Parents' Guide to

SCI FI Investigates

By Sierra Filucci, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Middling myth-busting for curious families.

TV Syfy Reality TV 2006
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Viewers looking for true scholarly investigations aren't going to find them here. And the experts don't tend to wow viewers with their skilled analysis, either. Rather, SCI FI Investigates depicts some rather normal folks looking into an interesting subject. With the access that TV cameras bring, this can be engaging. But it can also be disappointing for people who want to see a real investigation.

Speaking of TV cameras, the show's experts never acknowledge that folks act differently in front of a camera and that some of what they witness may be affected by their very presence. Since this is a key issue in anthropological study, you'd expect at least a mention of this idea. But, then again, since the show is pretty lightweight altogether, maybe not.

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