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post #1951 of 2147
I thought it was an interesting episode. Not a huge cliff-hanger like last season. I thought that the Volm were going to be evil overlords, and they still might. We'll just wait and see smile.gif
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Both the train and the magically excavated weapon were big enough leaps to make it seem like we'd missed an episode. With all the filler this season, you'd think they could have cut some of the chaff to make room for a proper explanation of the season's main storyline.

My fiance was sure we'd missed an episode between last week's and this week's. Or at least cut off 30 minutes or something eek.gif
post #1952 of 2147
You know the thing that bugged me the most? When the Volm leader was saying, in effect, "We've done it this way on countless planets in the universe and the indigenous species have never objected, but you humans are DIFFERENT, you're SPECIAL, of all the species in the universe..." Really? I felt a wee bit manipulated by the writing.
post #1953 of 2147
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You know the thing that bugged me the most? When the Volm leader was saying, in effect, "We've done it this way on countless planets in the universe and the indigenous species have never objected, but you humans are DIFFERENT, you're SPECIAL, of all the species in the universe..." Really? I felt a wee bit manipulated by the writing.

I see your point. OTOH, the comment was also made a season or two ago by the Espheni who 'were surprised by the level of resistance they encountered from these puny humans.'

On the whole, we puny humans seem to need the comfort derived from the delusional thought that we have a special place in the .... (I'm just going to use the word) "universe." wink.gif Pandering? or just trying to avoid the torches and pitchforks? smile.gif
post #1954 of 2147
TNT’s ‘Falling Skies’ Finale Down From Last Year

The Season 3 finale of Falling Skies pulled in 3.7 million viewers on Sunday for TNT but saw a fall among key demos from the previous cycle ender. While up 22% in viewers from its July 27 show, that result was pretty much steady with the 3.84 million who watched the Season 2 finale on August 19, 2012 with just a 3% dip. Recently renewed for a fourth season, the Steven Spielberg produced sci-fi series garnered 1.6 million viewers among adults 18-49 and 1.9 million among adults 25-54. While down 11% in the demos from last year’s season finale, those results were up 22% and 33% respectively from last week’s show.

Sunday’s finale was also down from the 4.2 million viewers who watched its two-hour Season 3 premiere on June 9 this year. That debut had 1.9 million viewers among adults 18-49, which was about even with last season’s results in the demo. Overall, the Noah Wyle-starring series averaged 3.5 million viewers this season with 1.5 million among the 18-49s and 1.8 million among the 25-54s. Falling Skies launched as basic cable’s No. 1 new series in adults 18-49 in 2011. The third season ranked as basic cable’s top scripted series among adults 18-49 and adults 25-54.

http://www.deadline.com/2013/08/falling-skies-finale-season-three-tnt-tv-ratings/
post #1955 of 2147
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You know the thing that bugged me the most? When the Volm leader was saying, in effect, "We've done it this way on countless planets in the universe and the indigenous species have never objected, but you humans are DIFFERENT, you're SPECIAL, of all the species in the universe..." Really? I felt a wee bit manipulated by the writing.

That's been a common theme in alot of Sci-Fi content. That humans are different/special than other species in the universe. So i see no issue with Falling Skies doing the same thing.
post #1956 of 2147
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TNT’s ‘Falling Skies’ Finale Down From Last Year

The Season 3 finale of Falling Skies pulled in 3.7 million viewers on Sunday for TNT but saw a fall among key demos from the previous cycle ender. While up 22% in viewers from its July 27 show, that result was pretty much steady with the 3.84 million who watched the Season 2 finale on August 19, 2012 with just a 3% dip. Recently renewed for a fourth season, the Steven Spielberg produced sci-fi series garnered 1.6 million viewers among adults 18-49 and 1.9 million among adults 25-54. While down 11% in the demos from last year’s season finale, those results were up 22% and 33% respectively from last week’s show.

Sunday’s finale was also down from the 4.2 million viewers who watched its two-hour Season 3 premiere on June 9 this year. That debut had 1.9 million viewers among adults 18-49, which was about even with last season’s results in the demo. Overall, the Noah Wyle-starring series averaged 3.5 million viewers this season with 1.5 million among the 18-49s and 1.8 million among the 25-54s. Falling Skies launched as basic cable’s No. 1 new series in adults 18-49 in 2011. The third season ranked as basic cable’s top scripted series among adults 18-49 and adults 25-54.

http://www.deadline.com/2013/08/falling-skies-finale-season-three-tnt-tv-ratings/

So I'm guessing we get one more season out of Falling Skies?
post #1957 of 2147
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So I'm guessing we get one more season out of Falling Skies?

No need to guess biggrin.gif
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..... Recently renewed for a fourth season..
post #1958 of 2147
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No need to guess biggrin.gif

I'm thinking the question was really, 'One more and done?'
post #1959 of 2147
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That's been a common theme in alot of Sci-Fi content. That humans are different/special than other species in the universe. So i see no issue with Falling Skies doing the same thing.

You're right, of course, our exceptionalism has always been part of the lore; maybe it was just the way it was done here. A bit on-the-nose for me.
post #1960 of 2147
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You know the thing that bugged me the most? When the Volm leader was saying, in effect, "We've done it this way on countless planets in the universe and the indigenous species have never objected, but you humans are DIFFERENT, you're SPECIAL, of all the species in the universe..." Really? I felt a wee bit manipulated by the writing.

That's been a common theme in alot of Sci-Fi content. That humans are different/special than other species in the universe. So i see no issue with Falling Skies doing the same thing.

I didn't find it manipulative at all, considering the "Volm" are human, too. Fictional aliens are either human actors in rubber suits or human voice actors for CGI creatures, so it's only natural that a show about fictional aliens written by humans and intended for a human audience would pander to that human audience.
post #1961 of 2147
I'll try this again...

You're in a knife fight with Jeffrey Dahmer... and he is going to try to kill and eat you... you are losing the battle when suddenly a policeman shows up to help... The policeman allows you to turn the tide and get Dahmer on the run... but you get a hint that the policeman wants to watch your every move and if you break even the smallest of laws he might lock you up even though he tells you it's ok, just stay out of his way and he will hunt Dahmer down.

So... Dahmer comes to you in a secret meeting and says "that police dude is whack... he wants to control you! Team up with me and we can take him down."

You don't seriously consider Dahmer's offer, do you? I mean, while you don't know for sure the policeman's motives... you do know that with him out of the way Dahmer will be back to trying to kill and eat you... so the unknown policeman's plan can't be worse than that.

And yeah... I have to second the "why was Karen irredeemably evil" notion... maybe she was eye-wormed... even if de-harnessed, she could have had a bunch of worms like Lourdes... so it's kind of odd that they didn't even think of trying to help her... but I'm assuming the real reason is that actress wanted to be done with the series.
post #1962 of 2147
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And yeah... I have to second the "why was Karen irredeemably evil" notion... maybe she was eye-wormed... even if de-harnessed, she could have had a bunch of worms like Lourdes... so it's kind of odd that they didn't even think of trying to help her... but I'm assuming the real reason is that actress wanted to be done with the series.

Or that, more likely, the series wanted to be done with her. Not because she's a bad actor; she was a fine & dandy villain. But because killing her was a "shocking moment" and they needed one of those to leave viewers anticipating next season and to show that Tom wasn't a total wuss. And they weren't going to kill off Moon or her kid or any of the principal protagonists. Dammit man, they needed to kill somebody!
post #1963 of 2147
I thought for sure there was some explanation about Karen becoming the Overlord that was controlling her. When Tom killed the Overlord his essence or soul or some nonsense passed into Karen. She wasn't just eyebugged. She was overlorded. At least that's how I've been seeing her this entire time. Has to be a scene there somewhere. I'm not taking the time to go watch it again, because it's not worth a second watch smile.gif
post #1964 of 2147
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Or that, more likely, the series wanted to be done with her. Not because she's a bad actor; she was a fine & dandy villain. But because killing her was a "shocking moment" and they needed one of those to leave viewers anticipating next season and to show that Tom wasn't a total wuss. And they weren't going to kill off Moon or her kid or any of the principal protagonists. Dammit man, they needed to kill somebody!

I always LOVE the way you think (and write) Archie! That last sentence sounded like something Scottie from the original "Star Trek" would have said, LMAO!

Frankly, after having had 3.5 nights to think about it, I agree with youl; they needed to kill somebody, but that somebody happens to be the writer or producer or whoever it was who decided to finish the season with such a half-baked episode!

I seriously doubt a bigger sci-fi fan than I has ever existed. Nor are there many fans more willing to suspend disbelief than me. But the final episode of Season 3 of Falling Skies seriously stretched credulity so far beyond my expectations I continuously had to fight the urge to make sure I wasn't actually watching one of the SyFy channel's "original" Saturday Night movies. I mean, geesh, even flicks like Sharknado have more believability (or at least attempt to explain how their ridiculous things happen) than did this final episode! To begin with, Tom Mason simply "sails" all the way back to Charleston on a small skiff... some 800 miles from Boston -- without being noticed by all the "fishheads" and "skitters" between Boston and there??? And then, even with the limited vehicles and fuel they have, they manage to drive all the way back to Boston without any resistance from the Espheni -- and not only that, they find an entirely intact RR track that goes all the way to CHICAGO AND a working RR train WITH fuel to get there to use as a diversion while they somehow move that previously mentioned HUGE Volm machine from Charleston to Boston... On WHAT??? I didn't see any vehicles in their fleet that looked like they were built for moving rockets or space shuttles or anything else of a similar size (their weapon looked to be in that size range).

And THEN, when they fire the weapon and it appears, at first, that it wasn't effective, Cochise says it takes 10 minutes to recharge?!?!? LMAO!!! First of all, I heartily agree with the comment that an interstellar/galactic race that's been chasing the Espheni from one planet to the other for centuries would be highly unlikely to have as its primary weapon against a force field something that could be fired only once without a long wait for a recharge. Second, "10 minutes" is a HUMAN time construct. Time, as WE know it, means NOTHING to anyone not from Earth. Certainly aliens would have some means of measuring time, but I seriously doubt they'd have their weapon calibrated for a "10-minute recharge!" Of course they could say it takes that long because we don't know their time units, so I guess I can "swallow" that one litle thing.

As for them having a "fatherly" view of the races they protect from the Espheni, well, perhaps they do. Perhaps they truly are altruistic. Even so, we don't know what the ultimate end of that may be. They could consider their fair compensation for saving an indigenous intelligent species the harvesting of much of that planet's natural resources and/or technology for their voyage to the next planet the Espheni plan to decimate. And they could be flabbergasted when and if the indigenous citizens don't agree they should give up, say, half their fresh water, etc., feeling their help hasn't been appreciated.

All the same, that sort of question is to be answered, if ever, NEXT season. But if they don't do a better job than they did by suddenly just "magically" making all sorts of things happen to finish Season 3, will anyone really care?

As for killing Karen, I didn't think it was necessary, and I didn't like it. I thought even if she was beyond saving -- and even if nobody wanted to try saving her at this point -- the "Karen" they'd been dealing with for the past couple of years could have been a tremendous source of intelligence as a prisoner. Shooting her dead when she was already surrendering was a pretty senseless act I failed to understand (I know Tom thought she'd killed his wife and daughter, but she was in the process of telling him she had them, although he didn't let her finish). Still, that was NOT an intelligent strategic act and frankly I thought it detracted from the story.

Just sayin'
Jeff
post #1965 of 2147
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I'll try this again...

You're in a knife fight with Jeffrey Dahmer... and he is going to try to kill and eat you... you are losing the battle when suddenly a policeman shows up to help... The policeman allows you to turn the tide and get Dahmer on the run... but you get a hint that the policeman wants to watch your every move and if you break even the smallest of laws he might lock you up even though he tells you it's ok, just stay out of his way and he will hunt Dahmer down.

So... Dahmer comes to you in a secret meeting and says "that police dude is whack... he wants to control you! Team up with me and we can take him down."

You don't seriously consider Dahmer's offer, do you? I mean, while you don't know for sure the policeman's motives... you do know that with him out of the way Dahmer will be back to trying to kill and eat you... so the unknown policeman's plan can't be worse than that.

And yeah... I have to second the "why was Karen irredeemably evil" notion... maybe she was eye-wormed... even if de-harnessed, she could have had a bunch of worms like Lourdes... so it's kind of odd that they didn't even think of trying to help her... but I'm assuming the real reason is that actress wanted to be done with the series.

I still say it is different when you are talking about the loss of billions of people, all of humanity, and the extinction of the human race, compared to you fighting a person yourself. Much bigger things going on here, plus throw in we are loosing and they are our supposed saviours that give us our only chance to save the entire planet.
post #1966 of 2147
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I still say it is different when you are talking about the loss of billions of people, all of humanity, and the extinction of the human race, compared to you fighting a person yourself. Much bigger things going on here, plus throw in we are loosing and they are our supposed saviours that give us our only chance to save the entire planet.

No, it is exactly the same...

Alien A definitely wants to wipe out humanity... they have proven it over the years... Alien B has, so far, been helping you against Alien A... Now, maybe Alien B has some ulterior motives... who knows... BUT what you do know is that Alien A definitely wants you dead and probably would have killed you all already IF Alien B hadn't come to help.

So, Alien A offering a truce has ZERO credibility... and unless Alien A are complete morons, they should know better than to even make that offer.
post #1967 of 2147
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As for killing Karen, I didn't think it was necessary, and I didn't like it. I thought even if she was beyond saving -- and even if nobody wanted to try saving her at this point -- the "Karen" they'd been dealing with for the past couple of years could have been a tremendous source of intelligence as a prisoner. Shooting her dead when she was already surrendering was a pretty senseless act I failed to understand (I know Tom thought she'd killed his wife and daughter, but she was in the process of telling him she had them, although he didn't let her finish). Still, that was NOT an intelligent strategic act and frankly I thought it detracted from the story.
I disagree. First, on a personal level, Karen tortured Tom, planted a bug in him, planted a bug in his oldest child, messed with his wife's pregnancy, and (to Tom's knowledge based on what Karen previously said) killed his wife and infant child. That's good reason enough. But there is more. Karen is an Overlord. Remember when Tom left the previous Overlord alive, he later learned that because of how the aliens work, the death of an Overlord cripples them more than most species? Killing Karen the Overlord would greatly help the war effort for the humans and their allies.
post #1968 of 2147
It was personal and Tom said as much in an earlier episode. He wanted revenge cool.gif
post #1969 of 2147
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It was personal and Tom said as much in an earlier episode. He wanted revenge cool.gif

In that case, Mason should let Manchester's family or friends shoot Lourdes. If he's so big on democracy, there should be a more equitable system of deciding which victims of alien mind control get redeemed and which get executed.
post #1970 of 2147
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In that case, Mason should let Manchester's family or friends shoot Lourdes. If he's so big on democracy, there should be a more equitable system of deciding which victims of alien mind control get redeemed and which get executed.

As Pope mentioned, the Masons get a pass.
post #1971 of 2147
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In that case, Mason should let Manchester's family or friends shoot Lourdes. If he's so big on democracy, there should be a more equitable system of deciding which victims of alien mind control get redeemed and which get executed.

Well. It's a good thing he resigned the Presidency then. You really don't want the President of your new Republic going around executing folks.
post #1972 of 2147
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As Pope mentioned, the Masons get a pass.

Yep, and the double standard annoys me.
post #1973 of 2147
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No, it is exactly the same...

Alien A definitely wants to wipe out humanity... they have proven it over the years... Alien B has, so far, been helping you against Alien A... Now, maybe Alien B has some ulterior motives... who knows... BUT what you do know is that Alien A definitely wants you dead and probably would have killed you all already IF Alien B hadn't come to help.

So, Alien A offering a truce has ZERO credibility... and unless Alien A are complete morons, they should know better than to even make that offer.

I disagree with you, oh well, we are each entitiled to our opinions.
post #1974 of 2147
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Yep, and the double standard annoys me.

It's a character flaw for sure. Tom is good man and very wise about things, but not perfect. smile.gif
post #1975 of 2147
Ben gets harnessed? We have to search for him, find him, take it off, and deal with him being half-harnessed.
Tom gets an eye bug? Ok, it'll pass.
Hal gets an eye bug? We HAVE to get that out of him.
Tom's daughter is part alien and ages rapidly? It's ok, less diapers to change!
Lourdes gets a whole bunch of eye bugs? We need to use her, but we like her so lets keep her around.
Karen gets harnessed and probably eye bugged? Kill her on sight!

Aside from perhaps the actress wanting out and possibly the writers being done with her character... Karen was blamed for stuff that the others basically got away with.
post #1976 of 2147
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Ben gets harnessed? We have to search for him, find him, take it off, and deal with him being half-harnessed.
Tom gets an eye bug? Ok, it'll pass.
Hal gets an eye bug? We HAVE to get that out of him.
Tom's daughter is part alien and ages rapidly? It's ok, less diapers to change!
Lourdes gets a whole bunch of eye bugs? We need to use her, but we like her so lets keep her around.
Karen gets harnessed and probably eye bugged? Kill her on sight!

Aside from perhaps the actress wanting out and possibly the writers being done with her character... Karen was blamed for stuff that the others basically got away with.

Well, for what it's worth (if I remember correctly), Ben, Hal and Tom didn't go around killing people, relaying information to the enemy and sabotaging operations when they were harnessed/eyebugged. Hal even fought it and tried to kill himself. Even under duress, the Masons refused to give up intel on several occasions.

Lourdes killed several people, including two presidents (Terry O'Quinn's character and the real president). She blew up the Volm facility and the human base. She also tried to kill Cochise. She was also passing information to the enemy about operations.

Karen full on joined the enemy and took on a leadership role. Even when rescued at one point, she betrayed Hal and went back to the skitters. Plus she's been an ongoing menace to the humans that wasn't going to quit unless stopped. She's also the one that eyebugged Hal and Tom.

So, I would be more prone to give the Masons a pass, though would tread lightly around them just in case something crops up later.

The kid, on the other hand, goes nowhere crucial to operations and has someone that isn't a Mason watching her at all times until we know more about what makes her tick.
Edited by NetworkTV - 8/9/13 at 5:23pm
post #1977 of 2147
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Ben gets harnessed? We have to search for him, find him, take it off, and deal with him being half-harnessed.
Tom gets an eye bug? Ok, it'll pass.
Hal gets an eye bug? We HAVE to get that out of him.
Tom's daughter is part alien and ages rapidly? It's ok, less diapers to change!
Lourdes gets a whole bunch of eye bugs? We need to use her, but we like her so lets keep her around.
Karen gets harnessed and probably eye bugged? Kill her on sight!

Aside from perhaps the actress wanting out and possibly the writers being done with her character... Karen was blamed for stuff that the others basically got away with.

I'm fairly sure in believing that the primary motivation for Tom opening fire on Karen and her entourage was her leadership of the military operations in eastern North America .. not to mention Karens threat to electrocute Anne and Tom's unborn child which probably made Tom believe Karen had already eliminated Anne and the kid ..

If Karen just had an eye worm and that was it, maybe a different scenario would have played ..

As it was, with her entire past history, Karen had to go ..
post #1978 of 2147
Only one thing I know FOR SURE... When Maggie made those second and third shots to finish Karen off there were two very pure emotions running through her: hatred and jealousy! She knew screwy Hal would never totally get over Karen as long as she still lived -- even as some sort of Human/Espheni hybrid overlord and she was completely fed up with the situation. And I agree with those who say Hal's acted like a complete moron more than his fair share of times -- including running up to an injured "Karen" like that and touching her face and getting close to her, not knowing WHAT she might be able to infect him with. And if you recall, when Tom had his eye worm it didn't affect how he acted or what he did one little bit. In his case, all it did was gather intel and then slither out when it was ready and fly back to base. Hal's, on the other hand, ran him like some sort of evil robot master, and although he didn't kill anyone outright, he came pretty close when he kidnapped his dad. Plus, he also helped Karen and those other creepies take Anne and Lexie, remember?

Lourdes? Well, we have no idea how long she'd been infected... could have been recent, or she could have been an Espheni plant ever since they first picked her up in Massachussetts.

The big question is about Lexi... she's obviously part alien, but part WHAT??? I would think if she were part Espheni she certainly wouldn't be doing NICE things for her human co-horts like sucking all the eye-worms out of Lourdes and dissolving them into dust. Of course she doesn't look part Volm, either. I think that will be one of the big mysteries next season, and I sure hope they answer it better than they finished this season.

Oh, and as for "puny humans" always surprising "superior aliens" with our "redeeming qualities," yeah, I'm about to start retching over these themes, too. I found them really warm, rewarding and enobling in "Star Trek" so many years ago. Now they're just worn-out hack that panders to viewers who want to think we're all somehow special even though we're driving our planet straight to the extinction of most major species within the next century or two if we don't change our ways... Will the planet care? No. But the alligators and crocodiles and sharks may be pretty lonely again if all the animals living on land for several million years are snakes, lizards and small rodents and marsupials until evolution can "re-boot." That only a small fraction of us seem to "get" that we're steering Earth over the edge of such a cliff really kills the "redeeming qualities" theme a younger me once considered with great hope and aspiration for a better tomorrow... (Apologies for the soapbox)
Jeff
post #1979 of 2147


For every one thing the show does right, it falls over at least three cliches or moments of laughable plot movements.

The show finally killed Karen and her nonsensical role (as VFXproducer previously stated), we had the arrival of the genuinely interesting Volm in an amusing touchdown that squashed Boston, some of the extraneous cast got killed and they finally got the heroes out of the basement and rubble where they had spent this season. Although I expect Rubble Props Inc. will be sad to see that.

Then we had an appearance so awful and cliched I was laughing at the screen. For those that recognize the photo you will know exactly what I mean. Thanks to a moment of Deus Ex Starchild magic we now don't have to watch Lourdes awkward and idiotic descent into crazytown. Unfortunately her character was just as annoying when she wasn't hamming it to the camera like a loon. So no respite there.

The greatest enemy on Falling Skies isn't the Volm or the Espheni. It has to be the lack of money. The inconsistency, lack of plot logic and the directions that make no sense can all be traced back to the budget. We get cameo appearances from the Volm and Skitters and whenever possible aliens take over humans, even when it is nonsense (i.e. Karen and the eye bug plague) to save on effects and makeup. People sitting around in small piles of rubble. Off-screen events solve the majority of plot situations or potential production problems (like killing all the engineer Volm without explanation so they don't have to take part in the assault), especially with travel and distance. Espheni forces are never capable of winning because the show can't afford to have their hardware on screen.

Scenes jump all over the place. The Volm cannon was dug up and then craned out of the bunker and transported to the docks with no effort. Even though it would probably have been the equivalent of the Egyptians building the pyramids. Then the cannon shrank and like all Volm weapons delivered an extremely underwhelming result.

We had a magical train suddenly appearing (just like the plane and boat) and the always problematic beamers failing to spot or take it down very easily. Instead it was a glimpse of a couple of mechs trying to stop a speeding train and more off-screen puzzlement. This week in an attempt to stop the cannon the show had two beamers (the maximum amount allowed on screen apparently) fly in low and attack head first. Even though in the first episode we saw one ship drop a single bomb and blow up a city. The beamers yet again failed to jump into action this week. Karen and her alien buddies are under attack but instead of Tom and his small force being obliterated from the air, the ship just flies away.

The Volm are by far the most interesting thing on the show and Doug Jones gives an exellent performance. But again, the budget means we can't have more Volm and everything they bring to the table is scaled back to being unimpressive (see: all their weapons) or reduced to the occasional scene. Although thanks to their two legs, the Volm probably are cheaper than skitters to have make appearances, so maybe we'll get more of those next year. This episode we also saw the Volm SAMs being neutered as well. Previously one shot fires multiple projectiles to attack multiple targets. This week, just the one.

Hopefully blowing up Charleston and getting the heroes on the road means more time for the Volm, but really the show needs to dial back it's promises and kill off everyone who isn't essential. If the producers cannot afford to make large spectacles and go deeper into the aliens then they need to aim lower. I'd rather have more scenes I can actually see, even if they are smaller in scope.

I don't know what TNT allocate to Falling Skies but it just makes me think of SG-1. That wasn't a show with a massive budget and the majority of worlds took place in the same medieval towns, Canadian forest or desert, but it managed to provide a lot more alien and spectacle than Falling Skies delivers.
Edited by VisionOn - 8/9/13 at 10:51pm
post #1980 of 2147
I don't know what is so interesting about the Volm. I thought the show was better when it was humans against the skitters. The show got markedly worse when they introduced Charleston. Then upped another level of bad with the Volm.

I hope next season starts with them returning to a Charleston wiped off the map.
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