PROJECT BLUE BOOK – Season 2 Episode 10 – SPOILERS
Susie (Ksenia Solo) and Mimi (Laura Mennell) in what looks like a classic confrontation between East and West with the Generals between in the background.
NATO’s fleet in the North Atlantic is plagued with UFO sightings which the fleet commander attributes to the Russians, causing him to set a course dangerously close to Soviet waters. Hynek and Quinn must prove the extraterrestrial (or at least non-Soviet) nature of these craft to prevent World War III. The first question that comes to mind is: What are these ETs thinking? Having observed human military activities throughout World War II, they must be aware of how people will respond to their sudden and uncommunicative appearance in such a situation. Are they trying to start a war? Continue reading →
Mishka (Ksenia Solo) looks both irritated and disappointed when Rizzuto pulls a gun on her.
A lot of this episode is a cute story about how Hynek and Quinn dealt with The Robertson Panel, which was an attempt by the CIA to take complete control of UFO investigations by shutting down Project Blue Book. The panel first met on 14 January 1953 and completed its deliberations a few days later, just before President Eisenhower took office. It was told by Mimi (Laura Mennell) to a reporter (Catherine Lough Haggquist) on the set of CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND (on which Hynek worked as a consultant in 1976). The tale involves magician and apparent con man David Dubrovsky (Bronson Pinchot) who shows up on the eve of the Panel with a story of meeting aliens. He knows about the Panel and about the July 1952 UFOs in D.C. “I’m here to help you,” Dubrovsky tells Hynek — and eventually he does just that, though not in the way that Hynek expected to be helped. Dubrovsky doesn’t have a beard, and doesn’t walk with a cane, but he’s more than a little bit like Kris Kringle in MIRACLE ON 34th STREET. Continue reading →
The Fixer (Ian Tracey), having kidnapped Hynek, allows him to call home (under supervision) to reassure his wife that he’s all right. Hynek tells Mimi to kiss Joel goodnight for him, and that tips her that something’s wrong, since Joel hates being kissed goodnight. Mimi calls Quinn and tells him that Hynek’s in trouble. Quinn goes to Daniel Banks (Jerod Haynes) and explains the situation, suggesting that Rebecca (the clairvoyant from the last episode) might be able to help. Rebecca (Hayley McLaughlin) scribbles a lot and makes a multi-layered picture of the artifact that Hynek stole for The Fixer in Episode 1.6. When Rebecca draws the alien artifact in layers, does that indicate that the device is naturally divided that way? It might give a hint to how the thing functions. Continue reading →