Technically, the Gaiam TV studio is pretty good—way better than most Internet TV setups (such as the rubbish put out by Kerry Cassidy.) It's a 3-camera studio complete with teleprompt and image overlay. I didn't notice any chroma-key being used but that doesn't mean it couldn't be. Hoagland was provided with a tiny hand-held Powerpoint sequencer so that he could offer insert images to the vision mixer. It all went well and I doubt that much, or even any, editing was needed. Jay Weidner was a decent enough host/interviewer, but no more challenging than George Noory. The producers were Andrea Mather and Jay Weidner, and the show was directed by Doug Moldawsky.
As for the content—well, few surprises there. It was a 55-minute scamper through the Allais Effect, Hyperdimensional Physics (with the same near-incredible lack of rigor that we've come to expect from Hoagland & Bara,) Bruce DePalma, Nikolai Kozyrev, the Inaccutron "experiments," and the Flynn Effect.
Look out, Las Vegas!
Around the 35-minute mark Hoagland did get into some new material. He noted that the path of next Sunday's annular eclipse passes over the Hoover dam. That happens to be untrue— the dam is right where the Nevada/Arizona border does a squiggle, just south of the eclipse track. But OK, maybe close is good enough—so what? Hoagland made a prediction. The torsion field generated by the eclipse will cause the 2000MW turbine generator sets to run fast, so the frequency of the power delivered to Las Vegas (and elsewhere in the SW) will increase. Quite possibly the whole grid will go down "and that will raise people's consciousness."
Unlikely. An outfit called the North American Energy Standards Board regulates the utility frequency all over the USA. The rules state that whenever the error exceeds 10 seconds for the east, 3 seconds for Texas, or 2 seconds for the west, a correction of ±0.02 Hz (0.033%) is applied. Time error corrections start and end either on the hour or on the half hour. Besides, centralized electrical power supply has been an ongoing concern since the 1920s. If eclipses affected turbo-generators, you'd think somebody would have figured that out by now.
There was a tail-piece to that false story that was pure, quintessential HoagLA-LA-LANDian fantasy.
"Why are there 17 generators? Not 18, not 16—17 at the base of the Hoover dam. It turns out that's an incredibly important number, connected to Osiris and to Horus and the whole Egyptian mythology we've been tracking through NASA. Once you start pulling on one little thread of this matrix, all kinds of things come unraveled."
All kinds of things including Hoagland's own sanity, it seems. Why didn't Jay Weidner say "IT HAS TO BE SOME FUCKING NUMBER, RICHARD"?
There was one last piece of unintentional comedy. Hoagland speculated that Prince Charles's recent by-invitation Scottish weather forecast was a "secret code" meaning, to those in the know, that the weather was also subject to torsion. Yeah, yeah, sure. I'll have to ask His Highness about that next time we're having a beer in the Balmoral pub.