This tried to compile the Top 10 Conspiracy Theory shows, or the Top 10 Alien themed shows, etc. but due to my interest in a wide variety of subjects related to the supernatural and paranormal I changed it to the Top 10 IlluminatiWatcher T.V. shows because it mostly falls in line with the same breadth of crap I talk about on this website daily. These aren’t my favorite T.V. shows (I love Cheers and Dexter just as well), but they are my favorite shows of relevant material to this website theme. I tried to keep any spoilers out, so feel free to read away.
#10. Masters of the Universe
Masters of the Universe (known as MOTU by the fan-boys) features heavy doses of occult symbolism. I discuss this in further detail on my post HERE but to quickly sum it up it features storyline with characters who can use telepathy, magical spells, and reptilian shape shifters from different dimensions. I loved this show as a kid, but the occult symbolism could’ve easily been embedded into my brain by the creators. There is conspiracy theory of how this was done intentionally but forcing children to play with toys and project themselves into the characters. This makes the child act out the same magical casting of spells and other occult practices. What purpose this serves the Illuminati is beyond me, but it’s an interesting idea.
There are surprisingly no MOTU occult symbolism videos on Youtube, I could guess that if there were they were banned. Perhaps someday I’ll compile something and post it. For now, here’s a compilation for another ’80s cartoon that is slightly lighter on the symbolism, G.I. Joe:
The story focuses on a guy named Will Travers who works for an intel agency. He loses his wife and daughter in 9/11, and then later on his mentor which sets him off to investigate his death. During his research he crosses a shadowy government-y group that does naughty things and such.
The show was good because it focused on intelligence agencies which was a nice change of pace. The show bombed though; it only lasted one season, 13 episodes. It did have its dry moments of low action, but it was still pretty good.
Inspired by political whodunits of the 1970s, RUBICON is a conspiracy thriller set in a New York-based government intelligence agency, where nothing is as it seems. Facing a tragedy, beleaguered analyst Will Travers finds clues that may lead to a complex, sinister conspiracy. James Badge Dale, Arliss Howard and Miranda Richardson star.
#8. Mysterious Cities of Gold
This 80’s cartoon is probably one of the most obscure, and I say that because I’ve asked nearly everybody that I know if they’ve heard of it and the response is always no. The show ran for about a year in ’82, they must have re-syndicated it because I could’ve sworn I watched them closer to the mid/late ’80s, but what the hell do I know.
The show had a lot of South American history and the characters come across the Mayans, Incans, and Olmecs. They find the Mu empire (sort of like Atlantis) and various advanced technologies. The technologies they come across appear as they do in the legends; like a mechanical bird that in all reality was most likely a UFO (if you follow the Ancient Astronaut/Alien theory).
It is the 16th century. From all over Europe, great ships sail west to conquer the New World, the Americas. The men eager to seek their fortune, to find new adventures in new lands. They long to cross uncharted seas and discover unknown countries, to find secret gold on a mountain trail high in the Andes. They dream of following the path of the setting sun that leads to El Dorado and the Mysterious Cities of Gold.
The DVD set was put together in the last couple of years, it used to simply not exist. I’m not sure why the popularity in U.S.A. didn’t pick up, but if you’ve been looking for this like I have, you’re in luck. Also, there are rumors that they show is being reproduced in the Asian market in September 2012.
#7. Friday the 13th: The Series
This show was highly controversial because it came out around the same time as the Friday the 13th movie series was killing it at the box office-no pun intended. It was originally titled “The 13th Hour,” but then changed intentionally to bring the audience in, but it worked because the show was pretty good. The plot of the show is that this guy makes a pact with the devil to sell these antiques that have evil curses on them in exchange for wealth and magical powers. This is similar to the ubiquitous conspiracy theories floating around regarding these Illuminati musicians (who are most definitely NOT in the Illuminati; they are just pawns for them, pushing their symbolism and agenda).
“Lewis Vendredi made a deal with the devil to sell cursed antiques. But he broke the pact, and it cost him his soul. Now, his niece Micki, and her cousin Ryan have inherited the store… and with it, the curse. Now they must get everything back and the real terror begins.”
You can catch most all of the episodes on youtube. Here’s episode one:
#6. Tales From the Darkside
Another great ’80s show, this one was produced by George Romero (he is famous for a slightly popular film called Night of the Living Dead). It had several short stories that had sci-fi and horror undertones. It was like the poor man’s Tales From the Crypt because it ran on non-premium television. It only made it for four seasons, but you can still catch them all on DVD.
One of my favorite episodes featured a tale from Stephen King about this word processor that would make reality out of whatever you type on it. Youtube video:
#5. Nowhere Man
I had never even heard of this show until a friend let me borrow the DVD set. It’s got that “90’s” stink on it, but it’s a pretty badass story. The series was on air on the UPN channel from ’95-’96 and was cancelled after only one season. The series does come to a decent closure at least. Entertaining, sometimes over-acted, but nostalgic also. The main character, Bruce Greenwood was in Star Trek, I-Robot and several other decent films. The DVD set is out of print, so if you want it you had better get it ASAP or just watch it on the low-def youtube before they cut it. I’ve got episode one embedded below.
Unknown forces conspire to erase the identity of photographer Thomas Veil and without warning, every aspect of his life is erased during the course of one evening. His wife acts as if he’s a stranger, his credit cards are suddenly invalid, his keys no longer fit the door to his home and in one way or another, his family and friends are silenced. Completely alone, Veil sets out on a desperate cross-country quest for an answer while eluding his powerful and unknown enemy. His only clue to the possible motivation behind the harrowing ordeal is the disappearance of one of his photographs, “Hidden Agenda,” which depicts the execution of natives in a war-torn Third World country.
Episode #1-Absolute Zero
X-Files brought together elements of supernatural and conspiracy theory better than any other fictional story could. It ran from ’93 to ’02, David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson played the main two characters, Fox Mulder and Dana Scully. Mulder was always the bad boy who didn’t give a damn and was always pushing the envelope. Scully was the rational scientist type always trying to find the explanation for the unexplainable.
Most of the series had one-timer episodes where they would investigate monsters or whatever, but the good part is what is referred to as the “mythology” where the conspiracy theory comes into play. The cigarette smoking man is a shadowy fella who follows Mulder around and you find more and more out about the government cover operations run by “The Syndicate” who are up to no good. The Syndicate is pretty much analogous for The Illuminati, hence its inclusion on this list.
There were nine seasons, the first seven being the best and peaking before they decided to barely include Mulder in the show for the last two seasons. The show was still okay, but why they would mess with the formula at the peak of its success is beyond me. Maybe it’s a conspiracy in and of itself.
At the time of the series end in 2002, it was the longest running science fiction television series ever.
X-Files clip where they discuss airliner attacks. Pre-9/11 son.
#3. Conspiracy Theory with Jesse Ventura
Jesse the Body Ventura started this investigative series in 2009, ran a second season in 2010, and is rumored to be releasing a third season in 2012. His experience being a governor of Minnesota and his days in WWF wrestling gave him a unique perspective that allowed him to expose various topics ranging from HAARP, to Plum Island, to the infamously banned “Police State” episode that didn’t air on TruTV.
The banned Police State episode:
#2. American Horror Story
This show blew my mind because of its content and gore that is on regular cable. It’s got some paranormal, sex, gore, ghosts, and a great storyline. Without giving away too much of it, I’ll leave at that. It’s revolves around a family that buys a large house and to their surprise find out that it has a history in which they’ll have to deal with…
The creators of the show are the same ones who created Glee, which is odd, but noteworthy. I really don’t want to say too much about the show because its shock factor is pretty good throughout the series in case you haven’t seen it. They’re working on the second season which should come out on FX some time in 2012.
Here’s the trailer for the series:
#1. Ancient Aliens
I barely need to say anything about this if you’re a regular to this website, but this is this series basically covers various aspects of the Ancient Astronaut Theory. Giorgio Tsoukalos is one of the consultants and producers for this show and it covers a lot of the material found on the Tsoukalos/Erich Von Daniken website LegendaryTimes.com. It features megaliths and mysteries from around the world and provides explanations of the origin of man. It covers topics ranging from gold mining human slaves, to Bigfoot, to underwater worlds.
Here’s Season One, Episode One: