Falling Skies - 6/19/11

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  1. marksman

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    Graham Yost wrote the second hour (he is the showrunner/writer for Justified) and I thought it was pretty apparent. I also felt the second hour was much better written then the first hour. The first hour was a bit too sappy.
     
  2. marksman

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    Those ships do those attacked based on heat. It may be a bit unfair but it seems like the people complaining about this stuff didn't even watch the episode.

    That is one of the things I hate about sci-fi is that it is too easy to make anything possible... But on the reverse side, it is silly to label every alien with our exact characteristics and capablities and get mad when they don't behave like humans.

    We don't know what they see or even if they can just see us like we see us... So again it is a bit silly to be upset by this. Certainly nothing in the show indicated it was no problem for the aliens to do what some of you think they should be able to do, which is an odd position given what little is known about the aliens.
     
  3. fmowry

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    It was nice to have two hours of pretty non-stop action after spending the season of Game of Thrones following character development. A few main characters, a bunch of guns, and aliens. And some hotties too. Can't miss!
     
  4. sieglinde

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    No comparison. I loved the five episode of Game of Thrones I have seen. There is actually no comparison.
     
  5. fmowry

    fmowry Well-Known Member

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    I'm not comparing them. I enjoyed both. One is mindless action. The other is in depth character development.
     
  6. dcheesi

    dcheesi ...I'm not.

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    The most glaring indicator that the "skinners"* aren't the masters is that they don't seem to carry any hand-weapons. No member of an advanced race would lunge into battle without some sort of weapon to tip the odds in their favor (even sport hunters don't kill bare-handed). Even if you have vicious claws, etc., nothing beats a good blaster at your side (kid ;) ).

    [* That's the way I heard the nickname. Sort of makes sense if you're trying to differentiate the biologicals (the ones with skin) from the various mech units]

    I also don't think the mechs are the masters, simply because they are too lumbering and slow. I know they kind of have to be to make the show work, but if they were the intelligence in charge I think they would have to behave in a more quick-witted manner.
     
  7. Rob Helmerichs

    Rob Helmerichs I am Groot! TCF Club

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    It's Skitters.
     
  8. RGM1138

    RGM1138 I wanna Rock

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    I thought it was Skittles.
     
  9. dcheesi

    dcheesi ...I'm not.

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    Really? Wow, did one of the kids name them?! That really makes it hard to take them seriously :)
     
  10. scandia101

    scandia101 Just the facts ma'am

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    http://www.google.com/#hl=en&safe=o...gc.r_pw.&fp=74320bbe8d23f39f&biw=1280&bih=909

    Skitter
     
  11. Fleegle

    Fleegle Chef-In-Training

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    And calling them Skittles makes them more menacing?
     
  12. dcheesi

    dcheesi ...I'm not.

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    My version was "skinners", which does have a more ominous ring to it (IMHO).
     
  13. Mars Rocket

    Mars Rocket Loosely wound

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    The captions call them Skitters. It seemed pretty obvious to me why.
     
  14. danterner

    danterner Not it!

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    Calling them skitters makes no sense, unless they are some sort of intergalactic stage troupe, putting on skits. ("All the universe's a stage and we are merely players"). Calling them skitterers would be better. Calling them Skittles is just silly.
     
  15. scandia101

    scandia101 Just the facts ma'am

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    Live from Earth, it's Saturday Night!
     
  16. markz

    markz Well-Known Member

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    Connersville...
    Thanks for bringing this book to my attention. I just finished it yesterday and loved it. It really made me stop and think about things I wouldn't have otherwise.

    Great book!
     
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    DreadPirateRob

    DreadPirateRob Seriously?

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    Finally watched the pilot last night, and that's the vibe I got from it as well. Which is fine - I love me some Walking Dead. Overall, it was passable, and I will keep watching unless it gets a whole lot worse.
     
  18. JMikeD

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    I couldn't even make it through the first two hours... deleted the season pass. Nothing fresh there. Maybe I'm just tired of post-apocalyptic shows or stories. I've read and seen so many over the years.
     

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