Project Blue Book
his theories on alien visitation changed over the years, his basic opinion never wavered.
“I think, certainly starting out, Hynek thought that … the idea of this as an actual physical craft coming from somewhere else was pretty unlikely,” Gillen says. “But he did have these other beliefs. … The idea that there are other dimensions or that there’s a veil between this world and something else. I know this seems pretty farfetched, but is it impossible as anything? I don’t know. I don’t know what they are either.”
Joining Gillen in the cast is Neal McDonough (Legends of Tomorrow), who portrays Gen. James Harding, a perceptive general responsible for heading Project Blue Book. As a devout Christian, McDonough’s view of the world is based on the Bible. But working on Project Blue Book has made him think.
“What if there was another plan? What if there are other things out there? I look at the sky now with my kids and my wife and I think differently after doing a show like this,” McDonough The show premiered last week and airs at 10 p.m. Tuesdays on the History Channel. said. “… The amazing thing about what History has done with (executive producer) Robert Zemeckis is they put together this show that makes us think.
“And to have a show like that give us pause and think what else is out there. Are there other things? I love that about this show and I think that’s what the audience is really going to gravitate towards.”
As to whether or not UFOs are real, McDonough says the more important point to remember is the public is fascinated with the subject. He calls the curiosity about whether there is something out there is just part of being human.
WATCH THIS Laura Mennell and Aiden Gillen play Mimi and Dr. Allen Hynek in ProjectBlue Book.