Dark Skies

Season 1 Episode 1

The Awakening (1)

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Aired Saturday 8:00 PM Sep 21, 1996 on NBC
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The Awakening (1)
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Arriving in Washington D.C. on the heels of the election of President John F. Kennedy, Kimberly Sayers finds work at the White House as boyfriend John Loengard plunges into his job as an aide to Congressman Charles Pratt. Sent to look into the Air force's investigation of UFO sightings, John meets a couple who claim to have been abducted by aliens. And back in Washington, he's accosted by the mysterious Navy Captain Frank Bach, whose history with UFOs dates back to when spy plane pilot Francis Gary Powers was downed over the Soviet Union while pursuing an alien spacecraft. Though warned that it's too risky, John confronts Bach and is recruited into the top secret Project Majestic, whose most closely guarded secrets include the body of an extra- terrestrial. With his girlfriend and his boss in the dark, John is sent to interview an Idaho farmer who has been inhabited by a parasitic alien life form that Bach says are taking over human bodies. Then, as Kim suspects John's comings and goings suggest he's having an affair, she is briefly kidnapped by aliens, the same ones who have already implanted Congressman Pratt. Meanwhile, John learns that President Kennedy isn't even aware of Majestic.moreless

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  • A realistic form of X-files, just in the 60ties.

    9.0
    I used to watch this on Danish TV2 Thuesday night. I loved this show, because it had such a realism to it, plus it brought in all the cool elements of X-files (the alien-stuff and secret-shadow-government-hokus-pokus).

    Because at this time X-files had gone in the usual filler-american-TV-series way. Made so many episodes just to make them, but forgetting the main story-line. When the writers of X-files where thinking of an episode, they sad: "i know, how about some guy that, bla bla bla". They made too many silly episodes, of which many where contradicting. That just made me think there werent any overall story-line, just weird stuff on TV, which they expected us to buy.



    But then Dark Skies came. It was in the same atmosphere, with Aliens and Rosswell, but it only focused on that. It had only one storyline, of the man being one of the US-agents knowing about aliens, then going roque. The way they made it look so much like the 60ties amaze me. It was such an amazing show. A shame it is cancelled. They should have cancelled X-files after season 5, anyway, and went on with this or the lone gunmen.moreless
Amanda Plummer

Amanda Plummer

Abducted Woman

Guest Star

Robin Gammell

Robin Gammell

Dr. Carl Hertzog

Guest Star

Lee Garlington

Lee Garlington

Betty Hill

Guest Star

Charley Lang

Charley Lang

Dr. Halligan

Recurring Role

Conor O'Farrell

Conor O'Farrell

Phil Albano

Recurring Role

Tim Kelleher

Tim Kelleher

Jim Steele

Recurring Role

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