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Old 06-21-2011, 02:45   #1
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Falling Skies anyone?

Did anyone catch the start of new TNT series "Falling Skies"?
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Old 06-21-2011, 05:22   #2
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DVR'ed it. I'll try to watch it later this week. Also, DVR'ed Outcasts on BBCA. Honestly, I'm not sure I'll have time to get into too many shows.

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Old 06-21-2011, 06:10   #3
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I caught the show and it was pretty good I plan to watch it again next Sunday. I expected there to be more aliens and the show to be more like Terminator or Battle LA where it was very dangerous to be visable outside.
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Old 06-21-2011, 08:31   #4
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I DVR'ed it and watched it last night. I liked it, and its not bad for a cable TV show. I'm not sure it going to last. Remind me of Jericho in the sense that its a great story , but will it have wide appeal, and can the writers keep it going for more than one season.

In terms of S&P I can see a situation where all that is left is small roving bands of humans after an alien invasion. Sort of like the American Indians, the Aliens come and kicked the heck out of us, then force what is left of the humans to move into places the Aliens have not settled yet. It seems the goal of the aliens is to keep hitting large groups of human resistance. They mentioned that the aliens are able to pick up groups larger then 300 and are attacking them, but so far are ignoring smaller groups. In terms of a military invasion, that makes sense. The Aliens are killing what can be a threat and they can always get the small stuff later.

I wonder what the enslavement of the kids means, and what the story is going to be behind that. Are they going to keep some humans around as a slave population, or will the kid slaves be used as weapons against the rest of the humans?

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Old 06-21-2011, 08:42   #5
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Yeah watched it. From an S/P standpoint its actually not too bad. The story is pretty good too. We'll have to see, the previews for the rest of the season makes it look better than the pilot itself.
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Old 06-21-2011, 10:23   #6
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Watched it. Liked it. Past experience therefore dictates it won't be around long.
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Old 06-21-2011, 11:05   #7
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Thats the shame of the show....how long can the writers keep the audience entertained and the story going? I can see the show only going a few seasons but I guess we never know. Eventually you would have to conclude with the humans winning. I will support it by watching this and The Walking Dead when it comes back

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Old 06-21-2011, 11:36   #8
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My main problem with it was all those adults that considered themselves noncombatants.
GET A RIFLE and fight for your lives, you miserable sheep!

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Old 06-21-2011, 11:52   #9
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Akita, that is so true!! I thought about that while watching the show and I forgot to mention it. You have a 13 year old fighter and then you have middle aged men who are just sheep!!! It was very ridiculous! Of the 300 people or so atleast 200 should be able to fight. The only ones who shouldn't are those who are really not physically able to but I'm sure they can provide other assistance to the fighters.
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Old 06-21-2011, 11:53   #10
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My main problem with it was all those adults that considered themselves noncombatants.
GET A RIFLE and fight for your lives, you miserable sheep!
You sound like that one leader on the show when he gave the remarks to the Doctor chic. Remember EVERY military has non combatant support personnel. I think the Ratio in the US military is something like 8 support personnel to every 1 combat soldier. They showed a lot of kids and old folks who are simply unfit for combat. Also you still need people to cook, repair clothing, provide basic defense of home base while the other guys are fighting, care for the soldiers kids, etc.

Honestly if it really happened today, I would say more then half of the adult population of the USA would be completely unfit for combat. They are better off staying behind and being support. Stay out of the way, it would only slow the fighting force down.

What I like to see is what is up with that 13 year old boy, who was part of the soldier team and freaked out over the dog. Is he one of those airsoft kids that has a fast education on the real thing when the invasion started , or is he the son of someone in the military who gave him a lot of hands on firearms training prior to the invasion.

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What I like to see is what is up with that 13 year old boy, who was part of the soldier team and freaked out over the dog. Is he one of those airsoft kids that has a fast education on the real thing when the invasion started , or is he the son of someone in the military who gave him a lot of hands on firearms training prior to the invasion.
He probably qualified by playing too much COD.
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Did anyone catch the Tactical Wheelbarrow at the beginning?

Between that and mag/clip thing you'd think the writers were from GT.

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I DVR'ed it and watched it last night. I liked it, and its not bad for a cable TV show. I'm not sure it going to last. Remind me of Jericho in the sense that its a great story , but will it have wide appeal, and can the writers keep it going for more than one season.
Jericho, I think, could have had at least 3 good full-length seasons in it had it been allowed to run its natural course. The only season that was a real season was the first. The second was only a partial (not even a half season) where they brought it back for them to rush it through for a wrap up. Then they wrote that whole portion with a wide open ending hoping it would be picked up again. Which, of course, it wasn't. Hell it was just starting to get good. Would have liked to have seen what it would have been had it never been canceled in the first place.
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Old 06-21-2011, 15:22   #13
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It's like The Walking Dead but with aliens instead of zombies.

I'll be watching it.
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Old 06-21-2011, 15:57   #14
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Liked it so far. We will see.
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Old 06-21-2011, 17:34   #15
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Loved it. Jericho meet Independence Day.

Stupid side note, did anyone notice the sound of the main characters full auto AK? It was way off.

Second stupid side note, why is it that everyone was able to obtain an exotic full auto weapon? I saw a UMP, Uzi, full auto AK, full auto m4s (possibly taken from police and .mil as suggested by the hero). I didn't see many average-Joe guns.
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You sound like that one leader on the show when he gave the remarks to the Doctor chic. Remember EVERY military has non combatant support personnel. I think the Ratio in the US military is something like 8 support personnel to every 1 combat soldier. They showed a lot of kids and old folks who are simply unfit for combat. Also you still need people to cook, repair clothing, provide basic defense of home base while the other guys are fighting, care for the soldiers kids, etc....
I cant believe this is an item for a debate. I guess I should have known; it IS the internet.
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Old 06-21-2011, 18:22   #17
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caught part of it. thought it was ok... but trying to avoid getting into another show. i'm eagerly awaiting walking dead's next season!
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Old 06-21-2011, 21:06   #18
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Its pretty funny. We will be at war with aliens. Think about it!!!!
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Jericho, I think, could have had at least 3 good full-length seasons in it had it been allowed to run its natural course.
I agree! My Family loved watching "Jericho". We really wanted to see more!!! But at least we have more "The Walking Dead" to look forward to. It's a definite hit with my household!!!

I'm still up in the air with "Falling Skies" though. Camping out in the open & playing soccer, with Aliens flying around? Hitting an Armory that should have been 99.9% looted when all that started? Then going back again??? Better yet, what about that store that looked to be very well stocked with food? I'm sure that place would have been 100% looted after any kind of disaster! I could keep going on about this, but we'll see what happens in future episodes before I do.
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Yeah I liked the scene where they're all out in the daytime walking up the street to get out of town and you can clearly see in the background the big "mothership" or whatever that was and all the little alien craft flying around. What, the aliens don't look out their windows? LOL. I think they tried to explain that by saying the aliens only go after groups of people of 500 or more, so that's why they were splitting into smaller groups.
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I think they tried to explain that by saying the aliens only go after groups of people of 500 or more, so that's why they were splitting into smaller groups.

OH! I must have missed when they mentioned that. But then again, the Aliens did set up an ambush. I do know one thing though... Don't use any road flares!!!
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Do the aliens count to 300 first before the attack? What if you are at like 299 or 298 and then a guy or a family runs up to you while your band was walking down the street? I mean, you would be pretty screwed and you have to run off in the other direction, not to be a dick, but to stay alive.

Also, what proximity do you have to be within each other for it to be considered a group? If we stand 50 yards apart, would that work? I mean, that's half a football field, dammit! Can I have 200 on one side and 200 50 yards away? It might be kinda like soccer hooligan gangs in England before a fight but if it works, I'm all for it.
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Do the aliens count to 300 first before the attack? What if you are at like 299 or 298 and then a guy or a family runs up to you while your band was walking down the street? I mean, you would be pretty screwed and you have to run off in the other direction, not to be a dick, but to stay alive.

Also, what proximity do you have to be within each other for it to be considered a group? If we stand 50 yards apart, would that work? I mean, that's half a football field, dammit! Can I have 200 on one side and 200 50 yards away? It might be kinda like soccer hooligan gangs in England before a fight but if it works, I'm all for it.
It remind me of something I read about the airforce guys in Iraq running the OODA targeting loop . 700 Iraqis soldier were gathered in a soccer stadium during the early stages of the invasion. BOOM, no more Iraqis. The AF guys literally watched and waited until that Rally point filled up to capacity, then they hit it. You don't waste a 2000lb bombs on four irregulars sitting in a foxhole.

Its not that the aliens are ignoring groups because they are at 499 people. They hit the military bases, then the largest cities, then the medium size cities, then any small towns that are still occupied, then roving bands of humans 1000 or more, then 500, 300, 100, 50, 25, then its mop up time. Proper allocation of resources, follow the plan, act being kill the target, and start the loop all over again.

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I watched it and enjoyed it. It was nice to see armed "refugees" as opposed to unarmed masses shown on the War of the Worlds remake. More realistic IMHO.
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I watched it and enjoyed it. It was nice to see armed "refugees" as opposed to unarmed masses shown on the War of the Worlds remake. More realistic IMHO.
Depending on the city and the prevalence of liberals, unarmed masses of sheeple would be accurate.
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