After the exceptional penultimate episode of Project Blue Book’s first season, I was expecting great things from this finale. Indeed, it makes a very strong start with Aidan Gillen’s Professor Hynek racing against time to get to the Washington Monument. The setting itself harks back to 1951’s The Day the Earth Stood Still; the pace […]Read more "Project Blue Book – Season 1: Episode 10 Review"
Episode 8 – War Games This week’s episode of Blue Book is a reworking of the true story of a group of GIs in Korea who were set upon by a UFO while on patrol north of Seoul. They were hit with a mysterious ray and afterwards developed dysentery and other symptoms suggestive of radiation […]Read more "Project Blue Book – Season 1: Episode 8 Review"
It’s good to hear that Project Blue Book has been picked up for a second season. Looks like we’ll get to go deeper into a protracted arc for some of the characters. If this week’s episode was anything to go by, things will continue to pick up speed. Episode 7 – The Scoutmaster I was […]Read more "Project Blue Book – Season 1: Episode 7 Review"
Episode 6 – The Green Fireballs The premise of this week’s episode seemed a little far fetched, which is strange considering the show’s subject matter, until I looked it up and found out that it was an actual phenomenon that has gone unexplained for so many years. The plot is largely based around an investigation at a nuclear […]Read more "Project Blue Book – Season 1: Episode 6 Review"
Episode 5 – Foo Fighters After all the excitement of the previous episode, things slow down quite considerably for most of this instalment. Fuller turns up briefly and shouts out some numbers that call to mind Lost and they are tracked to a radio signal being broadcast by a group of former veterans, most of […]Read more "Project Blue Book – Season 1: Episode 5 Review"
Episode 4 – Operation Paperclip This is by far the strongest episode so far. I’ll start with a negative, though. This has happened a few times now in the series and it can be quite disconcerting. We open episode 4 on an airliner being plagued by a UFO. Hynek is on board and watching the […]Read more "Project Blue Book – Season 1: Episode 4 Review"
Episode 3 – The Lubbock Lights There is something of a jump in quality in bits of this episode. The lead characters have found their feet and are building good chemistry with each other which was lacking in the first two episodes. Quinn and Hynek make a decent pairing in an understated kind of way. […]Read more "Project Blue Book – Season 1: Episode 3 Review"