Based on the true, Top Secret investigations into UFOs and related phenomena conducted by the U.S. Air Force, this thrilling series follows Dr. J. Allen Hynek (Aidan Gillen, Game of Thrones) a brilliant college professor recruited to spearhead operation “Project Blue Book” that researched thousands of cases, many of which were never solved.
By ordering or viewing, you agree to our Terms. Sold by Amazon.com Services LLC.
Dr. Hynek and Captain Quinn investigate a West Virginia case of a woman and her two children who witnessed a flying saucer crash near their farm and an alien being emerge from the fiery wreck. Based on the "Flatwoods Monster" case.
After a Scoutmaster vanishes when he and his troop witness a strange craft hovering in the woods, Hynek is sent to investigate for Project Blue Book, while Quinn is pulled into a rogue mission for General Harding.
Amazon calculates a product’s star ratings based on a machine learned model instead of a raw data average. The model takes into account factors including the age of a rating, whether the ratings are from verified purchasers, and factors that establish reviewer trustworthiness.
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
I didn't expect it to be a documentary - it is BASED on true cases. The actors that have been chosen to play the parts I believe are excellent. I wasn't that crazy about the homosexual bits that were interjected but whatever. The sets give the feeling of that time period and the music gives just the right tension. I loved TAKEN by Spielberg. Can't wait for episode #3
This is nothing like the Project Blue Book that I read about growing up in the 1960s. Instead, it aspires to be an ersatz X-files with a fictional conspiracy plot and cheesy special effects, complete with loud music to drown out the inane dialog. For the real Project Blue Book read The Report on Unidentified Flying Objects: The Original 1956 Edition written by Edward J. Ruppelt, the Air Force officer in charge of Blue Book.
There is such a rich amount of knowledge gained from Project Blue Book that led to Dr. Hynek's believe in UFOs as legitimate, that the show could have done much to bolster Hynek's experiences that changed him from a skeptic to a believer. Sadly, each episode is typical Hollywood fluff with little that is believable or authentic. This series does the UFO truth-seeking community a HUGE disservice. It could have been so much better, but ends up being a huge disappointment. Frankly, I'd prefer to be refunded for buying Season 1. It's worthless.
Reviewed in the United States on September 16, 2019
The characters, stories, reenactments of true events (that you can look up on the .gov website in the declassified files), and narrative arcs are worth a watch. The cinematography is beautiful and the inside scoop on government thinking is superb! You'll find yourself on the edge of your seat, biting your nails or gasping as declassified transcripts come to life on screen. As a veteran, some of the scenes bring back memories of shipboard and deployed life and the secrecy around our missions. I highly recommend you watch and share Project Blue Book as well!
Reviewed in the United States on September 19, 2019
The series is interesting and sufficiently well done to give it a look and see what you think. While I enjoyed the exposition of specific events, it often felt slowed for air time (ad dollars) and the Soviets-next-door side story irrelevant and boring even if true. You know any production is trying too hard when no character ever - EVER - turns on a light in a dark room, you know, like every human does. No idea whether Hynek would have approved of this depiction of him, but I found his slow evolution to believing plausible as it became the ONLY scientific explanation. I found the refusal to provide even potential origins for the 'men in hats' an epic fail - CIA? NASA? KGB? Unicef? ;) They could have simply turned over to the govt, anonymously, what they wanted Hynek to... This part of the story felt fictional and if so, unnecessary. If they produce another season or two, it needs tightening.
This is a great drama based off the Blue Book extraterrestrial conspiracy, and loosely based off real events. The show will be fun and entertaining for people interested in the subject, as well as those who have never heard of it. One of the funnest parts about watching this show is the way they captured 1950’s, Cold War Era culture. This show is fun and exciting, without getting over the top! I’m excited to see a season 2!
Episode 4 season 1 is really when it starts getting good. On episode 2 bring the young ones in the room for a few seconds, there is some gay kissing, but it totally fits with the storyline and doesn't seem to be a theme throughout this season. Other than that its really good!
3.0 out of 5 starsIntriguing topic and subject...but soon loses momentum.
Reviewed in Australia on December 27, 2019
Judging by the first episode, it is a series to watch all the way through, and be entertained. The only thing they may have done differently is to make some of the characters less like glamorous, perfectly chiselled Hollywood idols, both men and women (given that it is based on real events). Otherwise, all good and worth getting. Certainly superior to drivel like the "X Files", which actually mystifies the topic, probably deliberately. A worthy series (available to order from here I believe) is "Intruders" starring Richard Crenna, that will help expand upon the conspiracy explored in Project Blue Book. ... Postscript: Sadly, I have to subtract one star because it does not improve as the episodes roll on. In fact, the series runs out of momentum and I am finding it hard to finish it. Too many subplots thrown in and stereotypes emerging; characters becoming inconsistent. It's as if the writers were struggling to keep the theme fresh... 3 stars, not 4... It might have worked better as a feature film rather than a series.