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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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Complete series cast summary:
Eric Close ...  John Loengard 19 episodes, 1996-1997
J.T. Walsh ...  Capt. Frank Bach 19 episodes, 1996-1997
Lackos Lackos ...  MIB #6 19 episodes, 1996-1997
Megan Ward ...  Kimberly Sayers 19 episodes, 1996-1997
Conor O'Farrell ...  Lt. Commander Phil Albano 17 episodes, 1996-1997
Tim Kelleher ...  Jim Steele 12 episodes, 1996-1997
Charley Lang ...  Dr. Halligan 11 episodes, 1996-1997
Jeri Ryan ...  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 1940s, 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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English

Release Date:

21 September 1996 (USA) See more »

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Mračna Nebesa See more »

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(20 episodes)

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Dolby

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Color (Technicolor)

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Alternate Versions

The 2-part pilot episode, "The Awakening" (first shown on network TV, NBC - 21 September, 1996), has been made into a single, feature length movie and is now being shown on cable TV under the title "Dark Skies" (1996). See more »

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

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Good brief summary
3 January 1999 | by NovanutSee all my reviews

Dark skies i felt was an excellent sci-fi type series. It 'sewed' together so many elements of our past history during the late 50's and 60's with the UFO landing/crash of Roswell, New Mexico. A government agency was trying to cover up facts of a meeting between government officials and aliens. an ex-agent with that agency was trying to find more facts to expose everything about this conspiracy. There were only a handful of believers and one included Bobby Kennedy, (brother of the president) in which JFK's assassination was part of this UFO conspiracy...well...enough said. the series was off to an excellent start but must not have had enough interest by viewers since they cancelled it abruptly and they had to conclude the series in just one show and it was very poorly done. this series i think will be a classic and should be brought back and finished correctly. All in all it is an excellent series and is coming back in re-runs on the sci-fi channel!


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