It led, of course, to the domination of Chris Carter in the 90s (for younger readers, he was like J J Abrams), with ‘The X-Files’, ‘Millenium’ and ‘Harsh Realm’.
But a much-overlooked (and potentially even more ambitious) series was ’Dark Skies’, with its creepy tagline "History as we know it is a lie.".
Sadly, it didn’t live up to its promise in the eyes of the Almighty Gods of The Network Ratings (perhaps because it didn't have the Chris Carter pedigree?), and it only ever saw one series out.
A pity. The original concept was for it to span the decades with each new series. I would have loved to see where it would have taken us.
Next month’s theme: Ye Olde England