Monday, January 19, 2015

Ancient Aliens: The Complete Seasons 1-6 DVD Review

Reviewed by Allie Schembra
Unwrap the ultimate gift for “Ancient Aliens” fans when the bestselling, acclaimed HISTORY series arrives in one monumental collection with Ancient Aliens: The Complete Seasons 1-6 on DVD November 11 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. The Ancient Aliens: The Complete Seasons 1-6 gift set takes you on a mind-bending journey into our deep past with all six seasons of the series including 12 episodes from Season 6 that have never been released on DVD.  The number one HISTORY franchise with six riveting seasons on 23 discs will be available on DVD for the suggested retail price of $99.98.
Show (3 out of 5 stars)
"Ancient Aliens" is a show I used to like. It’s not a bad show; it’s just that after a while, all the episodes tend to reuse the same footage, same interviews, and same theories. There isn’t much you can continue exploring after six seasons. That said, while I enjoyed watching, I found that it’s not a show that one can binge watch without quickly growing bored.

From interviews with “experts in the field” to journalists who claim to have investigated the strange phenomena, "Ancient Aliens" is an exploration into the theory that most of the technology, religious beliefs, architecture, and scientific discoveries happened because of visits by aliens. The series asks the viewer to suspend their belief that for some reason the human race was and still is incapable of discovering, creating or building some of the world’s most iconic features.

Each episode you watch will either blow your mind or anger you to the point of wanting to throw something at the television. Personally, I went through both stages. As I watched different episodes, I found myself getting annoyed with the different theories and amazed that there are people out there that think the pyramids were built by aliens, that Adolf Hitler was influenced by aliens, that the Gods people believe in are not Gods, but incarnations of alien sightings and beliefs.

All over the world, there are unexplainable structures, illnesses, pathways, and people who experts claim were influenced by aliens. Each of the seasons touches on a variety of topics: Gods, monsters, religious themes, affects on nature, crop circles, Stonehenge, and much, much more. Interspersed with expert interviews and other evidence, each season asks the viewer to forget everything they have ever learned about history, religion, and nature, and believe that nothing on this Earth has been discovered without the influence of aliens.

The following is a list of each season's episodes:

Season One
  1. Chariots, Gods & Beyond
  2. The Evidence
  3. The Visitors
  4. The Mission
  5. Closer Encounters
  6. The Return
Season Two
  1. Mysterious Places
  2. Gods & Aliens
  3. Underwater Worlds
  4. Underground Aliens
  5. Aliens and the Third Reich
  6. Alien Tech
  7. Angels and Aliens
  8. Unexplained Structures
  9. Alien Devastations
  10. Alien Contacts
Season Three
  1. Aliens and the Old West
  2. Aliens and Monsters
  3. Aliens and Sacred Places
  4. Aliens and Temples of Gold
  5. Aliens and Mysterious Rituals
  6. Aliens and Ancient Engineers
  7. Aliens, Plagues and Epidemics
  8. Aliens and Lost Worlds
  9. Aliens and Deadly Weapons
  10. Aliens and the Founding Fathers
  11. Aliens and Deadly Cults
  12. Aliens and the Secret Code
  13. Aliens and the Undead
  14. Aliens, Gods and Heroes
  15. Aliens and the Creation of Man
Season Four
  1. The Mayan Conspiracy
  2. The Doomsday Prophecies
  3. The Greys
  4. Aliens and Mega-Disasters
  5. The NASA Connection
  6. The Mystery of Puma Punku
  7. Aliens and Bigfoot
  8. The Da Vinci Conspiracy
  9. The Time Travelers
  10. Aliens and Dinosaurs
Season Five
  1. Secrets of the Pyramids
  2. Aliens and Cover Ups
  3. Alien Power Plants
  4. Destination Orion
  5. The Einstein Factor
  6. Secrets of the Tombs
  7. Prophets and Prophecies
  8. Beyond Nazca
  9. Strange Abductions
  10. The Von Daniken Legacy
  11. The Viking Gods
  12. The Monoliths
  13. The Power of Three
  14. The Crystal Skulls
  15. The Anunnaki Connection
  16. Magic of the Gods
  17. The Satan Conspiracy
  18. Alien Operations
  19. Emperors, Kings and Relics
  20. Mysterious Relics
Season Six
  1. Aliens and Forbidden Islands
  2. Aliens and the Lost Ark
  3. Aliens and Mysterious Mountains
  4. Aliens and Stargates
  5. Aliens in America
  6. The Star Children
  7. Treasures of the Gods
  8. Aliens and the Red Planet
  9. The Shamans
  10. Aliens and Insects
  11. Alien Breeders
  12. Alien Transports
  13. Mysterious Structures
  14. Mysterious Devices
  15. Faces of the Gods
  16. The Reptilians
  17. The Tesla Experiment
  18. The God Particle
  19. Alien Encounters
  20. Aliens and Superheroes
Video (4 out of 5 stars)
Ancient Aliens: The Complete Seasons 1-6 widescreen presentation was very good.  It was clear and sharp and the colors were bright and reenactments were smooth.  I watch this show on television and the picture was better than watching it on TV.
Audio (4 out of 5 stars)
The English Dolby Digital 5.1 audio was also very good.  The narration was clear and the interviews with the scholars were intelligible and extremely “knowledgeable.”  Ancient Aliens is an easy show to just listen to because of the clarity and sharpness of the audio.
Extras (0 out of 5 stars)
There are no special features in this 23 disc set of DVDs.
Summary (2 1/2 out of 5 stars)
Ancient Aliens is an interesting show to watch… once.  To binge watch it as I did actually made me dislike the show.  There was too much repeating of the same theories and footage, and I became bored.  It’s not a show that has space on my DVR, it’s more of a catch-it-if-I-see-it-on type of show.  If you can suspend all belief and common sense, you will like it more than I did.
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