At this point, it became obvious to all on board that the show was dramatically changing, and would not reflect the title it was promoting. For this and many other reasons too numerous and unrelated to mention here, many of the show's other prominent individuals began to slowly withdraw, such as Emenegger, Curt Brubaker and Tracy Torme.
"UFO Cover-Up? Live!" had the potential for being one of the most powerful and impacting pieces of its type ever aired. However, the producer did everything in his power to insure that didn't occur. The show's greatest enemy was perhaps no the producer, per se, but the fear and paranoia induced within him. Is it only by chance that his paranoia became more obvious after the aforementioned meetings with "Condor" and "Falcon"?
From a viewer's standpoint, the show was rather pitiful. It dragged, was incredibly redundant, never really got to the point and was painfully studded with such professional gaffes as a set of horrid glowing pyramids and supposedly live dialog by in studio guests all obviously reading off teleprompters--except for the skeptics. All of this was the result of the producer's re- orientation.
Just prior to the live studio airing, consultants Bill Moore, Jaime Shandera and Bob Emenegger were so annoyed with the producer's altered behavior that they began playing practical jokes on him right on the set, just to demonstrate how intensely they disliked how they and the show were being mishandled.
So if there's anyone you wish to blame for being deprived of what was promised, or why the show was more of a sedative than an eye-opening dramatic look at what's actually been transpiring in ufology, don't blame the original writer, the director, the associate or segment producers, who all knew their jobs and did them superbly. The producer's paranoid state of mind and resultant change of attitude should catch the flak. The question is, why did he suddenly change? Just what influences caused it?
In actuality, it would have been really interesting and exciting had the CIA, NSA or MJ-12 (presupposing the latter actually exists) infiltrated the production and attempted to manipulate the show. At least that would have put some excitement into it. It should be noted that later the producer was visited by a local FBI agent--a story that has been confirmed--apparently to discuss the show and it's contents. The reason for this aftermath visit is not known to this writer or the show's other production members, but it along with the repeated visits by "Falcon" and "Condor" may have also contributed to the wild rumors, which still continue to plague the field. As Tracy Torme once joked, "If someone's mustache is crooked, MJ-12 must be sending a secret message!"
Perhaps the next time around, assuming there will be one, the right production company will hire the right producer. And perhaps that producer will give the show the proper guidance and vitalization to convey the truth as opposed to a limited and perhaps
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