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renobe



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Project U.F.O.      Fri Apr 13, 2007 2:38 am Reply with quote

You did not have, "Project U.F.O." (1978) listed. This was a series with very decent ratings which should have kept it on the air longer than it was.
 
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Project U.F.O.      Fri Apr 13, 2007 10:28 am Reply with quote

Project U.F.O. ran one season for 26 episodes. It was the last TV series produced by Jack Webb's (Dragnet) "Mark IV Productions" company.

The series was sagging in the ratings at the end of the first season. It disappointed Ofologists as most of the episodes ended with the sighting being explained as an airplane, weather balloon, etc.

Jack Webb also used the same tempo as all of his series for this show. A "no-nonsense", very serious approach. That didn't work well with this type of show which could have been more exciting.

The strength of Project U.F.O. was that it explained to a public that was "alien crazed" how there can be logical explanations for what a large number of people think they saw. Lawyers and judges have always known that eye witness evidence is the most unreliable, whereas the average person thinks it's the best type of evidence.

There were a few (of the highest rated) episodes where no explanation could be found. The higher rating of those episodes, I think, shows what type of U.F.O. series is most popular. Those episodes did mention, however, that no logical explanation does not mean proof of alien visitations.

The series did get high ratings in the beginning, probably due to the interesting subject matter, but the fact that most episodes gave logical explanations probably turned off most of the potential audience. That's my guess anyway.

There are lots of series we don't have at the site. We prefer to go into more depth on the most popular series and there are, unfortunately, only so many hours in a day. We have only a few people working part time on the site.

Thanks for your interest!
 
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Project U.F.O.      Fri Apr 13, 2007 1:51 pm Reply with quote

All I can say is this is the only show an the vain of shows like the Twilight Zone, Star Track, The Outer Limits, The Invaders, that ever broke in the top twenty highest rated shows.
You also do not get a highly rated show by having a microscopic few UFO fanatics watching a show. Even at it's lowest point it out did the other SF shows.
 
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