6.29.9: Bruce Rux (Vol.2) on BoA:Audio :: Preview
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THIS WEEK: Bruce Rux, Hollywood v. the Aliens, Part Two of a Trilogy
The Rux Trilogy continues into the middle installment of our marathon coversation with Bruce Rux, author of Hollywood v. the Aliens.
In Volume Two (The Program), we'll talk about Star Trek, Gene Roddenberry & The Nine, The X-Files, Doctor Who, The Quartermass Trilogy, the James Bond films, and a ton of other sci fi, UFO, & esoteric films and how these entertainment offerings fit into the UFO "education program" that Bruce sees at work throughout the last few decades. We'll find out if there were similaries or differences in how the UK and the US handled UFOs on film & TV and also how the entertainment coming out of Japan reflected their take on the phenomenon.
We'll also discuss how the Jimmy Carter presidency ushered in a whole new era of pro-UFO films, such as Close Encounters of the Third Kind and Superman, as well as the anti-UFO films of the Carter era such as Dean Koontz's Demon Seed and Alien, the transition to Reagan as president and how it changed the portrayal of UFOs and aliens in films and TV shows, plus the emergence of "magazine" style programs such as In Search Of.
Covering an absolute wealth of TV programs and films with a UFO bent, we dig beneath the surface and look at what really may have been going on in a variety of sci fi institutions.
NEXT WEEK: Bruce Rux, Hollywood v. the Aliens, Part Three of a Trilogy
BoA:Audio concludes our Rux Trilogy with the final installment, subtitled "The Post-Script." In this edition, we'll wrap up our discussion on Hollywood v. the Aliens and find out about UFO-related entertainment offerings of the George Bush & Bill Clinton years, culminating in the publication of Bruce's book in 1997. We'll examine the big picture implications of the "UFO education" program, if it exists, and how it may effect future attempts by those "in the know" to disclose the reality of UFOs.
From there, we'll get Bruce's perspective on how things have shaped up since the book came out, what he thinks of a variey of films and TV shows from '97-'09, including the reality TV boom, and where he sees things headed into the future. Plus, we'll cover some of the stuff that may have fallen through the cracks in previous installments, such as The Manchurian Candidate. We'll also find out more about where Bruce has been these last 9 years and what he may be working on now.
Films & programs discussed in this installment include Capricorn One, ET, Red Dawn, Men In Black, Independence Day, Starship Troopers, Contact, Mission to Mars, Battlefield Earth, Ghosts of Mars, Signs, Stargate SG1, Lost, Steven Spielberg's Taken miniseries, movies based on esoteric events like Fire in the Sky, and a whole bunch more.
It's the conclusion of a remarkable conversation with a truly amazing researcher, Bruce Rux, finishing up our look at what he sees as an ongoing, five decade plus, program aimed at shaping what people think about the UFO phenomenon.