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Re: UFO Documentaries And Why They Stink -

From: Dennis Balthaser <truthskr.nul>
Date: Wed, 18 Apr 2007 10:35:03 -0600
Fwd Date: Wed, 18 Apr 2007 15:14:33 -0400
Subject: Re: UFO Documentaries And Why They Stink -

>From: Carol Rainey Csrainey1.nul
>To: ufoupdates.nul
>Date: Wed, 18 Apr 2007 11:47:52 -0400
>Subject: UFO Documentaries And Why They Stink [was: The Roswell Incident -
          The True Story]

>>From: Robert Gates <RGates8254.nul>
>>To: ufoupdates.nul
>>Date: Mon, 16 Apr 2007 22:48:43 EDT
>>Subject: Re: The Roswell Incident - The True Story

>>>From: Dennis Balthaser <truthskr.nul>
>>>To: <ufoupdates.nul>
>>>Date: Mon, 16 Apr 2007 07:57:10 -0600
>>>Subject: Re: The Roswell Incident - The True Story

>>>>From: Nick Pope <nick.nul>
>>>>To: <ufoupdates.nul>
>>>>Date: Sun, 15 Apr 2007 23:57:28 +0100
>>>>Subject: Re: The Roswell Incident - The True Story

>>>voicing are disappointment with the National Geographic
>>>channel's documentary.

>>Dennis, Listers

>>Personally I expect the outside documentaries to be slanted.

>>The only way to get a good documentary is if somebody was
>>willing to put up some cash, say have yourself and Stan set up a
>>Roswell documentary etc etc. The skeptical viewpoints should be
>>presented as well.

>>However even if that was done, people inside the UFO community
>>would howl and yell about why Dennis/Stan didn't cover say
>>something like the jewel encrusted helmet, or something from
>>Corso's book, this witnesses testimony, or that persons theory
>>etc etc. Do it in a 2 hour DVD, with no commercial interuptions.

>>It would be my guess that a person doing that would sell a
>>bunch. Sure videos have been done before, but not lately.

>I often read here of people's great disappointment after a UFO
>documentary is aired - and their often justifiable sense that
>they, as vitally interested explorers in the realm, and also the
>participants featured in the show, were somehow duped. As a
>producer/director of 30 documentaries, most broadcast on PBS and
>cable networks, I wouldn't disagree with those feelings most of
>the time. The shows that have aired over the past decade are
>usually banal and simplified, reworking cases mined to death,
>and, by the end of an hour or two hours, the producers simply
>haven't done more than touch the tip of the submerged mystery.
>And that's a description of the 'good ones'!



You make some good points as a producer/director, but the bottom
line as I see it, and one who has been asked to give my years of
research freely for ratings and profit of the media, let the
audience decide the end results utilizing fair exposure by
serious researchers and debunkers equally.

The announcer on the NG special emphatically stated at the end
of the show that Roswell was a "myth". That's what the audience
viewing the show will remember, not the years of research that
Stanton Friedman, Don Schmitt, key witness Jesse Marcel Jr, or I
stated in the program. Remove the biased overtone by someone
that has never done the research, and let the information speak
for itself in the future.

Dennis Balthaser

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