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Falling Skies "Strange Brew" OAD 7/21/13

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by bsnelson, Jul 22, 2013.

  1. mrdbdigital

    mrdbdigital The TBS Archives TCF Club

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    I thought Cochise was the alien that carried the President back to Charleston and that is helping them build the "big gun"?
     
  2. scandia101

    scandia101 Just the facts ma'am

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    That's exactly who Cochise is.
     
  3. Rob Helmerichs

    Rob Helmerichs I am Groot! TCF Club

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    AKA Doug Jones, who built a career playing creatures under heavy make-up (Abe Sapien in Hellboy, the Faun in The Labyrinth, the Silver Surfer), but has done enough work with his own face to be recognizable. Having him appear out of make-up was basically an in-joke for people who know who he is.
     
  4. Bierboy

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    Wow...what a heaping, steaming pile of schtako that was....complete waste of time. Episode opens -- blah blah, grid deployed, Tom escapes, blah blah -- episode over. Just awful....

    My finger was millimeters away from the SP delete button...
     
  5. windracer

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    It was nice to see Dai again too.
     
  6. DouglasPHill

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    Wife and I both felt this was a completely useless episode.
     
  7. Anubys

    Anubys KMT Soccer Playa

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    I know it doesn't matter, but it bugged me how the house was ransacked like a tornado blew through it. If people scavenged for food, why destroy things?

    It would have been a much more emotional coming home if the house had been almost normal; which it should have been minus some broken windows and empty pantry.
     
  8. Rob Helmerichs

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    It would have been ransacked for anything that could possibly be useful, including the kinds of stuff that a lot of people keep hidden (guns, jewelry, etc.).

    I suspect in a post-apocalyptic world, keeping a house tidy is pretty low on the priority list of the average ransacker. ;)
     
  9. Anubys

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    But the average ransacker wouldn't waste time and energy when there is no reward. This house was messed up for the sake of being messed up.
     
  10. Rob Helmerichs

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    ??? How would he know there was no reward until he's torn apart the house to see what was there?
     
  11. sieglinde

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    I agree. Despirate people would even use wood paneling as fire wood.
     
  12. Sromkie

    Sromkie TiVoed

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    This. There comes a point where people are trying to find any last thing of value (value in the new world) they can find. Maybe the first scavengers to hit the house were more judicious with where they looked, but eventually someone's going to come by and try to find every last scrap they can because they are just that desperate.
     
  13. Rob Helmerichs

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    And insulation as, well, insulation. (I wonder how many homes in Boston have fireplaces and/or wood-burning stoves?)

    In a place with winter but no power grid, winter stops being something to ***** about and starts being something that will kill everybody who doesn't take active measures to survive.
     
  14. danterner

    danterner Not it!

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    This was the first episode of the series my daughter has seen. She walked into the room right as it began and sat down. She went in knowing nothing about the show; not knowing that there were aliens or anything like that. It was very amusing, seeing her reactions as things went from normal to askew. Mostly, it was a lot of "I'm so CONFUSED!"
     
  15. Anubys

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    which always confuses me about people who settled in Canada and New England. Why didn't they move south the minute they landed? :D
     
  16. Rob Helmerichs

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    Winter kills off a lot of the pests.

    Including the ones that move south because they're too wimpy to handle winter. :D

    Seriously, though, the first time I went south, the bugs just FREAKED ME OUT. Cockroaches you could put on a leash! Around here, the only way bugs can survive is by being small enough to hide in the walls.

    So there's that.
     
  17. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give em Hell, Devils

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    I've always wondered that as well. I mean, if the first settlers were the Vikings and they were used to Scandanavian winters, that would make sense. But for the settlers that came from England, where the winters are much more mild due to the jet stream, I'd think they'd head south as soon as they could after they saw what winter in New England was like.
     
  18. sieglinde

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    Depends on what lands they are granted by their governments also.
     

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