Project Blue Book: Season 1 (2019)

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Project Blue Book

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Project Blue Book will likely intrigue fans of the paranormal with its loose adaptation of historically unexplained phenomena, but this buttoned-down series lacks the narrative verve to appeal beyond the true believers.

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Critic Ratings: 18

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User Ratings: 191

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Episodes

Air date: Jan 8, 2019

Ohio State University astrophysicist Dr. Allen Hynek is recruited by the Air Force into their program investigating UFOs called "Project Blue Book."

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Air date: Jan 15, 2019

In West Virginia a woman and her two children claim to have seen a UFO crash as well as an extra-terrestrial creature. Dr. Hynek and Captain are asked to look into the case.

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Air date: Jan 22, 2019

Residents of Lubbock, a town in Texas, claim to have seen a UFO and Dr. Hynek and Captain Quinn are asked to look into such claims.

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Air date: Jan 29, 2019

A bizarre UFO encounter with a commercial airliner leads Hynek and Quinn to a top-secret program involving ex-Nazi scientists in Huntsville, Alabama, known as Operation Paperclip, which has a mysterious agenda all its own. Based on the "Chiles-Whitted UFO Encounter."

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Air date: Feb 5, 2019

Hynek and Quinn follow a series of strange clues leading them to a secret group who not only claim to have witnessed strange lights during combat called "Foo Fighters", but also claim to know away to contact them. Based on the "Foo Fighter" incidents from WorldWar II.

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Air date: Feb 12, 2019

After mysterious green fireballs nearly cause nuclear disaster during a weapons test, Hynek and Quinn must investigate how this could have occurred, each with altering theories as to what's really going on. Based on the "Green Fireball" incidents over several military bases.

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Air date: Feb 19, 2019

A scoutmaster vanishes when he and his troop witness a strange craft hovering in the woods, and Hynek is sent to investigate for Project Blue Book, while Quinn is pulled into a rogue mission for General Harding.

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Air date: Feb 26, 2019

Quinn and Hynek discover that soldiers suffer from the physical and psychological effects of war.

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Air date: Mar 5, 2019

Hynek is drawn into a case he literally can't escape when a man arrives at Blue Book headquarters with his wife. The man then claims he was abducted by aliens, and plans to hold Hynek and Quinn hostage until they find out the truth.

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Air date: Mar 12, 2019

The nation's capital is thrown into a panic when Washington, D.C., is swarmed by UFOs, and now the highest echelons of power task Hynek and Quinn with uncovering the true nature of the threat before it's too late. Based on the Washington, D.C., UFO incident of July 1952.

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Cast

Aidan Gillen
as J. Allen Hynek
Ksenia Solo
as Susie
Laura Mennell
as Mimi Hynek
Michael Harney
as General
Michael Malarkey
as Michael Quinn
Neal McDonough
as Gen. James Harding

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Critic Reviews for Project Blue Book Season 1

All Critics (18) | Top Critics (5)

The show is essentially a straight-faced, high-gloss lark as two investigators look into various strange happenings with the aim of discovering a rational explanation and so quell the public hysteria about aliens.

Apr 10, 2020 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…
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Tries to coast by recreating the facts and exploring how a skeptic might come to believe, but the doc's journey is sorely lacking in ingenuity.

Jan 8, 2019 | Rating: C | Full Review…
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Even if the show has trouble finding its sea legs, it's a perfectly fun bit of distraction that could find an admirable groove if it proves willing to take a step back and make some calculated adjustments.

Jan 8, 2019 | Full Review…

"Project Blue Book" is a casually enjoyable period science-fiction series, easy enough to describe as a "fact-based" cousin of "The X-Files," minus that series' winking self-awareness.

Jan 8, 2019 | Full Review…

Writer David O'Leary has created a stylish, slick and interesting take on a subject matter that has never lacked coverage in film and television.

Apr 2, 2019 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

Perhaps it would be best for everyone involved if Project Blue Book were locked away in a vault, like many a mysterious aircraft could very well be right now in Area 51.

Jan 10, 2019 | Full Review…

Anyone who's watched McDonough on Justified or his turns on Arrow and Legends of Tomorrow is well aware how much fun the actor can be to watch.

Jan 9, 2019 | Full Review…

Overall the series holds promise as a connector to a true life trek into the possibly paranormal.

Jan 9, 2019 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

Even if it's less nuanced than The Americans and a bit cornier than The X-Files, Project Blue Book has a pulpy energy that carries it over its rougher patches.

Jan 9, 2019 | Full Review…

Project Blue Book already has me hooked, and I appreciate the real-life cases on which each episode is based. It gives viewers a thought-provoking authenticity to the story being told.

Jan 9, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Robert Zemeckis has crafted a period-setting UFO-investigative series that's polished and well-crafted but uninspired. It keeps more towards the well-worn paths rather than trying to carve out its own niche.

Jan 8, 2019 | Rating: 6/10 | Full Review…

Project Blue Book is not only a retread, it's a boring retread to boot.

Jan 8, 2019 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Project Blue Book: Season 1

  • Jul 09, 2020
    Melhor série do momento ... Não pode acabar.
  • Jun 04, 2020
    A brilliant combination of great writing, believable and likeable characters (even the bad guys!), fantastic locations, pristine cinematography, attention to detail, perfect balance of actual UFO reports and drama. Best show of it's kind since The X Files.
  • Jun 02, 2020
    excellent actors and very good immersion in the 50's. It was always a great moment to watch the episodes. Very sorry to hear the show was cancelled, the last episode on season 2 remains on a cliffhanger and it's very sad to see that the producers don't finish their job with a season 3.
  • May 30, 2020
    we need season 3 ASAP
  • May 26, 2020
    LOVED THIS SHOW! Great characters, character development, well written stories, incredible and believable acting. This show has a way of challenging how you think and understand things as an adult, but also brings out the child in you as the characters take you on these marvelous and fantastic journeys!
  • May 23, 2020
    Kept me on the edge of my seat wanting to know what was going to happen next. I hated when it came to the end of the episode because I wanted to keep watching but that just got me excited for the next week's episode. Honestly, not a lot of show do that or have done that for me.
  • May 19, 2020
    Amazing show, one of the best UFO series.
  • May 15, 2020
    The next X-files! The show focuses more on UFO sightings and abductions. The chemistry between the two main characters is to die for. Definitely with the watch!
  • May 14, 2020
    I've never liked sci-fi movies, but this series completely changed my mind. "Blue Book Project" has everything I need: exciting episodes, a wonderful cast, great graphics (despite the relatively modest budget), an atmospheric and epic soundtrack. I had watched the entire first season almost in a day. It was very difficult to stop!
  • May 12, 2020
    Best show since X Files. I always look forward to the case they work on every week.

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