It starts as GoT ends, fuckin perfect timing!
Preview over at the EW site
Didn't realize it starts again this Sunday. It's on at 9pm and 11pm. GoT > this, so 11pm it is ;P
fuck yeah. this is like one of the only scifi shows currently still on tv for 3 seasons that hasnt been cancelled yet.
Second season dealt with an alien rebellion and third season we just got a new alien species so thats three now.
Been seeing this advertised so I downloaded the first two seasons. Pretty solid show from the first season I've seen. Hope it sticks around.
I am giving this show a shot dispite a kind of slow start. Watched what I am guessing was the end to season two yesterday. Seems fairly solid and closer to what I thought Defiance was going to be.
Emo son Ben needs to die however mates...
lot of stupid shit in the show but the aliens are cool enough and its nice seeing steve jobs and grandpa munster fighting to save humanity. Its basically the scifi Walking Dead
I forget, how many months have passed on the show between the end of last season and the start of this one?
If only they had told us once or twice during these episodes....
lol. Ya, that did lay it on a bit thick, but it was either that or a "7 months later..." screen title. Decent start to the season, although it does make you wonder what the ultimate aim of the new aliens is. They obviously are at war with the invading aliens, but you kinda wonder what their plans are after they kick those aliens out.
So this season started off pretty well. But I am so over shows using confusing ass dream sequences (TY Lost).
Well the big reveal was that he wasn't having a dream, he was actually going to the woods.
And the good doc having the dreams about the super baby?
I like the show. For me it is better than defiance in that there is actual alien conflict where people die. The Etrade baby just adds an interesting twist which I am sure we will better understand later. Yes there is a little bit of "Day time Soap" in it, but after having tried to watch defiance, I can deal with this amount.
My only gripe with this show is how they show this wonderful technology with liquid metal forming into small insect/lizards. This technology appears to be able to enter a human being. So why don't the aliens just use that tech? Why not just send a bunch of small little thingamabobs into the city and kill/take over people as they slept? It makes for the perfect drone and aliens would not have to die at all. Now a simple answer like " A force field/detection system" is in place to prevent such an incursion would work, but I wish the show would use some sort of excuse.
Well if you're at war with another advanced alien race, I guess it makes sense to save your good stuff for them and use your surplus garbage for the primitive alien race.
That and that new alien dude made the remark that they all fight differently. Like the main invaders are obviously horrible at defending against guerilla/hit and run tactics.
obviously that weird baby is some kind of side-effect of the fat asian chick using the DNA Tingler removal device hundreds of times. or at least thats what she is imagining has happened. i thought the show is starting off well, i did snicker a little when the grumpy general dude kept asking "what are these guys plans? what is this thing they are building? dude cant figure out they literally are unable to stop whatever they are doing so its a moot point wonder about their motives. president lincoln mason should just tell him. look , they are helping us win this war we will worry about their plans after we defeat these first set of aliens. and is the wheelchair kid supposed to be the mystery mole? because they seriously fucked that idea up by john locke not being shocked the dude entered his office on his good legs.im guessing its the other general guy.
Remember that Tom had that thing in his body too, and I think they were already banging by then.
The mole is probably Tom's presidential aide.
Yawn to tonights show wow Yawn.
Ya, pretty bleh episode beyond the revelation that there might be another "official" army going on and the alien attack at the very end.
Too much of the youngest son already this season. Too much of all the sons, now that I think about it.
Did Moon Bloodgood have a baby in real life too? Because she's definitely chunked up this season.
We need more of Lourdis (sp). She's way too hot to always be just doing worthless doctor's assistant stuff, and it has been long enough (7 months minimum!!) for her to get over the death of dreadlock guy.
Well, it is what you are supposed to call the president. However, if the real president is alive...
Calling it now: The real president is working for the evil aliens.
Hopefully there is a lot more of Wilson in the coming episodes too. Not sure I like the whole agoraphobia thing (and it really can't be that bad if he actually helped invade the reactor), but if it makes him a little quirky, I can live with that. He's a good enough actor where I doubt it will bother me much.
i dont remember the wife doctor being so chubby, eh, i dont care. blond chick and doctor assistant are good nuff. even the dyke sniper was fine. i didnt like that they turned Pope into a little weepy pussy this week though. season one and 2 pope woulda just raged and gone off and killed a ton of fishheads.
The sniper chick plays basically the same role in continuum.
I am enjoying the show. There are small things that bother me, but there are also small things that the show gets right. The show easily holds my attention better than defiance. The baby does not bother me at all really. I presume it will go a "V" kind of direction with it being a hybrid of sorts which eventually works for the human race. It will need an accelerated growth rate of course. Etrade should do a commercial around this baby. Would be awesome. The real president working for the aliens is easy enough to believe and certainly could be the direction they go.
Colonel Tigh !
still not sure why the "real" president sent a sniper to kill people when he already knew they were working on the same side. also not sure why tom knowing this guy sent a sniper to kill his people decided to go to meet him in person and brought an alien along. wtf? oh and also wtf all this time pope had a plane stuck up his ass and waited til now to tell people about it?
What happened to the chick with a plane that originally told them about Charleston?
I laughed when "Colonel Tigh" showed up. Guess he is being type casted as an asshole now ;P
They seemed to telegraph pretty hard that the president is working with the evil aliens "So Tom...what are the exact plans and strategies of your allies? Oh shit, coincidentally we are being attacked and the dude with all the defense intel is being left behind! Quickly, get out of here...we'll take good care of him!". I bet the peons aren't in the know, though.
This season is actually starting off pretty well. Do we know how the infant became a hybrid or whatever? I don't recall anything from last season.
Well, we can assume that the baby was roughly 2 months into development last season, which is still pretty early. When they got captured by Karen seems like the most likely juncture...either that or the eye bug in Tom messed around with the DNA in his sperm. Beyond that, I can't think of any other time it would have happened.
This episode just made no sense to me.
1) Tom just decided to go to this base after they had sent snipers... ok.
2) Could you make it any more obvious that the others are working with the aliens? But maybe the real question is why the allied alien didn't resist more forcefully... I'm hoping he's in on it, although that wouldn't make much sense. Maybe he can easily free himself.
2) Tom's wife decided to knock out the science guy to keep the DNA secret... what is she trying to accomplish? She already knew something was off with her baby and has tried to talk about it with the other doctor chick before. She could also not have told him that it was her child's DNA, since it was tested with others. You'd think plausible deniability was the whole point of doing that.
3) Then she drugs said other chick so she can run out with the baby. Why? The girl was going to leave anyway... why tell her to stick around, then deal with someone on the floor that may tip off guards (not that they ever do anything)?
4) Then she runs into the woods with her baby. I thought she wanted to find Karen, but apparently that wasn't the case. Oh no, I'm out here in the woods by myself and now the alien has found me! So why go into the woods on your own in the first place?
5) Cheesiest line ever: the plane is crashing, so I guess we'll have to walk from here...
I just don't get it. Can they fire the intern who directed this episode?
are they are hinting the black chick is the mole? This episode kinda has a lot of filler. Oh well. Cant escape it I guess.
Tons of filler tonight, nothing really happened.
My guess is that the Volm device is a planet killer or some shit. Deny your enemy ground and resources no? Goes along with the generations long game of cat and mouse that the Volm/Ashveni have been doing.
It is curious the Volm only sent a small unit of troops...smacks more of commando/special forces.
The planet killer does sound like a good theory. Either that or some type of planetery wide shield emitter.
Although it does bring up the question as to what the main resource is. Humans? Something else?
The skitter reveals showed that they are basically a slave race. Maybe the humans impressed the Ashani enough that they figured that hybridization (like the baby) would be a good bet. It lets you tap human creativity and make it work for your forces.
Well we've seen that the skitters are their main source of troops and that they skitterize any indigenous peoples they can get their hands on. By blowing any planets the Ashveni land on to pieces you'd limit their ability to keep the numbers of their armies up and deny them troops/resources for their mechs. While the Volm are able to reproduce on their ships and are not dependent on auxiliaries for absolutely everything like the Ashveni.
pretty good episode, Pope at some point should have been arrested and/or shot in the head for that shit he pulled this week. the gunman at the end of next week's preview looks familiar.
Sweet jesus last night was bad.
Entire night was like a fucking emo fest at the movies.
Then the 4 them without the fucking GF go out alone on Donkeys who writes this shit mates?
I know they changed writers this season, but Tom is the only character I've really noticed any difference with (aside from Anne thinking it'd be a great idea to just run off with a baby). He gets pissed at Marina for consulting basically the closest thing they have to a scientist? Previously, he was a logical thinker, but he's increasingly becoming a person too driven by his emotions who is just looking for a means to an end without considering any possible consequences. In other words, he's become a dumbass.
Well every species is unique in their own way. Humans on the species level are very adaptable by virtue of the fact that we are descended from humans that were highly adaptable (because the ones who weren't died out). It has been done to death because it's an intrinsic part of human identity.
As for Tom's blindness, the whole show has tried to use the "Revolutionary War" analogy to its premise, so the Volm in Tom's eyes probably equal the French. Granted the French were more interested in putting the hurt on England than actually helping the fledgling USA, but it still worked out for us. I'm guessing the Volm twist will end up being that the humans in power decide that some random dude with no understanding of alien tech (the professor in the basement) is right and it's an evil machine, so they sabotage it/whatever, then the Volm go "wtf...it was a giant shield generator so Ashani can't even enter Earth's atmosphere anymore! That's why it needed so much power! Fuck ya'll, we're outta here!". Then all the humans feel like assholes, except Tom because he's always correct ;P
I think that the Volm machine is a planet buster. One of the basic principles of warfare is to deny your enemy access to resources.
Rather than trying to use the Volm to influence how we feel about them, they seem to be trying to accomplish that through the main characters' opinions on them. As it stands, only the antagonists - Pope, Marina, and Max Headroom - are the ones who don't trust them. Dan is merely on the fence, but is mostly just trusting Tom's judgment. I tend to think your prediction is pretty close to how it'll end up, because I'd be really surprised if Tom turned out to be wrong, as that would mean he single-handedly put humanity in even more danger than they previously were.
Personally I'm a bigger fan of the trope that humans are the best in the universe at inventing new and exciting ways of killing a motherfucker. I mean, there are always going to be alien races better at it for whatever reason (more advanced technology, evolved that way (a la Aliens), harsher environment, etc.), but if you give us enough time and resources we'll eventually kill the fuck out of them too. Like Warhammer 40K, basically.
There's a general perception that a species divided amongst themselves due to competition or conflict will have a broader range of skillsets and innovations. If a species becomes united with an established identity then their progression narrows and technological mobility suffers.
If humanity met 10 different species and learned about their cultures then human subcultures reflecting portions of them would emerge. So in terms of a Venn diagram the 10 species would have small circles that are separate from each other or overlapping in some ways, but humans or a non-united species would be a much larger circle encompassing the potential culture and personality types of all of them (and more).
Old news but just found this out.
TNT has renewed Falling Skies for a fourth season, the network announced Tuesday.
Falling Skies, which has been averaging 5.8 million viewers this season, will return for a 10-episode fourth season next summer.
The Hot young doc is the mole.
Looks like maybe last 3 weeks will have less filler shit in them.
Does young doc have a crazy lazy eye? It was driving me nuts when she was talking to the president.
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one too many facials caused her permanent ocular damage.
good episode. i feel like the story moved this week. and wtf Decker never gets a fucking break. does he only pick roles that involve him dying after 2 episodes.
and pope is driving me crazy, this motherfucker should have been dead many many times from all the treasonous shit he keeps pulling. organizing a work stoppage on military vehicles during wartime? and he didnt get fucking capped over it?
Yep another week of Pope does crazy shit but hey that's just Pope haha. We also had another medical emergency character of the week again. On another note I kept imagining the Benny Hill song as they kept swapping weapons throughout the episode as well.
First, don't you dare talk about my beautiful Lourdis like that!
Second, can we just change Pope's name to Araysar? Because that's exactly what he is, a troll for "freedom." I pray every episode for Pope to finally take a bullet to the brain, so that he's dead beyond any hope of returning.
Third, I'm glad to see the ex-Sanctuary people are still getting some work. First the sniper guy, now farmhouse dad. I even recognized him when he had his ski mask on. Hopefully he sticks around. Maybe Ben will tap that underage daughter's ass too. And maybe Matt (that's the youngest son, right?) will take a bullet to the brain too. Man I hate that kid. It's like they're trying to make him into another Carl (whom I can't stand either) but failing miserably at it.
im also still pretty sure pope gangraped that blonde chick. you as a hot bimbo dont stay a prisoner of a mob of outlaws very long before they run a train you.
Or did I get something wrong?
Also, LOLPOPE and the gunswapping.
Yeah, I remember it being heavily implied that something along those lines happened too. It's a "family show" more or less though so they never actually spelled it out, but I always assumed she was gang-raped too.
Well she outright stated that Pope "fed" her to the goon squad and he indicated they both did what they needed to survive. Not only
does that imply she got raped, but it also implies Pope had some barely controllable goons, but did what was needed to keep control.
This episode reminds me of that oldschool GI Joe episode when Cobra brainwashes Shipwreck into thinking he still had a wife.
Total mindfuck filler episode. Really dislike the new President as an actress. Just doesn't seem to fit at all.
ugh, that melting scene freaked me out.
just marathoned through season 3, this show is a lot better when you can just shrug past all the shitty filler and focus on all the cool alien shit, especially since a lot of times everything in the previous episode becomes pointless when a new episode rolls around. I was bummed cochise wasn't in as the 7-11 clerk or something in the inception story. Pretty awesome of Tom to make the correct decision to take a random soldier skitterer down with him, instead of overlord karen.
Riker from TNG is directing the next episode, btw.
Did anyone else break out into uncontrollable laughter when the skitter-splat happened?
Last nights show was the worst Episode of the year hands down.
I mean in 2 weeks its the season finale, how do you turn the episode into some days of our lives soap opera shit I just don't know.
nah its been done before
So...honestly, are the doctor and ET-baby dead, cause I'm a little confused by that. Seemed so anticlimactic a scene. I kept waiting for them to touch on it again, but I don't remember that happening.
I doubt they are dead. They were probably in suspended animation or some shit. There had to be a use for them besides getting Anne to leave with the baby.
Ya, I think that was just a ruse. Why would Karen go to all the trouble of ensuring the baby is some alien-hybrid, then kill the baby off?
Plus skitters have a lot more internal organ padding to help cushion the fall.
I can't be the only one who was waiting for Tom to yell "This is Boston!" and then kick her off the side.
I actually thought it was a good episode. I fucking love how he "woke up" the 2nd time and just fucking LAUGHED at her. I WAS expecting him to kick or push her off the tower, but maybe he figured the only chance he had was to catch the skitter off guard and take the plunge.
And how the fuck did the doctor bitch have an alibi for when the POTUS got killed? She had vanished for like 10-15 minutes.
Good to know there's more LOLYOUMIGHTHAVEANEYEWORMWECAN'TTRUSTYOU next week.
you know what, season 2(or 1?) their trope was "the children are missing/in trouble!". ill take the "i cant trust you" ploy many times over that.
Of course, that logic falls apart a little when, just weeks prior, Hal was holding a gun to his father's head due to eye worms.
good episode this week, but goddamn these guys never cut a fucking break.
Its season finale next week, we have to yet to really see any battle with skitter on skitter or mech, mech.
With the 3rd alien race we could have had 3 faction pvp, espionage all year instead it been the 3 Gay brothers story with the youngest son that thinks he is Carl from the walking dead.
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