Taken (2002)

  • Genre: Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Drama, Mystery
  • Creator: Leslie Bohem
  • First Air Date: 2002-12-02
  • Last Air Date: 2002-12-13
  • Total Seasons: 1
  • Total Episodes: 10
  • Status: Ended
  • Episode Runtime: 88 min.
  • Production Company: DreamWorks Pictures
  • Networks: Syfy
  • Director:
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Taken, also known as Steven Spielberg Presents Taken, is a science fiction miniseries which first aired on the Sci-Fi Channel in 2002 and won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Miniseries. 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 Keys, 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. Reception was positive, and the series won an Emmy Award. 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.

  • Keywords: alien, miniseries, alien abduction, alien invasion
  • Taken Trailer

    Taken Seasons

    Season 0

    First Air Date:
    1 Episodes

    Season 1

    First Air Date: 2002-12-02
    10 Episodes

    Taken Episodes

    Title Air Date Duration
    Season 1Episode 1Pilot60 min
    Season 1Episode 2Ready60 min
    Season 1Episode 3Off Side60 min
    Season 1Episode 4Mattie G.60 min
    Season 1Episode 5A Clockwork Swiss60 min
    Season 1Episode 6Hail Mary60 min
    Season 1Episode 7Solo60 min
    Season 1Episode 8Leah60 min
    Season 1Episode 9Gone60 min
    Season 1Episode 10I Surrender60 min
    Season 2Episode 1S.E.R.E.60 min
    Season 2Episode 2Quarry60 min
    Season 2Episode 3Hammurabi60 min
    Season 2Episode 4OPSEC60 min
    Season 2Episode 5Absalom60 min
    Season 2Episode 6Charm School60 min
    Season 2Episode 7Invitation Only60 min
    Season 2Episode 8Strelochnik60 min
    Season 2Episode 9Verum Nocet60 min
    Season 2Episode 10All About Eve60 min
    Season 2Episode 11Password60 min
    Season 2Episode 12Imperium60 min
    Season 2Episode 13ACGT60 min
    Season 2Episode 14Carapace60 min
    Season 2Episode 15Render60 min
    Season 2Episode 16Viceroy60 min
    • Dakota Fanning

      as Allie Keys
    • Matt Frewer

      as Dr. Chet Wakeman
    • Emily Bergl

      as Lisa Clarke
    • Heather Donahue

      as Mary Crawford
    • Joel Gretsch

      as Owen Crawford
    • Adam Kaufman

      as Charlie Keys
    • John Hawkes

      as Marty Erickson
    • Ryan Hurst

      as Tom Clarke
    • Camille Sullivan

      as Nina Toth
    Directing Sergio Mimica-Gezzan Director
    Production Steven Spielberg Executive Producer
    Production Leslie Bohem Executive Producer
    Production Steve Beers Producer
    Production Darryl Frank Producer
    Production Joe M. Aguilar Producer
    Production Richard Heus Producer