Wednesday, February 25, 2015


Steven Spielberg is a filmmaking genius.  There is no doubt about that.  And he never throws anything away.  Failed film projects always find their way into current film making projects in ways that the general public is never aware of.  Take the Steven Spielberg film Night Skies which was supposed to be released in 1980 about an army of evil extra-terrestrial aliens terrorizing a family and his classic children's movie E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial in which an innocent extra-terrestrial is hounded by evil United States Government agents determined to rip apart an innocent extra-terrestrial out of a bigoted hatred for intelligent life forms that isn't human based that was released in 1982.  Notice a similarity between the E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial who needed three children being raised by an unwed single mother from being killed by the evil United States Government and the evil homicidal horror film alien from outer space terrorizing a family (Probably being raised by an unwed single mother) in the failed died in development film Night Skies.
The E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial intelligent life form creature that isn't human which the general public got to see in 1982.
Night Skies was supposed to be released in 1980 and it died while it was in preproduction.  The only part of the script for Night Skies that was kept was the part where the innocent alien from outer space named Buddy who makes friends with an autistic child and helps the family survive an evil horror film aliens from outer space (Possibly with the help of the innocent United States Government).  Everything else in the failed died in development film Night Skies was thrown out.  Rick Baker was the designer of the evil aliens from outer space special effects pre-production designs which never saw the light of day---Until now.  Night Skies was the failed first draft of E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial that nobody ever got to see.  And it's a game of what if as we ponder what would've happened if Night Skies actually made it to movie theaters, what would've happened to E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial?

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