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Falling Skies - 6/19/11

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by markz, Jun 20, 2011.

  1. Jun 20, 2011 #1 of 118
    markz

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    Connersville...
    So, am I the only one that watched it?

    I thought it was pretty good so far. Good characters, good effects.

    I will watch the next episode at least.
     
  2. Jun 20, 2011 #2 of 118
    RGM1138

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    It's . . intriguing. They seem to be going for something different here. Not sure what yet, but I'll give it several more eps to find out. The EFX are about on par with other TV Sci-Fi fare.

    One tactical situation I had a problem with. Marching huge numbers of people up a small road, in broad daylight. Surely, the Vs would be doing flyovers or have sensors that could detect mass movement.

    I guess Colin Cunningham is the Ronon of this series.

    At least with the Spielberg brand on it, we shouldn't have to worry about an early cancellation
     
  3. Jun 20, 2011 #3 of 118
    sieglinde

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    Several problems - Anybody read "The Earth Abides" ?http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earth_Abides or watch the series on Discovery about what happens if human beings suddenly disappeared off the earth? Both depict plagues of rats and stray dogs until things settle down. Also when towns are abandoned, lightening caused fires soon break out and are unstoppable due to lack of water and people to fight them.
    I would shelter in the city during the first winter and during the spring thaw move out to the 'burbs or other tracts of land for agriculture. Problem with modern seeds is that they don't self propagate anymore due to genetic engineering so I would look for old orchards and truck gardens. Horses and oxen would be a necessity. Those who survive would be the Amish.
     
  4. Jun 20, 2011 #4 of 118
    danterner

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    I watched it and enjoyed it. My wife made it through about the first 40 minutes and then bowed out. To her it was too unrelentingly depressing. She likes "escapist" television and I guess she considered this too realistic to be enjoyable.

    I'm curious to see where the show goes. I hope it is not just week after week of running and guerrilla warfare. There are so many places they could go with the story, and I have no idea in what direction the showrunners are planning on taking us. I'll be along for the ride, though.

    ETA: The title of this show was driving me crazy, as I had thought there already was a UFO invasion television show called Falling Skies, back in the 90's and I was thinking this might be a reboot. Turns out the show I was remembering (completely unrelated) was Dark Skies.
     
  5. Jun 20, 2011 #5 of 118
    omnibus

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    I went to sleep after the Morgan Freeman hug fest. I had "falling skies" recording at the same time as the latter. This morning the last 3 minutes of fallling are missing.

    The last scene has the camera facing the Noah Wyle character, I fast-forwarded hoping to see the credits or something. Can anyone fill me in without giving away too much plot?
     
  6. Jun 20, 2011 #6 of 118
    retrodog

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    Well I had to watch it. It just seemed like the thing to do. Interesting show. Interesting characters. Well some potential anyway.

    Nice array of small arms. Looked like they cleaned out everything from the props wagon.

    I thought the comment about the mech warriors not matching the Cooties was interesting. Just makes me think the Cooties are actually trained dogs and the real aliens are different.
     
  7. Jun 20, 2011 #7 of 118
    Rob Helmerichs

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    I liked it. It seemed to be generally more realistic (in the sense of thinking through the consequences of what happens) than usual for this kind of show.

    One big exception was the brutally misogynist gang trusting the woman they had misogynistically brutalized to guard prisoners on her own, roam the outside world on her own, CARRY A GUN...

    I can't help but believe that people who think about women like that would keep her chained up and locked away
     
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    AeneaGames

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    I'm a sucker for SF so I will keep watching but I got a very Walking Dead like vibe of it, except they swapped the zombies out for aliens...
     
  9. Jun 20, 2011 #9 of 118
    whitson77

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    I thought it was pretty good. There were some professor moments that I thought were stupid. And the triangle between plain brown haired girl and hot blonde seems dumb to me. It has potential. We'll see.
     
  10. Jun 20, 2011 #10 of 118
    dswallow

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    I thought it was completely stupid and poorly written (i.e., completely without any thought).

    Won't stop me from watching it. But this thing'll be canceled real quick.

    --Doug.
     
  11. Jun 20, 2011 #11 of 118
    sieglinde

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    At least the aliens seem to wear gear etc. I have seen too many shows with aliens who wear no gear or clothing. Still could be a "dog" but looked more like it could be an intelligent being.
    As for the robots, how much does a Roomba or a packbot look like a human?
     
  12. Jun 20, 2011 #12 of 118
    betts4

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    I watched part of it and enjoyed it. I will watch the rest tonight or tomorrow.

    And it is now on SP.
     
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    Rob Helmerichs

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    They talked about that...apparently, the Vs are programmed to detect and attack groups above a certain limit. And that limit seems to be shrinking. Now, 300 people is safe, but recently it was higher. That's why they're splitting up into groups of 300.
     
  14. Jun 20, 2011 #14 of 118
    classicX

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    If I didn't know better I'd assume you all think everyone watches every sci-fi show on TV. Vs? Ronon?

    I liked the show; I'm a fan of Sarah Carter (the outlaw female that turned on her captors) so her appearance was not unwelcome.

    I will watch more, to see what they find out about the aliens.
     
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    classicX

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    Aaaaaand I just remembered that Moon Bloodgood is in this, so it will be unfairly cancelled after the eighth or thirteenth episode.

    RIP Journeyman
    RIP Day Break
     
  16. Jun 20, 2011 #16 of 118
    Rob Helmerichs

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    Clearly we don't think that, or every sci-fi show on TV would always get renewed.

    And speaking of sci-fi, what a glorious world that would be! :D

    [Thinks of Flashforward] OK, maybe not so glorious...
     
  17. Jun 20, 2011 #17 of 118
    RGM1138

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    Okay, I missed that. It did seem absurd that they were breaking a cardinal rule: being out in the open, en masse in broad daylight.

    Especially with that giant alien erection visible in the background.
     
  18. Jun 20, 2011 #18 of 118
    DeDondeEs

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    The thing that always bugs me on these sci-fi things, is that we are expected to believe that they are technologically advanced since they can build giant spacecraft that can travel for light years, and make these levitating ships. But they can't make a smart weapon that can hit a target/person, even if it's moving.

    Overall I did enjoy the show, sort of in the same corny way I liked V.
     
  19. Jun 20, 2011 #19 of 118
    uncdrew

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    I want to be on your team.
     
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    Ruth

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    I thought it was OK, not fantastic. A lot better than Jerico though so I'll watch for a while.

    I didn't understand the scene where they tried to use the Golden Retriever as bait for the robot drone. (And how was that dog so immaculately groomed?)
     

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