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Dark Skies 1996

  • 1997-05-31T17:00:00-07:00
  • NBC
  • 1996-09-01T00:00:00-07:00
  • 45 mins
  • 15 hours, 0 mins
  • United States
  • English
  • Drama, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Adventure, Mystery
Dark Skies is set in the 1960's and includes a government employee, John Loengard, and his fiance Kimberly Sayers. John's quest for the truth leads him to Majestic-12, a secret government operation (above all offices and law) dealing with extra-terrestrials. At first the show seems to be just another show about Government spies and greyliens, but look closer and you will see much deeper. The plot thickens. The Greys, it seems, are only hosts for the real aliens, called the Hive. The Hive are much more dangerous than was previously imaginable with the Greys. This horrible truth is to be kept from the American people by Captain Bach, the leader of super-secret government organization called Majestic-12. The two main characters are on the run from the alien Hive and from the Government, and their travels lead them all over the country as they learn more and learn to fear more. Many historical figures are woven into the Dark Skies story, an important part of the turbulent ambience in which the characters exist. Many bear witness to the conspiracy involving "Majestic 12."

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Alien obduction...invasion...conspiracy....government cover-up....no, it´s not x-files

Although there are some similarities Dark Skies takes a fictional plot and puts it inside actual historical events. It works in a this-is-how-it-could-have-been way. There are a bunch of historical figures involved in the story.
The plot was supposed to cover four decades, from the 60s to the new millenium, unfortunately it fell short and I think got cancelled in the end. Which was really a shame as this was one of the most promising plots I had seen. So this will go into the history books of TV as another "what if...." show.

Come to think of it, I guess Spielberg took the general plot idea for "Taken"

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