Dark Skies - The Complete Series details
|Starring:||Don Moss, Arell Blanton, Robin Gammell, Conor O'Farrell, Jeff Juday, Eric Close, Mike Kennedy, Jeri Ryan, Grant Mathis, Charley Lang, Megan Ward, Richard Gilliland, Tim Kelleher, Wayne Tippit, J.T. Walsh, James F. Kelly, Jack Lindine|
|Directors:||Winrich Kolbe, Rodman Flender|
|Genres:||Drama, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Television|
|Studio:||FREMANTLE HOME ENTERTAINMENT|
Dark Skies - The Complete Series - Disc 1
|12 Disc 1|
Dark Skies - The Complete Series - Disc 2
|12 Disc 2|
Dark Skies - The Complete Series - Disc 3
|12 Disc 3|
Dark Skies - The Complete Series - Disc 4
|12 Disc 4|
Dark Skies - The Complete Series - Disc 5
|12 Disc 5|
|Run time:||14 hours 52 minutes|
|Rental release:||18 Oct 2010|
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good butBy a customer , 07 Jan 2011
[Highly rated reviewer]I would recommend that you hire disc 5 first as this contains the pilot episode and then the rest of the series makes more sence.
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Excellent start, acceptable middle, weak endingBy Nauseous (6 reviews) , 23 Nov 2012Really good concept, especially the first few episodes where the major events of the 20th century are re-interpreted as virtual 'side effects' of the fight against the aliens. It then got a bit weak as they wandered away from this concept into a more 'human interest' side-story, with 'search for the girlfriend' the pre-eminent theme. Even so, it's a pity they came to an end - the last episode was, to say the least, rather weak - especially as so much more was happening in the world that could provide material (end of the cold war, for one ..)
Missing the pilot esp.By a customer from London , 14 Jul 2012having watch the origin broadcast in 97, took untill the second disc to notice that there was no pilot esps, ie the awaking pt1 & pt 2 - futher reading found out that these esps are on disc 6 as extras, who was the idiot that thought this up.
Close but no cigar(ette smoking man)...By Teebs (160 reviews) from Rochester , 08 Apr 2012
THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS Show review anywayHideVery much in the shadow of that alien conspiracy behemoth The X-Files, Dark Skies took quite an innovative approach to its sci-fi narrative, mixing in various events in UFO/conspiracy history with key defining moments in 60s US history.
Eric Close and Megan Ward make a great,central couple, with good chemistry. There isn't the Mulder and Scully banter, but their shift from naive, cute young college grads to paranoid targets on the run provides some strong character development. The late JT Walsh excels as the man in charge of MJ12, the top secret agency in charge of keeping tabs on the activities of the alien Hive, a hostile extra-terrestrial race.
Please do watch the Pilot episode first, as very little will make sense without it - this is a real oversight by the DVD production which includes but tucked away in the bonus section of Disc 5!
The show begins very strong, but as with most sci-fi shows there is a steady decline. Once Loengaard testifies in front of the Warren Commission, the show descends into a mess of derivative alien invasion cliches, with Kim plus baby going over to the dark side with pantomime villain Steel and John gaining a new love interest with Jeri Ryan as Russian MJ12 agent Juliette. The show ends with an audaciously silly cliffhanger in outer space, with some equally dramatic changes in rank down on Earth. There was no second season, but from the evidence of the direction the show took mid-season that may have been for the best.
The first half of the show is highly recommended for fans of sci-fi TV, but don't be surprised if your loyalty starts to be tested towards the end. It ended up just like The X-Files, only it didn't take nine seasons to disintegrate!
Oh, and it needed a better theme tune...
slow but steadyBy a customer , 23 Aug 2011A bit slow, but worth watching. Has a few historic facts sewn into story which keeps it real. Not the worst I watched.
oh lordBy a customer , 21 May 2011Hiring disk 5 may make more sense, but let's face it, this is a pathetic 'sci-fi' series, never been so bored!
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