Coroners in Space!

Incident at Roswell's best feature is the inclusion of plenty of that autopsy footage. showing the autopsy of an alleged alien being. And some of it's pretty graphic stuff...

"Alien Autopsy" footage is the star of Incident at Roswell.

Something happened near Roswell, New Mexico, during the summer of 1947; many say an alien spacecraft crashed, and that the government recovered both the craft and the bodies of its inhabitants. Even the U.S. Air Force admitted to haying recovered a flying saucer - at first, anyway. Very quickly they recanted the story, though, saying that it was really just a downed weather balloon...

The Roswell debate has been one of the hottest topics in the short history of ufology, and it got even hotter last year when more than an hour of 16mm film footage suddenly appeared, reportedly shot by a military cameraman during the autopsy of one of aliens recovered from the Roswell crash. The authenticity of the footage remains questionable even among those who believe in the existence of UFOs, but that hasn't stopped the film from becoming a much sought-after commodity. It has been used as the core of television programs all around the world, including a recent special on the Fox network.

The autopsy footage makes its latest appearance in Incident at Roswell, a multimedia repackaging of Britain's Channel Four television special, released by U.K. publisher OmniMedia. This CD-ROM presents a pretty good overview of the Roswell incident, including its history, eyewitness reports, and the eventual appearance of the autopsy footage. There's plenty of time given to skeptics, too, presenting a fairly even-handed appraisal of the incident.

The front end of Incident at Roswell breaks the original Channel Four program down by categories; clicking on any of the categories runs the corresponding video.

But the star of this disc is definitely the autopsy footage itself, and Incident at Roswell does show more of it - and certainly more graphic portions - than were seen in the Fox TV special.

Unfortunately, though, Incident at Roswell is pretty light on true multimedia. The product's entire content is made up of video clips, and no attempt was made at bringing new information - text files, perhaps, or additional photographic evidence

- to the content of the original Channel Four TV program. Still, considering the revival of interest in the happenings at Roswell, Incident at Roswellis bound to be snatched up by those looking for more information on the mystery.

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