Falling Skies: Season 1, Episode 3

Prisoner of War (26 Jun. 2011)

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Dr. Michael Harris joins the 2nd Mass with a theory about what might save the teenagers abducted by the aliens. But the plan could be derailed when Tom starts digging for answers to ... See full summary »



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Dr. Michael Harris joins the 2nd Mass with a theory about what might save the teenagers abducted by the aliens. But the plan could be derailed when Tom starts digging for answers to questions that have haunted him since the early days of the invasion. The 2nd Mass comes face-to-face with skitters and mechs when they attempt to rescue Ben. Written by TNT Publicity

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Tom Mason: And no matter how each of us survive, maybe we owe it to those who didn't, to become the best of mankind.
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Falling Skies (Credits Theme from TV Series)
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20 June 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

After all the build-up, this was a disappointment. No suspense, no thrills/chills, little action, just a lot of talking, talking, talking and more talking. And was ...Boring !!

Started without alien Invasion and just went straight to the story. Not what I have expected from director(s) like Steven Spielberg. Too much talking and less action.I think War of the worlds and Walking dead did a better job of post apocalyptic survival and was far better than this one.

On one side: The aliens, green, six-legged and known as Skitters. They have an army of bi-pedal robots armed with obligatory death rays that ruthlessly mow down any adult or child in their path. Teens are taken hostage to be rendered dead-eyed and compliant by nasty lobster-tail-like harnesses attached to their spines.

On the other: the Massachusetts 2nd, led by the tough but just Weaver (Will Patton) with Tom Mason (Noah Wyle) as his overly learned but still manly second in command, with pediatrician Anne Glass (Moon Bloodgood) providing medical assistance and humanism. Mason is our point man, a history professor with an expertise in the military, which enables him to lead Recon groups and make stirring comparisons to other oppressed but triumphant people.

I guess a press kit can buy good reviews.

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