Blue Book Becomes Tawdry

DATELINE: Hanging Around Hangar 18

Either the series Project Blue Book is headed for some kind of big cliffhanger at Hangar 18, or the show will be dead on arrival for season 3.

We have to admit that it has grown more tawdry and grotesque in its unpleasantness. Whether Quinn and Dr. Hyneck are truly allies, or mistrustful double agents, we know the two General Nuisances are Cold Warriors of the first stripe. They are out after the guy who seems to oppose the McCarthy anti-communists and are dupes of UFOs.

This week a JFK impersonator showed up to prove that the CIA is likely behind a plot that will emerge to assassinate the president. He wants to stay in touch with Hyneck (Aiden Gillen), which is a sure sign we are headed for a big ending in two weeks.

On top of that, all the story arcs came together conveniently with our Russian double agent in stiletto heels who has been playing Hyneck’s wife and Captain Quinn (Michael Malarkey) in the bedroom. She shoots another Soviet agent in Hyneck’s living room and is taken away by police.

If this stuff is based on the true cases of Hyneck, we have missed quite a bit in the history books, or the History Channel is the main purveyor of the truth.

When the CIA is dispensing LSD to Kennedy’s secret aide, we sort of see the writing on the wall, if not the script. Of course, Kennedy was interested in UFOs and was a friend of the suicide Secretary under Truman (fictionalized in this series like so much else).

Caspar Phillipson who played JFK in many films, is here again as the President.

If you want the truth to set you free, you simply head to Wright Patterson and look in the Blue Room, which we presume will be next week.