Heard of the History Channel’s Ancient Aliens series? Suffered through a few episodes? Rendered speechless by the illogic and selective use of data? The antidote is below — a 3-hour (free) documentary video. I’m in it toward the end, where it hits discussion of some ancient texts. Well worth watching in its entirety, though, as a lot of academic research was put into it, unlike its target. Make sure you go to its parent website, where there is more video and lots of source documentation. The film was released 9/28/2012.

As of late 2014, the documentary had nearly 4 million views. YouTube took it offline in late 2014, but the video was re-posted again (putting the counter back to zero).