“Dark Skies: The Declassified Complete Series” coming to DVD in 2011

HollywoodNews.com: Fifteen years after “Dark Skies” first aired on network television, the entire series will finally be unleashed for the first time on DVD when Shout! Factory debuts the “Dark Skies: The Declassified Complete Series” DVD box set on January 18, 2011, marking the 50th anniversary of President Kennedy’s inauguration. Newly remastered, this collectible 6-DVD box set includes all 19 episodes, an international TV pilot, a special commemorative booklet featuring a behind-the-scenes essay by Zabel, and extensive bonus content. The show’s creators Bryce Zabel and Brent V. Friedman, along with stars Eric Close and Megan Ward, discuss the series and their roles in an intimate look back “Signal To Noise: Uncovering Dark Skies.” “Dark Skies: The Declassified Complete Series” is a must-have for fans of science fiction, mystery and intrigues.

In the landmark television series “Dark Skies,” freedom fighter John Loengard declares that “history as we know it is a lie,” and sets out to find the truth before it’s too late. He and girlfriend Kim Sayers embark on a cross-country crusade, attempting to derail plans by the sinister alien “Hive.” Majestic-12, a covert government agency assigned to secretly fight the aliens, monitors Loengard; and Capt. Frank Bach is ready to silence him—or quietly aid his quest. Call it alternative history or call it the unthinkable truth. Either way, call it… “Dark Skies.”

Created by Bryce Zabel and Brent V. Friedman, “Dark Skies,” a brilliantly intense sci-fi drama, explored the thrilling intersection of history and mystery, politics and paranoia. Starring Eric Close (“Without a Trace”), Megan Ward (“General Hospital,” “Boomtown”) and the late J.T. Walsh (“The Negotiator,” “Pleasantville”), the series, set in the turbulent 1960s, won devoted fans throughout its 1996-97 run on NBC. Besides its fresh focus on the debate over UFOs, the show also incorporated historic figures’ participation into its plots: Bobby Kennedy, Jack Ruby, Timothy Leary, J. Edgar Hoover and other famous names helped to advance the story.

This collectible DVD box set is priced to own at $44.99 SRP.

Dark Skies: The Declassified Complete Series DVD Bonus Features:
International pilot
Cast & creator commentaries
Signal To Noise: Uncovering Dark Skies– A 3-part intimate look back with creators Bryce Zabel & Brent V. Friedman and stars Eric Close & Megan Ward
Network promos
The Dark Skies Glossary
Original sales presentation
Never-before-seen Season Two proposal
…And more!

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