Dan Aykroyd Unplugged on UFOs; Documentary, USA, 2004; D: David Sereda, S: Dan Aykroyd, David Sereda
Author David Serada once had a chat with Dan Aykroyd and was subsequently so fascinated by his views on UFOs that he decided to re-stage the whole event and film him with cameras. The result is an interesting documentary that will mostly please people inclined towards aliens, UFOs and social effect on the phenomenon (whether it is real or not), which is appropriate and adequate, just like Hercule Poirot will mostly please crime fans and Harry Potter will mostly please sorcery fans, whereas some footage presented is quite surprising, especially when Paul Hellyer, former Canadian Minister of defence, states on a conference that "UFOs are as real as airplanes in the sky", yet numerous video footage of flying saucers will also cause awe (most memorably the NASA infrared tape of a strange, glowing sphere passing by in the space, which has a radius of over a mile). Unfortunately, the presentation is bloated by including footage of confirmed fraud Billy Meier, as well as some off-topic conversations and omissions. All in all, "Unplugged" is an ostensive debate and offers (light) food for thought.