7pm & Replay 10pm PT
In the late 1990s, the world was shocked by the mass suicide of 39 members of a new age religious cult who believed their souls would "graduate" to an alien spacecraft behind the Hale-Bopp Comet. Co-founded by Marshall Applewhite, who once called the group "the cult of cults," & Bonnie Nettles, Heaven's Gate began in 1975 w/ the mysterious disappearance of 20 people from a small town in Oregon - & ended in 1997 w/ the largest suicide ever to take place on U.S. soil. Using never-before-seen footage & 1st-person accounts from former members & their loved ones, this four-part docuseries is a thorough examination of the infamous UFO cult that stunned the globe w/ their out-of-this-world beliefs.
*The Second Harvest* Using a sci-fi TV series to help bolster his teachings, Do encourages asexuality & submission, & he even initiates voluntary castrations; having dwindled in number, the group starts recruiting again, but they're met w/ derision and skepticism. - TV Passport