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Old August 30 2013, 02:56 PM   #1
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History Channel - Ancient Aliens

Just a quick query about this one (not wanting to start a flame war over whether anyone believes this theory or not) - there are a number of cut-scenes used in the series that appear to be fairly high-end sci-fi movie type visual effects of space battles, and a space station that looks vaguely similar to trek's spacedock. there are also some lower-end cgi visuals that i would assume were commissioned for the series. Anyone know if the higher end cutscenes were lifted from a particular movie(s) or if all effects were commissioned directly for this series?
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Old August 30 2013, 03:14 PM   #2
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AFAIK it's a mix of directly commissioned scenes, and scenes created for documentary channel effects libraries - a bit like how there are music companies like Two Steps From Hell and X Ray Dog who specialise in composing library music for trailers and TV channels rather than for specific shows.
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Old August 30 2013, 07:14 PM   #3
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Thanks for your help! I really like Two Steps to Hell also.
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Old August 30 2013, 10:49 PM   #4
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Old August 30 2013, 11:12 PM   #5
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Old August 31 2013, 10:56 AM   #6
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As I've posted before:

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Old August 31 2013, 11:43 PM   #7
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Old August 31 2013, 11:55 PM   #8
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He probably wakes up that way. Bedhead is a bitch.
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Old September 1 2013, 12:52 AM   #9
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This explains where the idea for the Kazons came from.
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Old September 7 2013, 04:11 AM   #10
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This explains where the idea for the Kazons came from.
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Old September 7 2013, 07:47 AM   #11
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Didn't they also recycle footage from the pilot for the unsuccessful reboot of Lost In Space?

And to complete the image above, here's the extended version:
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Old September 11 2013, 09:30 PM   #12
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Old September 11 2013, 10:19 PM   #13
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The deleted scenes from Ancient Aliens are all genuine archival footage recovered from flying saucers and leaked from Area 51. That's why they were deleted. You don't argue with the Men in Black.
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