This is very disgusting, but not unexpected. Animal Planet Channel, part of the Discovery network, is showing a sequel to the dreadful Mermaids fake documentary.
Perhaps the most haunting, lingering imagery from last year’s MONSTER WEEK is the physical evidence linked to the existence of mermaids. In MERMAIDS: THE BODY FOUND, Animal Planet stunned viewers with captivating footage and an in-depth investigation of these fantastical creatures. Toward the tail-end of this year’s Monster Week, Animal Planet revisits this startling, groundbreaking topic in the much-anticipated follow-up special, MERMAIDS: THE NEW EVIDENCE, premiering Sunday, May 26, at 10 PM ET/PT. In an exclusive interview with Dr. Paul Robertson, former NOAA scientist who led last year’s investigation, journalist Jon Frankel probes for the unfiltered story and reveals new evidence of mermaids that only has come forward in the past year. MERMAIDS: THE NEW EVIDENCE follows a two-hour MERMAIDS: THE BODY FOUND The Extended Cut, which airs Sunday, May 26, from 8-10 PM ET/PT.
Last year’s Monster Week was anchored by the mermaids special which garnered them big ratings, caused viewer confusion, pissed off the government agencies and made the rest of us bang our heads against the wall since it was so insulting. So, why not do it again?
My main question is why NOAA scientist Paul Robertson would participate in this. [Edit: Not a real person. WTF?] What is the “new evidence” of mermaids? I don’t recall evidence of an aquatic humanoid coming out in Nature or Science. A body found? Nope, no it wasn’t. It would be a big deal, I’m sure I wouldn’t have missed that!
I am disgusted with Discovery networks. Between Finding Bigfoot and this joke, they can’t even do cute and interesting animals right. Is it more about the long discarded aquatic ape nonsense? Thanks for spreading misinformation [and FICTION] as genuine. Real good job you are doing there…
For other features of monster week, they are ratcheting up the hype:
DEVOURED: MAN-EATING SUPER SNAKE RETURNS, MAN-EATING SUPER SQUID, and prepare for an apocalypse of creatures invading beaches, attacking boats and ambushing humans like never before. Can they be stopped, or is this beginning of a monster Armageddon? Then, prepare for an assault in INVASION OF THE SWAMP MONSTERS and INVASION OF THE MUTANT PIGS..
and piranha cam.
All CAPS are original, not mine.