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 18 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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A book covering the series was published as part of Obverse Books The Silver Archive series of Cult TV guides in April 2020. 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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References The Puppet Masters (1994) See more »

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Great series !!
10 May 2006 | by speedicusmaximusSee all my reviews

This was a great series ! And a shame it was killed off way too early in its existence. I was told the reason it was killed off was that its popularity ratings (in the USA) weren't as high as expected. Yet on the other side of the Atlantic, UK and Europe, it really took off, with broadcast taking place at peak time, and a second series was eagerly anticipated. Shame it's not out on DVD yet either. The whole plot was fresh, and the way the writers interlaced real historical events with the storyline of the episode was always intriguing. Never looked at The Beatles in the same light again ........ It's good to see that there are others that think that this series needed to continue, and that it remains much missed.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 September 1996 (USA) See more »

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Dark Skies 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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