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Falling Skies... Who needs a zombie apocalypse?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by jordanvraptor, Jun 21, 2011.

  1. jordanvraptor

    jordanvraptor Oregon City, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I like the show but of course I still pick apart the mistakes with weapons and tactics. :)
     
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  2. husker

    husker portland Active Member

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    I liked it to but it seems to be like another show. Now what was that show? LOL
     
  3. One-Eyed Ross

    One-Eyed Ross Winlock, WA Well-Known Member

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    have to see how it shakes out....from the pilot I'm willing to give it a few more episodes before I make any decisions. I like the actors, and the direction seems good, so it is all going to depend on the writing....

    It's like this season of Dr. Who. They changed writers, so I'm a little "hmm....." about this years episodes, so far.
     
  4. Buddhalux

    Buddhalux Hillsboro, Oregon Active Member

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    Seems like V meets The Walking Dead so far. So far I liek the cast and the writing but the director needs to get a military advisor like yesterday.....
     
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  5. kenno

    kenno eastern WA Active Member

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    Like most sci-fi this series is a metaphor for something much more important.
    Plz note that Dale Dye is explaining asymetrical warfare in the opening scenes
    Also note the story revolves around a Milita Unit (2nd Mass)
    Note the setting, as told by the actors is the same ground that the Revolution was fought on.
    Note the way religion is treated, open, respectful and accepted
    The same for the nuclear family.
    Note the patriotic icons, flags, murals, buildings
    The aliens are metaphors as well:
    The Skidders are a slave race
    Humans with Harnesses on them are Entitlement/Drug Dependant
    Mechs are armored vechicles and there will be Attack Choppers as well
    The true Alien Master Race (bad guys)will be bipedal humaniods that look just like Demoncrats but wear blue berets
    This aint Sci-fi, it's reality
     
  6. One-Eyed Ross

    One-Eyed Ross Winlock, WA Well-Known Member

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    Well, I see your points, Kenno....and I hadn't thought it out that much. I just watch programs like this for entertainment, not to get political training....

    But you have good points....VERY insightful....
     
  7. Doubletap

    Doubletap Newberg Well-Known Member

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    Dead on.. I've always said..the REAL zombies we need to be ready for..will be doing the job that real American troops wont..advancing the agenda towards 3rd world..Socialist status for America.. And..you're right..they'll be wearing these...

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    The show..on the other hand..is barely worth watching..IMHO
     
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  8. coastal steelheader

    coastal steelheader Aberdeen Well-Known Member

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    I finally caught up with this one online and was amazed at the amount of symbolism in the series. It's much better than the remake of V for sure.
     
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  9. Burt Gummer

    Burt Gummer Portland Completely Out of Ammo

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    The CGI is horrible but there isn't a big enough budget for convincing pixels. The aliens look like the graphics from Mech Warrior II circa 1995. The storyline is clumsy. Better than V, but not by much. The fact that I tried it shows just how bad current TV really is; time to fire up NetFlix and watch some original Twilight Zone.
     
  10. scrappydoo

    scrappydoo Federal Way Active Member

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    Watched the show after reading this thread and I think I'll continue watching. I love me some, as my wife puts it, "DorkoVision".
     
  11. Burt Gummer

    Burt Gummer Portland Completely Out of Ammo

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    It has got better - the CGI, the story, all better this season.
     
  12. cooldave52000

    cooldave52000 Oregon Member

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    Falling skies is the best SI FI we have right now

    This is the second season and yes its getting better each show

    The story is good and new

    Even the girls can run with out tripping and falling

    The CGI is good as there is nothing that even comes close
    That is on the air right now
     
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  13. Joe Link

    Joe Link Portland, OR Well-Known Member Staff Member Lifetime Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    I might have to give it a second chance, if things have improved this season. I watched a couple episodes last season, which were alright, but not enough to keep me interested.
     
  14. coastal steelheader

    coastal steelheader Aberdeen Well-Known Member

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    I like the show but some of the setups in the more recent episodes were a little too easy to see coming. It'll keep me occupied though until The Walking Dead and Game of Thrones seasons start.
     
  15. Burt Gummer

    Burt Gummer Portland Completely Out of Ammo

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    Some of the scenes are pretty silly. Like the insect-alien creepy crawlers trying to get at the two women in the room. Supposedly they can chew through the walls/doors, but that isn't dramatic enough.

    So, somehow, they are pounding huge dents in the steel door trying to bust in - blam blam blam! LOL Ok, these things are maybe a pound each? Nice trick! hahaha

    The other thing I snicker about is the Catholic chanting drone music that hovers every time a Mech is shown as if the mech itself is playing a tune.

    As far as the best 'silly' new show that is much better than I expected I'd say that honor goes to 'Dallas'.
     
  16. KONE KILLER

    KONE KILLER WASHOUGAL, WA Active Member

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    Hahaha!! Burt, I thought the spider things were kinda silly as well!
    I like the hot blond that is playing both sides.... She will get it by the end I am thinking though. Just dont know who is going to off her...

    Any ideas when the Walking Dead starts again?
     
  17. coastal steelheader

    coastal steelheader Aberdeen Well-Known Member

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    I think it starts in October.
     
  18. coop44

    coop44 Tacoma ,WA Well-Known Member

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    It's entertainment, it doesn't have to be believable or plausable. I watch it, in fact I am a fan. Watch some old STNG and you will realize how much better the cgi is now.
     
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    KONE KILLER WASHOUGAL, WA Active Member

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    Coop, I agree it is good entertainment!!! Just some stuff is just soooo silly, I dont know why they put it in, like the spiders.
    My wife and I have seen both seasons of F.S. as well as W.D., and we love them both! Great entertainment for sure!
     
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  20. gallogiro

    gallogiro Willamette Valley Active Member

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    I really like it, it's entertaining. You guys are right though, some things are hard to ignore, like shouldering a rifle to shoot and not looking through the sights always gets to me.