Sunday, January 27, 2008

MONSTER QUEST - General Review

History Channel - Original Air Date: 2007-8

A mixed bag of scientific techniques and investigation. Sometimes, the show is dead-on, other times pretty fuzzy headed. Clearly, the need for sensational "cliff hangers" at the commercial breaks often hurts it. (Ghost Hunters has a similar problem.) And sometimes it stretches things out (the "rods" show) in order to avoid quickly reaching a "no supernatural stuff here" conclusion. (Rods, BTW, are insects and other fast-moving objects transformed into something "mysterious" by slow-moving camera technology.) Also, there was one bigfoot show (they've done about 4 -- each with a slightly different focus) where the investigators hid in a cabin while a possible bigfoot stood in the woods and threw stones at them. Not very brave, or scientific. (Hey, look! An unknown animal! Let's hide!)

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