How is this series on a scale of 1 to 10? I watched just a few episodes of season 1 and kinda felt 'bleh' and didn't continue.
Officially starts June 22 @ 10pm on TNT. 12 episodes for season 4. Hasn't officially been renewed yet for season 5 but it almost certainly will be.
However 1080p high def web rips have leaked out today of episode 1, so can get an early start. If your cable contract allows it you can watch the episode online too
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How is this series on a scale of 1 to 10? I watched just a few episodes of season 1 and kinda felt 'bleh' and didn't continue.
S1 was pretty weak overall...it had a couple ok episodes, but it wasn't anything really special. S1 can be summed up as "save teh childrenz!". S2 and S3 got a bit better because they tried to expand the mythology a bit (new alien race, for instance) and flesh the characters out a bit more beyond the "generic trope" format some of them had initially shown up as. The idea of Earth just being a proxy battle in a much larger multi-generational war was kind of a cool reveal, since it changes it from being a primary target to a target of opportunity to help a greater war effort, which makes "winning" slightly more believable.
The end of S3 almost came across as a reset button, so I'm not 100% certain where S4 will go beyond the alien hybrid baby plot (which the trailer seems to indicate will be central).
every year i watch this show and i completely forget where it left off , but once they remind you in the beginning, im back on board. love this show, its pure cheesey goodness
I lost interest and walked off halfway through this one. It was just terrible.
well ep1 has already been leaked and tbh it didn't do much for me loved s1 and parts of s2 will just have to wait to see the rest of the season.
"I have recently been examining all the known superstitions of the world, and do not find in our particular superstition (Christianity) one redeeming feature. They are all alike founded on fables and mythology.
New expansion new reset button?
Yes, this is the Nazi alien expansion.
Def felt like a huge reset
The new power source is going to be human reproduction. Fuck. ...Literally.
Why did that feel like I was watching The Walking Dead but with aliens instead of zombies?
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i would be totally cool with an hbo show that has sexy alien chicks raping humans to make energizer batteries
premiere was ok, some cool effects but nothing really makes any sense, I'm not even sure if nazi camps are in the same spot as the chinatown hippies, I assume they are different
this show is what it is though, episode 1 and the last 2 are the "good ones" with the cool effects and budget, everything in between is just humans doing stupid human shit. south african black guy looks cool, hope he doesn't die
I'll watch though.
This show is great at making me think the next season is going to be great only to end up being bland
that premiere was the biggest reset button i have ever seen to a tv show in its 4th season. im not complaining too much because its still fun cheese, but i was like wtf is this shit through most of the episode. by the end i kinda got the gist of what they are going for. im cool with it.
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Atmo jump in that BSG episode was one of the coolest scifi moments ever. I also liked how they didn't ignore the physics of that and how it ulimately had consequences on the ship down the line.
i used to respect you chuck but now, i dunno
you are like the cochise of rerolled
Did Michael Bay help write the plot behind this season? Hard to tell.
Would not shock me if TNT had Steven Spielberg and Bay share some umm creative ideals.
im digging it. its such a mishmash of stolen ideas from other shows that you have to just smile. i guess the writers liked game of thrones a lot so they turned the 1 yr old daughter into a bleach blonde, 21 yr old hottie with brunette eyebrows and of course magic powers.
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Does that make the bearded doctor Jorah? Lol
I'm giving this 1-2 more episodes but it's at risk of being dropped. Went that shitty that fast imo.
Falling Skies being renamed to Falling Ratings.
I was glad to see Lexi aged during the break so we didn't have to endure the typical creepy, super-intelligent child who has all of the answers trope, but I'm beginning to feel like they traded in one tired cliche for another. Lexi isn't the child prodigy, she's space Jesus.
But, still, I'm not dreading that nearly as much as I am the Ben/Maggie/Hal love triangle they're building.
Thus far the Dr. Crazytown, Space Jesus and reeducation camp story-lines are mostly unwatchable. The pope/mason/Will Patton story-lines are bad, but at least they launched a catapult at a space ship
good shit i'm digging the new season yeah its corny as hell at times and i'm sure it'll go full retard before its over, but good mix of human and alien stories plus we got tom to go back to being professor history with his geronimo story
did I miss something happening between the end of season 3 and the beginning of season 4 ? I swore at the end of season 3 the family crew as heading out on their own to do some shit leaving everyone else back at the city.
yeah i was pretty impressed with the whole escape. lots of good action. granted there is the obvious question of why make pope climb the transformer, why not a ladder? if a ladder works why not have everyone use it to climb over? or dig under the fence? or why make everyone bunch up into this little back way when the entire fence will go down after the line is cut, oh and why did it take so long for them to figure out what was powering the fence when there is this very obvious tether leading down from the "zeppelin" to a transformer? all that aside, still very enjoyable.
Last edited by Astr0Chuk; 07-07-2014 at 08:28 PM.
barab: at the end of season 3 the "good" aliens said they are going to relocate all humans to brazil, and fight the bad aliens. tom & co decide they want to keep fighting so they are going to leave and head back to charleston, NC (they are in boston). season 4 starts with them outside the charleston city limits, where they get separated into 4 groups (rebel ann, hippies with lexi, nazi youth camp, and adults in the alien ghetto) and the show basically jumps forward a few months.
oh the good aliens also leave cuz reasons, like 10 of them total have returned. i guess its a plot line the writers are trying to weasel out of
Yeah, love how so much of last season built up to a twist that was ultimately irrelevant. They tease us with what could've been a really interesting plot - the humans forced to sit on the sidelines as the fate of the planet is taken out of their hands - and instead we get Nazi daycare and the Daenerys Fan Club Cult.
Also, this was posted on Reddit: Tom Mason Policy Flowchart
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The good aliens (Volm) left because the bad aliens (Ashveni) found out where in the galaxy they were basing all their women+children and launched an attack there. The Volm had to leave Earth to protect their own, but they left a few scouting parties with orders to keep tabs, but not engage the enemy.
The one thing I am curious about is the Ashveni say that they are doing what they are doing because there is someone else out there that they fear. I wonder if that will eventually become the new "big bad".
They better have laser blasters and spaceships by the time that happens or I'm out.
But are they actually going to fight aliens this season, or simply run from the weekly eras of war camps.
Finale was this evening. 1st part was eh-ish, 2nd part was more interesting. One thing I don't get, though, is why Lexi still did the kamekazi when the Volm showed up. I mean, can't they just nuke the damned powerstation from orbit?
As for the finale scene, the showrunner said the alien we can't see clearly isn't a new alien race, although it is clearly alien. I saw someone theorize that it may be an unmutated "skitter" since it appeared to have multiple limbs. That would make sense, since the "skitterizing" of humans made them look vastly different.
Ya, she was a walking Deus ex Machina, so for the sake of the story she had to go
Finally was able to stomach through the last five episodes I had saved up. Yep, wtf was the theme at the end there. "Omg, you're beautiful." I threw my remote in anger at that shit.
I read an article where Noah Wyle said that Spielberg told the writers that they needed to have a alien baby and take a trip to the moon this season and the alien baby had to be blond. That's the reason we got Lexi
I swear, every season of this show begins exactly the same: Tom has surrendered himself, been captured, gone on a suicide mission, etc., and the first episode has him walking back to camp with no explanation. It's like the writers come up with these ideas on how to put Tom in peril and then puss out at actually doing anything interesting with it and need to reset to the status quo. Their cliffhangers are akin to a little kid yelling "NOT!"
I still wonder what the alien is that is giving him the "KILL THE MASTERS!" message is. I am still guessing an unmutated Skitter-alien.
This show also loves killing off minor characters. The girl that got torn in half was that harness girl Ben used to hang out with.
What I dont get is if the cold cheese dude and his bros have been monitoring and can hook up coms to all the militias across the globe why the fuck are we just now hearing about it ?
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Lol, no kidding,
"Fuck ya, we just rekt the Overlords! Go humans!"
"Btw, Tom Mason, there are hundreds of human armies around the globe that still exist but seem to not have a leader"
"America, fuck ya! They must follow me!"
its jesus, the aliens were the new flood and tom is noah
the show is ridiculously stupid but eh its fun seeing a post apoc alien invasion world, but yeah i'd expect now 6 episodes of shitty human drama with no aliens and then 2 or 3 kickass episodes with big CGI budgets. and then the show is over, finally
At least Lexi is still dead.
Spielberg had requested she be in that season, so I imagine the writers decided she was too OP and removed her at the end of the season
Season finale will be Tom waking up, to find out he is Bill Belichek IRL. He will glance over at the bottle of booze that Gronk gave him and just shake his head.
JFC, this episode was bad. It should have just been titled "we don't know what the fuck to do with Pope and we need a Lexi cameo".
Next week is the series finale.
I think they kind of wasted Pope, guy is a decent actor and it could have been a good character. I did like the part last week where Pope appears to take an assault rifle round center mass at point blank range knocking him off his feet but then a minute later he is up and fine with a cut on his cheek.
Was very random for pope to show back up only to be promptly exploded.
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Pope's plan: play hurt with 12 guys and take over military base... die in 45 seconds, story done.
What really bugged me though is some beer maker takes some alien tech and in the span of a few hours figures out how to modify it and make sure it's engineered to not kill humans... easy peasy! wtf
He probably made craft beer. That would explain it.
At least what happened to Pope was semi-realistic (save for the part that he can walk around with no cover not getting hit, but he can easily kill red-shirt army guys). If people get sick of your shit and they outnumber you, you're gonna get fucked ;p
Took me a while to figure out who the Captain lady was, I knew she was familiar but didn't recognize her from The Office because of that short hair cut.
This season has felt like the writers forgot it was the final season until this episode. There were so many detours this season - Tom on the farm, Pope kidnapping Hal, the psycho military captain, Cochise's heart surgery or whatever that was, etc. So, what was a slow season in getting anywhere suddenly has to throw in as many things as possible so they can get to the end. Pope's storyline? Resolved in a 2 minute scene. How will they take out the Espheni once and for all? A deus ex machina weapon provided by Tom's wife. Where is the queen? Conveniently the Espheni stand around chanting her location.
The concept of an Espheni queen sounds interesting and is something they could've done a lot more with over this season, but instead she was apparently created solely for the purpose of giving the humans a singular target (located within walking distance luckily!) that will inexplicably wipe out every Espheni on the globe.
Ya, seems like they are doing a ST:Voyager. "We will use these nanites to destroy the Borg Queen and all the Borg with her!"
Only thing that will be interesting is to see who dies. They -have- to kill a Mason. I am guessing Ben (because it solves the "what do we do about the spikes?") or Hal (because he is a dick).
Weaver I have 50/50 odds on. They've spent a lot of time making him awesome this season, which never bodes well.
Cochese will become the new Vohm commander or whatever. I doubt they will kill him off.
You guys are sure Pope is dead? For whatever reason, nobody actually walked over to see if a body was there. I just get this nagging feeling that he comes back and redeems himself or some shit. I hope not, but that "lets try and take a fully armed base plan" was really weak. It will be interesting to see how they end this.
Did we ever get an explanation on how the flying alien came out of no where to pick up mason a few eps back ?
Lol, such a bad ending. I'm pretty sure they retconned most of the lore they had built up.
Agreed, bad ending, felt very forced and "let's just wrap this up"
I found the whole only habitable planet in the galaxy odd as well because the volm/ashveni and other races that made up skitters obviously came from somewhere. Also yet another random pope siting. Seriously who does not check the bodies of people who randomly attacked your base a few days ago. Did they just let them sit and rot?
Pretty weak ending. The mother/doctor should have died. The queen should have wondered what the little capsule was that the pesky human was trying to reach for. The whole " My daughter got beat by cavemen" thing was really out there. With the technical advantages the aliens had, they could not beat cavemen????????? Your daughter deserved to die if she was really that stupid. If there is more than one queen then how does the hive mind survive? If there are multiple hives then obviously there are more of these aliens too come. It was a show that started out pretty well but over the last two seasons felt pushed with the last episode having a very forced feel too it.
One last thing that really made me roll my eyes. The scene where the guy wants to play with the egg. Really?? I would put my gun next to his head and have explained how if he moved one inch closer to the egg, that we would be moving on without him. That scene was just stupid.
This will not see much for reruns and the show will just fade away. I liked the idea of the show.
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Honestly I could somewhat see how ancient humans could kill the queen. It was a much smaller incursion because they did not perceive humans as any threat at all and given if you kill the queen you wipe all her genetic line out on that planet it really is just a matter of a couple people getting lucky with a spear is all it would really take.
Still it really felt like they thought they had 12 episodes instead of 10 and the ending was all kinds of rushed and jumbled because of it. Like hal randomly asking maggie to marry him WTF dude is now the right time to ask that and since when were you not chasing after the other girl?
The show was never well written, but that cut scene where they explain the motivation of the Espheni in fifteen seconds was really just tired and sad. Couldn't even be salvaged with America's favorite sci fi female voice actor.
I will say this, the costumes for the Volm always impressed me.
Overall, decent ride from start to finish, this series.
Well she was protected, technically...there just wasn't anything else in the monument besides eggs ;p
Well I figure the tree did not fall far from the apple. If the daughter could be so egotistic as to think cavemen could not kill her, then the mother could think the same of her situation. She had an army around her and figured there was no way humans could possibly reach her. Like her daughter, she was wrong.
Anyone else feel like the last season's ending was better than the series ending? Flying a beamer to a spaceship to blow up their power source had a lot more drama and they spent a ton more time developing that arc compared to the "lol there's a queen, let's just walk to DC" story-line which encompassed 1.5 episodes.
Like someone mentioned earlier in the thread - they could have spent multiple episodes on the Queen story-line and the march to DC. Instead we got an episode about them scavenging for food (didn't scavenging for resources get covered earlier in the series? Why rehash that story), an episode about Cochise and surgery (didn't advance the plot at all), an episode about a family in an untouched area of Virginia (this episode would have been fine in any season but the last), an episode about military tribunals and putting Tom on trial (another non-advancement in plot).
This last season just fell flat - it felt like a bunch of filler episodes with a final "lets wrap up all this shit on the final episode" rush job. Which is unfortunate because the series as a whole is pretty good sci-fi
Final episode was a low budget joke. So lame. I enjoyed the series as a whole, but what a piss poor way to end it.
a dumb finale to a really dumb show, it managed to exceed everyone's expectations in how awful they could make an episode. 80% cringe 20% wtf
shoulda had pope build a nuclear bomb out of motorcycle parts and nuke DC while throwing out one liners like "Pope's here to clean up politics!"
but nope we got space AIDS injected via giant suppository
Last edited by spronk; 09-02-2015 at 04:25 AM.
at least its over with, so much potential, +1 to our crazy savage ancestors
Did she say her daughter came here 1500 years ago or 15000 years ago?
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