Project Blue Book

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  • TV-14
  • 2019
  • 2 Seasons
  • 7.6  (14,078)

Project Blue Book is a thrilling TV series that revolves around the United States Air Force's investigation into UFO sightings and alleged extraterrestrial encounters during the Cold War era. The show premiered on January 8, 2019, and ran for two seasons, concluding on March 24, 2020.

Set in the 1950s and 1960s, Project Blue Book is based on the real-life investigations of Dr. J. Allen Hynek, a famous astronomer and ufologist who was hired by the US Air Force to debunk reports of UFO sightings. In the show, Hynek is played by Aidan Gillen, known for his roles in Game of Thrones and The Wire.

The show follows Hynek as he teams up with a US Air Force Captain named Michael Quinn, played by Michael Malarkey, to investigate various UFO sightings across the country. Together, they travel to different locations to interview witnesses and gather evidence, all while trying to maintain secrecy and avoid public panic. As the investigations progress, Hynek becomes increasingly convinced that some of the sightings may be genuine, and he clashes with his superiors who insist on preserving the official "nothing to see here" narrative.

Aside from the investigations themselves, Project Blue Book also delves into the personal lives of Hynek and Quinn. Hynek is a family man who struggles to balance his work with his responsibilities as a husband and father. Quinn, on the other hand, is a hard-edged military man who is haunted by his experiences in the Korean War. The dynamic between the two leads is one of the highlights of the show, as they come from vastly different backgrounds but must learn to work together to solve the cases.

Other notable characters in the show include Mimi Hynek, played by Laura Mennell, who is Dr. Hynek's supportive wife, and Susie Miller, played by Ksenia Solo, a mysterious woman who may or may not be involved in the UFO phenomenon.

One of the strengths of Project Blue Book is how it balances the science fiction elements with the historical context of the time period. The show's attention to detail in recreating the 1950s and 1960s is impressive, from the clothing and hairstyles to the political and social issues of the era. The UFO sightings and encounters are also grounded in the science of the time, with explanations and theories that were popular at the time.

Overall, Project Blue Book is a well-crafted and engaging TV series that will appeal to fans of science fiction, conspiracy theories, and historical dramas. The cast delivers solid performances, and the writing is sharp and suspenseful. While the show has come to an end, it remains a fascinating exploration of the mysterious and enduring phenomenon of UFO sightings.

Project Blue Book is a series that is currently running and has 2 seasons (20 episodes). The series first aired on January 8, 2019.

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Operation Mainbrace
10. Operation Mainbrace
March 24, 2020
When UFOs and USOs (unidentified submersible objects) begin plaguing a massive naval exercise on the border of Russian waters, Hynek and Quinn realize it's up to them to stop a rogue Admiral from starting World War III.
Broken Arrow
9. Broken Arrow
March 17, 2020
When Hynek and Quinn track down a mysterious plane that has vanished in the Canadian wilderness, they embark on a dangerous mission to recover its missing cargo that threatens not just Project Blue Book, but the whole world.
What Lies Beneath
8. What Lies Beneath
March 10, 2020
When sensitive material is stolen from Generals Harding and Valentine, Hynek and Quinn will realize that not only does their culprit lie far closer to home than they could imagine, but so does undeniable evidence of a UFO conspiracy.
Curse of the Skinwalker
7. Curse of the Skinwalker
March 3, 2020
Hynek and Quinn head to a Utah ranch to investigate a young family's claims of unexplainable and dangerous phenomena.
Close Encounters
6. Close Encounters
February 25, 2020
While reminiscing on the set of "Close Encounters of the Third Kind", Hynek recounts his experiences with the famous Robertson Panel and the eccentric alien contactee for whom he put everything on the line.
The Men in Black
5. The Men in Black
February 18, 2020
The mysterious Man in Black kidnaps Hynek, which sends Quinn on a mission with the CIA to follow him and rescue Hynek.
4. Hopkinsville
February 11, 2020
When alleged alien beings invade a home in rural Kentucky, Hynek and Quinn are brought in on the CIA's top-secret program, MK Ultra, which believes the attack may be the start of a much larger invasion.
Area 51
3. Area 51
February 4, 2020
Hynek and Quinn investigate reports of a soldier who was allegedly taken inside a flying saucer at a remote military base in Nevada, where they subsequently learn about the several reasons why the secrets contained in Area 51 should not be released.
The Roswell Incident - Part II
2. The Roswell Incident - Part II
January 28, 2020
Hynek and Quinn nearly reach a potential culprit, which could take them to just where they need to be to discover the truth behind the famous Roswell incident.
The Roswell Incident - Part I
1. The Roswell Incident - Part I
January 21, 2020
Hynek and Quinn follow General Harding to Roswell, New Mexico, where an anonymous townsperson has threatened to expose evidence to the world of an extraterrestrial crash-landing six years ago.
Where to Watch Project Blue Book
Project Blue Book is available for streaming on the History website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Project Blue Book on demand at Amazon Prime, Philo, Amazon, Vudu, Google Play and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    January 8, 2019
  • IMDB Rating
    7.6  (14,078)