Paul talks about how there was serious media and science interest in UFOs decades ago, but seemingly this trend has dried up in recent years and why that has happened. He discusses what he calls "The Condon Effect" and how it had a terrible effect on Ufology. He also talks about how Ufology's attachment to Roswell and alien abductions throughout the last 20 years has hurt the field. He talks about how present day Ufology drives away mainstream scientists.
We discuss where the ultimate answer to the UFO riddle may come from. Paul advises Ufology on what it should be doing to generate interest and advance the field. From there, we move on to talk about why Paul doesn't believe in a grand conspiracy behind keeping the UFO phenomenon secret. He also discusses why the government may be sitting on some UFO information from the general population.
From there, we talk about Ufology on the Internet and we get Paul's take on it, including what sites he thinks are good resources for UFO research. He also talks about the problems of Ufology on the Internet and also some of the more promising developments, including podcasting and sites like youtube. Paul tells us about Jim Moseley, a well known figure amongst hardcore Ufology followers, but rather unknown to the more modern, general audience.
We wrap up the "big picture" discussion with an in-depth talk of Ufology's next generation, including why there doesn't seem to be much interest from the young generation in the UFO phenomenon. Paul talks about how the Ufological community repels younger newcomers as well as women with an interest in the UFO phenomenon. He compares Ufology to Big Band Music and tells us what he thinks is the "Rock and Roll" of esoterica today.
Paul previews "Fields of Fear", his documentary that is similar to "Stanton T. Friedman is Real", but profiling a cattle mutiliation researcher. He also gives an in-depth preview of his other upcoming film "Best Evidence : Top 10 UFO Cases".
After winning multiple scholarships and awards - including the University Medal in History at both Acadia University and the University of Dundee, and the CLB Award at Dalhousie Law School - Paul graduated from Acadia in 1989 with an Honours Degree in History and Political Science, and in 1992 from Dalhousie with an LL.B. After working for the Nova Scotia Film Development Corporation and Salter Street Films, and as a consultant on film and television to the governments of Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland, Paul founded Redstar Films Limited in 1999. His work as a producer and director since includes documentaries for networks including CBC, Vision, Bravo, SCN and Space: The Imagination Station, as well as the television series The Classical Now. Paul is a member of the Nova Scotia Barristers Society and the Society of Composers Authors and Publishers. He served as President of the Nova Scotia Film and Television Producers Association from 2002 to 2004, and is currently a member of the Film Advisory Committee for the Province of Nova Scotia.
His website is www.redstarfilms.blogspot.com/