The trailers for the History Channel's upcoming ten-episode series Project Blue Book isn't called a documentary, which is understandable because the trailer makes it look like a stunning new sci-fi movie about an invasion in the 1950s!
Watch the trailer and you'll see what I mean.
_________ New UFO Drama Series "Project Blue Book"
But wait a minute, this series is produced by the History channel, not the so-called SyFy (channel), and the trailer ends with the four-word phrase, "Based on true events". We should bare in mind that Earth vs the Flying Saucers has this in the opening credits.
I have Major Keyhoe's book sitting on my coffee table right now.
Also, consider this.
Look closely at the poster. It took me a moment to realize that we're not seeing a saucer above the road in front of the car. It's actually the rear view mirror (attached to the windshield, something that 1950s cars didn't have), and it's shaped like a saucer instead of a rectangular rear view mirror.
The reflection in the mirror shows us the strange lights above the road behind the car, but at first glance it looks like a saucer with chrome-like underside.[
Now seriously, does anybody believe that the poster isn't inspired by the scene from Earth vs the Flying Saucers shown in my mock up below?
Just for fun, I checked to see if the car in Earth vs the Flying Saucers had a rear view mirror.
Result: it did, and it didn't. Naturally there was no rear view mirror in the car "set" used for filming the interior —
And while checking out that trivial detail, I noticed another trivial detail. When the car stops, the seat covers change color! The car "set" has a dark gray interior, but the actually car's interior is white.
Bud Brewster - All Sci-Fi