Overlords of the UFO (1976) (part 9 of 14)

And now, totally unrelated to anything seen up until now, as well as being totally boring beyond belief, comes the “Space Voyage from Ummo” section of the film. And I’m serious when I say this is a “section” of the film. It even has its own title sequence and everything, with trippy images, and a reverberating guitar playing behind it. Most of this section is just random psychedelic effects with the host talking behind them, and did I mention it’s incredibly boring? The only part that’s even close to amusing is hearing the host become more disconnected from reality than Martin Sheen at the end of Apocalypse Now.

Overlords of the UFO (1976) (part 9 of 14)

Never mind the bullock UFOs, here’s the Ummos!

We first learn that since 1966, the “very competent scientists” of The Flying Saucer Review, and yes, there really is a periodical by that name, have been amassing evidence about “UFO landings in the high Pyrenees mountains between France and Spain.”

There’s more generic space photos, and some psychedelic images, and the host drops the brown acid and suddenly starts talking about “the Ummo intelligences”. And that word “Ummo” is going to be said so often during this segment, I’m going to add it to my MS Word dictionary right now. Done, aaaaand done! Meanwhile, we get glowing white and glowing green psychedelic spheres.

Overlords of the UFO (1976) (part 9 of 14)

You are about to enter another dimension. Not only of sight and sound, but of mind. Well, scratch the “mind” part.

He says the Ummo “intelligences” come from “Star System Wolf 424”, which up until now had always been known best as the place where Starfleet faced off against Locutus of Borg, but it’s also “90 trillion miles” from earth. Now we get a rippling effect as the host postulates that the vehicles of Ummo enter “a black hole in space”.

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