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The Canadian UFO television series Alien Mysteries is coming to the United States.
Alien Mysteries just debuted on Discovery Canada on March 3. But according to C21Media, the cable network Destination America (a Discovery-owned network) is bring the show to a U.S. audience.
Describing the show, Discovery Canada’s website explains that Alien Mysteries is “a fantastically creative and imaginative new take on some of the most enduring UFO mysteries from the last 50 years. Each story is backed up by credible witnesses, investigative reports, and tangible evidence such as physical markings, photographs, radar reports, and videos.”
Alien Mysteries premieres on Destination America in April. And, in the near future, the show will reportedly appear on various international channels owned by Discovery.
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Wikileaks: Internal Frustrations Over China's Persecution of Falun Gong
New Tang Dynasty Television
For 13 years, the Chinese Communist Party has carried out an extensive persecution campaign against the Falun Gong spiritual practice. Now, a US Consulate cable leaked by Wikileaks, suggests that campaign has fuelled frustration within the regime.
'Marty's Corner' returning to cable television from Mt. SAC studio in Walnut
San Gabriel Valley Tribune
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UFOs and other mysterious phenomena are popular topics on U.S. television. With each new season of programming, it seems as though more and more networks are racing to meet the apparent demand for content exploring these intriguing topics. The Discovery network’s Science channel is a prime example of a network embracing shows exploring UFOs and extraterrestrial life. Although the channel has aired several shows addressing these topics, the Science channel is premiering a new show that will probe these mysteries.
Professor Weird is the title of the show premiering on Saturday, August 18. This “weird” professor is theoretical nuclear physicist Dr. Franklin Ruehl. According to Dr. Ruehl, his show “focuses on the scientific evidence for UFOs and ETs, paranormal phenomena, cryptozoological entities, weird crime, bizarre medicine, strange people and anything else of an unusual and fascinating nature.”
The Morgan Freeman-hosted show Through The Wormhole on the Science channel has repeatedly explored the topic of extraterrestrial life. The channel even devoted the entire month of March 2012 to exploring the question: Are we alone?
So is there really a need to air yet another show dealing with these topics?
On his Huffington Post blog, Dr. Ruehl explains, “I feel that the scientific comunity has been myopically narrow-minded concerning the feasilbity of these various subjects. As a Ph.D. in theoretical nuclear physics, I endeavor to bring the scientific perspective to these controversial topics from an open-minded stance.”
The basic description of the show provided by the Science channel reads, “Join Dr. Franklin Ruehl & his devoted assistant on their never-ending quest to obtain off-beat knowledge for their weekly Internet hit: ‘The Realm of Bizarre News.’” It is unclear at the point whether or not Professor Weird will be a series on the channel, but the pilot episode is what will air on Saturday, August 18.
One thing is quite clear from the video below–this show is going to be . . . well . . . weird.
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AMC has ordered a pilot episode for a scripted dramatic television series about the secretive military installation in Nevada known as Area 51. And the basis for this show will be Annie Jacobsen’s book Area 51, an uncensored history of America’s TOP SECRET military base.
Jacobsen reportedly interviewed more than nineteen men who worked at Area 51 for her book that “explores the myths about the area and those who believe that region is home to aliens, underground tunnel systems and nuclear facilities, according to the Hollywood Reporter. This book, published in May 2011, met with harsh criticism because of many questionable assertions made by Jacobsen. Most notably was the inclusion of an explanation for what crashed near Roswell, New Mexico in 1947. She claims an anonymous witness informed her that the craft recovered at Roswell was actually an advanced German aircraft, and that the bodies recovered from the crash were children that had been mutilated by infamous Nazi doctor Josef Mengele. This craft was allegedly ordered over the U.S. by Joseph Stalin, hoping to trick Americans into thinking it was an extraterrestrial spacecraft, which would result in a mass panic similar to the one caused by the 1938 radio broadcast of H.G. Wells’ The War of the Worlds. Many doubt the veracity of this Roswell story, including ABC reporter Bill Weir. Weir also interviewed this anonymous witness, but says the witness asserts he did not make all of the claims laid out in the book. The former Area 51 employees interviewed by Jacobsen have also stated how they feel betrayed, and they feel that certain fictitious elements, including the Roswell story, were added to bolster book sales.
The controversy surrounding Jacobsen and her book doesn’t seem to bother AMC, however, and the cable network has even tapped Jacobsen to serve as a co-producer of the show. Walking Dead executive producer Gale Anne Hurd will reportedly executive produce, and Todd E. Kessler (The Good Wife) will create the script.
The Hollywood Reporter describes that Area 51, the show, “will take place in the 1950s-1960s and will focus on those who work at the base and protect the country’s secrets — including the remains of the alleged alien crash at Roswell.”
Although it has been less than a decade since the government acknowledged the existence of Area 51, there is already a wealth of information provided by former base workers about the base itself, and about formerly top-secret projects that took place there. Many former workers have shared their stories with the National Atomic Testing Museum in Las Vegas, Nevada. With this information, the museum opened an Area 51 exhibit this year titled Area 51: Myth or Reality? Perhaps a wiser decision for AMC would have been to work with the National Atomic Testing Museum, a Smithsonian-affiliated museum, rather than with the author of such a controversial book.
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