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Mysteries of the Gods (1976)

Botschaft der Götter (original title)
G | | Documentary | March 1977 (USA)
A documentary movie about the influence of "ancient astronauts" in mankind's history.


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Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Robert Charroux ...
Jeane Dixon ...
Max H. Flindt ...
Narrator (voice)
Horst Löb ...
Himself (as Prof. Dr. Horst Löb)
Anna Mitchell-Hedges ...
Horst Naumann ...
Narrator (voice)
Louis Navia ...
Himself (as Dr. Louis Navia)
Nguyen Tien-Hun ...
Himself (as Prof. Nguyen Tien-Hun)
Erich von Däniken ...
Herbert Weicker ...
Narrator (voice)


A documentary movie about the influence of "ancient astronauts" in mankind's history.

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They have been here before. They will come again...SOON!




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A documentary movie about the influence of "ancient astronauts" in mankind's history. the film is based on a book by Erich von Däniken.
23 January 2005 | by (Finland) – See all my reviews

"Botschaft der Götter" or, as it is written in the international version, "The Mysteries of the Gods" is a full length documentary portraying the ancient astronaut theories of Swiss-born researcher Erich von Däniken. The film is hosted and narrated by no less than William Shatner himself.

Everything from the Peruvian Crystal Skull to the megalith structures in the jungles of Southeast Asia is accepted as evidence for the Ancient Astronauts theory. Cave drawings, old legends, Biblical stories and even some psychic visions of late Jeane Dixon are understood as stone cold facts. Eric von Däniken's reputation was still quite unspoiled at the time so all the arguments (even the most far-fetched) are shown with a great confidence.

William Shatner is–as usual–overacting his part. With all the strange "scientific" people, long shots, enthusiastic Shatner and eerie 70's synthesizer music this amazing documentary was from the day one destined to become a cult classic.

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