Mysteries of the Gods (1976 documentary)

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Mysteries of the Gods
Directed by Harald Reinl, Charles Romine (English adaptation)
Produced by Manfred Barthel, Dieter Nobbe, Rudolf Kalmowicz, R. v. Hirschberg
Written by Manfred Barthel (screenplay), Charles Romine (English adaptation), Erich von Däniken (original book)
Based on Erich von Däniken
Narrated by William Shatner
R. v. Hirschberg / Rudolf Kalmowicz Filmproduktion
Distributed by Constantin Film (FRG, German); Hemisphere Pictures (US, English)
Release date
18 March 1976 (German); March 1977 (US)
Running time
87 minutes
Country West Germany, USA
Language English

Mysteries of the Gods is an adaptation of the German documentary Botschaft der Götter, re-dubbed into English and featuring William Shatner as the narrator (hence the tagline "As Incredible as Star Trek"). The documentary details Erich von Daniken's work regarding the influence of "ancient astronauts" in mankind's history, and features the prophecies of Jeane Dixon, popular astrologer and psychic.

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