chased by wild boar – or as it sounded to me – a disgruntled cow, they shoot a very inconclusive video of a round thing flashing (looks like it could a be a transformator pole or just a lens flare) Sure would have been interesting to see how that spot looked..I don’t know..during DAYTIME?

The icing on the cake is when they “investigate” Fresno freaking airport during night in the second episode. Ryder climbes a fence with a flashlight and they act surprised they get a military chopper interested in them

I was a little taken back by the fact that James Fox is a part of the show or that it is being aired by National Geographic. Fox has previously made the brilliant “Out of the blue” documentary.

Anyway, it’s fun that there is at least something UFO related on TV and it will fall into my guilty pleasure category of entertainment on the tube.. but I really hope they improve the quality of their show and tone down the sensationalism. Less monster hunt and more science, thanks!