'Project Blue Book': Dr. J. Allen Hynek is in the center of an alien consipracy in History Channel's teaser
Alongwith his skeptical partner, Captain Quinn, Hynek will unravel the biggest controversy in the history of scientific investigation.
History Channel is about to disclose one of the world's most well-known scientist's plight in its upcoming Robert Zemeckis-produced show, 'Project Blue Book'. Starring Aidan Gillen, ('Game of Thrones') as Dr. Allen Hynek and Michael Malarkey ('The Vampire Diaries') as Captain Michael Quinn, the series will bring back the highly classified incidents that led to the formation of the controversial Project Blue Book in 1952 but collapsed in 1969 when evidence failed to turn in the favor of what scientists were expecting to be UFO interventions.
In the center of this extremely controversial project was Dr. Hynek, then the 37-year-old director ofOhio State University’s McMillin Observatory, whose experiences cannot be described as anything but being at the right place at the right time. In the teaser for the show, which has been shared by History Channel, Hynek is seen positioned in the center of the mystery surrounding the highly classified alien encounters that took America by the throat in the early '50s. The teaser opens with Gillen introducing himself as the doctor who is a member of Project Blue Book, who, as he claims, "investigate unidentified aerial phenomena."
The teaser soon hears the doctor asking to hear a pilot's story (most probably based on the businessman and civilian pilot, Kenneth Arnold, who had reportedly encountered a bizarre incident in 1947 wherein he allegedly saw at least nine objects flying right across the sky through Washington's Mount Rainier) and it leads to a series of flashing scenes all of which highlight characters who have had some probable encounters with otherworldly beings. The clip also gives us a glimpse of the unlikely partnership between the doctor, who was an optimist, and Captain Quinn, who was more of a realist and did not believe in anything that he did not see.
Gillen, who is best known for his roles in shows like 'Game of Thrones' and 'Peaky Blinders', had earlier admitted that Hynek's story was one of the most compelling factors for him to do the show. Speaking with IGN, the actor had revealed, "For somebody who joined the US Air Force as a scientific advisor, to ultimately become the person who sets up the Center for UFO Studies, and a leading figure in that world, and still retain his credibility as a scientist... He wasn’t a quack who was convinced human beings were visited daily by little green men, you know? That’s really interesting."
Capt. Quinn and Dr. Hynek tackle cases inspired by seminal #UFO sightings, all while a larger government conspiracy is at play. Join their investigation on #ProjectBlueBook, Tuesday, January 8 on @History. pic.twitter.com/7JDdIXRL4x— PROJECT BLUE BOOK (@HistoryBlueBook) December 20, 2018
The show, just like in real life, will see Hynek being recruited by the US Air Force to spearhead the investigation of the UFO. However, the doctor soon finds out that the government is unwilling to let people know the truth out of fear for hysteria. Moreover, the doctor is soon compelled to join hands with the overly skeptical Captain Quinn, who is chiefly based on Edward J. Ruppelt, an Air Force Captain who oversaw Project Blue Book and its predecessor, Project Grudge.
While Hynek remained optimistic about the project, Quinn was never satisfied with any result. Malarkey has, in fact, stated, "He’s been used to dealing with meatheads and people who are just barking orders. And it’s the first time he’s had to go in depth and chat back and forth with another person. He’s been used to working alone. And I think he’s realizing, as time goes by that, yeah, he actually is interested. "
We will know more about this unusually interesting partnership when the show releases on January 8, 2019, at 10 p.m. ET/9 CT.