Ancient Aliens

  title={Ancient Aliens},
  author={Shawn Malley},
  journal={Handbook of UFO Religions},
  • Shawn Malley
  • Published 1 December 2018
  • Art
  • Handbook of UFO Religions
Focusing on the History Channel's popular series Ancient Aliens (2009-), this chapter examines how the (pseudo)documentary mode of representing the incredible idea that extra-terrestrial intelligences intervened in human history directs amateur experiences of archaeology towards SF conventions. Integral to these viewing experiences of Ancient Aliens are the kinds of future-pasts exposed in the series. Of particular interest is the threatening sense of the past, which capitalizes and obliquely… 
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