Posted by: WebHobbit | February 7, 2019

UFOs & a Hobbit’s nostalgia

We just watched the first episode of the History Channel’s “Project Blue Book”:


It was pretty good. I wonder how many remember the first series? Like the new series it was very loosely based on the actual Air Force Project Blue Book:

My Dad and I watched that show religiously when it originally aired…I was 10 years old.I will NEVER forget that opening sequence “…Ezekiel saw the wheel”.

It was called “Project UFO” and only made it 2 seasons in the late 1970’s:


The new show has some promise. Aside from the drama and sci-fi (not to mention excellent acting by Aidan Gillen -Game of Throne’s own Littlefinger!) what struck me was how GREAT stuff used to be built back before the US shifted nearly all our manufacturing to China and other countries. This is not a new revelation but I often get these kind of nostalgic feelings and memories when I see shows/movies set in the America of my childhood (and even more so eras before I was born in 1968). I’m talking about almost everything from furniture, lamps to appliances and printed media. We are of course more technologically advanced now but we certainly have lost some build quality..craftsmanship and I don’t know -SOUL?

Fortunately much of that old furniture was so solidly OVERBUILT that it’s still around today. Some of it can be had for VERY little money. I’m sitting at an old school teacher’s desk right now I picked up for $10.00 at a local auction. I replaced one loose screw, cleaned it up and it’s nearly as good as new. I’m not sure what year this is from but it’s real oak, fairly heavy and I love it.


  1. I loved the first show of the 70’s I haven’t had a chance to see the new one yet. But I’m looking forward to it.


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