Remote Viewing: Using TV to improve understanding and awareness

New TV series project is adventure into unusual and ‘transcendent’ phenomena, say developers

Steve Hammons, August 05, 2008Beauty with headphones

Can a new TV series help improve communication, education, acclimation and understanding about unusual phenomena?

The development team working on the proposed TV show hopes so.

The series, tentatively titled “Joint Recon Study Group,” follows a small, special research and operations team of military officers and civilians as they investigate emerging anomalous and “transcendent” developments.

Executive producer Joseph McMoneagle is determined to make sure the TV series project is accurate regarding a wide range of military, intelligence and paranormal elements.

McMoneagle, a retired U.S. Army intelligence warrant officer, was “Remote Viewer #001″ of the military intelligence Project STARGATE that researched and implemented a specific ESP protocol called “remote viewing” in support of numerous Department of Defense and national intelligence agencies for twenty years.

His previous scriptwriting experience on USA Network’s “The Dead Zone” and his membership in the Writer’s Guild of America-East (WGA-E) and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA) will also be helpful, the project development team says.

Joe says, “Few realize the extent to which the government will go to use paranormal abilities in solving problems with critical national implications. We want to demonstrate this reality in authentic settings.”
Producer C.F. York noted that “Joe will bring a real-world feel to the new series so that viewers can see how anomalous phenomena sometimes interact with current military and intelligence applications.”

SMALL SCREEN AND EMERGING PHENOMENA

The TV series is based on the two novels and screenplay by executive producer Steve Hammons.

The novels, MISSION INTO LIGHT and the sequel LIGHT’S HAND, followed the women and men of the Joint Recon Study Group and their involvement in subjects like ESP and remote viewing, government dolphin research, DNA genetics mysteries, UFOs, crop circles, ancient human cultures, American Indian legends and prophecies, strange discoveries in modern physics and other phenomena as they currently exist on the cutting edge of reality.

The show’s science advisor is Harold E. (“Hal”) Puthoff, a respected theoretical and experimental physicist. Puthoff, a former Navy intelligence officer, is president and CEO of the Austin, Texas, research firm EarthTech International, Inc.

Puthoff has pointed out that, “The interesting developments going on in physics lately have brought us to where science fact is outstripping science fiction. Wormholes and warp drives, quantum entanglement and teleportation, multidimensional universes – these are now standard fare in mainstream science journals.”

“Based on this, phenomena that would have seemed outrageous even just a decade or two ago cannot now be rejected out of hand without careful scrutiny. The playing field of reality has expanded,” Puthoff stated.

Producer York said, “Having people like Joe McMoneagle and Hal Puthoff involved in the development of the series helps to place the show in a context of realism that many episodic shows dealing with anomolous phenomena often lack.”

COMMUNICATING WITH AUDIENCES

Leading edge discoveries about subjects like time travel, ESP, teleportation, UFOs and similar amazing ideas are now being seriously investigated by scientific researchers. And, millions of people of all ages around the world are very interested in these kinds of topics, say the show’s developers.

As a result, they will reach out to a demographically wide audience of TV viewers who may not be interested in science fiction, but will be fascinated by “science fact” and the characters portrayed within the series.

The show is planned to be an exciting and thought-provoking adventure for viewers of many ages, backgrounds and interests.

“We feel it is important to strike a balance between challenging the audience with story questions while at the same time avoiding audience frustration which can sometimes set in when questions outweigh answers,” York pointed out. “It is important to give the audience a payoff when they are tuned in to the stories you are telling.”

York also said, “One challenge for any contemporary series is to balance the more episodic oriented shows with those shows dealing with a longer term plot arc. We want to satisfy both types of viewers and sometimes that is difficult to do.”

“However, by focusing on longer term plot elements that viewers are aware of in the real world, it becomes much easier to tune in to an individual episode and understand what is going on, despite the fact it may be a longer term plot arc,” York explained.

York added, “We envision a series that includes elements of several very successful programs, yet is a distinctly new concept in the way these ideas are brought together.”

“The series concept combines an exciting synergy involving U.S. military and intelligence people, who show themselves to be very human, with emerging and mysterious phenomena that fascinate millions of people around the world,” according to producer Robert M. Caruso.

These characters are dedicated to getting answers and understanding unusual things going on. They meet adversaries who don’t want them to succeed and pose dangerous threats,” said Caruso.

The show’s development team is currently working on the concept, storylines, character development and related materials.

When the development phase of the project is completed, planned to be by end of summer, the show developers will begin approaching TV networks and others about the series.

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ABOUT STEVE HAMMONS:

Hammons was born and raised in the Cincinnati area and southwestern Ohio’s Indiana-Kentucky border region. He graduated from Ohio University, Athens, with dual majors in health education (psychology focus) and communications (journalism focus), a minor in pre-law as well as graduate-level studies in guidance counseling. Ohio U. is home of the prestigious Scripps College of Communication and E.W. Scripps School of Journalism. He has worked as a journalist, counselor, juvenile probation peace officer, public safety urgent response specialist, teacher, instructor and researcher. Hammons’ first novel, MISSION INTO LIGHT, introduced readers to the women and men of the Joint Reconnaissance Study Group, their adventures exploring the unknown, and their missions to help create a better world. The sequel, LIGHT’S HAND, continues the adventures of this group. His articles are posted on many diverse Web sites and he has appeared on several radio shows. His e-mail is hammons55@gmail.com.

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