"Your Final Warning"

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"Aliens! Yes, I said aliens.  They're here, right now, among us!  You, sir!  Will you listen to me?  Are you ready for the end of the world?  No?  Just gonna walk away, eh?  That's all right, you will believe soon enough.  How about you, madam?  Yes, you with the little girl.  Do you love  her?  Of course you do.  But time is growing short.  This is your final warning.  Hug her.  Tell her you love her, before she dies.  No, don't run away.  I'm sorry, but you have nothing to fear from me.


Falling Skies: "Brazil" (Season 3, Episode 10)

Pacing has been a problem with Season 3, and the finale was no different. Some of it was watchable, but the net result was an odd negation of the whole season.

Basically, they were clearing this season’s storyline out to make way for a new creative team, and it showed. We could have actually started Season 3 with this episode. The Volm could have landed and done exactly what they did in Episode 10 without nine intervening episodes of folderol about “the Volm weapon.” We were just marking time the whole season.


Falling Skies: "Journey to Xibalba" (Season 3, Episode 9)

Xibalba, roughly translated as “place of fear” according to Wikipedia, was the underworld in K’iche’ Maya mythology. So there—who says you can’t learn something from watching mediocre science fiction TV? And mediocre it is this week, as we shift back to stories built around rubble and the magical Dr. Kadar.

Seriously, if you have a thing for rubble, this was your dream hour of television.


Falling Skies: "Search and Recover" (Season 3, Episode 5) and "Be Silent and Come Out" (Season 3, Episode 6)

Sigh. Flaccid Skies drones on. The whole third season has turned quite strange at this point. It has characters, dialogue, things happening, etc. but it never actually feels like a story. It feels more like you’re watching outtakes from a story training course, as if someone filmed interns at The Art Institute of Pittsburgh executing various aspects of the whole story thing. This time out, I watched two whole hours and found only one or two moments that held any interest. And that was just because they had visual color compared to the normal washed out palettes of this thing.


FALLING SKIES: "Badlands" (Season 3, Episode 3)

Nice opening sequence this time. Some potentially intriguing developments wrapped in standard “humanity on the edge angst.” All in all, better than the stupid paint-by-the-cliches attack on that nuclear reactor last week, but it’s still not up to what better moments this show has had. They seem to be trying to find their conceptual footing this season.


FALLING SKIES: "On Thin Ice" (Season Three, Episode 1) & "Collateral Damage (Season Three, Episode 2)

Well, that wasn’t so good was it? The whole thing felt drab and derivative, like they were trying to pack in as many clichés as they could into two hours. And they certainly packed those suckers, freely borrowing from superior sources. It didn’t have any of the energy the second season premier managed.


MOVIE REVIEW: Attack The Block

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The plot is the simplest and most dependable in the industry. Our little group of heroes are surrounded by the enemy with no easy way to escape, so they hunker down and figure a way out. Only this time our heroes are a group of adolescent hoodlums, the enemy are feral aliens with sharp glowing fang-y teeth, and they are trapped in their tenement building in the British equivalent of a ghetto.


Alien Welcoming Committee

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Proving once again that they are, well, whatever the U.N. is supposed to be, they have appointed Malaysian astrophysicist Mazlan Othman to be the first person to greet the space aliens, should any of them ever land on earth.


[This post originally published on the Most Excellent Tuttle's Site, reprinted with the beggin... I mean permission of the author---R2]


Episode Review: V – Hearts And Minds (Season 1, Episode 10)

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I think we are quick coming up on the end of the season and based on what I am picking up on the other Geek sites longevity isn’t looking very likely for this show which kinda conflicts me. On the one hand the show sucks and I hate reviewing it. On the second hand, the premise is golden and if only they had worked up a real vision for what they wanted to accomplish… Meh. No crying over spilt milk as the saying goes. Comcast says, “A deadly V tracker team is dispatched to find Erica, Ryan, Father Jack and Hobbes; Anna issues an invitation to Tyler for the Live Aboard Program; Chad asks Father Jack about the Fifth Column.”

Follow along as I outline what went down in this week’s exciting episode, right after the jump.



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