Musings, Project Blue Book, Science-Fiction

Project Blue Book and Modern Myth in America—Part II

From before the dawn of recorded history, the peoples of the world relied on myth to explain the earthly phenomena they observed around them. You may recognize some of the more popular texts collecting these myths as they evolved from oral histories: Popol Vuh (Mayan), Kalevala (Finnish), The Odyssey and The Iliad (Greek), The Nibelungenlied… Continue reading Project Blue Book and Modern Myth in America—Part II

Project Blue Book, Science-Fiction, Television

Project Blue Book and Modern Myth in America—Part I

With only a few aired episodes under its belt, History Channel’s new offering, Project Blue Book, has, for me, shifted from questionable program on my list of DVR timers to one verging on essential. Starring Aiden Gillen (Petyr "Littlefinger" Baelish from HBO’s Game of Thrones) as Dr. Josef Allen Hynek, this historical drama takes as… Continue reading Project Blue Book and Modern Myth in America—Part I

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Science-Fiction, Television

Lost in Space (2018)

This past weekend, The Wife and I watched the first season of Netflix's re-imagining of creator Irwin Allen's 1960s sci-fi television series of the same name. Neither one of us came away disappointed. Netflix's Lost in Space follows the lead of previous re-imaginings of other movies and television shows - it steers more toward serious,… Continue reading Lost in Space (2018)