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Upon hearing the name Bob Lazar, your reaction is probably one of two things. The first is asking the simple question, who? Which, admittedly, was my reaction. Alternatively, isn’t that the guy that believes in aliens? Which is correct but it dramatically simplifies his claims. The documentary Bob Lazar: Area 51 & Flying Saucers, from mixed-media artist Jeremy Kenyon Lockyer Corbell, seeks to provide a greater understanding of Lazar the man, bring clarity to his assertations, and attempt to get to the truth, whatever it may be.

In 1989, Lazar made contact with investigating journalist George Knapp, and under an assumed named and with his face hidden, he stated that he works at a secret base, ‘S-4’, near Area 51 and Groom Lake in Nevada. At ‘S-4’, Lazar claims to have reversed engineer technology from multiple alien spacecraft. He goes onto explain, as best he could, how the propulsion systems of the extraterrestrial ships work and that the (then unknown) element 115, Moscovium,  powered them.

In a subsequent interview in November of that same year, Lazar appeared without anonymity. The scientific community at large has scoffed at his claims, and while the two initial interviews took the populous by storm (and catapulted the idea of Area 51 into the public consciousness), it would appear most people did not believe Lazar’s story. However, 30 years on, Lazar is still adamant about what he saw and worked on at ‘S-4’.

“…Lazar claims to have reversed engineer technology from multiple alien spacecraft.”

As Bob Lazar: Area 51 & Flying Saucers begin, director Corbell finds out that Lazar’s being raided by the F.B.I. Corbell calls Knapp, and they discuss what a possible reason could be for such an act. The aftermath of the raid is intercut with interviews of colleagues, family members, and friends, along with articles, reactions, and news of Bob Lazar from the time of the original interviews through his brief brush with the law (he was caught aiding and abetting a prostitution ring), all the way to now.

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  1. Likea Beacon says:

    I just watched the film and found it extremely interesting and provocative. I am by no means ignorant, and I am definitely not uneducated. The production quality was not good, the narrator’s words and his voice were irrelevant, infuriating and disruptive to the viewing experience as a whole. The information about the craft Lazar says he worked to reverse engineer, his description and illustration and its propulsion system’s use of a purportedly stabilized version of element 115 and gravity to alter space time and travel at impossible speeds — were absolutely mind blowing. If Lazar’s story is not true, then he is at the very least, one heck of a sci-fi storyteller.

  2. Jeremy Rys says:

    I thought Stanton Friedman and Tom Mahood thoroughly debunked Bob Lazar 25-30 years ago when this all first came out.. I am amazed there are people who still believe Bob, let alone would waste their time making a film about him… Even more audacious is that they call it a “Documentary” while leaving out all the pertinent, conflicting, and negative information showing that Bob Lazar was nothing more than an attention seeking, jet-car driving, self-employed photo processor who only had a small contract with Los Alamos repairing Alpha Probes for the radiation health monitoring station every 6 weeks.. (Confirmed by John Lear’s testimony) Not to mention his lies about a stable “magic” isotope of Element 115 and all the misinformation going around about the science behind Element 115’s prediction and eventual discovery… This film was clearly made in effort to make money off of the uneducated and ignorant.

  3. Mikel says:

    It is hard to take Cerena seriously. With trillions of possible planets in our Galaxy, and a group of aliens a billion years ahead of us, it is obvious that we’ve never been alone.
    With Corso’s input and Jesse Marcell’s on the ground, witness testimony, you don’t stand an arguments chance in hell of defending yourself.
    I’ve seen 4 that i have no explanation for….. The one at Burning man…. Wow.
    So good luck with the civilisations the Black projects have on Mars man, it is already done sweetheart.

  4. Cerena says:

    I couldn’t agree with you more on this review. This film was recommended to me and, with an open mind, concluded that this man is telling what he believes to be the truth and that there is a project that he worked on that strongly suggests was of extraterrestrial origin. However, it’s so hard to take the documentary seriously with Rourke narrating. I’m a huge fan, as I’m sure the director was, but his non coherent narration disables the validity of the film. Regardless, what is shared should be taken seriously and considered one of the most significant events in history.

  5. RICHARD ROBERTS says:

    What are the plans for this movie going forward? I just want to know if I can expect to see it come out on Netflix or Amazon or Direct Tv Cinema?

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