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Old May 27 2013, 07:20 PM   #16
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Re: Falling Skies - season 3

Falling Skies is not particularly good. It's a competent series, like Continuum or Defiance, though I'd rate it just below both of those programs. It's consistently pretty good with the visuals and the twists about the aliens have been satisfying, though, so I guess I'm sticking around for season three.
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Old May 27 2013, 07:36 PM   #17
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Re: Falling Skies - season 3

Television is full of barely adequate sci-fi or fantasy shows thesedays and this is certainly one of them. I dumped Grimm after watching the first season. I've sat through two seasons of this, but I think it's time to cut it loose...
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Old May 27 2013, 07:39 PM   #18
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Re: Falling Skies - season 3

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I loved the second season, really enjoyed all the positive changes the show made. You can pick every show to bits, but what's the point when you are just having fun watching sci-fi war.
Season 2 was far superior to season 1 and the ending set things up nicely. Its a show that has plot holes or half explanations for buts it also quite fun to turn your brain off for 42 mins and watch.
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Old May 27 2013, 11:57 PM   #19
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Well, I'll be watching. I've really enjoyed it so far.

Same here. Still holding the S2 finale in the DVR to watch again before June 9. I hope to be around for commentary for the first hour, at least. Gotta know who these new aliens are.
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Old May 28 2013, 12:10 AM   #20
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I need a frikkin' recap. Of this, Teen Wolf, Haven, etc.

Loving Orphan Black!!
Season 1: The Aliens invade before episode 1 begins. A ragtag fleet... er... group of Bostonians trek south to get away from the Aliens. During the season we learn the Aliens kidnap pre pubescent and young teen children and convert these into their slaves via a parasitic control device connected to their spine. At the end of Season 1, Noah Mason is captured by the aliens.

Season 2: Noah Mason is released by the Aliens and returns to the ragtag convoy. The Aliens monitor and spy on the progress of their trek south. The group finally reaches safe haven in Charleston, SC. All is not so safe in this safe haven. The ragtag convoy refuses to blend in with the complacent survivors in Charleston. A bunch of fighting happens. Season 2 ends with the reveal that a new group of Aliens have also arrived on Earth.

Apparently the Aliens from group 1 (the initial invaders) and the Aliens from group 2 (the new arrivals) are at war with each other and Earth is caught in the crossfire.
Thanks for the summary. Yup, it's exactly where I thought it was. You know, sometimes you can't remember if you saw everything or not? Happens with me a lot.
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Old May 28 2013, 09:23 AM   #21
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Especially with these long gaps between seasons.
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Old May 28 2013, 03:03 PM   #22
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The only thing I'd modify is that there's actually 3 groups of aliens.

The first group(Skitters) insectoid/biomechanical and are the main aliens we see each episode.

The second group(Overlords) the very tall (like 14 feet tall) bipedal creatures who control the Skitters. They don't appear until the season 1 finale and then have some appearances in S2.

In S2 we find out there's a Skitter rebellion and that they were enslaved by the Overlords when they came to their planet. Some Skitters developed the ability to resist the control of the harness and then began the rebellion.

In the S3 finale we have the third alien race (guy in powersuit and space pod) land.
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Old May 28 2013, 05:45 PM   #23
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Well there are actually more than that. There are the little aliens that are like big spiders that appeared in one episode, and the little eye aliens that will have an important part in season 3 (I would assume).
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Old May 28 2013, 07:54 PM   #24
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Thanks for the summary. Yup, it's exactly where I thought it was. You know, sometimes you can't remember if you saw everything or not? Happens with me a lot.
I really don't understand the relationship between the skitters, the children and the overlords. In terms of picking someone as slave laborers - children I'd think we could be a sucky choice.
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Old May 28 2013, 10:43 PM   #25
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I suppose the kids are more malleable.

This is how it's appeared to me (numbered for ease in case anyone comments or corrections on any of these):

1) The skitters kidnap/capture a kid, attach a device to his/her back, and enslave him/her for some purpose.

2) The attached device seems to both control and become a part of the kid, I don't think parasitical per se, though.

3) It was unclear to me in one episode if the device was actually becoming covered with skin on a human kid, or if that was only on a skitter.

4) Some of the kids have a bit more autonomy; others are under more direct control of the Overlords.

5) At least some of the skitters have parental-ish feelings for the human kids.

6) At least some of the skitters are resisting the Overlords and are seeking humans for assistance in this. Whether just to free themselves or both groups is unclear.

7) At least some of the skitters are working in league with a third group of aliens, who appeared at the end of last season.

8) The Overlords are in conflict with this third group of aliens. Any relationship between this third group and the Overlords or skitters beyond this is unclear.

9) Whether the Overlords are the relative good guys compared to the third group is unclear, but the Overlords appear to be using Earth's resources for their own fight, ignoring the needs of the humans and willing to kill most of them.

10) This third group approached the humans for some purpose. I think this was with skitter help. They could be better than the Overlords, or just be using the humans.
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Old May 29 2013, 09:33 AM   #26
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The devices also enhance the host physically and may cause some kind of metamorphosis over time.
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Old May 29 2013, 02:36 PM   #27
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9) Whether the Overlords are the relative good guys compared to the third group is unclear, but the Overlords appear to be using Earth's resources for their own fight, ignoring the needs of the humans and willing to kill most of them.
That's a great summary. Regarding #9 - the only, 'resource,' we've seen them intersted in is scrap metal - or did I miss something?
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Old May 29 2013, 02:57 PM   #28
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9) Whether the Overlords are the relative good guys compared to the third group is unclear, but the Overlords appear to be using Earth's resources for their own fight, ignoring the needs of the humans and willing to kill most of them.
That's a great summary. Regarding #9 - the only, 'resource,' we've seen them intersted in is scrap metal - or did I miss something?
Well, the children are also a resource. We've seen a couple of things (The harness inside the Skitter and the changes coming over harnessed kids) that suggest the Skitters are previously harnessed kids/beings who were turned into Skitters via their harness.
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Old May 30 2013, 01:48 PM   #29
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The devices also enhance the host physically and may cause some kind of metamorphosis over time.
Yes, I think we were shown the children were changing. Since a child's body is still developing, they probably make the metamorphosis process easier.
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Old May 30 2013, 09:56 PM   #30
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I hope we someday get to see what real Skitters are like before they are transformed.
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