Close Encounters of the Hollywood Kind

What if Aliens are Us from the Future?

Syfy’s first original film — Official Denial — was about an abductee the government used as bait to shoot down a UFO. The twist ending? They were us.

Bryce Zabel
Mar 11 · 11 min read
Official Denial | Syfy (Sci-Fi Channel) 1993 | Written by Bryce Zabel, Directed by Brian Trenchard-Smith

Progenitor

Operation Forced Encounter hits its target.
Man in the Mirror?

They were us.

From Page to Stage

Holly Brisley as “Dos”

The Film’s Reception

Abductee Paul Corliss | General Spalding, Majestic-12

The Future is Unwritten

Life Imitates Art

What About Time Travel for Real?

Future Imperfect

Time’s Up

Trail of the Saucers

Remixing UFO/UAP News, Culture, Analysis, History & Opinion

Bryce Zabel

Written by

Writer/producer in features & TV. Creator, five primetime series. Ex: TV Academy CEO; CNN reporter; USC professor. Author: Beatles, JFK what-ifs. UFO analyst.

Trail of the Saucers

Remixing UFO/UAP News, Culture, Analysis, History & Opinion from an Expanding Collective of Writers

Bryce Zabel

Written by

Writer/producer in features & TV. Creator, five primetime series. Ex: TV Academy CEO; CNN reporter; USC professor. Author: Beatles, JFK what-ifs. UFO analyst.

Trail of the Saucers

Remixing UFO/UAP News, Culture, Analysis, History & Opinion from an Expanding Collective of Writers

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