Dan Aykroyd Unplugged on UFOs (2003)

Starring: Dan Aykroyd, David Sereda, Gordon Cooper, Paul Hellyer, Ronald Reagan
David Sereda
Color, Full Screen, Widescreen, NTSC
1 (U.S. and Canada only)



Part fawning celebrity interview, part UFO agitprop Dan Aykroyd Unplugged on UFOs is yet another one-sided documentary on the existence of UFOs.

It is always interesting to note how documentaries such as these complain about how the media ignores the supposed existence of UFOs, but you've got to ask yourself: have you ever seen a TV documentary which wanted to disprove the existence of flying saucers? No, I haven't either.

Not one dissenting voice is to be heard or presented on Dan Aykroyd Unplugged. Not once is a scientist or aviation expert brought on camera to say "what we have in this photograph here folks is indeed a weather balloon" or "this photograph is very clearly doctored." To be honest, you'll probably be thinking those thoughts yourself as this documentary overuses the same stock footage and photographs over and over again until you're sick of them. Heavily pixilated blobs and objects that really do look like hot air balloons do not make for convincing evidence for the existence of UFOs and it is unlikely that Dan Aykroyd Unplugged will convince you otherwise.

Halfway through Dan Aykroyd Unplugged I was seriously questioning the makers' sanity as they brought up the whole "Ronald Reagan believed in UFOS" thing - come on guys, we're talking here of a guy whose wife actively believed in astrology and who probably made his own policy decisions based on that belief. (Hitler, by the way, also believed in astrology.)

But the worst thing about Unplugged is the brown-nose interview aspect. (The entire documentary - I use the word in only the loosest terms here ? is structured round a one-on-one interview with the comedic star of Ghostbusters.) At one point supposed UFO expert David Serada who is conducting the interview actually asks Aykroyd which celebrity he'd meet if he could travel back in time!

As if that doesn't have you gagging wait till you hear the line about Aykroyd being "one of the greatest minds of our time" . . .

WORTH IT? No, unless you already believe in UFOs and worship the very ground Dan Aykroyd walks on in which case it is recommended that you travel back in time and make an appointment with one doctor Sigmund Freud . . .



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