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Perhaps more importantly, if the pre-enslavement skitter race has a super bioweapon that can destroy all Espheni, why didn't they use it when the Espheni were trying to conquer their planet, thus preventing the Espheni from ever invading Earth in the first place?
My guess. They didn't have it back then, as they didn't expect what happened to them. It was developed aftwards.

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My guess. They didn't have it back then, as they didn't expect what happened to them. It was developed aftwards.
This would be the logical conclusion. They hadn't developed it yet.

But getting logical with this show only presents myriad other issues.

Why did they have Tom deliver the bioweapon?
Why didn't the Overlords find their ship in the ocean?
Why were the overlords so powerful at first and so lame the next?
What happened to all the turned children?
And why oh why would every Assfanny creature die when the queen croaks off?
and on and on and on.

And the ultimate question I still can't answer is WHY I still enjoyed this stupid show all the way through. I would guess it was the characters. I embraced the characters during the first few seasons and in the end wanted to be by their bedside when the show died. I DID IT FOR YOU BEN!!!!
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And why oh why would every Assfanny creature die when the queen croaks off?
Yep, lame deus ex machina to end the war and the series. Better would have been to pattern them off of ants. When an ant queen dies, absent any other queens to replace her, the colony eventually dies off from lack of purpose, replenishment and short life spans. They could have done something similar here but the war would have dragged on for awhile longer until they all expired.

And they needed to wrap it up quick!
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The scariest part of the whole thing was the queen's claim that Earth is the only habitable planet in the galaxy - what a revoltin' development that would be!
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So, with the new season of Prison Break on the horizon, how long till we get a comeback season of Falling Skies?
Prison Break? Did I hear that right? They are bringing it back?

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Prison Break? Did I hear that right? They are bringing it back?
How did you miss that news? Especially considering, you know, how it ended with an ending that really ended the show.

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The scariest part of the whole thing was the queen's claim that Earth is the only habitable planet in the galaxy - what a revoltin' development that would be!
And it's only barely habitable - and getting less so daily...

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The scariest part of the whole thing was the queen's claim that Earth is the only habitable planet in the galaxy - what a revoltin' development that would be!
NASA estimates there are 100 billion planets in the Milky Way galaxy. The Espheni must have worked their butts off to find our planet.
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NASA estimates there are 100 billion planets in the Milky Way galaxy. The Espheni must have worked their butts off to find our planet.
Plus we also have to ignore the fact we were told that the Espheni have invaded many worlds full of life before reaching Earth. They absorbed the skitter race and took over the Volm homeworld too.

Some people might also say that given the Espheni and Volm can live in Earth's environment without problem, then it stands to reason that their respective homeworlds must have similar environments to Earth and also be suitably habitable so the Espheni could have settled there.

But those people would be crazy.


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Plus we also have to ignore the fact we were told that the Espheni have invaded many worlds full of life before reaching Earth. They absorbed the skitter race and took over the Volm homeworld too.

Some people might also say that given the Espheni and Volm can live in Earth's environment without problem, then it stands to reason that their respective homeworlds must have similar environments to Earth and also be suitably habitable so the Espheni could have settled there.

But those people would be crazy.
The obvious answer is that their homeworlds and previously conquered planets are not in this galaxy...

The queen goes on to say that this makes Earth of unimaginable strategic importance - though why a galaxy with only one habitable planet would be of any importance whatsoever escapes me...
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NASA estimates there are 100 billion planets in the Milky Way galaxy. The Espheni must have worked their butts off to find our planet.
Planets? I've heard that figure for stars but I can't see how they could estimate planets based on the few hundred discovered so far...

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Planets? I've heard that figure for stars but I can't see how they could estimate planets based on the few hundred discovered so far...
You'll have to take that up with NASA. I was just trying disprove the Espheni claim, not win a Nobel Prize.
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NASA estimates there are 100 billion planets in the Milky Way galaxy. The Espheni must have worked their butts off to find our planet.
Why do you think they were in such a bad mood? They stopped at the other 99,999,999,999 planets first.
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They should have just asked the Omec for directions. They found Earth easily enough.
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Why do you think they were in such a bad mood? They stopped at the other 99,999,999,999 planets first.
As the old saying goes: "It's always in the last place you look." A stupid saying as pointed out by, I believe, George Carlin. Obviously one always stops looking when found. There's no sense in continuing the hunt.
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The Espheni must have worked their butts off to find our planet.
They must have picked up that same damned 1936 Berlin Olympics telecast that every other alien uses to find Earth
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They must have picked up that same damned 1936 Berlin Olympics telecast that every other alien uses to find Earth
That damn Hitler. Still causing problems.
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The obvious answer is that their homeworlds and previously conquered planets are not in this galaxy...

The queen goes on to say that this makes Earth of unimaginable strategic importance - though why a galaxy with only one habitable planet would be of any importance whatsoever escapes me...
The intergalactic highway of course.
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I watched every episode, it seemed just entertaining enough to get me back. The plot contrivances were maddening at times, but the action always drew me back in. I have to say, I was quite let down by the final episode. Seems like it was phoned in.

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The intergalactic highway of course.
There were probably more usable planets, but those darn Vogons blew them up in creating the darn thing.
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