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[[caption-width-right:263:[[Series/TheXFiles Does this remind you of anything?]]]]

Political aide John Loengard has a run-in with extraterrestrial forces, and ends up tracking a body-snatching alien invasion as part of the super-secret agency Majestic 12. This series was launched at the height of the paranormal mania created by ''Series/TheXFiles''. Notable for its 1960s setting and a pre-''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' role for Jeri Ryan as a Russian sexpot agent. [[ShortRunners Cancelled after one season]].

Not to be confused with the 2013 horror film of the same name, though both are about aliens.

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!!This series provides examples of:

* AlienAbduction
* AllTheoriesAreTrue: Especially [=UFOlogy=] and other '60s ConspiracyTheory lore.
* BadBoss: Bach, very much so.
* BeethovenWasAnAlienSpy: The events of the show are shown to be interconnected with historical events.
** The most extreme example is in the final episode "Bloodlines", in which the Hive infested Jim Steele murders a hippie and assumes his identity: [[spoiler:Charles Manson]]
* CliffHanger: The series-ending kind.
* DuelingShows: with ''Series/TheXFiles''... for all of one season.
* ETGaveUsWiFi: The show, and the conspiracy folklore it's based on, supposes that modern technology was invented by reverse-engineering material from the famous Roswell incident.
* ExposedExtraterrestrials
* FakeGuestStar: Conor O'Farrell (Lt. Commander Phil Albano) appears in 18 of the series' 20 episodes, missing only "Dreamland" and "The Last Wave", but remains a guest star throughout the series. In fact, he is generally quite low in the guest list.
* FlyingSaucer
* GovernmentConspiracy: Majestic in the US and Aura-Z in the Soviet Union.
* TheGreys: a (presumably) peaceful race that was taken over by the parasitic Hive. They and their technology are used by the Hive to menace Earth.
* HistoricalDomainCharacter: Many, many, from Music/TheBeatles and [[Music/TheDoors Jim Morrison]], to Carl Sagan and Colin Powell.
* HiveMind: The appropriately named "Hive" aliens have this.
* RoswellThatEndsWell: They landed. They met with the President. They told him to surrender. He refused. They shot the ship down.
* WhoShotJFK: The Hive.
* TheVirus: The Hive acts like this.
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