Dark Skies (1996–1997)

TV Series  -   -  Adventure | Drama | Mystery
7.7
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.7/10 from 1,122 users  
Reviews: 21 user | 9 critic

In 1960s America, a young couple struggle to expose the truth about a hidden alien invasion, while a secret government organization follows its own agenda in dealing with the threat.

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 211 titles
created 28 Apr 2012
 
a list of 30 titles
created 04 Sep 2012
 
a list of 186 titles
created 04 Dec 2012
 
a list of 36 titles
created 9 months ago
 
a list of 40 titles
created 7 months ago
 

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Dark Skies (1996–1997)

Dark Skies (1996–1997) on IMDb 7.7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Dark Skies.

User Polls

Season:

1

Year:

1997 | 1996
Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 5 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Dark Skies (2013)
Horror | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

As the Barret family's peaceful suburban life is rocked by an escalating series of disturbing events, they come to learn that a terrifying and deadly force is after them.

Director: Scott Stewart
Stars: Keri Russell, Jake Brennan, Josh Hamilton
Adventure | Mystery | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

Humanity finds a mysterious, obviously artificial, object buried beneath the Lunar surface and, with the intelligent computer H.A.L. 9000, sets off on a quest.

Director: Stanley Kubrick
Stars: Keir Dullea, Gary Lockwood, William Sylvester
Earth 2 (1994–1995)
Adventure | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Colonists, crash-landed on an alien planet, begin the long trek to their originally designated landing place, facing both alien and human threats.

Stars: Debrah Farentino, Clancy Brown, Sullivan Walker
Adventure | Mystery | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

An astronaut crew crash lands on a planet in the distant future where intelligent talking apes are the dominant species, and humans are the oppressed and enslaved.

Director: Franklin J. Schaffner
Stars: Charlton Heston, Roddy McDowall, Kim Hunter
Farscape (1999–2003)
Adventure | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

Thrown into a distant part of the universe, an Earth astronaut finds himself part of a fugitive alien starship crew.

Stars: Ben Browder, Claudia Black, Anthony Simcoe
Star Trek (1966–1969)
Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

Captain James T. Kirk and the crew of the Starship Enterprise explore the Galaxy and defend the United Federation of Planets.

Stars: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley
Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A 20th century astronaut is revived out of 500 years of suspended animation to become the greatest hero of a future Earth.

Stars: Gil Gerard, Erin Gray, Felix Silla
Highlander (1992–1998)
Action | Adventure | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Duncan MacLeod is Immortal, and must live in modern society, concealing his true nature while fighting other Immortals.

Stars: Adrian Paul, Stan Kirsch, Jim Byrnes
Lost (2004–2010)
Adventure | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  

The survivors of a plane crash are forced to live with each other on a remote island, a dangerous new world that poses unique threats of its own.

Stars: Jorge Garcia, Naveen Andrews, Matthew Fox
Sliders (1995–2000)
Sci-Fi | Adventure | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A boy genius and his comrades travel to different parallel universes, trying to find their way back home.

Stars: Jerry O'Connell, Sabrina Lloyd, John Rhys-Davies
Star Trek: Voyager (1995–2001)
Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Pulled to the far side of the Galaxy, where the Federation is 75 years away at maximum warp speed, a Starfleet ship must cooperate with Maquis rebels to find a way home.

Stars: Kate Mulgrew, Robert Beltran, Roxann Dawson
Timecop (TV Mini-Series 1997)
Adventure | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

"Timecop" follows the adventures of Jack Logan, a time traveler from 2007, who hunts down rogue travelers and brings them to justice before they can alter the past.

Stars: Ted King, Don Stark, Cristi Conaway
Edit

Cast

Complete series cast summary:
...
 John Loengard (19 episodes, 1996-1997)
...
 Kimberly Sayers (19 episodes, 1996-1997)
...
 Capt. Frank Bach (19 episodes, 1996-1997)
LACKOS ...
 MIB #6 (19 episodes, 1996-1997)
Conor O'Farrell ...
 Lt. Commander Phil Albano (17 episodes, 1996-1997)
Tim Kelleher ...
 Jim Steele (12 episodes, 1996-1997)
...
 Dr. Halligan (11 episodes, 1996-1997)
...
 Juliet Stewart (8 episodes, 1997)
Edit

Storyline

20th century history as we know it is a lie. Aliens have been among us since the 1940's, but a government cover-up has prevented the public from knowing this. As the series progresses, we follow John Loengard and Kim Sayers as they attempt to thwart numerous plans of the alien Hive, most of which are tied to historical events and figures. In addition, the pair must stay one step ahead of a covert government agency, Majestic-12, tasked with fighting the aliens while maintaining the conspiracy of silence. Written by David Stumme <dstumme@rochester.rr.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

History as we know it is a lie.


Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

21 September 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dark Skies  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(20 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The series takes place from May 1, 1960 to June 22, 1967. See more »

Connections

Referenced in For the Love of...: Lunar Conspiracy (1997) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

Before its time
12 February 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This show would be a smash hit today, with the state of science fiction being as mainstream as it is. I hated how NBC bounced it around so much; it never had a chance to establish itself (NBC has a habit of this, i.e. the John Larroquette Show).

It was very bold for a television show to link major historical events into a government conspiracy, but I think this show handled it very well and didn't make it seem hokey or dumb. At the core, this show was just thoroughly entertaining, whether you're really into science fiction or not. If you haven't seen it, I think the Sci Fi channel still shows them occasionally.


20 of 20 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
This Friday on 'Dark Skies' ep 20: 'Bloodlines' madp
Preliminary voting results madp
Time to vote madp
This Friday on 'Dark Skies' ep 6: 'Dreamland' madp
This Friday on 'Dark Skies' ep 8: 'Ancient Future' madp
This Friday on 'Dark Skies' ep 14: 'White Rabbit' madp
Discuss Dark Skies (1996) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?