Full marks to the producers and presenters of this series, in bringing forward the latest thinking on a very thought-provoking subject. Erich Von Däniken of course is the high priest of the Ancient Astronaut concept, and some excellent investigators and thinkers have followed in his footsteps, notably Giorgio Tsoukalos, David Childress, and Graham Hancock, who all make contributions.
There's no doubt in my mind that many clues have been left behind from the ancient past in answer to the tantalising questions of "who are we?" and "where did we come from?" and the experts all bring their individual personalities and viewpoints to the fore in deciphering the evidence. There's no doubt that orthodox religious viewpoints take a bit of a hammering, and if you're a committed "creationist" then this series is definitely not for you.
If, however, you bring an open mind to what is being said, this series will be a stimulating experience, however controversial some of the ideas may seem.
I think the thrust of the argument is as follows: the people who lived in antiquity saw what was to them, some inexplicable events, and quite probably interacted with advanced civilisations "not of this earth". Of course, these primitive "earthlings" had no idea about space travel, genetic manipulation, advanced engineering and so on, and put their own interpretation on what they saw and experienced.
In the light of what we know today, many events described in the Bible and other ancient writings, could have a far more prosaic explanation than what was adopted at the time and handed down through the generations. It's quite possible that extraterrestrial civilisations many thousands of years in advance of ourselves, could have visited our little corner of the Universe on a regular basis and left various clues behind before their departure.
I think many of these clues are being jealously guarded by the orthodox Establishment and other vested interests, e.g. the Egyptologists, and the modern investigators have a tough job on their hands in trying to chip away and get nearer "the truth".
I particularly enjoyed the "Underwater Worlds" section, featuring the various submerged formations around the world, such as the "lost city" of Dwarka, the "pyramid" at Yonaguni, and so on. Are they natural or man-made? Have a look at the footage and decide for yourself.
This series has a good stab at explaining the Ancient Astronaut hypothesis and the various mysteries associated with it. I enjoyed it and would recommend it to anyone with an enquiring mind as to these age-old questions which, let's face it, will never be totally answered.