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Mysteries of the Gods (1976)

Botschaft der Götter (original title)
G | | Documentary | March 1977 (USA)
A documentary movie about the influence of "ancient astronauts" in mankind's history.

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Manfred Barthel (screenplay), Charles Romine (English version) | 1 more credit »
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Credited cast:
William Shatner ... Narrator
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Robert Charroux ... Himself
Jeane Dixon Jeane Dixon ... Herself
Max H. Flindt Max H. Flindt ... Himself
Dennis William Hauck Dennis William Hauck ... Himself
Harald Leipnitz ... Narrator (voice)
Horst Löb Horst Löb ... Himself (as Prof. Dr. Horst Löb)
Anna Mitchell-Hedges Anna Mitchell-Hedges ... Herself
Horst Naumann ... Narrator (voice)
Louis Navia Louis Navia ... Himself (as Dr. Louis Navia)
Nguyen Tien-Hun Nguyen Tien-Hun ... Himself (as Prof. Nguyen Tien-Hun)
Erich von Däniken ... Himself
Herbert Weicker Herbert Weicker ... Narrator (voice)
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A documentary movie about the influence of "ancient astronauts" in mankind's history.

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They have been here before. They will come again...SOON!

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West Germany

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March 1977 (USA) See more »

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The original German release version of this film featured a full score by the Peter Thomas Sound Orchestra; the same composer who had scored the original Chariots of the Gods? See more »

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A documentary movie about the influence of "ancient astronauts" in mankind's history. the film is based on a book by Erich von Däniken.
23 January 2005 | by RuzacchoSee all my reviews

"Botschaft der Götter" or, as it is written in the international version, "The Mysteries of the Gods" is a full length documentary portraying the ancient astronaut theories of Swiss-born researcher Erich von Däniken. The film is hosted and narrated by no less than William Shatner himself.

Everything from the Peruvian Crystal Skull to the megalith structures in the jungles of Southeast Asia is accepted as evidence for the Ancient Astronauts theory. Cave drawings, old legends, Biblical stories and even some psychic visions of late Jeane Dixon are understood as stone cold facts. Eric von Däniken's reputation was still quite unspoiled at the time so all the arguments (even the most far-fetched) are shown with a great confidence.

William Shatner is–as usual–overacting his part. With all the strange "scientific" people, long shots, enthusiastic Shatner and eerie 70's synthesizer music this amazing documentary was from the day one destined to become a cult classic.


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