Overlords of the UFO (1976) (part 13 of 14)

Abruptly, we’re watching stock footage of an airport in “the southeastern United States”. Look, why not just say “Florida” and get it over with? Some guy was filming with his “new 8mm motion picture camera”, and sure enough, we see footage of a plane landing. But as a dark object flits around behind the plane, the host says, “And following it comes the big surprise! A UFO!”

Overlords of the UFO (1976) (part 13 of 14)

Degravitated sphere sold separately.

And I swear to you, this is the fakest, lamest, most obvious pie-tin-on-a- fishing-wire UFO we’ve seen yet. I mean, you’re more likely to confuse scenes from Plan 9 from Outer Space for real UFO footage than this. There’s absolutely no way a sane, rational person could see this film and believe this thing is real. And yet, without missing a step, the host goes into his usual blather, describing how it has “the same bell-shaped configuration” as UFOs seen all around the world, “with three spheres on the bottom.” And at this point, all I can do is laugh and pour myself a big stiff drink, because the filmmakers trying to pass this off as real UFO footage might just be the saddest thing I’ve seen in a long time.

We freeze frame on the “UFO” as the host says, “Under the bell-shaped hull are three spheres!” Oh, for crying out loud, you just said that!

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Multi-Part Article: Overlords of the UFO (1976)

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