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Old August 6 2013, 12:49 PM   #346
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Re: Falling Skies - season 3

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I liked the finale. I'm glad the Volm did NOT turn out to be evil, but just had a different idea of how to wage war and they managed to come to an understanding.

I was kind of surprised, though, how quickly they came around. I know a lot of it is due to Cochise, and the relationship he built.

But I wonder what kind of conflicts will happen next season. The Volm aren't evilly deceptive, but they have some secrets, and don't like telling the whole truth it seems. And it seems weird that with all the liberating, they haven't gone back to their homeworld. Why is that?

Hmmm....Falling Skies movie that brings the fight to outer space?
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Old August 6 2013, 02:55 PM   #347
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Re: Falling Skies - season 3

I appreciate the show's production values and acting, but any time I start to fast forward in 30-second increments through a show I'm trying to enjoy, it's time to bid adieu. Same happened with Under the Dome yesterday, although my trigger finger was even itchier on that show... but that's just me.
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Old August 6 2013, 03:16 PM   #348
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Re: Falling Skies - season 3

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And it seems weird that with all the liberating, they haven't gone back to their homeworld. Why is that?
Cochise explained that a while ago. They're basically on a holy crusade to eradicate the Espheni. They won't stop until that happens.
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Old August 6 2013, 04:38 PM   #349
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Re: Falling Skies - season 3

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I appreciate the show's production values and acting, but any time I start to fast forward in 30-second increments through a show I'm trying to enjoy, it's time to bid adieu. Same happened with Under the Dome yesterday, although my trigger finger was even itchier on that show... but that's just me.
Hmm. Last night's Dome was my favorite ep so far.
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Old August 6 2013, 04:48 PM   #350
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Re: Falling Skies - season 3

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And it seems weird that with all the liberating, they haven't gone back to their homeworld. Why is that?
Cochise explained that a while ago. They're basically on a holy crusade to eradicate the Espheni. They won't stop until that happens.
I wouldn't be surprised if the planet's destroyed. Or maybe it's been so long that they "lost" it. Or want to keep it hidden.
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Old August 6 2013, 05:20 PM   #351
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Re: Falling Skies - season 3

My PVR cut the show off at Tom's reaction to Alexis purging and destroying the worms. I'm pretty sure I got the whole story but just n case I didn't can anyone tell me if there was more after Tom's stunned expression?
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Old August 6 2013, 06:55 PM   #352
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I appreciate the show's production values and acting, but any time I start to fast forward in 30-second increments through a show I'm trying to enjoy, it's time to bid adieu. Same happened with Under the Dome yesterday, although my trigger finger was even itchier on that show... but that's just me.
Hmm. Last night's Dome was my favorite ep so far.
YMMV

Just like Revolution, I just can't get invested enough in the characters to give a damn, and the mystery/alien/sci-fi aspects are woefully underexplored so I lose interest...
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Old August 6 2013, 07:33 PM   #353
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My PVR cut the show off at Tom's reaction to Alexis purging and destroying the worms. I'm pretty sure I got the whole story but just n case I didn't can anyone tell me if there was more after Tom's stunned expression?
Nope, just stunned.

You didn't miss anything, they just ended the episode with Tom and his army buddy looking stunned.

I'm now really glad we are getting a new show runner.

And the whole casts feels like there are two more years left in the story to tell. We shall see.
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Old August 6 2013, 07:52 PM   #354
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Thanks. I was pretty sure that was it but I wanted to be sure.

Overall I'd have to say I really liked this season and I look forward to seeing where they go from here.

I'm sure others have already commented on this, but I have to say the Volm are one of the cooler looking alien races I've seen in quite some time. They are very well done.
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Old August 6 2013, 08:34 PM   #355
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Re: Falling Skies - season 3

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And it seems weird that with all the liberating, they haven't gone back to their homeworld. Why is that?
Cochise explained that a while ago. They're basically on a holy crusade to eradicate the Espheni. They won't stop until that happens.
I wouldn't be surprised if the planet's destroyed. Or maybe it's been so long that they "lost" it. Or want to keep it hidden.
The Volm homeworld is presumably still under Espheni occupation, because Cochise stated the primary reason that he fights is because he wants his children to be able to see a flower that grows on the Volm homeworld, and that he has only been able to see in data files because he's never been there. He grew up on the generational ships many of his people evacuated the planet on after the Espheni conquered them centuries ago.

I assume given the small numbers the Volm initially land in and the fact that they first assist indigenous forces in resisting the Espheni, and then after evaluating their chances of success commit a larger force, that retaking their homeworld is much too big a task for them as of yet. So they pick away at the less well established Espheni vassal planets like Earth, reducing their resources, vessels, personnel, and strategic bases, until they've weakened the enemy enough that an assault to retake their homeworld is feasible.
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Old August 6 2013, 08:46 PM   #356
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Waitaminute!

When did we fins out Tom is not Tom? Did I miss that scene?
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Old August 6 2013, 08:53 PM   #357
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Waitaminute!

When did we fins out Tom is not Tom? Did I miss that scene?
Huh? Where did that come from?
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Old August 6 2013, 09:39 PM   #358
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Well magic baby can grow into a teenager and then we can explore the social and moral questions of her being a love interest for Mason's youngest child.

After finding out that Tom is not really the human Tom, but rather an alien replica which is why the baby is half-alien.

So does the fact that the Father of the child is an alien replica of your Father take out the incest angle?
I read this and saw later references, so I figured I missed something?

No?

The little girl looks amazingly like her "mother." Good casting.
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Old August 6 2013, 09:53 PM   #359
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Re: Falling Skies - season 3

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Well magic baby can grow into a teenager and then we can explore the social and moral questions of her being a love interest for Mason's youngest child.

After finding out that Tom is not really the human Tom, but rather an alien replica which is why the baby is half-alien.

So does the fact that the Father of the child is an alien replica of your Father take out the incest angle?
I read this and saw later references, so I figured I missed something?

No?

The little girl looks amazingly like her "mother." Good casting.
Ah, OK. Yea, I don't think that actually happened (At least I don't remember it). I think it was either dipping her hands into so much Alien DNA with de-harnessing the kids while pregnant, Tom's eye bug affecting his DNA passage, or maybe Lourdes spiked Anne's coffee or something, while under the influence. (Unless I too totally missed noticing a replacement Tom)

And yea, the little actress playing Alexis, if she's not Moon Bloodguard's real life daughter (Or close relative), they did an amazing job finding her, because she looks like she could've stepped right of a childhood pic of Moon Bloodguard
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Old August 6 2013, 10:40 PM   #360
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Re: Falling Skies - season 3

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FreezeC77 wrote: View Post
Well magic baby can grow into a teenager and then we can explore the social and moral questions of her being a love interest for Mason's youngest child.

After finding out that Tom is not really the human Tom, but rather an alien replica which is why the baby is half-alien.

So does the fact that the Father of the child is an alien replica of your Father take out the incest angle?
I read this and saw later references, so I figured I missed something?

No?

The little girl looks amazingly like her "mother." Good casting.
You'll have to ask Freeze. I never saw a scene where Tom was not Tom, either. It'd be a plausible plot-twist, though.
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