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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2007 2:54 pm 
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Thanks to the magic of Tivo, I will soon be watching that classic 1991 episode of the sitcom "Wings", where one of the flying Hackett brothers sees a UFO and tries to report it to the FAA. I remember watching this one as a kid and it will be interesting to see how it holds up.

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Shockingly poignant on a number of levels, this one was.

It covered fear of ridicule, potential government coverups, the foolishness of UFO groups, and the sensationalism of the media.

I'd classify its depiction of UFOs as "fair", though it pulled a swerve as it made the local UFO group out to be normal at first and then crazy at the end.

It hit the ridicule factor spot on, as all the co-workers at the airport shit on the Hackett brothers for seeing a UFO, except yokel Lowell, who claimed his aunt was abducted but even he didn't believe her (cue laugh track).

The FAA was portrayed as shady and dismissive of the UFO story.

They also made a big point of how reporting a UFO could hurt the Sandpiper Air, since no one would want to fly on the airline if the pilots saw a UFO.

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I used to watch that show all the time but don't remember that one. I can't believe that show is actually that old, time really goes by quick. :shock:


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