UFOs Above & Beyond--information vs obfuscation
Curtis P. Fallgren | San Francisco CA | 12/25/2007
(2 out of 5 stars)
"We get so many like this. Although the DVD version of this documentary "UFOs Above & Beyond" (narrated by James Doohan) was released in 2003, it features very little new information. There are few new ideas here. It rehashes classic events (e.g., ancient cave paintings depicting alien craft and entities) as well as more contemporary sightings and oddities (such as events seen over Phoenix, Miami and Las Vegas), but none of this is researched in any meaningful manner. It treds a safe path betweeen provocation and revelation by dealing dramatically with very little outside a few images. These are the very same stories (such as Roswell) we have all become familiar with over the past 40 years.
The one single exception which makes this documentary stand out are perhaps the moon shots, photos of UFOs on and around the moon and the space shuttles. This may be worth viewing the DVD of itself.
In conclusion, although there is some new footage, essentially there is very little new information for ufologists in this DVD. I believe that this documentary is typical in its approach to this sensitive topic--almost child-like, as if the information being presented is really new and fascinating when in reality it is not. Who or what is obfuscating serious research into this earth shattering phenomenon is simply not known by most of us at this time. Since so many UFO documentaries like this are "safe," it makes one wonder to what degree researchers in general have reached that "firewall" of information beyond which they simply cannot go. If you've never heard anything at all about UFOs, this documentary might be one of several you would choose to start with."
Mostly for Doohan fans
dizzheart | Los Angeles CA | 01/28/2009
(3 out of 5 stars)
"As the previous reviewer noted, there's little new in this program -- but it does have one of the last times we saw James Doohan, the beloved "Mr. Scott" of zillions of trekkies like me. It is worth having on that basis alone, as the UFO information is quite general and nothing we probably haven't heard before."