Parents' Guide to

The UnXplained with William Shatner

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Theatrical reality doc features mysteries, violent images.

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The documentary series offers lots of intriguing narratives about peculiar practices, extraordinary moments, and fantastical events in history that may or may not be explained away by science. Its entertainment value comes from the dramatic way William Shatner plays up these stories, which is accompanied by CGI-enhanced visuals, added sounds, and reenactments of specific events. Adding to this are the conversations with paranormal experts, spiritualists, and others who believe in forces greater than science that are often much more captivating than the academic studies and objective evidence being offered. Skeptics will find much of what The UnXplained has to offer hard to take seriously. Nonetheless, others will find the experience both engrossing and enjoyable.

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