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Project Blue Book 

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A tough US Air Force officer and a skeptical scientist investigate UFO and alien conspiracies as Cold War paranoia spreads.

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David O'Leary
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2020   2019  
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Series cast summary:
Aidan Gillen ...  Dr. J. Allen Hynek 20 episodes, 2019-2020
Michael Malarkey ...  Captain Michael Quinn 20 episodes, 2019-2020
Laura Mennell ...  Mimi Hynek 20 episodes, 2019-2020
Ksenia Solo ...  Susie Miller 20 episodes, 2019-2020
Neal McDonough ...  General James Harding 20 episodes, 2019-2020
Michael Harney ...  General Hugh Valentine 17 episodes, 2019-2020
Jill Morrison ...  Faye 11 episodes, 2019-2020
Nicholas Holmes Nicholas Holmes ...  Joel Hynek 10 episodes, 2019-2020
Ian Tracey ...  The Fixer / ... 10 episodes, 2019-2020
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In this conspiratorial Sci-Fi thriller set some time after WWII and loosely based on the US government's real life Project Blue Book, Captain Michael Quinn and Dr. Allen Hynek are tasked by the US Air Force to investigate reports of UFOs and debunk them, or at least come up with rational explanations for them. While Quinn, a smooth and tough military type, doesn't care about anything other than doing the job he was given, at first, the more skeptical Hynek quickly becomes convinced that some kind of deadly conspiracy is afoot. Meanwhile, as Cold War paranoia spreads among the population, a charismatic blonde with an agenda of her own befriends Hynek's lonely wife.

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Dr. J. Allen Hynek worked on three different US Air Force projects related to UFOs: Project Sign, Project Grudge, and Project Blue Book. He formulated the classification system for reporting UFO and alien sightings which he dubbed "Close Encounters". The title of Steven Spielberg's film Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) comes from Hynek's work, and in addition to serving as a technical adviser on that film, Hynek appears as one of the scientists at the film's climax. See more »

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This series is inspired by Dr. J. Allen Hynek's investigations for the U.S. Air Force into the existence of UFOs. The cases depicted are based on real events. See more »

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References Dark Skies (1996) See more »

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Blue Book Values
9 January 2019 | by ReelnerdSee all my reviews

Reel Nerd Review: Project Blue Book (TV series) By Nelson Nantanapibul Starring: Aiden Gillen, Michael Malarkey, Laura Mennell, Ksenia Solo, Neal McDonough, Michael Harney Project Blue Book is from executive producer Robert Zemeckis (Back to the Future, Forrest Gump) and is a series based on the real life investigative body that looked into UFO sightings in the 1950's. With The X-Files no more it is nice to have a show like this on the air especially since in part it inspired the show created by Chris Carter. The episode begins with a US Air Force pilot encountering a light in the sky causing his plane to crash. Enter Capt. Michael Quinn (Malarkey) who is tasked by his superior Gen. Harding (McDonough) to look into the case with the assistance a college professor Dr. Allen Hynek. Hynek very early on is painted as the "believer" with the Capt. being the hardened skeptic which is a common trope in this type of show. I really liked the pilot episode even though it did heavily rely on the cliches of a possible gov't. conspiracy to cover up the truth, shady men in black and partners at odds in their search for the truth. Even though it does contain a lot of familiar tropes I still found the episode very entertaining and to be fair this is not a show looking to reinvent the wheel but to retell the "based on true case files" of Project Blue Book which is an entity I have been long familiar with as I have had a long time interest in the paranormal and in the possibility of extraterrestrial life. The end of the program actually provided some of the real life details of the case that the episode was based on. There was a subplot in the episode involving Dr. Hynek's wife that I didn't feel was truly necessary but I know that they are trying to fluff up the series with interpersonal dramas and entanglements to make the show more interesting to a broad audience. I definitely plan on checking out episode two of the show as I want to learn more about the cases investigated by the government entity. These kind of shows are my jam like the aforementioned X-Files and as far as I know they won't be making any more episodes of that series anytime soon. If the rest of the episodes in the series are at least as good and intriguing as the pilot I will continue to check it out every week.


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