Tonight I had a series of very fruitful email exchanges with the guy who wrote a highly-acclaimed and well-researched book on the subject of the Seekrit Project. He says he read the script and liked it, and that my characterizations rang true, and matched his research. He answered a bunch of nerdy, crazy-specific questions for me, and also gave me contact information for a library with a cache of information on the subject, and a researcher who did her dissertation on one of the main figures in the book. This put me absolutely over the moon -- not to mention the fact that it really did wonders for my self-confidence -- he author in question is whip-smart, and has written several really great books, and is currently an editor for a major publication.
Later, I put in a phone call to the guy who has built a working replica of the subject of the Seekrit Project, and set up a time to call tomorrow to pick his brain on schematics and particulars. This guy is a really amazing guy, and builds all sorts of really neat things for really amazing people, but I can't tell you anything more than that right now. I'm getting really excited, though.