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Project UFO


A fact-based series about U.S.A.F inquiries into reported sighting of unidentified flying objects. Like Jack Webb's past efforts. "Project
U.F.O." is based on actual incidents, the files of the Air Force's now cancelled Project Blue Book. Blue Book, created in 1947, investigated more than 12.000 reported UFO sightings. By the time the Air Force shut it down in 1969. only 701 of the reports were still unexplained.
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Episode Info

Final: 2x13 -- Sighting 4014: The Wild Blue Yonder Incident (Jul/19/1979)


A pilot student sights a UFO and decides to chase it. She swears she saw the object but no one believes it and she faces expulsion.
Cast
William Jordan (2)William Jordan (2)
As Maj. Jake Gatlin (S01)
Edward WinterEdward Winter
As Capt. Ben Ryan (S02)
Caskey SwaimCaskey Swaim
As Staff Sgt. Harry Fitz
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Recaps
1x12: Sighting 4012: The Rock and Hard Place Incident recap: Maj. Jake Gatlin and Staff Sgt. Harry have a UFO sighting of their own. In trying to prove they really saw a flying saucer, they come to a startling conclusion... read more.

1x11: Sighting 4011: The Doll House Incident recap: Alien beings offer a strange lotus-shaped loaf of bread to an elderly caretaker in exchange for a jug of water, in "Sighting 4011: The Doll House Incident," on "Project UFO" .
Carl Youngstrom, a caretaker for senatorial candidate Frederick Flanagan, is working on a doll house for his granddaughter when his room is filled with the "heavenly glow" of an alien craft.
Stepping outside to investigate, Youngstrom is confronted by two aliens, who proffer an alabaster jug they wished filled with water. In
exchange, they offer a lotus-shaped loaf of bread which they want him to eat. He saves part of it as physical evidence of the encounter... read more.

1x9: Sighting 4009: The French Incident recap: While driving through a small French village, the son of an American envoy disappears into a hovering, other worldly craft as his wife watches in horror. Gatlin and Fitz travel to
France on orders from the White House to investigate into the abduction... read more.

1x8: Sighting 4008: The Desert Springs Incident recap: An immense flying object pursues theatrical agent Dave Chapman and motion picture writer Mike Kirby as they ride down from the top of a mountain in an aerial tram at the California resort of Desert Springs, in "Sighting 4008: The Desert Springs Incident," on Jack Webb's fact-based "Project UFO". The vehicle, over 100 feet in diameter with a red-hot underside, appears to be attacking the tram. When the power fails and the men are trapped halfway down the mountain, the UFO bathes them in an intense while light.
Major Jake Gatlin and Sergeant Harry Fitz investigate the sighting. They also took into the case of elderly Emma Smith. She claims
she has been offered a trip to Venus by two "aliens." She says they promise to take her to her husband... read more.

1x3: Sighting 4003: The Fremont Incident recap: The actual sighting and chase of an undentified flying object by "Project U.F.O." producer Col. William T. Coleman, USAF (Retired) is recreated in "Sighting 4003: The Fremont Incident" on NBC-TVs fact-based "Project U.F.O.".
Major Jake Gatlin (William Jordan) recalls the time he sighted a silvery disk and chased it in a B-25 bomber. He tells his Project Blue
Book partner, S-Sgt. Harry Fitz (Caskey Swaim) how he got to within one-eighth of a mile of the object, which was 60 feet in diameter and 10 feet thick at its center. The incident is based on an actual sighting of a UFO by Colonel Coleman in 1954. That sighting remains unexplained to this day. Coleman was named head of the Air Force's Project Blue Book — Force's Project Blue Book — which investigates UFO sightings — in 1961.
Also, black police officer Robert Lee Armstrong (Rod Perry) is ridiculed by friends and other cops when he says he saw the landing of a strange, alien craft from which two figures resembling human astronauts emerged... read more.
Crew

Creator: Harold Jack Bloom
Executive Producer: Jack Webb
Associate Producer: Robert M. Leeds
Casting: Lane Allan
Music: Nelson Riddle
Set Decorator: Richard Friedman (2), Don Greenwood, Jr.
Director of Photography: Robert H. Wyckoff
Art Director: Robert Kinoshita
Production Manager: Kevin Donnelly (2)
Film Editor: Michael Berman (2)

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Recurring Guests

Olan Soule as George La Tourette (3 eps)
Robert Patten as Capt. Selvidge (3 eps)
Gary Crosby as Maynard Timmons (2 eps)
Virginia Gregg as Greta Marshall (2 eps)
Fred Holliday as Chuck Ryerson (2 eps)
Vic Perrin as Pete (2 eps)
Joyce Brothers as Dr. Paulson (2 eps)
Lou Frizzell as Alex Marshall (2 eps)
Malachi Throne as Dr. Forrest (2 eps)
Linda Foster as Kristie Shields (2 eps)

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Warning: Project UFO guide may contain spoilers
Classification: Documentary
Genre: Drama | Mystery | Sci-Fi
Status: Canceled/Ended
Network: NBC ( USA)
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: February 19, 1978
Ended: July 19, 1979
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