Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Dan Aykroyd Unplugged on UFOs (2005)

I was covering a different quarter today at school, and again had the pleasure of instructing the class I taught last quarter. Yes, they are short three after graduation, but the mixture of personality and knowledge is still awesome. Of course, they had to take a jab at my choices of movies and documentaries, but hey, it was still a good day. One of the areas we did discuss today was UFO Disclosure and the reverse engineering of alien craft, something that had to take place. It is truly the only way to explain the great technology jump over the last century. Now, off to documentary week with my selection, Dan Aykroyd Unplugged on UFOs.

Plot/ David Serada, a UFO enthusiast, interviews the comedian Dan Aykroyd who claims he has had experiences with alien beings. Aykroyd expounds on UFO lore and his own beliefs on matters related to extraterrestrials. Footage of this interview is interspersed with video and film of these flying objects; video clips of a former Canadian defense minister speaking on the subject; audio clips of astronauts speaking of strange things in space; and more.
When I saw this on Netflix, I had to watch it. I knew Aykroyd was a huge UFO buff and remembered hearing him talk about some footage for a pilot he was working on that had been confiscated by some agency, and had hoped that this would delve into that. sadly, it did not. However, it was a great expose of Aykroyds’ outspoken opinion on the subject (along with some other ideals). More importantly, it did have some interesting information and archival footage that added some flair to the production. Unfortunately, while there were some great conceptual ideas involved and Aykroyd was captivating, the continued use of the same footage combined with the one-on-one interview aspects of the entire production took something away from the overall feel. In the end, this movie had the potential to be great, but somewhat missed the mark. Yes, it was informative and somewhat entertaining, but it could have been a lot more. If you are interested in UFOs, it is well worth watching.

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