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Re: 'Taken'... Or Should It Be Returned?

From: Steven Kaeser <steve.nul>
Date: Thu, 21 Nov 2002 09:53:05 -0500
Archived: Thu, 21 Nov 2002 07:52:48 -0500
Subject: Re: 'Taken'... Or Should It Be Returned?

>From: Bruce Maccabee <brumac.nul>
>To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <ufoupdates.nul>
>Date: Thu, 21 Nov 2002 00:00:50 -0500
>Subject: 'Taken'... Or Should It Be Returned?

>OK, I saw it... the preview offered by the Sci-Fi channel in
>Washington, DC November 20.

>They showed a piece of the first installment and the whole
>second installment.

>A mixed bag. Space/UFO soap opera combined with some intelligent
>portrayal of the impact of abduction phenomena. However, I would
>say overblown.

>Written by a person who has a marginal knowledge of ufology and
>who is also a good writer (Spielberg had input, but the script
>was written by one man, Leslie Bohem.) So it is complex (the
>history of several families with kids) and intriguing and
>perhaps even exciting. But I found myself saying... "reality
>check" over and over. Shades Close Encounters, ET and even
>Independence Day with the spectrum of ufology, a la Contact,
>thrown in for 'good' measure.

Good points.

This is entertainment and not docu-drama, which I believe the
SciFi Channel has stressed from time to time.  If someone is
hoping this is a piece that has been put together to "prepare"
the public for the "truth", they'll find this is more like The
X-Files which veered quickly from the genre into its own

Spielberg productions almost always have a positive resolution,
and that would be difficult to accomplish here unless you veer
off the beaten path (so to speak).

I would add that this 20 hour production has been in the works
for over four years, so rumors during the Roswell 50th that
Spielberg was in the process of putting together a major
UFO/Abduction program were apparently correct.


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