Project Blue Book (2019– )
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The Washington Merry-Go-Round 

Washington D.C. is invaded by UFOs, and Hynek and Quinn must uncover the true nature of the threat before it's too late.

Director:

Alex Graves

Writers:

David O'Leary (created by), David O'Leary
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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Aidan Gillen ... Dr. J. Allen Hynek
Michael Malarkey ... Captain Michael Quinn
Laura Mennell ... Mimi Hynek
Ksenia Solo ... Susie Miller
Michael Harney ... General Hugh Valentine (as Michael J. Harney)
Neal McDonough ... General James Harding
Bob Gunton ... President Harry S. Truman
Nicholas Holmes Nicholas Holmes ... Joel Hynek
Robert John Burke ... William Fairchild
Ian Tracey ... The Fixer
Kurt Evans ... Jack Smith
Nick Fontaine ... Airplane Captain
Brendon Zub ... Radar Tech
Fred Henderson ... Congressman Daniels
Tom Tasse ... Congressman Mahaffey
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Storyline

Getting advance notification from his mysterious acquaintance, Allen drags Quinn out onto the National Mall in Washington, DC where they, and the plethora of others going about their business on the mall, witness the next appearance of the speeding lights. To avert public panic, the defense and military chiefs, including the Commander-in-Chief himself, assign Allen and Quinn as the Blue Book leads to handle the public relations, their job to place a logical spin on what is behind the lights. This task is despite both Allen and now Quinn knowing that the lights are not "Russian" and are not yet explainable. Behind closed doors, both Valentine and Harding are determined to place the blame on the Russians, against who they are trying to convince the President to take a retaliatory strike. Allen and Quinn have their own individual next steps, which they largely do not divulge to each other or to their political masters, Allen who plans to meet the mysterious man again, and Quinn who has ... Written by Huggo

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TV-14
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USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 March 2019 (USA) See more »

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Trivia

The Air Force did scramble their fastest jets to attack the "unknown objects" which were as shown no capable of keeping up with the aerial acrobatics of the "flying objects" in maneuvers or their rate of speed. This was reported in 1952 in all the press at the time. One of the last times that the press freely could publish the sightings. See more »

Goofs

Captain Quinn states he's taking off in an F-94 Starfighter all weather interceptor, but the aircraft shown is a T-33 Shooting Star trainer. See more »

Quotes

William Fairchild: Now, you saw these things with your own eyes?
Captain Michael Quinn: Yes, sir.
William Fairchild: And?
Captain Michael Quinn: I-I-I don't - I don't really know how to describe it. I never seen anything like it before.
William Fairchild: Are you speaking as a pilot now or as member of Project Blue Book, Captain?
Captain Michael Quinn: Both.
Dr. J. Allen Hynek: What does this room think?
General James Harding: That's a matter of national security, which doesn't concern you.
General Hugh Valentine: What's more important is what the public thinks. We can't have a national panic on our hands.
Captain Michael Quinn: What do you need us to do?
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10/10. Extremely entertaining !
13 March 2019 | by johnchimbakisSee all my reviews

I can't wait until season 2.

All of the cast are just amazing. Great story lines, plots and subplots.

I think slowly building on the Men In Black storyline sets the stage for season 2


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