Sunday, September 22, 2019

X-Zone Broadcast Network - Paul Davids

This week I spoke with Paul Davids, who was the executive producer of the ShowTime original film, Roswell. It was based, in part on the book I had written with Don Schmitt and on the continuing investigation into the events surrounding the Roswell crash story. You can listen to it here:

I began the interview by pointing out that, at best, Paul had little interest in UFOs and, at worst, he thought there was nothing to them. Although interested in science fiction, he really hadn’t thought all that much about UFOs until he had a
Paul Davids
daylight sighting of a domed disk from his daughter’s bedroom window.

Paul, an avid photographer, didn’t take any pictures, and I asked about that. I also wondered if he had searched the neighborhood for other who might have seen the same thing. His search ended abruptly, but not for the reasons you might expect.

We delved into the background of the ShowTime movie and some of the problems with getting it produced in the first place. I thought that our look at some of the behind the scenes machinations was interesting, though it had little to do with UFOs and the normal discussions I’ve held with others.

In the next few weeks, I have programs scheduled with Dr. Don Burleson to discuss the Levelland and Socorro UFO landings. As always, questions are welcomed. Just send them through the comments section and I’ll try to get them answered on the show. And, now that I think about it, if anyone would like to suggest a guest or two, use the same method. I’ll see what I can do.


Brian B said...

Why did the movie lead toward the ending conclusion that it did? Was there no good way to end the film other than to meet in a hanger with an unknown (supposedly government insider) official with a conversation that left more questions than answers? It’s an interesting take on Roswell, fictitious in many regards based on the script, but the ending was odd IMO.

William Strathmann said...


Hello Kevin,

Guest suggestion: How 'bout Richard Dolan. Topic of discussion: "The Wilson Leak" which he wrote about here:

Are there very deep black-budget projects without oversight that involve UFOs?

Another guest suggestion: David Fravor, the Navy pilot who had the minor dogfight with the tic-tac.

best wishes