Dark Skies

NBC (ended 1997)


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Dark Skies

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Dark Skies is set in the 1960s and includes a government employee, John Loengard, and his fiance Kimberly Sayers. John's quest for the truth leads him to Majestic-12, a secret government operation (above all offices and law) dealing with extra-terrestrials. At first the show seems to be just another show about Government spies and greyliens, but look closer and you will see much deeper. The plot thickens. The Greys, it seems, are only hosts for the real aliens, called the Hive. The Hive are much more dangerous than was previously imaginable with the Greys. This horrible truth is to be kept from the American people by Captain Bach, the leader of super-secret government organization called Majestic-12. The two main characters are on the run from the alien Hive and from the Government, and their travels lead them all over the country as they learn more and learn to fear more. Many historical figures are woven into the Dark Skies story, an important part of the turbulent ambience in which the characters exist. Many bear witness to the conspiracy involving "Majestic 12."

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  • I just found this show recently. It's quite entertaining and even follows some stories I've got in my head. They use authentic character names and real events. The depictions of the aliens is very believable.moreless

    The depictions of the greys in this show are remarkable. More realistic than in other shows. However, some of the special effects left a little to be desired. But the story writing is fantastic. I highly reccomend this show to any sci-fi geek. Also, alien conspiracy people. I enjoyed this after hearing about the roswell incident and the Majestic-12 and their alien exchange program which I was hoping to write a short story on

    I do have one question though. Why did the season last only one season? Seems like it was well liked and received by viewers. Maybe now is the time to restart this thing. People nowadays are even more open to the alien question making this an instant hit. Just look at V. It made a resurgence.moreless
  • Entertaining and superb. It reminds me of Pre X-Files and Forrest Gump.

    I just finished watching the first season (20 episodes) of Dark Skies and the last episode leaves you hanging. Frank Bach gets killed and Loengard gets his son back. It's unfortunate the TV Network canceled the show, because I would love to see what happens during the 70's and 80's if the show went on for more seasons.

    I don't think the show was canceled because of Low Ratings. The reason why the show was canceled was because the writers were touching subjects way to close, to reality and Majestic-12 had something to do with the cancellation of the show. Sounds like a Conspiracy?.

    Dark Skies is an American science fiction/drama television series that follows the exploits of an idealistic congressman's aide John Loengard (Eric Close) and his fiance, a secretary to the first lady, Kimberly Sayers (Mergan Ward) through the 1960s as they attempt to foil the numerous plans of the alien Hive - a fictional alien species who are covertly invading the Earth. In the series, Aliens have been among the humans since the 1940's, and only a cover-up by covert government agency, Majestic-12, tasked with fighting the aliens while maintaining the conspiracy of silence has prevented the public from knowing about their existence.

    The best element of the series is its incorporation of an array of real-life 1960's historical figures and real-life incidents into the show's plots, such as the Kennedy assassination and the tragic murder of civil rights' activists in Mississippi. Some of the 1960's personalities utilized in the show include Kennedy, J. Edgar Hoover, Colin Powell, the Beatles, and Jim Morrison. Dark Skies aired on NBC from September 21, 1996 to May 31, 1997 for 20 episodes.moreless
  • Sort of like X-Files, set in the 60s.

    This show aired a few seasons into The X-Files, but I found it more action packed. Maybe they knew they wouldn't be able to go more than a few seasons? Or maybe they planned for one season? Whatever the reason I found every episode enthralling to watch.

    To set a show like this back in the 1960s was very original. And including real life people and events was a very neat twist to things. From the JFK assassination, to Jack Ruby, to the Civil Rights movement, LA Riots and NY power Blackout. The acting was wonderful. And the loss of the main character's girlfriend and child was so sad, that I even felt the loss. I found the ending a little... up in the air. I can't see how they would end a show, or even the series, like that if they knew they were not going to be renewed. There was just too much left unanswered. But I can't see the show going too much further: Bach was killed by an infection subbordinate... or was he? They never showed him dead, just the firing of the weapon.

    Whatever the reason ,it's too late now. The show has been off air over 10 years. But It was definitely one of the best sci-fi out there.

    Maybe in order to keep Sci Fi exciting and interesting, shows should be written with the intention of being short mini-series. That way you do not drag on too much and risk losing the essence of the show.moreless
  • Each week we were told that everything we know was wrong ! "Our" Government was lying to us; either events did not occur at all, or, if they did, there were far more sinister forces at work. If this sounds like today's eventsmoreless

    As an example, one show delt with a UCLA film student named Jim Morrison. His father was the Admiral on duty during the covered up 1964 "Gulf of Tonkin" "attack".

    Seeing the 1991 Oliver Stone movie "The Doors", I finally realized what the event at the beginning of the film was really about:

    At age 4, Jim Morrison had a "psychic" connection with a dying Native American near the town of Roswell, NM.

    Think about it: Why would Military MP's be guarding a crash site, and evacuating a wounded Navajo ???

    Of course !

    This was the famous 1947 Rosewell shoot down, and the Grey colored man was an alien visitor !

    Oliver Stone had the origin of the Majestic-12 Program, but failed to follow up on his story.

    At least "Dark Skies" clearly showed the truth about "our" Government's true plan and purpose.moreless
  • Wow, I remember this show

    It's been so many years since I last watched this show. But back then I remember this show gave me the creeps like no other could. I've always been fascinated with they 'Greys' and the possibility of Extra-Terrestrial life in our universe. And I've always been a little bit weary of our governments. Which is why I guess took a liking to this show. The actors in the show are fabulous and from what I can remember Eric Close's character, John Loengard, acted out one of the best scenes in the series and this was when Frank Bach first showed him the deceased Grey at Majestic.

    This is a great show that was cancelled far to early because of the time slot it was placed in.

    10/10 - Good Acting, GREAT story, and absoltuley terrifying.moreless

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