Sunday, September 10, 2006

It's All Just Fiction - Or Plagiarism

Huff Post's Eat the Press caught something that would be silly if it didn't explain a lot. The poster art for ABC's "Path to 9/11" is the spitting image of the the poster art for a 1996 NBC series called "Dark Skies." What is weird is the eerie similarities between the plots of the two works.
Dark Skies was an X-Files type show that posited evil space aliens are hiding among us and that there is a vast, government conspiracy covering it up. Historical events and figures are woven into the plots, such as alien involvement in the assassination of President Kennedy.

Evil outsiders hiding among us. Government conspiracies. Historical figures woven into a fictional story. Substitute Bin Laden for the space aliens and "Path to 9/11" is a blatant rewrite of "Dark Skies."


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