Para(noide) Politics in the Archives
William Shatner's Mysteries of the Gods
"The Mysteries of the Gods" is a full length documentary portraying the ancient astronaut theories of Swiss-born researcher Erich von Däniken. The film is hosted and narrated by no less than William Shatner himself. Everything from the Peruvian Crystal Skull to the megalith structures in the jungles of Southeast Asia is accepted as evidence for the Ancient Astronaut theory. Cave drawings, old legends, Biblical stories and even some psychic visions of late Jeanne Dixon are understood as stone cold facts. Eric von Däniken's reputation was still quite unspoiled at the time so all the arguments (even the most far-fetched) are shown with a great confidence. William Shatner is-as usual-overacting his part. With all the strange "scientific" people, long shots, enthusiastic Shatner and eerie 70's synthesizer music this amazing documentary was from the day one destined to become a cult classic.
Sunday, August 30, 2009
Mysteries of the Gods in Sydney
Courtesy of Maynard - this screened at the Mu-Meson Archives on 24th August. Maynard reported, "The screening had over 6 people at it and we all still feel just that little bit mysterious."