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Gary Quiring 12-27-2010 01:37 PM

I hope it does well but somehow Sci-Fi on TNT seems kinda odd.

Falling Skies, the Steven Spielberg-produced alien invasion show that will air on TNT in June 2011.

http://www.tnt.tv/series/fallingskies/


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film113 12-27-2010 04:24 PM

Not really. I remember TNT aired a Stephen King mini-series a while ago. Better to see this new show here than on the ludicrous SyFy channel. They aren't very big on originality over there.

tomhunter8 12-27-2010 05:34 PM

Since Syfy has pretty much stopped showing sci-fi, maybe sci-fi fans will turn to TNT?

Whew, try typing that three times real fast.

wmarkw 12-27-2010 05:41 PM

Looks like good summer fun. Here is the trailer:

http://www.tvguide.com/news/spielber...s=breakingnews

HDTVChallenged 12-28-2010 09:52 AM

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Not really. I remember TNT aired a Stephen King mini-series a while ago.

... not to mention they "rescued" Babylon5 ... then wrecked the sequel "Crusade." I think that was the last serious TNT SciFi attempt.

Beakersmith 02-08-2011 01:26 PM

Looks like a great show!

Anyone check out the webcomic? I have a hard copy of the first issue that I got from work[I work for a marketing company that is doing some of the campaigning for the comic and TNT's upcoming television series] and I like what I have been seeing.

The pace is frantic, the series storyboards the frantic events of an alien invasion, which places Tom Mason, and his three sons, Hal, Ben and Matt in a struggle to survive as they fight back against the aliens that have invaded the earth.

Here's the trailer over on FanBolt: Fanbolt Fallen Skies Trailer

TNT also has a 2nd mass site chronicling the diary of one of the main characters which provides unique insight: Falling Skies - 2nd Mass

I enjoy the series and I think I will enjoy the television show a lot when it airs this summer, especially as the comic is kinda a prequel to the events of TNT's drama. Also being executive produced by Steven Spielberg will ensure the show's quality.

Young C 02-08-2011 01:52 PM

Checking in.

I think this looks promising.

ss9001 02-08-2011 01:53 PM

This may have more potential than upcoming Terra Nova on Fox I hope so, because Terra Nova has kind of a stupid premise.

rebkell 02-08-2011 01:53 PM

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Checking in.

I think this looks promising.

Will certainly get a check out from me.

VisionOn 02-13-2011 10:48 AM

Watching the trailer for Battle:LA makes me think it's a prequel to this show. I know it isn't but I wonder if one "borrowed" the idea from the other in the way that Hollywood does.

They both seemed to have been conceived at roughly the same time.

mgkdragn 03-14-2011 11:57 AM

Saw the trailer over the weekend .. looked pretty good (of course most trailers do .. ) .. I'll be watching and keeping my fingers crossed ..

mproper 03-14-2011 12:10 PM

Actually looks pretty good.

Too bad it's on TNT. I'd love to support it as it airs, but I'll have to wait until it hits streaming or disc (can't stand all the screen clutter TNT uses). Even the preview on their website has a huge graphic in the lower-right

mgkdragn 03-14-2011 12:19 PM

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Actually looks pretty good.

Too bad it's on TNT. I'd love to support it as it airs, but I'll have to wait until it hits streaming or disc (can't stand all the screen clutter TNT uses). Even the preview on their website has a huge graphic in the lower-right

One of these days somebodies going to invent a gadget that takes those constant commericials/network logos out .. and make a solid fortune ..

The next big wave is product placement .. not only should we be subjected to logos and graphics while the show is on, but since so many DVR and skip commericials, we'll see more and more prominently placed products

mproper 03-14-2011 12:30 PM

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One of these days somebodies going to invent a gadget that takes those constant commericials/network logos out .. and make a solid fortune ..s

I've thought about just matting my TV so it's in a constant 2.35:1 ratio. Unfortunately the popups and logos have gotten so big, stretching into the entire bottom half of the screen, that I'd only be blocking about 1/2 of them.

My solution is just to quit watching TV. I find myself purposely avoiding stuff like this and just watching it on FiOS's VOD or just waiting for them to hit Netflix streaming or Blu-Ray. If you watch Stargate Universe, it's approximately 500% less annoying to watch it on VOD (No station logo or popups about Ghost Hunters), and it's up the next day anyways, which is when I normally would be watching my DVR recording.

Of course, it's only a matter of time before they start putting this stuff into the VOD feeds as well.

Strayed off topic. Point is, I won't be watching this just because it's on TNT....I'll just catch it on disc or streaming or VOD...

Beakersmith 03-22-2011 01:05 PM

Another clip from the series to tide us over till June:

http://www.tnt.tv/dramavision.jsp?cid=87311&oid=90078

The series looks to be having the drama that I really enjoy in my sci-fi

73shark 03-22-2011 03:40 PM

The trailer is interesting but I hope it will be somewhat believable.

DaveFi 05-17-2011 09:27 PM

Surprised this isn't getting more conversation considering it's starting in a month from now. Considering FS will be one of the only sci-fi shows on US TV it will be interesting to see how it plays out.

mgkdragn 05-18-2011 06:30 AM

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Surprised this isn't getting more conversation considering it's starting in a month from now. Considering FS will be one of the only sci-fi shows on US TV it will be interesting to see how it plays out.

With the loss of "V", "The Event" and others, I'm looking forward to it ..

WilliamR 05-18-2011 08:21 AM

Looking forward to this series. Hoping it does well.

ss9001 05-18-2011 09:46 AM

^^
me too

Rakesh.S 05-20-2011 06:09 PM

stephen king's nightmares and dreamscapes a few years ago was pretty horrible....i'm not holding my breath on this one. Looks like they're trying to capitalize on the "apocalyptic event -> band of survivors" theme like The Walking Dead (which is a helluva show).

moob 05-20-2011 06:25 PM

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Surprised this isn't getting more conversation considering it's starting in a month from now. Considering FS will be one of the only sci-fi shows on US TV it will be interesting to see how it plays out.

Whenever I see the ads all I can think is that it looks like a Syfy Saturday night B-movie. I'll give it a watch with low expectations. Maybe it'll surprise me. O_o

juancmjr 05-21-2011 08:17 AM

Also looking forward to this one. Battle:LA comes out on disc the Tuesday before this premieres, so TNT has a bit of extra advertising helping them out.

mgkdragn 05-21-2011 09:31 AM

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stephen king's nightmares and dreamscapes a few years ago was pretty horrible....i'm not holding my breath on this one. Looks like they're trying to capitalize on the "apocalyptic event -> band of survivors" theme like The Walking Dead (which is a helluva show).

I'm just hoping that with Spielberg involved, it turns out to be good ..

73shark 05-21-2011 07:06 PM

Now that the apocalypse has passed here in the Midwest w/o a murmur, bring on the next great sci-fi series.

bruce73 05-21-2011 07:43 PM

Yeah, about that apocalypse -- someone's got some 'splaining to do ...

DaveFi 05-21-2011 07:43 PM

From the commercials it appears they're trying to push it as a new "War of the Worlds" type series. That's not completely bad...

jamieva 05-26-2011 08:22 AM

Howard Stern said on Monday he got an advance copy of the first 2 episodes and he liked it. Said definitely was better then V and The event. He said they start right out with the aliens attacking etc...there's not a lot of build up they get right to the attack and it goes from there.

tonycsmoke 05-26-2011 10:08 AM

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Howard Stern said on Monday he got an advance copy of the first 2 episodes and he liked it. Said definitely was better then V and The event. He said they start right out with the aliens attacking etc...there's not a lot of build up they get right to the attack and it goes from there.

Thats good, far too many shows start out slow building the background only to lose audience. Then it gets good and gets cancelled.

NetworkTV 05-26-2011 10:11 AM

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Originally Posted by jamieva View Post

Howard Stern said on Monday he got an advance copy of the first 2 episodes and he liked it. Said definitely was better then V and The event. He said they start right out with the aliens attacking etc...there's not a lot of build up they get right to the attack and it goes from there.

The impression I got from the promotional stuff (including cast interviews) was the series takes place after the initial invasion and the humans have started fighting back.


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