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That reminds me: how did he survive that? I didn't notice a parachute, a giant stack of pillows at the base of the building, a swimming pool, a trampoline, or anything to break his fall, yet somehow he was fine.

There was a river that ran by the building that he dropped into.
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He jumped into water....

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I wonder if Lexi is even Tom's daughter, or she has alien DNA implanted after conception? Still she doesn't look like Mom or Pop
You can't be serious. It is virtually impossible to cast actors/actresses that might look like offspring. Hell, the brothers don't even look like brothers.

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Speaking of visual effects, it does seem like this season has a higher overall budget. We've seen Skitters in every episode so far, whereas in past seasons they only showed up during major events.
There might be a higher budget, but they also split the effects up among more companies this past season, to some that charge lower rates the the original vendor. And it shows. The quality is much more uneven this year. The skitters and the Espheni overlord look good, but the mechs look terrible, and the energy fence is pretty cheesy, too. It doesn't look any better than the Tholian Web. And no, technically, there's nothing that would make it cheaper to do the lattice looking fence than a solid energy field of some kind. That was somebody's artistic choice. Most likely due to wanting to be able to clearly see the people on the other side of it in the first episode, when the fences first appeared and we needed to see the groups separated. I would have gone a different route, but I can imagine the conversations that led to the lattice idea.
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Lexi was a survivor from village of the damned
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That reminds me: how did he survive that? I didn't notice a parachute, a giant stack of pillows at the base of the building, a swimming pool, a trampoline, or anything to break his fall, yet somehow he was fine.
I thought he jumped into the water?

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You can't be serious. It is virtually impossible to cast actors/actresses that might look like offspring. Hell, the brothers don't even look like brothers.
But then in real life you can have brothers that don't look anything alike too. For instance in my family, I take after my moms side while my brother takes after my dads side. We don't look anything alike.

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If relations on TV or movies had to actually resemble each other, no TV show or movie would ever get made.
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But then in real life you can have brothers that don't look anything alike too. For instance in my family, I take after my moms side while my brother takes after my dads side. We don't look anything alike.
Which adds more credence to my point. Since it can happen in real life, how can anyone expect to always happen in make-believe land.

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If relations on TV or movies had to actually resemble each other, no TV show or movie would ever get made.

Nepotism can only go so far .. .. although there are a few instances where the casting folks do a pretty good job attempting resemblance ..

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Nepotism can only go so far .. .. although there are a few instances where the casting folks do a pretty good job attempting resemblance ..
Namely, Once Upon a Time with the actresses playing the evil queen and Snow White and their child counterparts in flashbacks.
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They way they are going they may need to change the name of the series to "Falling Ratings".
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They way they are going they may need to change the name of the series to "Falling Ratings".
Dat's a good vun.

I kept up with the show for the first few seasons, but it ultimately got so convoluted and bizarre, with too many characters getting taken over by aliens, killed, brought back to life, disappeared, returned, and all that, I just gave up.

I also hate the look of the show: that totally desaturated cyan/blue thing is just annoying after a certain amount of time. One gets the impression that the aliens destroyed most of the earth, and then sucked all the reds, greens, and yellows out of the planet, leaving only blue & cyan. Bizarre.

I'm also annoyed by the Canadian accents on several of the main actors, but this is a typical problem for American shows shot in the great white north. I had zero issues with this problem on Fargo.
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They way they are going they may need to change the name of the series to "Falling Ratings".
Dat's a good vun.

I kept up with the show for the first few seasons, but it ultimately got so convoluted and bizarre, with too many characters getting taken over by aliens, killed, brought back to life, disappeared, returned, and all that, I just gave up.

I also hate the look of the show: that totally desaturated cyan/blue thing is just annoying after a certain amount of time. One gets the impression that the aliens destroyed most of the earth, and then sucked all the reds, greens, and yellows out of the planet, leaving only blue & cyan. Bizarre.

I'm also annoyed by the Canadian accents on several of the main actors, but this is a typical problem for American shows shot in the great white north. I had zero issues with this problem on Fargo.
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Personally, it just feels like they're just repeating themselves. There doesn't seem to be any progress and they keep revealing more and more secret alliances as artificial intrigue.

I'm not sure I have another season in me once this one ends.

The Lexy thing is the main thing killing it for me and even Pope is wearing thin for me with his overly impulsive behavior.

"I got enough fuel for a tank full, got the truck shot up in the process, but I also led some mechs here. We need to leave now. You're just lucky I want to stay on the show and didn't take off with all the fuel and head out my own."
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You can predict Pope's actions the moment the introduce a plot point.

Kid Hitler was kind of a fun character, I bet he'll be back.

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I wonder how much money they wasted on that silly volcanic hellscape at the end. What's wrong with using a walkie-talkie to get updates from your cohorts? Are these aliens so insecure that they can't have a conversation without an apocalyptic backdrop to remind them of home?
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I wonder how much money they wasted on that silly volcanic hellscape at the end. What's wrong with using a walkie-talkie to get updates from your cohorts? Are these aliens so insecure that they can't have a conversation without an apocalyptic backdrop to remind them of home?
Further, it seems like a really inefficient method of contacting someone. We need some rock to make some sort of gem so we can call someone? Is it special rock only available at that farm? What happens if you're on the beach? Does sand work the same way? What if you're on a boat? What if you're on the run, can you talk while driving or would it be to distracting? Is there a hands free kit - like maybe you clench the rocks with your butt cheeks or something?

Whatever happened to the good old days of calling Obi Wan through a hologram?
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I thought it was an alien cell phone. You know, the iRock or some such.
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Well, there is Mira Sorvino...
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Well, there is Mira Sorvino...
Can't imagine she'll be around for very long. Longer, the better, IMO
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Kid Hitler was kind of a fun character, I bet he'll be back.
Let's hope not. A lame brain and tired idea with a cardboard character [same goes for the Lexi camp], when writers use these you know they are out of ideas.

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Caught up with this as partially background entertainment. No point in regurgitating the Nazi Space Camp and Star Child Hippy Commune plots, the other lazy production holes and throwing Will's daughter under a rubber suit bus to kill her off quickly. That's been covered.

I did like the design of the espheni prison ship but that's about it for this season. Honestly the last scene this week was just atrocious. Nonsensical story element combined with hokey effects and abysmally unconvincing voice work. It just made me miss SG-1. At least they had some intentional laughs with the cheese.

This is definitely the last season for me.

I think all the Volm left so the show could afford Mira Sorvino. She won an Oscar you know.


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Renewed for a final ten episode fifth season.

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Guess I'll stick it out. I'm more easily entertained than most I guess.


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With it being a known final season next year they should be able to give us a more satisfying final arc.
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You're telling me I've been watching now for 4 years .. ??

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The premiere was June 19, 2011...

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That's good. I like the show, but don't want to get ever more draw out.

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You can't be serious. It is virtually impossible to cast actors/actresses that might look like offspring. Hell, the brothers don't even look like brothers.
Then they did a real good job of the impossible on Vikings with Bjorn young vs Older (as a child Nathan O'Toole and as a young man by Alexander Ludwig.) They look like offspring AND like they are the same person only older. At least they could have given the girl dark hair? I think the blonde hair is to let everyone know thats the aliens kid NOT Toms. didnt his wife concieve when he had that alien thing inside of him?

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