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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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Rod Serling ... Narrator
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Wernher von Braun ... 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 was the first of two pilot productions for the long-running "In Search Of..." television series. 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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