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In Search of Ancient Astronauts (1973)

An edited version of the 1970 German documentary "Erinnerungen an die Zukunft" (Chariots of the Gods), this examines the theory that aliens have landed on Earth in ancient times and were ... See full summary »

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Harald Reinl

Writers:

Erich von Däniken (book), Don Ringe (narration)
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Cast overview:
Rod Serling ... Narrator
Harold P. Klein Harold P. Klein ... Himself (as Dr. Harold P. Klein)
James Lawless James Lawless ... Himself (as Dr. James Lawless)
Wernher von Braun ... Himself
Carl Sagan ... Himself
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An edited version of the 1970 German documentary "Erinnerungen an die Zukunft" (Chariots of the Gods), this examines the theory that aliens have landed on Earth in ancient times and were responsible for many of mankind's oldest mysteries. Written by Anonymous

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Country:

USA | West Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 January 1973 (USA) See more »

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Mono (Ryder Sound Services)

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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This film was popular in schools in the 1970s, shown in 16 mm prints. See more »

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First Of Two Specials.
20 August 2013 | by AaronCapenBannerSee all my reviews

Saw this for the first time on the "In Search Of..." DVD set, which can be found on the bonus disc. Rod Serling narrated this, and does a fine job presenting it in his matter-of-fact way, since he had such a unique voice, he was a perfect narrator, as was proved by "The Twilight Zone", though Rod does not appear on screen, which makes his job much easier!

This focuses on possible alien visitors being the "astronauts" that visited Earth, and may have helped humans along, with the Nazca lines being their landing strip, as it were. Speculative fiction, but interesting, if a bit dry. Worth watching at least once or twice, though not as memorable as the Leonard Nimoy series that followed.


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