Falling Skies (2011–2015)
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Prisoner of War 

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 »


Greg Beeman


Robert Rodat (creator), Fred Golan

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Noah Wyle ... Tom Mason
Moon Bloodgood ... Anne Glass
Drew Roy ... Hal Mason
Jessy Schram ... Karen Nadler
Maxim Knight ... Matt Mason
Seychelle Gabriel ... Lourdes
Peter Shinkoda ... Dai
Mpho Koaho ... Anthony
Sarah Carter ... Margaret
Colin Cunningham ... John Pope
Connor Jessup ... Ben Mason
Will Patton ... Captain Weaver
Bruce Gray Bruce Gray ... Uncle Scott
Dale Dye ... Porter
Martin Roach ... Mike


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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USA | Canada



Release Date:

26 June 2011 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Ajax, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


Earlier in the series it is determined that the alien airships are attracted to the heat output of roughly 500-600 humans in groups. So it is determined to break up the survivors into smaller groups of 300 (200 civilians & 100 fighters) in order to avoid this detection. Yet at the school that they eventually camp in as a base of operations in shortly later, they have LOTS of candles lining each hallway of the school for lighting. The problem is that a human body puts out approximately the equivalent of a 100 watt lightbulb in heat energy and a standard tealight candle puts out about 34 watts of energy. Therefore just THREE candles would equal the heat output of just one human which they are trying to avoid. 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.
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Falling Skies (Main Title Theme)
Written by Noah Sorota
Performed by Falling Skies Orchestra
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20 June 2011 | by moraitis-1See 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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