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Taken (2002) Steven Spielberg Mini-Series Sci-Fi DVD-9

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Taken (2002) Steven Spielberg Mini-Series Sci-Fi DVD-9


Taken, also known as Steven Spielberg Presents Taken, is an American science fiction miniseries that first aired on the Sci-Fi Channel from December 2 to 13, 2002. Filmed in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, it was written by Leslie Bohem, and directed by Breck Eisner, Félix Enríquez Alcalá, John Fawcett, Tobe Hooper, Jeremy Paul Kagan, Michael Katleman, Sergio Mimica-Gezzan, Bryan Spicer, Jeff Woolnough, and Thomas J. Wright. The executive producers were Leslie Bohem and Steven Spielberg.

The show takes place from 1944 to 2002 and follows the lives of three families: the Crawfords, who seek to cover up the Roswell crash and the existence of aliens; the Keyses, who are subject to frequent experimentation by the aliens; and the Clarkes, who sheltered one of the surviving aliens from the crash. As a result of the decades-long storyline, not a single actor or character appears in every episode of the series, though the voice of Dakota Fanning (who narrates as well as stars as Allie Keys) is in every episode. Reception was positive. The series won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Miniseries and was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Outstanding Miniseries or TV Movie.

When the show was launched, the Sci-Fi Channel used the simultaneous establishment of the organization Coalition for Freedom of Information in its promotion campaign. Both the Sci-Fi Channel and the Coalition for Freedom of Information are clients of Washington, D.C. public relations firm PodestaMattoon, and this apparent co-mingling of clients was criticized. The Coalition for Freedom of Information is a group which seeks the release of classified governmental UFO files as well as scientific, Congressional, and media credibility for the study of this subject.

Actors starring in the series include Joel Gretsch, Steve Burton, Eric Close, Heather Donahue, Matt Frewer, Catherine Dent, Ryan Hurst, Adam Kaufman, Karen Austin, Julie Benz, Tina Holmes, Willie Garson, John Hawkes, Jason Gray-Stanford, Andy Powers, Ryan Merriman, Michael Moriarty, Michael Jeter, James McDaniel, James Kirk, and Dakota Fanning

This has been one of my

This has been one of my favorite TV shows from back in the day, and I recently found a DVD-9 archive of it. If you are interested in this and have fat pipes, go for it! (It's 40gb+)

p.s. The story has layers of information relating to covert NSA/military operations that some may find interesting...

I quite liked it

back in the day


By the way, if anyone is unfamiliar with playing DVD/VOB on your computer, just open VIDEO_TS folder and click on VIDEO_TS.IFO and it will load the DVD menu onto your video player (VLC preferably), and you can select options there (like Play)...

Damn fine series

Damn fine series

Especially the fact I think i recall CLOWNS being used as a REAL but also symbolic representational form for contactee types.

I knew Speilberg loved this area - since ET - he just had to do a few silly things like his well known:

- Schindler's List
- The Sad Gassing of Lice in WW2 by Mr Zykon B
- I Died in a Nazi Death Camp - But I'm here in 1949 to claim damage for my 'life' please?
- Nasty Hitler - The Vegetarian, animal loving and war on Cancer developing errr - "psychopath"

All of which got 7.23 on IMDB allowing him to then do TAKEN withouit being hassled by his {{brothers}} in HollyWeird...?

Just my crap theory.



I think this is due a re-watch!

I think I have seen it around

I think I have seen it around 8 or 9 times all the way through - but the first 3 episodes are probably the best.


I'm starting it now.

I've re-tuned the audio to 432Hz.


I wonder if this would be a good candidate for AI upscaling.

The best results come from doing 1080p to 2160p, not sure how well 480p to even 1080p will work.

Yes, older shows usually seem

Yes, older shows usually seem to get an upscaling Blu-Ray re-release treatment at some point - especially if they are popular enough. According to PTP formats uploaded for this show, it looks like only 720x480 DVD-9s have been released.


I've got 720x576, no idea if it means it though.


One of the families in Taken has a thing of saying that they love their kids "every day, and twice on Sundays".

Now honestly, I take that to refer to something that only romantic partners would say to each other.

Am I weird or is Spielberg? I think it's him.


Yeah, I remember that line. I actually hadn't really thought it all the way through to understand the implications! lol This might also be something the writers overlooked.

As for Spielberg, as far as I know he was just the Executive Producer - which I usually take to mean he is the one who paid for the production of the series, but he did not personally direct or write it himself...

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