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


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 <>

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History as we know it is a lie.


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Release Date:

21 September 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Mračna Nebesa  »

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1.33 : 1
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Eric Close (John Loengard) and the narrator Gregory Harrison (Old John Loengard) are the only actors to appear in all 20 episodes of the series. In second place is Megan Ward (Kimberly Sayers), who appeared in every episode except Dark Skies: Strangers in the Night (1997). See more »


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

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E,T, Phone home!
8 May 2005 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

Bryce Zabel and his team deserve a lot of credit for the creation of the series. This was shown on cable as a feature film, and not knowing anything about it, we decided to take a chance. Well, what a surprise it turned out to be! The time flew by and we were hoping it wouldn't have ended!

The first thing that attracted us to this unknown film was J.T. Walsh, the late character actor. Mr. Walsh was an excellent actor who played second fiddle in a lot of movies. His presence was always a sight for sore eyes. His characters tended to be on the "heavy" side, but Mr. Walsh always made it fun to watch because with his acting had an economy of gestures that revealed the gist of this person to the viewer immediately. Mr. Walsh's passing at such a young age was horrible. He is sadly missed.

The other reason for watching "Dark Skies" is the performance of Eric Close. He is always credible and he shows a knack for acting and taking us along for a magic ride.

The special effects in the film are not far fetched, the way they are presented. It's a shame this series didn't survive. Not having seen any of the episodes is regrettable. Good luck to Mr. Zabel with any future projects.

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