While it might not have the global impact of Reagan - Gorbachev, Mac Tonnies and I will finally get a chance to meet each other in person on May 17th, when Findlay Muir (my ace Director of Photography) and I stop by Kansas City on Part 1 of what I'm dubbing our Magical Mystery Tour for Best Evidence, now that we're finally ready to begin filming.
Besides Kansas City, we'll be in Dallas, various places in southern California, and the Washington, D.C. area. Lots of interviews lined up - including some pretty nifty surprises!
Part I of the Magical Mystery Tour will be followed by Part 2, a trip in June to merry old England, the first time I've been back since my year on exchange at the University of Dundee back in 1987-88. There's even a rumour that I'll be speaking at a UFO conference while I'm there - delivering a paper tentatively titled "The Wilbert Smith Story: Separating Fact from Fiction of a Ufological Icon". More on that if and when it's confirmed. I'll also have the chance to touch base with my good friend Will "The Kaiser" Fraser, who has recently returned to the ancestral manor home in Dorset.
Part 3 of the Tour will probably happen in July, and will see me venture to the very edge of civilization, and beyond, in search of the truth behind one of the ten best UFO cases ever.
Can't say - it is the Magical Mystery Tour, after all!