I'm not entirely sure that this show shouldn't be called "Fact or Faked" or "Could Be Faked But Might Be Fact" or "Could Be Fact But Might Be Faked."
I admit that I missed the beginning where they review videos and explain the new gal (they did explain her, didn't they?) I was rushing home from my writer's critique group and arrived as Jael, Devin and Ben were starting their investigation.
I readily admit, I got highly distracted by my toenails. I know, I know, that makes no sense. I actually got a bit bored and looked down and noticed my nail polish was chipping on my toenails. That's a huge problem, you see, because it's still in the 90s here and sandal weather. So, I got my kit for removing my polish and repainting my nails. I looked up a couple of times to see them doing something explosive (yada, yada, yada) and looking at the original film of the skipping disk and I just, well, went back to my toenails.
Next story, my toenail polish was dry at this point. The second investigation was a ghost story. Cool, huh? A western cemetery, something I spend a lot of time exploring. An interesting full-spectrum camera find. Fun, right? The new gal seems rather animated. I'm not sure if she has an expertise. She kind of reminds me of the new kid in class who eagerly wants everyone to like her. Okay, so they explain the phenomena that caused that photographic anomaly. Completely explainable. But, then they stay and do a ghost hunt because??? I'm not sure I get the logic in this show. "Action music" and Bill running through a cemetery isn't really making it "exciting."
So, now I'm giving y'all the chance to say what you think.
Well....let's say I don't blame you at all for painting your toe nails!ReplyDelete
I had such high hopes for this... It lacked for me...ReplyDelete
I missed the beginning too....
But, obviously didn't miss much.
now that you mention it, I got to touch up my toe nails... lol.ReplyDelete
Rub it in that it's in the 90's there... Thanks! :PReplyDelete
Doc, for somebody who hates when it's over 82 degrees and despises sunshine and a dry climate, it's a freaking curse.ReplyDelete
I actually hate dry heat too... Most people complain about humidity, but the only time I enjoyed hot weather was in Hawaii.ReplyDelete
When it starts creeping into the high 70's, I start to get uncomfortable. That's why I live in Seattle I guess! ;)
Well with the hi tech equipment at their disposal I suppose you could debunk any video you wanted but to be fair they did debunk the Keith Engle video and he is the builder of the full spectrum cameras that Fact or Faked uses on the show.ReplyDelete
I think I'd revamp the show. The best episode was when Ben grilled the dude who faked the UFO encounter in Washington State. I'd make Ben the producer and star and then give him a mature woman who has a sense of humor and intelligence (not Jael with her perpetually perplexed frown and downer attitude), and I'd do a Skully and Mulder kind of investigative show. The time in the field building and blowing up shit bores the hell out of me and is awkward and horribly edited. The show is a great premise, it's just executed by 6 very self conscious pups and reminds me more of recess than a lab.ReplyDelete
I probably should have attended to my barren toe nails, I opt to dust, sweep, mop, and rearrange my family room instead. We have got to put the Tonopah cemetery on our bucket list of places to visit. It would be a dream place to take pictures.ReplyDelete
Yeah, Nevada has some seriously even more barren cemeteries than AZ.ReplyDelete
you'd love the last 3 days autumn rain rain rain beutifull fallweather warr309ReplyDelete
Warr--lucky guy! I try to close the blinds, turn up the air-conditioner and imagine such weather. It only rained twice this summer which should have been our monsoon season and it's still in the 90s. Those who don't believe in global warming are idiots.ReplyDelete
I think Ben is fine as the guy that brings them all together (though, aside from the aformentioned 'grillin', he seems to have little to actually do--except operate heavy macninery or cook gadgets) but the others just come across as flat. The problem is that several of them are/have been on-camera personalities--in a professional sense. So, they aren't really cut from any Myth Busters cloth. That would be a great team up. I think FOF needs to be more like Myth Busters.ReplyDelete
kinda fell onto this site. Let me say first hand (because I CAN) that there is much left on the editing room floor. There was SO much cut from the interviews and experiements that were done by the FF team that did not make it. This outcome was hotly contested by the team. Look close at what they presented- it does NOT match exact but was "close"... except absent the HUMAN FIGURE... see the "closer look" video I have posted. The fact that I build the cameras they use was in the interview- cut. The fact they "appear" to use the camera that I used which was much diffrent than the SC3 they own and use- cut. Thats right- they could not debunk it using MY camera and had to use another. There is much more to go with this but I will end on these points: 1. This is TVReplyDelete
2. The team does not get the last say- editors do
3. I enjoyed the time spent and the team, including the new cast members were nice to work with... so much behind the scenes for a 20 minute episode!! Keith Engel
I have to agree with Keith there are a lot of things you don't see behind the scenes along with all the prep work that goes into an episode. For experiments can take mounths to put together. Been there done that.Delete
Keith, please feel free to contact me. I'd love to discuss your findings at the graveyard and what you experienced there.ReplyDelete