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Monday, November 26, 2007

MonsterQuest - A Review (2007)

MonsterQuest was on all night last night, and I watched all of the episodes on the first run. I noticed the one on Champ was actually a 2-hour special that also ran from Midnight to 2, but I didn't quite make it 'til then. Still, I got a good idea of the show from the four episodes I saw.

Sadly, there isn't much to report. These shows always stop just short of ever concluding anything and that really bothers me. They got some good results with the Sasquatch investigation -- technically, some very good results -- so when will they be going back to collect more evidence?

That's what I always say about these "real" scientists and researchers: They're always pulling the Holy Grail Excuse ("What scientist wouldn't want to find a [insert monster here]? It would be like The Holy Grail!"), but they collect no evidence, do no research, and refuse to follow-up on promising leads. Quit spending your time dismissing the evidence and do your fucking jobs!

Scientists... just cops with books and less common sense.

But I digress...

MonsterQuest at least went in-depth on the stories it covered but, again, if they're just going to do a surface investigation of these things -- find a feather or footprint -- then carry it back to some pedant who sits in a lab all day, studying the migratory patterns of fleas or some flimsy bullshit, then what's the point? It's just another crypto- show where nothing gets solved, no conclusions are made, and nothing promising is followed-up on.

MonsterQuest airs on History Channel Wednesdays at 8:00 (CST).

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