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Falling Skies

One of my favorite things in cinema/books/TV is Science Fiction. I mean, come on, who didn’t like “Lost in Space” with Doctor Smith and that freaking robot… “Danger, Will Robinson!”

I recently watched a couple of episodes and discovered it was a whole lot more benign than I thought it was. I’m more of the “Aliens” alien type. The bigger, the badder, the better. Alien vs. Predator was like Sci-Fi overdrive on steroids. You just didn’t know who to pull for. They were both bad to the Borg.

In one week a new prime-time Sci-Fi series will premier on TNT. Falling Skies (Sunday, Jun 19 – 9/8C time) is somewhat of a War of the Worlds reboot without Tom Cruise and the screaming little girl.

Main character, Tom Mason, (Noah Wylie – Dr. John Carter on ER) is a history professor in Boston who becomes the leader of soldiers and civilians who line up to battle an invading alien force. (I like it already) The Boston resistance is called the “2nd Mass” (likely after the 2nd Massachusetts who fought at Antietam). They are a rag-tag group of civilian fighters, out-raygunned from day one. They plan to take back Earth one bloody bag of Aliens at a time.

This Spielberg produced epic has potential. Let’s hope it doesn’t have the cheesy aliens we’ve seen in past alien invasions such as “V” and Mars Attacks. That was some stinky cheese.