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"Falling Skies" Prisoner of War (2011)

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Robert Rodat (creator)
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Original Air Date:
26 June 2011 (Season 1, Episode 3)
Dr. Michael Harris joins the 2nd Mass with a theory about what might save the teenagers abducted by the aliens... See more » | Full synopsis »
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Boring...skies See more (2 total) »


 (Episode Cast) (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Greg Beeman 
Writing credits
Robert Rodat (creator)

Fred Golan (written by)

Produced by
Greg Beeman .... co-executive producer
Justin Falvey .... executive producer
Darryl Frank .... executive producer
Melinda Hsu Taylor .... supervising producer
Robert Rodat .... executive producer
John Ryan .... producer
Scott Schofield .... associate producer
Steven Spielberg .... executive producer
Mark Verheiden .... co-executive producer
Graham Yost .... executive producer
Original Music by
Noah Sorota 
Cinematography by
Christopher Faloona (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Donn Aron 
Casting by
Robin D. Cook 
Production Design by
Rob Gray 
Art Direction by
Dennis Davenport 
Set Decoration by
Patricia Cuccia 
Costume Design by
Gersha Phillips 
Makeup Department
Stacey Butterworth .... wig maker
Graham Chivers .... prosthetic makeup assistant
Stephanie Ingram .... key hair stylist
Steve Newburn .... prosthetic makeup supervisor
Werner Pretorius .... makeup effects lab supervisor: MastersFX, Inc
Julia Valente .... key makeup artist
Adrian Burnett .... makeup effects technician (uncredited)
Graham Chivers .... prosthetic makeup artist (uncredited)
Rose-Mary Gubala .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Colin Penman .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Production Management
Marc Dassas .... unit production manager
Kip Kroeger .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Yari Azzopardi .... third assistant director: second unit
Jill Compton .... first assistant director
Catherine Lew .... second assistant director (as Cathy Lang)
Nicholas Vandal .... assistant director
Art Department
Joy Munt .... art coordinator
Brian Patrick .... property master
Colin Adams .... lead man (uncredited)
John Gallagher .... illustrator (uncredited)
David Gruer .... set dresser (uncredited)
Jon Hunter .... graphic designer (uncredited)
Sang Maier .... on-set props master (uncredited)
Rob McCallum .... concept artist (uncredited)
Peter Mihaichuk .... props (uncredited)
Vicki Pui .... storyboard artist (uncredited)
Bill Vance .... construction coordinator (uncredited)
Sound Department
Tim Chilton .... foley artist
Bob Costanza .... sound effects editor
Tom E. Dahl .... re-recording mixer (as Tom Dahl)
Mark D. Fleming .... re-recording mixer (as Mark Fleming)
Nick Foley .... adr mixer
G. Michael Graham .... sound supervisor
Doug Johnston .... production sound mixer
Richard S. Steele .... sound designer
Brad Dawe .... sound utility (uncredited)
Adriane Marfiak .... sound editor (uncredited)
Special Effects by
John LaForet .... special effects coordinator (uncredited)
Craig McLauchlan .... special effects assistant (uncredited)
Mike Murawsky .... key special effects (uncredited)
Cameron Patterson .... special effects shop supervisor (uncredited)
Andrew F. Searle .... special effects technician (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Graham Penny .... visual effects
Jim Thomson .... visual effects editor
Doug Witsken .... senior compositor: Zoic
Eva Abramycheva .... visual effects coordinator (uncredited)
Brian Albury .... tracker: Zoic Studios (uncredited)
Chris Barsamian .... animator (uncredited)
Roberto Biagi .... visual effects supervisor (uncredited)
Jon Chesson .... compositor (uncredited)
Brett Dowler .... visual effects producer (uncredited)
Howard Lin .... recruiter (uncredited)
Niki Marmo .... visual effects coordinator (uncredited)
Steven Meyer .... compositing supervisor (uncredited)
Curt Miller .... visual effects supervisor (uncredited)
Josh Miyaji .... visual effects artist (uncredited)
Eroc Moralls .... visual effects artist (uncredited)
Tristan Porter .... digital compositor: Zoic Studios (uncredited)
Harry Porudominsky .... animator (uncredited)
Rob Reinhart .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Chris Roff .... visual effects head of production: Zoic Studios (uncredited)
Harrison Rutherford .... lead compositor (uncredited)
Renaud Talon .... lead compositor (uncredited)
Sean Tompkins .... visual effects producer (uncredited)
Ken Quinn .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Mark Berlet .... gaffer
Brian Gedge .... camera operator
Jeffery Orr .... key grip
Michael Soos .... camera operator
Christopher Takacs .... gaffer (as Chris Takacs)
Blain Thrush .... first assistant camera: second unit
Dylan Paul .... balloon light technician (uncredited)
Casting Department
Nicole Hilliard-Forde .... casting associate
Jonathan Oliveira .... casting assistant
Debra Zane .... original casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sarah Goodwin .... costume truck supervisor (uncredited)
Kim Harkness .... assistant costume designer (uncredited)
Michelle Lyte .... costume buyer (uncredited)
Sharon McDonell .... costume supervisor (uncredited)
Sheila E. Pruden .... costume supervisor (uncredited)
Debbie Williams .... wardrobe assistant (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Caroline Stack .... post-production coordinator
Lynne Whitlock .... assistant editor (as Lynne M. Whitlock)
Barry Goch .... on-line editor (uncredited)
Chris Marsland .... telecine assistant (uncredited)
Location Management
Glenn Carter .... location manager
Andrew Gainor .... location manager
Paul Franklin .... location scout (uncredited)
Ron Gwynne .... location scout (uncredited)
Kati Moore .... location production assistant (uncredited)
Graham Penny .... location production assistant (uncredited)
Music Department
Peter Oso Snell .... music editor (as Peter Snell)
Derek Syverud .... music editor (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Tanya Russell .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
Jackie Alexander .... production coordinator (as Jackie Alexander Moulson)
Maggie Craig .... script supervisor
Janice Fowlie .... production accountant
R. Emerson John .... script supervisor: second unit
Anne Marley .... production assistant
Don McNeill .... executive producer (promotional material)
Steve Newburn .... puppeteer
Taylor Scherberger .... assistant to producer
Kyle Limkilde .... stand-in (uncredited)
Travis Lowry .... production secretary (uncredited)
Andrew Palmer .... daily set production assistant (uncredited)
Andrea Voss .... assistant production coordinator (uncredited)
Devin White .... third assistant accountant (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Additional Details

Germany:41 min
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Did You Know?

Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): Anthony holds binoculars backwards. Two other guys look through them before they are passed to him and he doesn't know how to use them. This isn't just for a second. They show him two or three times and he continues to act without seeing anything because they are obviously turned the wrong way.See more »
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.See more »
Falling Skies Credits ThemeSee more »


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4 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
Boring...skies, 20 June 2011
Author: moraitis-1 from United States

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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