Late 1960's flicks like 2001: A Space Odyssey and the original Planet Of The Apes kinda/sorta christened much of theatrical SciFi with greater respect from critics, and some of that acclaim helped to fuel so much of the early 70's features. Soylent Green and Logan's Run kept the interest of academia high, and then 1977's Star Wars doused gasoline on an already burning flame.
When Hollywood sees a good thing, then inevitably some suit decides to try to achieve a measure of return by giving television audiences a chance to explore their fanaticisms weekly, and this led to a handful of good properties turning up all over the dial ... and who remembers Project U.F.O.?
It lasted only for two shortened seasons (thirteen episodes each), and -- for better or for worse -- it never really had the level of storytelling that would interest anyone more than the casual SciFi fan. UFOs and tales of abduction didn't quite come into their heyday until Fox TV's The X-Files pushed the envelope with more intelligent stories of EBEs and what their visits may or may not mean for all of mankind; but Project U.F.O. still tried hard to be something special for those tuning in.
So here's another housekeeping post for the day: all listings of the program's run are now up and running in the Daily Citations. You'll see 'em when you see 'em ... and -- if you're interested -- there are some episodes of the show up on YouTube.com. You might wanna check 'em out on your own as time permits.
As always, thanks for reading ... and live long and prosper!