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    Fallen Skies anyone?

    Postby trang » 26 Jun 2011 14:16

    didnt see any reference to this anywhere, so what the heck.

    I watched the two hour premiere last Sunday after work, I was underwhelmed.

    Independence day, with stale acting, sad special effects. Left out major plot points
    so they could milk it for the series. why did they attack us? what do they want? Where did
    they come from? How long since the attack? Just basic stuff.

    After stargate universe,(what a failure), and Caprica(another dismal failure), I just expect a little more, I guess.

    My girlfriend liked it and told me to give it a chance.

    Going to watch the next episode tonight, see if they do any better.

    if ya liked it, point out some good things, help me like it so I have something to look forward to. Fringe is off the air till next fall, Big bang theory is reruns also. Not much else out there!
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    Re: Fallen Skies anyone?

    Postby Freakzilla » 26 Jun 2011 17:21

    I just watched the pilot, not that bad. I'll watch the first episode tonight to give it one more chance.
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    Re: Fallen Skies anyone?

    Postby Mandy » 26 Jun 2011 18:39

    I watched the pilot last night, thought it was pretty good... not the best thing I've ever seen, but I enjoyed it.

    The show starts 6 months after the attack. I'm kinda glad they skipped the initial invasion and went right to the resistance. The characters in teh show don't know why the aliens invaded or what they want, so I guess we'll find out when they do.
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    Re: Fallen Skies anyone?

    Postby Freakzilla » 26 Jun 2011 19:13

    I thought it interesting that one of the kids pointed out to the teacher that the critters were six-legged but their robots are bipedal.

    There's going to be some kind of twist there.
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    Re: Fallen Skies anyone?

    Postby Mandy » 26 Jun 2011 19:25

    yeah, maybe the skitters aren't the real bad guys.
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    Re: Fallen Skies anyone?

    Postby Ampoliros » 27 Jun 2011 01:42

    :think:

    I was debating watching it. I'll have to give it a chance and watch the pilot.

    I loved the first half of the old 80's V when it centered more on the arrival and 'what are they up too'. Has anyone kept up with the new one?
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    Re: Fallen Skies anyone?

    Postby Omphalos » 27 Jun 2011 03:16

    Ampoliros wrote::think:

    I was debating watching it. I'll have to give it a chance and watch the pilot.

    I loved the first half of the old 80's V when it centered more on the arrival and 'what are they up too'. Has anyone kept up with the new one?


    It's total laugh-out-loud shit. The new V, that is.
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    Re: Fallen Skies anyone?

    Postby trang » 27 Jun 2011 07:50

    fell asleep after got home from work and missed the first episode, guess will have to watch for a replay. The six legged skitter vs two leg robots was a decent point, ill give ya.

    The new V was pretty laughable, was hard to get immersed with that FBI lady being from the LOST cast, kept waiting for them to time shift to an island or something. The lizard leader lady was hot though, so was her daughter, as humans that is.
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    Re: Fallen Skies anyone?

    Postby Freakzilla » 27 Jun 2011 10:02

    You didn't miss much.
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    Re: Fallen Skies anyone?

    Postby Mandy » 27 Jun 2011 12:44

    Yeah, it veered into cheesy-land. I like the parts where they're out fighting the aliens, and some of the planning stuff, but the personal interactions are kinda lame, and the bad guy chef is super cheesy.
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    Re: Fallen Skies anyone?

    Postby Freakzilla » 27 Jun 2011 13:01

    Mandy wrote:...the bad guy chef is super cheesy.


    He reminds me of Lieutenant Dan in Forrest Gump.
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    Re: Fallen Skies anyone?

    Postby Mandy » 27 Jun 2011 19:01

    I kept thinking of Pauly Shore :)
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    Re: Fallen Skies anyone?

    Postby cmsahe » 13 Jul 2011 23:40

    trang wrote:didnt see any reference to this anywhere, so what the heck.

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    After stargate universe,(what a failure), and Caprica(another dismal failure), I just expect a little more, I guess.
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    I liked Caprica a lot, I found it captivating and moving. And at times I felt it was better than BSG.

    I just watched 30 min of Falling Skies, I think it's a poor copy of the 80s "V" The Series (and this one was awfully bad!: Today: Mike DOnovan vs the evil lizard Karate sensei, and next week Donovan vs the teen motorcycle gang)
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    Re: Fallen Skies anyone?

    Postby cmsahe » 13 Jul 2011 23:46

    I'm waiting for the dvd box set of the 2nd season to be available for sale, it's a shame that they have cancelled the series. I liked the 1sr Season, I was elated when I saw on the screen a mothership over Mexico City :)
    Ampoliros wrote::think:

    I was debating watching it. I'll have to give it a chance and watch the pilot.

    I loved the first half of the old 80's V when it centered more on the arrival and 'what are they up too'. Has anyone kept up with the new one?
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