Falling Skies

Posted 18 May 2011 in Aliens, Fiction, Television

Written and produced by Robert Rodat and Steven Spielberg, FALLING SKIES opens in the chaotic aftermath of an alien attack that has left most of the world completely incapacitated. In the six months since the initial invasion the few survivors have banded together outside major cities to begin the difficult task of fighting back.

Day and time:
Premiers Sunday June 19, 2011 9/8c on TNT

Cast:
Noah Wyle, Moon Bloodgood, Sarah Carter, Colin Cunningham, Drew Roy, Will Patton, Jessy Schram, Connor Jessup, Seychelle Gabriel, Maxim Knight

Official Site:
www.tnt.tv/series/microsite/fallingskies/

“I’m writing this by lantern-light, so I’ll keep my comments brief – which wasn’t always my habit, back when I was a history professor. But since the invasion, I’ve learned to adapt.

The aliens arrived almost seven months ago. At first they stayed in their massive transport ships, hovering over the Earth’s major cities. We had enough time to exhaust every peaceful alternative, including international efforts to communicate with them. All we got was silence. Then they attacked. They hit us with an electromagnetic pulse that wiped out our power grid, our computers, anything electronic. That included fuel-injection car engines, the internet, cell phones, guided missiles, you name it. Everything was knocked out in an instant. And then the skitters finally showed themselves, along with their mechs and their short-range airships. But I’m not here to write about the devastation of the initial attacks. Other historians will do that, once we’ve taken our homes back. Or I should say, our home. Because all of us who survived share one home now: Earth. And we have one common goal: to reclaim it.

To do that, we’ve banded together into resistance units that, in the Boston area, we’re calling the militia. But it’s more than just fighters and encampments. We’re building communities again, helping each other stay strong and hopeful and focused on what to do next. We’ve had enough time to get past the shock of having our planet invaded and occupied by a merciless enemy. Now we’re figuring out what resources we still have, and how we can use them to move forward. It’s the beginning of our new history. That’s why I’m writing down my thoughts about what’s happened so far, and why I’m encouraging others to do the same.

I’m here with two of my kids, Hal and Matt. My middle son, Ben, was taken prisoner by the enemy. But I won’t rest until he’s safe with us again. Ben’s going to be amazed at how the Massachusetts militia has grown in the months since we last saw him. We have a formidable group of fighters now. Some of them are combat veterans who survived the decimation of the Armed Forces. But most of them are like me: ordinary people who picked up guns in order to defend their families.”

Tom Mason, 2nd Mass

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