Should You Watch ‘ History Channel’s UFO Show ‘Project Blue Book’?

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Extraterrestrials have long been a staple of pop culture’and, especially over the past decade, of the History channel. If you can believe it, Ancient Aliens has now run for 13 seasons and nearly 150 episodes. How Giorgio A. Tsoukalos’a.k.a. the Ancient Aliens meme guy, who is a consulting producer and recurring guest for the series’and his conspiracy-laden peers can conjure up that many crackpot theories about divine alien intervention throughout the course of human history is perhaps the show’s single greatest mystery. Entertaining and bizarre as Ancient Aliens may be, its place on the History channel is more than a bit paradoxical.

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  • Date: 2019-01-09T05:40:02-05:00
  • Author: Miles Surrey
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Top-Secret UFO Program Revealed in TV’s ‘Project Blue Book’

Unidentified flying objects (UFOs) have long inspired curiosity and speculation, but when did our fascination with UFOs really take off? A new television drama explores the origins of the UFO phenomenon, drawing from the incredible true story of the U.S. government’s decades-long investigation of reported UFO encounters.

The secret program ‘ dubbed Project Blue Book ‘ launched in 1952 and was monitored by the U.S. Air Force until the project’s termination in 1969. During that time, experts investigated more than 12,000 reports of UFO sightings, of which over 700 remain unexplained, according to records in the National Archives.

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Project Blue Book Series Premiere Review | ScreenRant

The series is History’s latest scripted drama whose narrative origins are close enough to being ‘historical’ that it can be comfortably slotted in the network’s lineup. As an historical fiction series, Project Blue Book hews closer to fiction than history, but given the success the network has had turning Vikings into a ratings hit and making its Templar Knights saga Knightfall a potential successor to its flagship scripted series, it’s not too much of a surprise to see History get out of its comfort zone to tell a story that’s a little more contemporary (its period drama trappings at least came from the last century), while also segueing into genre territory. That territory being, of course, one near and dear to fans of The X-Files, as it involves investigations into UFOs and ‘little green men,’ as well as plenty of government conspiracies ‘ though this time it does so under the marketing umbrella of being based on ‘actual case files’ from the government’s exploration of strange phenomena.’

Project Blue Book confronts Hollywood’s alien obsession in exclusive clip

History’s’new scripted drama’Project Blue Book dives into the United States Air Force’s then-secret investigations into Unidentified Flying Objects from 1952-1969. As revealed in the above exclusive clip, however, part of this new operation was driven by Hollywood’s growing fascination with aliens and UFOs, which was driving the people’s interest and fears about the unexplained phenomena.

‘Truman assembled this group to control the narrative on this issue, not Hollywood, and we are losing that word,’ says’William Fairchild'(Gossip Girl’s’Robert John Burke)’in the clip, which shows a secret military meeting to discuss the issue at hand. ‘The public knows there’s something going on now.’

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‘Project Blue Book’ Review: History’s UFO Drama Is ‘The X-Files’ Dulled by Time and Its Lack of Skepticism

Early in the ‘Project Blue Book‘ pilot, astrophysicist Dr. J. Allen Hynek (Aidan Gillen) is telling his wife Mimi (Laura Mennell) why he’s accepted a job debunking UFO sightings for the government. Sure, it’s an extra paycheck for their family of three, and no, he doesn’t have to give up his professorship at the Ohio State University. But the real reason he’s going to travel all over America, explaining away a different alien sighting every week, is because he wants to be recognized for disproving the existence of flying saucers.

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Project Blue Book’premieres on Tuesday, January 8 at 10/9c on the History channel, and is’based on true, top-secret investigations into Unidentified Flying Objects (UFOs) conducted by the United States Air Force from 1952 to 1969.

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Dr. J. Allen Hynek (Aidan Gillen), a brilliant yet underappreciated college professor, is recruited by the U.S. Air Force to spearhead a clandestine operation called Project Blue Book. Along with his partner, the debonair Air Force Captain Michael Quinn (Michael Malarkey), he is summoned to investigate UFO sightings around the country and use science to discover what really happened. However, when some encounters cannot be explained away and cases remain open, Hynek begins to suspect that he has been duped by the government into a larger conspiracy to cover up the truth. Set against the backdrop of the Cold War and rising Atomic Era, each episode will draw from the actual Project Blue Book case files, blending UFO theories with authentic historical events from one of the most mysterious eras in United States history.

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