Investigate the mysterious world of UFO's with actor/writer Dan Aykroyd, whose personal experiences led him to a deeper study of this controversial phenomenon. Joined by renowned author David Sereda, the two discuss recent findings, international UFO technology, governmental cover-ups and potential military intervention in a possible attack. Includes compelling UFO footage along with testimonials from astronaut Gordon Cooper and others.
Former Saturday Night Live
performer Dan Aykroyd has built a sideline as a researcher into UFOs and tried to create an investigative program called Out There
that was cancelled before it aired. Dan Aykroyd Unplugged on UFOs
is an unusual combination of an interview with a compilation of striking (albeit blurry and inconclusive) footage of lights in the sky and other unexplained phenomena. Regrettably, Unplugged on UFOs
undercuts itself by mixing compelling, inexplicable video (including footage from the Mexican air force and of the widely-seen Phoenix Lights) with more dubious images (like Billy Meier's discredited photos of spaceships in Switzerland). The movie also contains interviews with former astronaut Gordon Cooper and excerpts from a lecture by former Canadian Minister of Defense Paul Hellyer, but front and center is Aykroyd (who has appeared in movies ranging from Ghost Busters
to Driving Miss Daisy
, for which he was nominated for an Academy Award), who muses on topics ranging from sightings around the world to alien abduction to what he would do if he could travel in time. Though Aykroyd's comments on scientific topics are unrevelatory, his descriptions of personal encounters seem lucid and grounded in experience. --Bret Fetzer