Dark Skies (1996–1997)

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

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History as we know it is a lie.


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21 September 1996 (USA)  »

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The series was pitched in a single day to ABC, CBS and NBC. Fox was avoided due to the concept's overt similarities to their hit series "The X-Files." Each network received a classified "briefing book" written by Zabel and Friedman, wrapped in plain brown paper, which warned that by opening the package they accepted the high level clearance it implied and the full penalties set by the U-S government for unauthorized disclosure. By the end of the day, two offers had been made, and the series went to NBC. See more »

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Dark Skies Ruled
28 May 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

First X-Files then Dark Skies, X-Files had a good thing for awhile but the show was too slow to spill its secrets. Dark skies on the other hand kept viewers on the edge of their seats. The secrets kept coming at a rapid pace without ruining the flow of the series. I think it failed because of the time slot 8:00 Saturday evening? (at least where I live) It also had to go up against X-Files witch at the time was in its hay day. When the order came down to terminate the show they didn't have the respect to end on a proper note, I would have preferred something worthwhile for the people like myself who tuned in every week (I never missed an episode) The concept for Dark Skies was well thought out with good character development and god actors/actresses. the seamless blending of news footage was a great touch.


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