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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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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The house at the beginning of the second episode where the Mother & children live who witnessed the alien crash, is the same house that is used for filming The X-Files (Mulder's House). See more »

Crazy Credits

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 »

Connections

Remake of Project U.F.O. (1978) See more »

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Mixed Bag
5 February 2020 | by JrnlofEddieDeezenStudiesSee all my reviews

Overall I'm enjoying this show enough to keep watching it, but part of it might be that I so badly want X-Files to still be on that I'll watch anything that's even remotely in the same vicinity.

I like the premise a lot, and I like the cast. As an "X-Phile" I'm obviously interested in the subject matter. The idea of a show based on the real-life Project Blue Book investigations is intriguing. The historical setting is a nice change of pace.

The problem is that tonally and conceptually, the show is inconsistent. Characters often seem to have multiple personality disorder.

During the course of a typical episode, the two main characters (Aidan Gillen and Michael Malarkey), as well as their immediate superior (Neal McDonough) will vacillate many times between (a) seeming to believe that people are having UFO and alien (and occasionally other Fortean) encounters, (b) seeming to think that the idea of UFO and alien encounters is pure bunk, and (c) being more agnostic about it but seeming to think that their job is (i) ultimately to provide b.s. cover stories for the government, or (ii) ultimately to be subversive and suggest that the government is covering up something.

A lot of screen time that could be spent on investigations is spent on inter-character drama where our stars take turns being on opposing sides of (a), (b), (c)(i) and (c)(ii) above. It becomes confusing. You don't know who is on what side. It's usually not clear what anyone's goal is exactly. And the bosses seem to continually make decisions--including many times that Project Blue Book was going to be closed or at least our investigators fired--that they renege on within 20 minutes.

The pacing and overall aesthetic--even the style of dialogue delivery, reminds me a lot of the video game L.A. Noire, which wasn't exactly a blockbuster, but it had its fans.

With less vacillation, better character focus, more attention on weird phenomena and investigations, and a bit more action this could be an excellent show.


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