Welcome to the very first installment of The K-Files for the year 2007.
It has been a while since last I checked in with a new K-Files, but with a new year comes a bevy of new material for you to sink your teeth into. To start things off, over the next couple of weeks, I will be recapping the many events of 2006.
First up, I will be going over my picks for the Binnall of America Coastie Awards. After a lot of thought and soul searching, I finally decided on the Coast to Coast AM guests, episodes, and events that I felt stood out this past year. Interested in learning what I picked? Read on, friends.
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Ah yes, the Coasties. It's that time of year when you have to look back and try to remember over 360 episodes of late night radio and determine which episodes were the best in their class. For some topics and guests, the choices were easy. For others, I found myself having to weigh controversy and innovation over substance and dependability.
Alright, so let's break it down into the individual categories...
Episode of the Year: 2.22.6, "UAE Port Controversy Special"
This was the hardest choice for me to make. I was at first drawn to the Bilderburger Roundtable show, as getting both Alex Jones and Jim Marrs together on the same show is nothing short of radio gold. However, I went with the UAE Port Special not just because of the content and inclusion of Alex Jones, but because of what the episode meant for Coast to Coast AM in general. Noory likes to think of himself as an innovator at the forefront of alternative media, and it's because of episodes like this that he has the right to do so. It also proved that Coast to Coast is more than just late night entertainment, and that its guests don't focus entirely on fringe topics with no significance.
Guest of the Year: Alex Jones
Surprise, surprise. Say what you will about the man, but I dare you to find a more engaging and entertaining guest. Funny, bold, and a flagrant self promoter, Jones has added so much to this show since his debut a couple years back. He had a pretty interesting year, having been included in several roundtable discussions, first hour pop-ins, and a series of dedicated interviews. And unlike 2005, most of what he talked about wasn't just the same old rehash of sneaking into the Bohemian Grove.
C2C Regular of the Year: Alex Jones
What can I say? The guy's my hero.
Theme Episode of the Year: 2.22.6, "UAE Port Controversy Special"
Again, a hard choice between this and the Bilderburger Roundtable. Ultimately I chose the UAE Special for the same reason that I chose it for episode of the year.
Newcomer of the Year: 10.17.6, Dennis Swift, "Dinosaurs"
Like George Noory, I too have a hidden passion for dinosaurs. It's probably because the movie Jurassic Park was so influential in my childhood that I hold a special place in my heart for those giant lizards of old. Also, Noory's almost palpable enjoyment of the interview was infectious.
Richard C. Hoagland Appearance of the Year: 6.18.6, 1st hour appearance reuniting with Art Bell
Another tough choice, I was torn between this episode and the one he revealed the robot head on the moon. I went with the reunion show because hearing the two old friends finally speak together again warmed even my cold heart.
Ian Episode of the Year: 10.14.6, Dr Kim Paffenroth, "Zombies"
This was a no-brainer (if you excuse the pun) for me. Any time you combine two of my favorite things (Coast to Coast and zombies), I'm guaranteed to have fun. Coast to Coast Live has had a successful start in 2006. I only hope they let Ian continue to shine in his time slot in 2007.
Pop-in of the Year: 7.21.6, Gary Busey, "Busey on Esoterica"
I couldn't resist picking this as the pop-in of the year for the sheer WTF? factor of it. Gary Busey on Coast was crazy enough, but when he started taking calls and singing songs, I could do nothing else but laugh at the absurdity of it all. He's one crazy dude.
The Coaster: 1.3.6, Sylvia Browne, Mining Disaster Prediction Gone Awry
So many guests come on Coast to Coast and say a lot of obviously fake things. However, its rare that you actually get to hear the sound of the guest putting their foot in their mouth during the interview. Sylvia...you're done.
Alt. Science Episode/Guest of the Year : 1.21.6, Michio Kaku, "String Theory"
If it's a science episode with Michio Kaku, it is by definition excellent.
Alt. History Episode/Guest of the Year : 4.30.6, Steve Wozniak, "Apple computers"
This was a weird episode. Feeling almost nothing like the Coast to Coast we've all come to know and love, the guest host and topic was about as different as it gets. Though considering my training and interest in information technology, it was right up my alley.
Conspiracy Episode/Guest of the Year : 6.14.6, "Bilderburger Roundtable", Alex Jones, Jim Marrs, and Daniel Estulin
It got shut out of both theme and overall episode of the year, but the quality of it can not be denied. It is the rightful winner of best conspiracy episode. If George can get Alex Jones and Jim Marrs together again, 2007 will be a sweet year, indeed.
Ghost Episode/Guest of the Year: 10.31.6, Ghost to Ghost AM
I hate to say it, but EVPs are getting old...fast. You hear one ghost voice, you've pretty much heard them all. So this year I went with Ghost to Ghost. Art's careful screening of the night didn't turn out that well, but it was fun to listen to in the dark, nonetheless.
Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Cryptozoology : 10.17.6 , Dennis Swift, "Dinosaurs"
As soon as Loren Coleman starts talking more about dinosaurs, he can once again reclaim his throne.
Prognosticator of the Year : Merlin Project (Paul Guercio)
This was a hard choice not because I couldn't decide between two equally good candidates, but because I wasn't impressed with any of them. I went with the Merlin Project simply because its not just some guy pulling things out of nowhere.
UFO Episode of the Year : 5.23.6, Paul Kimball, "Ufology"
Not only is Paul Kimball a cool guy, but the episode was also an interesting one. That, and Stanton Friedman didn't really do much this year...
So there you have it, Khyron's picks for Coast to Coast excellence in 2006. Now, stay tuned to next week when I will recap all of the exciting developments and evolutions that the K-Files underwent this past year. Until then, keep it real.
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