“Two possibilities exist: either we are alone in the universe or we are not. Both are equally terrifying.” ― Arthur C. Clarke
In the years after the original run of The X-Flies ended, but before its television rebirth, no other genre show tackled our cultural fascination with UFOs and alien abduction lore.
RCVR is a sci-fi web series that is a spiritual descendant of The X-Files.
Set in the year 1973, the series follows government agent Luke Weber (Daniel Bonjour) with the fictitious Bureau of Information.
On the surface, Agent Weber's assignment seems to be to track down witnesses of reported UFO sightings to debunk them.
However, we quickly learn his true agenda is to cover up the government's knowledge of extraterrestrial visitation.
Not only that, Agent Weber and his colleague, agent Sandy Bergson (Catherine Kresge), have also been tasked with tracking down "receivers" - select individuals used by aliens to effect change in our world.
Created, co-written and directed by David van Eyssen, RCVR is an extremely well produced web series.
It looks as if it belongs on television.
Like The X-Files, the plot is steeped in UFO tradition.
The series tone is deliciously conspiratorial. Our government is attempting to suppress knowledge of the existence of aliens and UFOs. Why? To What end?
The visual effects are top notch too, and the entire cast turns in exceptional performances.
To date, the series pilot has over 1.4 million views on YouTube.
Watch the entire premiere episode below for a sampling of this project's pristine production value:
To watch the entire series, please visit its official home on the YouTube.
RCVR hearkens back to the glory days of The X-Files. It is a fascinating and compelling excursion into UFO lore and mythology.
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