Once again, the truth about President Kennedy being assassinated in order to cover up UFOs can be told! Or at least the TV series purporting to be about the truth can be seen. Or something like that. Anyway...
After the thousands of e-mails I've gotten over the years from what seems like every corner of the globe asking me when they will be able to see the "Dark Skies" series on DVD, I finally have some good news!
I just received the good word today that "Dark Skies" is scheduled for DVD release in October 2007. Eight months and counting, but at least the countdown has begun...
A lot of copy's been written on this blog about the series. Go check here to read more about it. But, yes, the short story is that we were the people who were just enough south of sanity to write 20 hours of TV dedicated to the Unifed Field Theory of Conspiracies -- melding JFK's assassination with the UFO cover-up.
Flash forward to 2006. You may remember the poster you see here being ripped off (an homage?) by the "Path to War" publicity campaign. Since this similarity was reported on Salon, Slate, the Huffington Post and a lot of other places, maybe that extra notoriety helped move the show up the ladder of priorities. Whatever it was, it's great news.
If you'd like to read the pilot in anticipation of the DVD release, here it is.
BTW, my "Dark Skies" writing and producing partner Brent Friedman and I are working on a new project that is as insidious and mind-bending as our first project together. Also, Brent currently is the creative force behind "Afterworld" which has just launched on Bud TV after getting a build-up on the SuperBowl. Jim Parriott, the other Executive Producer on the show, has come off one success after another, most recently "Grey's Anatomy" and "Ugly Betty."
Because "Dark Skies" was a period piece set in the 1960s, it has aged remarkably well. I just screened a few episodes the other day, and they feel very fresh. Can't wait for those who want to see them to get the chance. The period music is terrific, the late J.T. Walsh is phenomenal as the leader of Majestic-12 Frank Bach. And Eric Close, now of "Without A Trace", portrayed the tormented and courageous John Loengard in one of the best performances he's ever given. And Jeri Ryan and Megan Ward were both great, regardless of which side of the Hive Mind they were on!
Thanks to Dave and SONY for making it possible, and congratulations to Brent and all the other people who worked so hard making those original 20 hours of TV!
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