IN REVIEW: PROJECT BLUE BOOK: SEASON 2 – Broken Arrow

When a strange plane goes missing in the Canadian wilderness, Hynek and Quinn set off to find it...

Synopsis: When a strange plane goes missing in the Canadian wilderness, Hynek and Quinn set off to find it and retrieve its missing cargo, but they encounter several potential dangers along the way to ensure the cargo is never found by outside people.

The Story

Quinn is temporarily relieved of his duty due to his relationship with Susie Miller. Project Blue Book’s future is looking rather suspect, but when Hynek visits Quinn with the chance to unofficially investigate a suspected UFO sighting in Canada. Quinn jumps at the chance. As they arrive they are greeted by Vice Marshall Christopher Thomas (Michael Shanks) who plays them a recording from the last radio transmissions of a suspected US cargo plane that went down near where the UFO was sighted. With this information, Quinn and Hynek set about investigating and fly a seaplane near where the cargo plane went down. Having spotted a piece of the plane Quinn lands so they can have a look around, which is when they find a survivor who turns out to be Russian. As the story develops we learn that a Russian Bomber plane was flying over with a nuclear bomb, which turns out not to be so nuclear. But we don’t really get any definitive answers about the UFO.

The Acting

Michael Shanks makes a welcome guest appearance as Vice Marshall Christopher Thomas who is Hynek and Quinns Canadian contact with regards to the sighting and mysterious plane crash. Shanks does a pretty good job of being an officer in the Canadian Airforce but didn’t really get a massive amount of screen time, but hopefully, he will somehow become a recurring character in future series. We get another appearance from Caspar Phillipson as John F. Kennedy towards the end of the episode where he asks Hynek and Quinn to investigate the appearance of mysterious triangular craft that appeared from under the water. My guess is that this will feature as the main story of next week’s season finale. Where we will hopefully get more about JFK’s involvement with Blue Book.

Overall

A pretty good episode, which serves the purpose of getting Quin and Hynek reinstated and Blue Book up and running again after things have stalled for a while. It was fun to see the Generals getting rather frustrated at the fact that Susie Miller would not talk and it will be interesting to see where that goes. Especially given that they now have two Russian Pilots in custody thanks to Hynek and Quinn’s little Canadian adventure.

9.4
PROJECT BLUE BOOK: SEASON 2 – Broken Arrow
  • Story
    9.2
  • Acting
    9.6
  • CGI & Stunts
    9.4
  • Incidental Music
    9.5

Ian Cullen is the founder of scifipulse.net and has been a fan of science fiction and fantasy from birth. In the past few years he has written for 'Star Trek' Magazine as well as interviewed numerous comics writers, television producers and actors for the SFP-NOW podcast at: www.scifipulseradio.com When he is not writing for scifipulse.net Ian enjoys playing his guitar, studying music, watching movies and reading his comics. Ian is both the founder and owner of scifipulse.net You can contact ian at: ian@scifipulse.net
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