Falling Skies - 6/19/11

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  1. Jun 22, 2011 #61 of 118
    betts4

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    A Galaxy...
    There is also the alien that is on the kid's backs. I can't remember what they were called.

    Also, I remember - this is not an exact quote but rather a memory of the scene, so please correct it --- the biology teacher guy talking about how one of his students asked why if the Skitters have so many legs, why didn't the Mechs look like them also. The Mechs seemed like a robot a human would create.
    I wonder if there is a third alien in the ships that we haven't seen yet.
     
  2. Jun 22, 2011 #62 of 118
    betts4

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    This is just what I got from the scene too. The group was enjoying those few moments. I even liked that they had a cupcake for him. However, the question that popped into the back of my mind was where were the other 11 cupcakes? How did they find just one? Put that passed thru quickly.

    I loved it when Maggie shot the outlaw guy and then the other one. Yea! I will not be surprised to see the head outlaw guy play out some more as the series goes on. He seemed to be connecting with Noah's character.
     
  3. Jun 22, 2011 #63 of 118
    Vendikarr

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    Don't worry, she only kills time travel shows.

    :)
     
  4. Jun 22, 2011 #64 of 118
    Vendikarr

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    It seems the harness on the kids does a mind control thing. My theory is the skitters are using kids to run the mechs. They take kids with the right disposition, amputate their limbs and stick them in the mech body. Their minds are hard wired to use two arms/two legs, so the mechs are built bipedal.

    I don't know if that's too gruesome for the writers to do, but it makes sense to me.
     
  5. Jun 22, 2011 #65 of 118
    Rob Helmerichs

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    It's what YOU'D do in their place. :D
     
  6. Jun 22, 2011 #66 of 118
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    Somehow this didn't grab me. I'll keep it since it's summer and there are only 10 episodes, but I'd be dropping this already if it was fall.

    But that leads to small groups everywhere. They should be clearing regions by now.

    Yeah, but you'd have to kill the percentage (was it 90%?) very fast to do it before the warehouses emptied. We don't have huge reserves.

    Also, there just wasn't enough destruction and bodies around to match claimed amount of dead. Acton just wasn't that messed up for everyone to be gone.

    This was definitely foreshadowing something. I don't think humans made them, but something about the relationship between skitters and mechs (as was said earlier in the thread).
     
  7. Jun 22, 2011 #67 of 118
    DevdogAZ

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    I'm not sure the "harnesses" are a separate alien. Perhaps, but not sure.

    As for whether there's an alien in the ships that we haven't seen, I think that's definitely what they were hinting at with that conversation, and I mentioned it in my post.
     
  8. Jun 22, 2011 #68 of 118
    tlc

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    This was a great way to write your way out of a much larger FX budget!
     
  9. Jun 22, 2011 #69 of 118
    DevdogAZ

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    Plus, the stories of the survivors and the resistance make for a much more interesting TV show than would the stories of the invasion and the near utter destruction of the human race.
     
  10. Jun 22, 2011 #70 of 118
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    Earth Abides is my absolute favorite book. That said, the people on this show have only been living in a post-human world for a few months at this point, not enough time for all the plagues to show up, and I don't think they're smart enough to think ahead. Still, I agree - their top priority should be a sustainable food and water supply, then worry about fighting the aliens. Get some farmland.

    Count me among the group that got a Walking Dead vibe from the show.
     
  11. Jun 22, 2011 #71 of 118
    Rob Helmerichs

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    Which would be easier to do if the aliens hadn't already killed 90% of their friends and family, and were working on them...

    Planning for the future is something that's a bit difficult to do when you're fighting for your life.
     
  12. Jun 22, 2011 #72 of 118
    hapdrastic

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    I agree, except that it seems the aliens are leaving them alone unless they stumble into one of their traps. If they leave those areas be, I think they'd be fine. Of course, it's a TV show, so the aliens would come after them anyway, but in the "reality" of the show, it looks like the aliens are only worrying about knocking out the resistance or overly large groups.
     
  13. Jun 22, 2011 #73 of 118
    Rob Helmerichs

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    But the size of "overly large" has dropped to 300ish in only a few months, so (as one of the characters pointed out) just splitting into still smaller groups doesn't mean not fighting the aliens, it means not fighting the aliens until there's nobody around to help you.

    And we have only seen two groups so far, both of which are actively committed to fighting (a self-proclaimed military unit with civilian followers, and a skinhead group that just likes killing aliens, people, whatever).
     
  14. Jun 22, 2011 #74 of 118
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    The resistance seems to be somewhat organized. I wonder if they can communicate with other cells around the world or more likely if they have no idea what's going on anywhere else. They need some ravens. ;)

    I like the harness things on the kids--kind of a new twist for this kind of show. If they find the son, can they keep him with them safely with the harness on? They obviously can't take it off. :confused:
     
  15. Jun 22, 2011 #75 of 118
    DevdogAZ

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    We don't know anything about the harness yet except that trying to remove it likely kills the kids. They're certainly going to figure out a way to remove/neutralize it for Ben, but we don't know anything about it yet.
     
  16. Jun 22, 2011 #76 of 118
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    Not great but not bad. I'll stuck with it. Hot girls with guns.

    The harness thingy reminded me of the Doctor Who episode where Donna had a spider mind control thingy on her back.
     
  17. Jun 22, 2011 #77 of 118
    mattack

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    Like the capping in "The White Mountains" trilogy.
     
  18. Jun 23, 2011 #78 of 118
    Rob Helmerichs

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    Wow, THAT takes me back!
     
  19. Jun 23, 2011 #79 of 118
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    Sold!
     
  20. Jun 23, 2011 #80 of 118
    danterner

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    Yes, definitely. There's also a Babylon 5 episode ("Exogenesis") where the story involved creatures that look very much like the harnesses here. They fused to a person's spine and took over control of the body. That story had a neat twist at the end, though, and I don't think Falling Skies will be going in the same direction.

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