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    Falling Skies

    Aloha everyone,

    I just wanted to see if anyone else is waiting for this show to kick off ?. It will premiere on June 19th on TNT. It stars Noah Wyle (Yes the Librarian guy), and Moon Bloodgood . I for one, am very excited and can't wait.

    Here's the rundown:

    FALLING SKIES opens in the chaotic aftermath of an alien attack that has left most of the world completely incapacitated. In the six months since the initial invasion, the few survivors have banded together outside major cities to begin the difficult task of fighting back. Each day is a test of survival as citizen soldiers work to protect the people in their care while also engaging in an insurgency campaign against the occupying alien force.

    At the center of the series is Tom Mason (Noah Wyle), a Boston history professor whose family has been torn apart. His wife was killed in the initial attack, and one of his three sons has been captured. Determined to get his son back and to ensure the safety of his other two sons, Tom must put his extensive knowledge of military history to the test as one of the leaders of the resistance movement known as the 2nd Mass, because of their location in Boston, Mass. They are constantly trying to gain intelligence about the aliens in order to one day outsmart and overtake them and hopefully rebuild their lives.

    Moon Bloodgood (Terminator Salvation) co-stars as Anne Glass, a pediatrician who works with the surviving children to help them cope with the traumatic upheaval in their lives. Will Patton (Armageddon, TNT's Into the West) plays a fierce leader of the resistance, Weaver. The series also stars Drew Roy (Secretariat) as Hal, Tom's oldest son and a growing fighter in the resistance movement; Maxim Knight (Brothers & Sisters) as Matt, Tom's youngest son; Connor Jessup (The Saddle Club) as Ben, Tom's son who was captured by aliens; and Seychelle Gabriel (Weeds) as Lourdes, an orphaned teenager who helps Anne in the group's makeshift medical clinic. Colin Cunningham (Living in Your Car) is John Pope, the leader of an outlaw motorcycle gang and Sarah Carter (Shark) is Margaret, a wary survivor of Pope's gang.

    FALLING SKIES focuses on the resilience of the survivors and their determination to maintain their humanity when all else has been destroyed. It is a tale of endurance, commitment and courage in which everyday people are called upon to become heroes. They may be outmatched, outnumbered and outgunned, but nothing can beat the human spirit. Most of all, the series is about the ties that bind people together in the most difficult of circumstances.

    The aliens in the series are mighty, mysterious and merciless. They are highly intelligent and use military-like tactics, which makes them an overwhelming force against the 2nd Mass. There are two types of aliens that the human survivors have named Skitters and Mechs. Combining live action and special visual effects, the Skitters have spider-like bodies and incredible strength and agility. The deadly, robotic Mechs stand upright and can shoot bullets from their arms. The aliens control captured children, like Tom's son Ben, through bio-mechanical harnesses but have yet to reveal their ultimate plan for them.

    FALLING SKIES is executive-produced by Steven Spielberg, along with DreamWorks Television heads Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank, Graham Yost (Justified, The Pacific) and screenwriter Robert Rodat. Rodat, who earned an Oscar® nomination for his screenplay for Saving Private Ryan, wrote the pilot from an idea he co-conceived with Spielberg. Mark Verheiden (Heroes, Battlestar Galactica) and Greg Beeman (Heroes, Smallville) are co-executive producers. The pilot was directed by Carl Franklin (One False Move, Out of Time).

    Aloha
    HE>i

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    HE>i

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    sounds like a mash-up of alot of other recent alien stuff, but if the acting is good, it should do well

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    I dunno I'm so burnt by good shows getting the axe without proper closure I may just hold off and see if it's going to be around for long (it is a series not a mini-series right?) I just am getting to the point where I don't want to invest my time in something to have it get axed.

    I will say with that cast and crew it should (key word should) be awesome however with all the special effects it's got it's going to have a big budget which means to stay alive it's going to have to be MASSIVELY popular to stay profitable (and that's all networks care about is profit....I mean look at SyFy and it's 9 different versions of Ghost Hunters, Wrestling shows, cooking shows and very little actual Sci-Fi)
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    So excited the show is back on.

    Still pretty pissed that I had to wait 9 months.
    Sick avy by Blondie79

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    Quote Originally Posted by jetrazor74 View Post
    So excited the show is back on.

    Still pretty pissed that I had to wait 9 months.
    Ditto. I wasn't sure if I would like Falling Skies, but was pretty much hooked after watching the series premier last year.
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