Dark Skies (NBC 1996-1997 with Eric Close and Megan Ward)

USA / NBC – Columbia – Bryce Zybel / 1×120 minute episode 18×60 minute episodes / Broadcast 1996-97

Creators: Bryce Zabel, Brent V. Friedman / Alien Effects: Todd Masters Co. / Executive Producers: Bryce Zabel, James D. Parriott

Scifi drama series. In the early 1960’s John Loengard and Kimberly Sayers discover that an Earth takeover by aliens called The Hive is under way; A government agency, led by Frank Bach and called Majestic-12, has been set up to to try and counter the alien threat. The alien invasion had begun in 1947 (with the notorious Roswell crash).

Most of the action was centered around actual events of the 1960’s (death of Kennedy, Beatles conquering America etc). The cancelled after one season show was intended to obviously carry on and subsequent seasons would have continued the action through the 1970’s, 1980’s etc.

ERIC CLOSE as John Loenguard
MEGAN WARD as Kimberly Sayers
J.T. WALSH as Capt Frank Bach
JERI LYNN RYAN as Juliet (1997)
CHARLEY LANG as Dr Charlie Halligan
CONOR O’FARRELL as Phil Albano
TIM KELLEHER as Jim Steele