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Falling Skies

By GSG ·
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Did anyone else watch the premiere of this show last night? If so, what did you think?

I thought that it was really good, especially since it's a TV show. I liked the "skitters" and the "mechs", and the mystery of why 6-legged aliens would make giant bipedal robots. Hmm....

The aliens were cool, the cinemetography was good, except when they fell back to "shaky-camera" mode, and the action was awesome. I jumped when the alien jumped out of the shelving in the store.

Of course, Spielberg is one of the producers, so I'm sure they made sure to invest a lot of cash in the pilot.

So, thoughts?

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I've been curious

by boxfiddler Moderator In reply to Falling Skies

about that one. Missed it, though, no TV here. I'll keep my eyes peeled next week. :)

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I can't believe I watched something current.

by seanferd In reply to Falling Skies

I did see that. It wasn't bad.

Here's what grabbed me, of all the appeals-to-emotion they tried to throw at you in the premier (most of which frequently backfire in my case): Assumed biker-gang-chick "Maggie" put one round each through two rapists. Works for me.

Of course, we can't be sure what she would have done if she hadn't been given a clear opportunity. Then again, being fiction, this is entirely controlled by the writers, anyway.

Not the most science-fictiony part, but the whole thing seems more like mil-fic anyway.

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Saw the ads, gave it a pass.

by CharlieSpencer In reply to Falling Skies

I've pretty much given up on extended sagas. I'm no longer willing to make the commitment, even with DVR. I've also seen too many either cancelled or poorly resolved.

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Oh.

by seanferd In reply to Saw the ads, gave it a pa ...

There's a commitment involved? Crap. Can't guarantee I'll see all of them.

Good point, as always, Palmetto.

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I could be wrong.

by CharlieSpencer In reply to Oh.

I understood the two-hour program Sunday was a series premiere, not a stand-alone one-shot movie. Somebody correct me if I'm wrong, please.

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No, you are correct.

by seanferd In reply to I could be wrong.

I just have trouble with keeping such commitments.

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I have never heard of it

by jck In reply to Falling Skies

It must be on a broadcast network, right?

Kinda like Lost. So many people raved about it. I watched 2 episodes and thought "this is just uncomical Gilligan's Island".

I'll keep watching The Science Channel and Top Gear and Whale Wars. Thanks.

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On TNT

by GSG In reply to I have never heard of it

I usually watch Mythbusters, Meteorite Men, that type of thing. I usually don't invest much time in series, except for Big Bang Theory, but when I saw Noah Wyle was in it, and that Steven Spielberg had been working on this for a few years, I thought it was worth a shot.

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other shows...

by jck In reply to On TNT

Mythbusters: I used to watch it for Kari Byron. Vegan never looked so good...well, unless you saw Natalie Portman. lol

Meteorite Men: Watched it a few times. It's kinda neat, but gets old. 2 guys...1 mission: hunting space rocks. lol

Big Bang Theory: Never seen it.

Shows I watch semi-regularly:
Top Gear -from the UK...I never tire of it...the best show I've seen in years

Deadliest Catch - Watched it since the first season...actually, since it was a documentary about the deadliest job on earth.

Ghost Hunters - Less now than I used to...used to watch Most Haunted, but that disappeared off The Travel Channel...and, I watch Ghost Adventures on occasion, but Zak is just too over-the-top

Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman - great show on The Science Channel...well, most any astronomical/physics show on the Science channel is great...like "Do You Know What Time It Is" with professor Brian Cox...another outstanding show.

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Big Bang Theory

by GSG In reply to other shows...

Thirty minutes of pure geeky fun. I didn't start watching until season 3, but it's easy to immediately figure out the dynamic. Some episodes, I laugh so hard that my ribs hurt.

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