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Prepare to be Taken... Taken is a sweeping sci-fi adventure that weaves together the story of three families over three generations — and their crucial roles in the history of alien abductions. Set against the backdrop of actual history and UFO lore, Taken creates a powerfully emotional and evocative tale of mankind's encounters with extraterrestrials.

James Kirk

James Kirk

Jesse Keys (Child)

Ryan Merriman

Ryan Merriman

Sam Crawford

Anton Yelchin

Anton Yelchin

Jacob Clarke (Child)

Eric Close

Eric Close

John (Alien Visitor)

Jason Gray-Stanford

Jason Gray-Stanford

Howard Bowen

Julie Benz

Julie Benz

Kate Keys

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  • And that's how you tell a story about aliens!!!

    Excelent show! One of Steven Spielberg's finest moments. Not to mention it has Dakota Fanning, one of the brightest, most talented young actresses that hit Hollywood in the last... say 30 years.
  • Little Green Men weave themselves into the lives of several American families over a few generations.

    SO many clichés piled together you'll feel you're a psychic if you ever heard/saw/read anything regarding alien abductions, Roswell or Little Green Men. It's basically a family drama mixed with uninventive bland moments of Little Green Men coming and going. I gave it a try hoping that it would get further than the clichés at one point but unfortunately it didn't.

    The acting is decent, which is a shame considering the uninspired dialogs and one-dimensional characters. The worst being the soap-worthy villain US Army officer who would do anything to advance his career, including murdering a woman himself...

    The scenes with the Aliens a re particulalry hard to watch so overused they are!

    In fact if Spielberg's name hadn't been plastered all over publicity, this turkey probably wouldn't have gathered even a sniff from reviewers. Spielberg has nothing to do with the show of course... not even a writing credit on any of the episodes. His name was just used to elicit the cult reflex from the masses who know very little about scifi and still think the guy ever invented anything.moreless
  • I completely agree - this underappreciated mini-series was very good.

    From the lighting, to the story line, to the acting and the locations - this mini-series has stuck in my mind since I watched it. And just this Christmas I *finally* got it on DVD. Now I can revisit the characters on their journey through their other-worldly lives. I thought the ending very much could some day lead to a second mini-series, but I've tried not to wish upon stars and get my hopes up - even if Hollywood is good for dragging things on and on, and beating a dead horse. (Rambo 20, anyone? LMFA)

    But seriously - I thought every actor in this series were terrific. And it was because of this show that I know who some now very famous TV actors are - Eric Close for instance. Also this series was the first time I'd seen some great film actors - Anton Yelchin (*such* a great child actor!), Chad Donella, Elle Fanning...

    To me, if a mini-series, show, or movie stick in your mind for 6 years *after* having watched it - and you think about buying it on DVD but the expense is too much and you say "Ok - it's too much, iI'll wait till I have the money" - but it still irks you that you can't get it - then that tells you something.moreless
  • A pretty good show.

    This show started out pretty good although a few of the subplots and the way the story progressed was a bit odd and unnecessary. Pretty much when the alien turns into a human and produces offspring is when this went from a great show to an ok show. The portrayal of the government agency was ok but a bit eccentric. Spielberg did a good job directing and it was an entertaining show. I do wish that more alien shows would deal with aliens with a more realistic plan the aliens have and behave. Most of the time aliens are either evil and want to colonize us or they have no set plan. Still, this wasn't a bad show for a 10 part mini-series.moreless
  • I just finished watching Taken and I must say that it was a really good series.

    I just finished watching Taken and I must say that it was a really good series.

    One thing that made Taken difference from the other series's is that it spanned over 50 years. We saw three families, the Clarke's, the Keys' and the Crawford's and what they went through during those 50 years.

    The Clarke's and the Keys' went through series of experiments by the aliens which ended with Allie the daughter of Charlie Keys and Lisa Clarke, the most powerful being on earth. Meanwhile the Crawford's always tried to find out more about the Keys' and Clarke's and the no remorse Mary was very near, but at the end even she realised that they couldn't do anything.

    At the end the Aliens took Allie with them, but Allie left a message to her mom which said that she will be back.moreless

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