How ‘Prometheus’ Will Help The History Channel

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bill-swift - June 9, 2012

Prometheus came out today and the interwebs is all a buzz about it. Nerds that had nothing better to do on a Thursday night had their moms drop them off at the theater for the midnight premiere. The film is a kinda sorta prequel to the sci-fi classic Alien, directed by Ridley Scott who also did Prometheus. So, far reviews have been mixed. One of the things people are most talking about is some of the questions the movie brings up. It's not a spoiler to say that the film largely has to do with the idea that humans evolved due to contact with extra-terrestrials. It's not a new idea but it's certainly popular. No one is more excited by the potential explosion of interest in the subject than The History Channel.

I remember when The History Channel had programs about actual history. Sure, most of those shows were about Nazis, but still. Now a days if it isn't a show about working class people doing jobs like fishing, trucking, and lumberjacking, (is that a word?), their shows are about aliens. I guess this is how they stay "historical", as these shows claim that anything that happened in human history was done by aliens. Who built the pyramids? Aliens. Who killed JFK? Aliens. Who stole the cookie from the cookie jar? Aliens. The guy who crops up in these shows the most is a guy named Giorgio Tsoukalos. He is a self described expert on the idea that aliens did everything. If his morning latte is cold he'd probably blame aliens. His trademark is his ridiculous hair. In the video below you can see its evolution from normal hair to a spiky weird hair umbrella. Perhaps the jagged tips of his hair is how he communicates with aliens? Dum Dum Dum!

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