Synopsis by Hal Erickson
After a 21-year absence, the classic speculative documentary series In Search Of returns with more fascinating stories of the strange, the unusual, and the phenomenal. Replacing the original series' host/narrator Leonard Nimoy is actor Mitch Pileggi, who, as a former regular on The X-Files, is no stranger to the paranormal. Unlike the earlier series, which focused on one topic per episode, the new In Search Of features three different topics in each of its eight episodes -- many of which are "animated" with dramatic reenactments rather than with vintage photographs or archival footage. Also, whereas the earlier series was syndicated, this version was seen on cable's Sci-Fi Channel. Among the subjects explored in the 2002 edition of In Search Of are hell, vampires, Nikola Tesla's alleged "death ray," witchcraft, maneaters, ghosts, werewolves, mummies, reincarnation, stigmata, zombies, great lovers, possession, robots, sacred shrouds, aliens, catacombs, bigfoot, the Devil, and Doomsday.