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Falling Skies

Falling Skies
Original title Falling Skies
Genre Aliens
Original run 2011, 2012, 2013
Seasons 3
Running Time ( minutes ) 45
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Falling Skies is an American science fiction dramatic television series created by Robert Rodat and produced by Steven Spielberg. Set six months into a world devastated by an alien invasion, the series stars Noah Wyle as Tom Mason, a former Boston University history professor who becomes the second-in-command of the 2nd Massachusetts Militia Regiment, a group of civilians and fighters fleeing post-apocalyptic Boston. The start of the first season was really good but the eventually it turned to a lot of soap elements that were also very badly written. Normally I quit watching series after a certain point when this happens, like I did with Revolution. But the second season turned out so much better than the first season, the mood was more serious and darker, and the best thing was it had a lot less of those soapy elements like with God Girl.

Plot

Falling Skies tells the story of the aftermath of a global invasion by extraterrestrials (including mechanical attack drones called “mechs”, a species of green-skinned six-legged beings known as “skitters” that appear to control the mechs, and a third mysterious species known as the overlords, presumably the actual engineers of the invasion and the masters of the skitters). Within a few days the invaders neutralize the world’s power grid and technology, destroy the militaries of all the world’s countries, and kill over 90% of the human population.

The aliens’ objectives are not explained, though the aliens try to round up children between the ages of 8 and 18 and attach a biomechanical obedience device onto (and into) their spines, referred to as a “harness”. The harness controls the child’s mind, and forcibly removing it generally kills the child. The story picks up six months after the invasion and follows a group of survivors who band together to fight back. The group, known as the Second Massachusetts (an allusion to a historical regiment from the Continental Army), is led by retired Captain Weaver and Boston University history professor Tom Mason who, while in search of his son Ben, must put his extensive knowledge of military history into practice as one of the leaders of the resistance movement

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Warning contains possible spoilers.

Season 1

The first season picks up six months after the invasion and follows a group of survivors who band together to fight back. The group, known as the Second Massachusetts (an allusion to a historical regiment from the Continental Army), is led by the retired Captain Weaver and Boston University history professor Tom Mason who, while in search of his son Ben, must put his extensive knowledge of military history into practice as one of the leaders of the resistance movement.

Season 2

Three months have passed since Tom Mason agreed to go with the alien invaders. Weaver is still in command of the 2nd Mass, while Anne continues to serve as medic. They have seen many battles and are a much leaner unit now. Pope has taken command of the Berserkers, a renegade group within the 2nd Mass that Weaver doesn’t fully trust. When Tom suddenly returns, he is faced with doubt about his loyalties to the group. Meanwhile, Hal and Ben continue to drift apart as Ben challenges his older brother’s authority.

Season 3

The third season of the American television drama series Falling Skies was renewed on July 11, 2012 for a total of 10 episodes. The season is scheduled to premiere on June 9, 2013. Check out the trailer for the third season below. Who agrees with me that the music in this trailer really sounds like that it was inspired a lot by, the now already legendary, Dead Island trailer?

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Original titleFalling Skies
GenreAliens
Original run2011, 2012, 2013
Seasons3
Running Time ( minutes )45
Directed byRobert Rodat
Written by-
CountryUSA
CastNoah Wyle, Moon Bloodgood, Drew Roy

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