Sunday Matinee: Calling All Earthlings [Film]


“Calling All Earthlings explores a mid-century UFO cult led by one-time Howard Hughes confidante, George Van Tassel. Van Tassel claimed to have combined alien guidance with the writings of inventor/physicist Nikola Tesla, and other controversial science, to build an electromagnetic time machine he dubbed “The Integratron.” Was he insane? Or could the dome really break through the boundaries of space, time, and energy? FBI agents worked against Van Tassel and the alternative community that formed out of his work. Would he finish the Integratron before the government finished him?” – Big Time PR

This was easily one of the most interesting documentaries I have ever watched, and actually made me realize something about myself in the process of taking it all in, and was left with a very simple question in the end. And that was: What if? I consider myself to be a pretty open-minded person. Of course, my idea of open-mindedness is usually more on a social level, and believing that people have the right to do what makes them happy, as long as they aren’t hurting anyone in the process. It’s a simple train of thought I have always lived by. But, I honestly wouldn’t say I am very open minded about the idea of outer-worldly possibilities that some believe exist in this universe. And that is, in the simplest of definitions, is sort of what is at the core of Calling All Earthlings. And after watching this brilliant documentary, I can’t help but wonder if maybe I need to open myself up a bit more to the possibilities that a man like George Van Tassel so very clearly believed in. I mean, he wasn’t hurting anyone, right? The feds certainly didn’t want him to achieve success, and why was that? So while I remain skeptical overall, there are just too many damn questions out there to simply just call someone a nut job and move on with our lives like there is no other possible way to exist than the way we are now. Or maybe I’m just over thinking it a bit.


Integraton creator George Van Tassel


But, having a wonderful documentary lead you into the possibility of overthinking issues and life in general is sort of what they are there for, right? These films explore real events and if we pay close enough attention to the subject matter of these films, we may just learn something about ourselves in the process. George Van Tassel was obviously a genius man with an intellect and thought process beyond the likes that most of us will ever know. And I dare say that Calling All Earthlings is definitely a wonderful homage to this brilliant man. Whether you are all in with what he was trying to achieve, or what he believed, this is a wonderfully done film that you simply have to see for yourself.

Calling All Earthlings will be available on VOD, August 28th, 2018. The film will also open in New York City at the Maysles Cinema on August 1st, 2018. For more information about the film and where you can see it, head on over to for more details!



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