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J. Allen Hynek

Posted by R. Berg on June 13, 2003

In Reply to: J. Allen Hynek posted by Bruce Kahl on June 12, 2003

: : "... Steven Spielber's close Encounters of the Third Kind, which also drew heavily on the services of a *renowned extra-cinematic "expert" - professional urologist J. Allen Hynek * - and hose release in 1978 was greeted with scarcely less awe than one would expect should a real UFO land next to the United Nations headquarters and begin dictating revelations to the General Assembly."

: : I know Allen Hynek was a kind of advisor in the UFO subject, but I don't understand this urologist thing about him. Is it a kind of a joke? as far as I know He studied Astronomy.

: : by Extra-cinematic, does he mean outside the world of cinema?

: : most grateful as always
: : Miri

: He is a ufologist--one who studies UFOs.
: Main Entry: ufol·o·gy
: Pronunciation: yü-'fä-l&-jE
: Function: noun
: Usage: often capitalized UFO
: Etymology: UFO + -logy
: Date: 1959
: : the study of unidentified flying objects
: - ufo·log·i·cal /"yü-f&-'lä-ji-k&l/ adjective, often capitalized UFO
: - ufol·o·gist /yü-'fä-l&-jist/ noun, often capitalized UFO

And, yes, "extracinematic" means outside cinema.