Project Blue Book (2019– )
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The Washington Merry-Go-Round 

Washington D.C. is invaded by UFOs, and Hynek and Quinn must uncover the true nature of the threat before it's too late.


Alex Graves


David O'Leary (created by), David O'Leary

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Aidan Gillen ... Dr. J. Allen Hynek
Michael Malarkey ... Captain Michael Quinn
Laura Mennell ... Mimi Hynek
Ksenia Solo ... Susie Miller
Michael Harney ... General Hugh Valentine (as Michael J. Harney)
Neal McDonough ... General James Harding
Bob Gunton ... President Harry S. Truman
Nicholas Holmes Nicholas Holmes ... Joel Hynek
Robert John Burke ... William Fairchild
Ian Tracey ... The Fixer
Kurt Evans ... Jack Smith
Nick Fontaine ... Airplane Captain
Brendon Zub ... Radar Tech
Fred Henderson ... Congressman Daniels
Tom Tasse ... Congressman Mahaffey


Getting advance notification from his mysterious acquaintance, Allen drags Quinn out onto the National Mall in Washington, DC where they, and the plethora of others going about their business on the mall, witness the next appearance of the speeding lights. To avert public panic, the defense and military chiefs, including the Commander-in-Chief himself, assign Allen and Quinn as the Blue Book leads to handle the public relations, their job to place a logical spin on what is behind the lights. This task is despite both Allen and now Quinn knowing that the lights are not "Russian" and are not yet explainable. Behind closed doors, both Valentine and Harding are determined to place the blame on the Russians, against who they are trying to convince the President to take a retaliatory strike. Allen and Quinn have their own individual next steps, which they largely do not divulge to each other or to their political masters, Allen who plans to meet the mysterious man again, and Quinn who has ... Written by Huggo

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12 March 2019 (USA) See more »

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Did You Know?


Out in front of the Washington Monument when the second sightings were reported, there are two college students throwing a frisbee, this is not correct in the timeline, Frisbee were first mass produced in 1957 by Wham-O and before that they were called Pluto Platters, they were not readily available so the students are using a red disc that looks like a Frisbee or just a foreshadowing device for the audience. See more »


Professor Hynek's contact gave him a five-digit street number for a meeting. Presumably that is a Washington, DC address since no city was named. Street numbers in Washington, DC only go up to four digits. See more »


Dr. J. Allen Hynek: The secretary is dead?
General Hugh Valentine: Official story is engine fire.
Captain Michael Quinn: Official story?
General James Harding: It was a Russian hit. It's bad enough they fly by our capital, this is an act or war carried out on our sovereign territory.
Dr. J. Allen Hynek: Are you saying that you have definitive proof of that?
General James Harding: You know, Professor, I have been more than patient with your bullshit. But why don't you ask Captain Quinn what happens to soldiers when you disobey orders during wartime?
Dr. J. Allen Hynek: I apologize, General. I hadn't realized we were at war or that you were ...
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10/10. Extremely entertaining !
13 March 2019 | by johnchimbakisSee all my reviews

I can't wait until season 2.

All of the cast are just amazing. Great story lines, plots and subplots.

I think slowly building on the Men In Black storyline sets the stage for season 2

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