History Series / AncientAliens

9th May '17 11:11:12 PM DrakeClawfang
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* ImprobableHairstyle: The famous hair of Giorgio Tsoukalos. [[http://www.legendarytimesbooks.com/image.php?type=T&id=866 Exhibit A]].

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* ImprobableHairstyle: The famous hair of Giorgio Tsoukalos. [[http://www.legendarytimesbooks.com/image.php?type=T&id=866 Exhibit A]].



* SequelEscalation: The first couple of seasons weren't too bad. Angels were aliens, the Nazis studied alien technology, the Egyptians and the Aztecs were visited by aliens, the Bermuda Triangle is aliens; in short, nothing that numerous other programs hadn't suggested before. Then the later seasons really got carried away. The first episode of season three being titled "Aliens and the Old West" is your first clue that things are about to go downhill.

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* SequelEscalation: The first couple of seasons weren't too bad. Angels Stories of angels were aliens, the Nazis studied alien technology, the Egyptians and the Aztecs were visited by aliens, the Bermuda Triangle is aliens; in short, nothing that numerous other programs hadn't speculative documentaries on aliens and/or unsolved mysteries haven't suggested before. Then the later seasons really got carried away. The first episode of season three being titled "Aliens and the Old West" is your first clue that things are about to go downhill.
29th Mar '17 10:34:21 PM RayAP9
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* InsaneTrollLogic: As picked apart in [[http://blogs.smithsonianmag.com/dinosaur/2012/05/the-idiocy-fabrications-and-lies-of-ancient-aliens/ this spectacular takedown of the show]], written by [[ArtisticLicensePaleontology a scientist]] who understands the topic of the week inside and out.
** The commentators, especially Philip Coppens, likes to suggest the possibility that aliens may have been behind something, then in the next sentence, pretend like the possibility is itself proof of their claims.

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* InsaneTrollLogic: As picked apart in [[http://blogs.smithsonianmag.com/dinosaur/2012/05/the-idiocy-fabrications-and-lies-of-ancient-aliens/ this spectacular takedown of the show]], written by [[ArtisticLicensePaleontology a scientist]] who understands the topic of the week inside and out.
** The
out. To be more specific, the commentators, especially Philip Coppens, likes Coppens and Giorgio Tsoukalos, like to suggest the possibility there's a chance that aliens may have been behind something, then in the next sentence, pretend like the possibility that minor chance is itself proof of their claims.claims, and they tend to take wild leaps at the smallest of possibilities.
-->'''Tsoukalos:''' These statues look like some type of a being wearing an astronaut suit, and in my opinion, that means that we were visited by some type of extraterrestrials.
28th Mar '17 3:56:22 PM RayAP9
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* BuffySpeak: During the episode regarding aliens and superheroes/gods (Season 3, Episode 15), one of the commentators refers to what Greek mythology calls [[http://www.theoi.com/Pontios/Telkhines.html telchines]] as "god human monster things."
8th Jan '17 6:49:52 PM nombretomado
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** With LeonardoDaVinci, they think that he was either kidnapped by aliens, or even was actually a ''time traveler''.

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** With LeonardoDaVinci, Creator/LeonardoDaVinci, they think that he was either kidnapped by aliens, or even was actually a ''time traveler''.
14th Nov '16 3:12:29 PM KeithM
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* HilariousInHindsight: Although already funny (and/or infuriating) at the time if you knew anything about real history, science or basic logic, watching a rerun from becomes ''really'' funny as the "experts" ominously go on about the predicted Mayan apocalypse/end of the world/return of the aliens/whatever if you happen to be watching it after December 21st, 2012, the day nothing unusual happened.
14th Nov '16 3:11:41 PM KeithM
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* HilariousInHindsight: Although already funny (and/or infuriating) at the time if you knew anything about real history, science or basic logic, watching a rerun from becomes ''really'' funny as the "experts" ominously go on about the predicted Mayan apocalypse/end of the world/return of the aliens/whatever if you happen to be watching it after December 21st, 2012, the day nothing unusual happened.
8th Nov '16 6:09:57 AM Tarbtano
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* BigfootSasquatchAndYeti: They're aliens, too.
** [[InsaneTrollLogic SHAPESHIFTING aliens, which is why we can't find them: they're disguised as humans.]]

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* BigfootSasquatchAndYeti: They're aliens, too.
too. Alien made hybrids of humans and something else.
** Or they're [[InsaneTrollLogic SHAPESHIFTING aliens, which is why we can't find them: they're disguised as humans.]]]]
** [[MultipleChoicePast OR]] they are the natural creatures who evolved on Earth and humans are the engineered hybrids. Bigfoot hides because we scare it.


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* ShoutOut: One theory mentioned a few times but never really discussed seriously is the idea aliens come to Earth to hunt the most dangerous predators on the planet, [[{{Film/Predator}} humans]].
25th Sep '16 8:58:38 PM CheeseDogX
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* LostTechnology: A number of artifacts, like the [[https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antikythera_mechanism Antikythera mechanism]], are claimed to be this. Alternately, several ancient sites, especially [[https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pumapunku Pumapunku]], were made using Lost Technology.
26th Jun '16 7:15:08 AM DrakeClawfang
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* AllMythsAreTrue: Albeit aliens were involved with all of them. Yes, ''all'' of them--an episode involving the {{Crystal Skull}}s (which have been thoroughly debunked) explored the idea of them having mystical science powers or alien knowledge encoded in them, and somehow managed to link them to the Nazis, {{Atlantis}}, the Dali Lama, and Native American mythos. That's just how absurd the show can be when it tries. A 2014 commercial for the series even directly states "Aliens were part of everything. Now you know."
** They will occasionally admit that mainstream (read: real) archaeologists have an answer for the "mystery," or that some of the claims have been proved hoaxes ({{crystal skull}}s, }}crop circles}}). It's usually followed immediately with something like "But ancient astronaut theorists have a different, more profound, explanation."

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* AllMythsAreTrue: AllMythsAreTrue:
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Albeit aliens were involved with all of them. Yes, ''all'' of them--an episode involving the {{Crystal Skull}}s (which have been thoroughly debunked) explored the idea of them having mystical science powers or alien knowledge encoded in them, and somehow managed to link them to the Nazis, {{Atlantis}}, the Dali Lama, and Native American mythos. That's just how absurd the show can be when it tries. A 2014 commercial for the series even directly states "Aliens were part of everything. Now you know."
** They will occasionally admit that mainstream (read: real) archaeologists have an answer for the "mystery," or that some of the claims have been proved hoaxes ({{crystal skull}}s, }}crop {{crop circles}}). It's usually followed immediately with something like "But ancient astronaut theorists have a different, more profound, explanation."
26th Jun '16 5:14:25 AM Morgenthaler
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->"Is such a thing even possible? ''[[AllMythsAreTrue Yes, it is]]!''"

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->"Is such a thing even possible? ''[[AllMythsAreTrue Yes, ''Yes, it is]]!''"is!''"
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