Three families experience alien abductions over a period of five decades.

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 Marty Erickson 5 episodes, 2002
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Taken spans five decades and four generations, centering on three families: the Keys, Crawfords, and Clarkes. World War II veteran Russell Keys is plagued by nightmares of his abduction by aliens during the war; the Roswell incident transforms Owen Crawford from ambitious Air Force captain to evil shadow government conspirator; the unhappily married Sally Clarke is impregnated by an alien visitor. As the decades go by, the heirs of each are affected by the machinations of the aliens, culminating with the birth of Allie Keys, who is the final product of the aliens' experimentation and holds the key to their future. Written by Ronos

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Three families. Four generations. Fifty years of secrets. See more »

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2 December 2002 (USA)  »

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Steven Spielberg Presents Taken  »

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The series takes place from August 1944 to December 2002. See more »

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In the episode "Maintenance," Jesse looks at a newspaper that has a headline "Ambassador to El Salvador disagrees with Pentagon". However, the story carries a byline of "New Delhi" and talks about a meeting between the prime ministers of India and Pakistan. It also mentions "Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee", even though the scene takes place in 1980 and Vajpayee would not become PM of India until 20 years later. See more »

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[discussing Apollo 13]
Eric Crawford: Do you think our friends had anything to do with it?
Maj. Owen Crawford: Between their preponderancy to intervene in our affairs, and the growing incompetence of NASA, I'd choose NASA... what?
Eric Crawford: If you were still in charge of the project, you'd use this as evidence of an imminent alien threat.
Maj. Owen Crawford: Probably.
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References Lethal Weapon (1987) See more »

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The SciFi I ever wanted
5 August 2011 | by (Colombia) – See all my reviews

I've been a SciFi fan all my life. Nevertheless I watched many of the effect driven shows, in the end its always the story that is important to me. Good if the effects are credible, but too many shows or movies have nothing really interesting besides the effects. I watch Taken for about the third time now. I really like that it is not just about good guys killing bad aliens. There are not effects all over the place, just where they are needed. The story is kind of like a theory that tries to make a probable explanation for all the abduction and flying saucer stories, crop circles or ancient astronauts we often hear about, a very entertaining way how all the mystery could be connected. And its told by using the history of several generations of three families and the consequences the aliens have on them. Some reviewers wrote to find Taken boring, and I can understand that from the view of someone looking just for action and effects. Taken is so much more then that.


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