DARK SKIES – CIELO NEGRO (Serie TV)
Nos complace daros a conocer una serie de TV muy desconocida pero muy interesante:
>> Cielo Negro (Dark Skies) (1996) de Bryce Zabel
La teneis disponible en la red Emule. Consta de 20 episodios.
*”Dark Skies” was an NBC series with just possibly the most off-the-wall twist on the UFO phenomenon that you’ve seen. We constructed an entire premise — and shot 20 hours of episodes — laying out the case that John F. Kennedy was assassinated because he was going to tell the nation the truth about UFOs if he was re-elected to a second term. It got weirder from there.
In the course of that first and only season, we told the story of the years from 1961 to 1967. Characters who had a personal encounter with flying saucers included Ronald Reagan, Carl Sagan, Timothy Leary, Jim Morrison, Dan Rather, Bobby Kennedy, Jack Ruby and others, and we told stories set in Vietnam, the Civil Rights movement, the Space Program, etc. Man, was it fun.
In order to sell the series, Brent Friedman and I created an ultra-classified “Briefing Book” which laid out the entire history of UFOs going back to 65-milion BC through our present day. It was sealed with a gold foil seal and wrapped in brown paper tied in twine and stamped “Top Secret.” The essence of the pitch was that Brent and I had met a man named John Loengard who wanted to get the truth out about UFOs and felt that telling the story as fiction was the only way. This led to the so-called “Loengard letter” which was the centerpiece of the notebook. Click on it to see a larger version if this isn’t readable on your screen:
Is John Loengard a real person? Did he really write that letter? We always said that he was and he did.
So that’s what I know which, admittedly, is not much. For those of you who would like to read the original pilot script, we’ve put it together as a PDF for easy download:
As fans already know, this script was co-written with the amazingly talented Brent Friedman, someone who I’m friends with and collaborate with to this day. One of our main characters, the head of Majestic-12, Frank Bach, utters the line that became our mantra: “The truth is overrated.” This is our JFK episode film.
And here is the script for my favorite episode, a solo sample, “Prey in Darkness.”
This script deals with the New York City power black-out of 1965 and how it ties in with the death of columnist Dorothy Kilgallen and her investigation into the death of John Kennedy. Both Jack Ruby and Dan Rather have speaking parts. It’s pretty crazy stuff, but I like it.
I hope you enjoy reading these as much as we enjoyed writing and producing them. As we said in our main titles (which won an Emmy) —
“They’re here. They’re hostile. And powerful people don’t want you to know.”