HISTORY’s upcoming new drama series “Project Blue Book” is based on the true, Top Secret investigations into Unidentified Flying Objects (UFOs) and related phenomena conducted by the United States Air Force from 1952-1969. The series is inspired by the personal experiences of Dr. J. Allen Hynek, a brilliant college professor recruited by the U.S. Air Force to spearhead this clandestine operation (Project Blue Book) that researched thousands of cases, over 700 of which remain unsolved to this day. Each episode will draw from the actual case files, blending UFO theories with authentic historical events from one of the most mysterious eras in United States history. (official synopsis via History)
Oh how we love hunting aliens! Or at least, the idea of them.
There’s something about the thought of life beyond our own that captivates – and yes, horrifies us in equal or greater measure; look at our morbid fascination with alien invasion films – to the point where we happily entertain TV shows that are all about the quest to prove or disprove, depending on your X-Files-ian mindset, the existence of extraterrestrial life.
In the case of the latest “what if” kid on the alien-sleuthing block, Project Blue Book, it looks like we’re in for a mix of fact and fiction, openness and closed mindness, the kind of opposites that drive this kind of drama so beautifully.
Given it’s on History, you can expect a little more gravity than your usual schlock alien hunting show with acting calibre to match, and what I imagine will be beguiling tales of life from beyond possibly right among us.
The truth is … wait can’t use it … let’s just say it’s beguilingly mysterious and leave it at that shall we?
Project Blue Book is coming soon on History.